posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 08:13 AM
I have been following this story with some interest since yesterday morning. While it does seem to include some aspects of the Carrington Event, a
check of the solar data shows no corresponding peak in activity.
Notwithstanding the official "dust" theory, it would appear that some sort of induced current/voltage is at the heart of these events occuring in
numerous counties simultaneously. I say "current/voltage" because of reports that only "some" of the pole fires involved a transformer. An
induced current would be expected to overload transformers causing them to catch fire - however an overcurrent alone would not be expected to set fire
to poles which did not have a transformer. An induced voltage, on the other hand, could indeed cause arcing at the point of minimum proxmity of the
wires such as at a pole thus igniting the pole itself without the need for a transformer fire. An electric service outage map published yesterday on
another website seems to show the reported outages to be primarily along the Ft.Worth - Waco - Austin corridor.
Further investigation would require data that are not readily available. Specifically a detailed map of the location of each of the pole fires.
Because the events occured across county jurisdictional lines and included numerous fire departments integrated data will be difficult or impossible
to acquire, at least from outside of state and/or federal agencies. If anyone has contacts within the Texas DPS or even the federal fusion center it
might be worth while to suggest that they correlate these data.
Secondly, a detailed schematic diagram of how these disparate county power lines interconnect would be most helpful. The existance of substations (or
their lack) between the effected lines might very well indicate the path of the suspected induced current/voltage. This information would be most
easily obtained from the power companies involved but for security purposes such a diagram is probably not in the public domain.
Having ruled out the sun as a possible source of the induction, we are left with a limited number of possibilities. While a "homebrew" EMP device
is unlikely it cannot be absolutely ruled out. Another possibility would be a very large magnetic anomaly with sufficient flux density to induce the
All in all, a very interesting mystery and one which bears watching in the days ahead.