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Originally posted by cartesia
if it were meteor fragments we would see other cases of the same kinda thing, they wouldnt *only* cause this to happen to power poles...
As for EMP - what about all the more sensitive electronic devices in range?
Originally posted by ohioriver
A yearlong experiment with America's electric grid could mess up traffic lights, security systems and some computers - and make plug-in clocks and appliances like programmable coffeemakers run up to 20 minutes fast.
"A lot of people are going to have things break and they're not going to know why,"
I always look for ways the Gov can mess stuff up first before I blame physics,nature or dust.
Originally posted by deadeyedick
Lightning could do this in a hot dry environment.
I have seen powerlines get hit before. It caused a blue fireball to travel the line.
What would happen if a lot of people started living off the grid and the electricity had no where to go?
Think about it: x number of nuclear, wind, solar, hydro, and coal firing power plants; running 24/7; outputting enormous amounts - watts, volts; I don't know, I'm not an expert - of electricity which is dependent on loads that are usually in constant use
Originally posted by Bspiracy
it was a power POLE.. not poles and the pics showed a smoking converter box.
The link says it's all fixed and re-opened.
Why was this posted?
Southeast Texans report strange light in the sky
. People from all around Houston and it's far-most surroudning areas saw it.
This morning around 6:45am, there was some type of streak of light and a flash up in the sky
"It flashed from red to green then disappeared; maybe a meteor from the Geminds?" speculated one of our Facebook users. "They usually start in December." " I live in Cypress and was dropping off my son at school around 6:40 am this morning," added another. "It was bright like greenish, yellowish."
, reports one viewer.
I saw it this morning in Magnolia. It was really bright and there was a smoke streak after it happened
. This was sourced from www.chron.com... (the Houston Newspaper).
People all over Houston are reporting seeing something in the sky this morning, a bright green light and then an explosion of colors
says another witness.
I was on I10 west bound somewhere between the state line and Beaumont. Saw a brilliant blue-green flash and trail of white. Appearred about 45-60 degrees above the horizon moving from NE to SW. Awesome sight to behold!
, another commenter says from the Newspaper article.
My husband was at the bus stop with neighbor and kids around 6:45 – they all saw a bright streak, then a bright “explosion” then a series of colors then it disappeared.
Saw it this morning in Galleria area. Looked like a piece of space junk re-entering. Pretty spectacular
I saw the very bright lights this morning! I don’t know what it was but I don’t think it was a meteor. I heard from a friend in the Austin area on Facebook, he saw the lights there too. Weird but really cool.
Definitely saw it at 6:45 AM in the Dallas area. The first thing I did when I got work was check for reports of a plane going down.. it was that bright and fairly slow moving compared to a typically meteor. Fog and clouds obscured it, so you couldn’t really see what was causing the light.