posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 01:41 PM
Originally posted by WhoFeelsitKnowsit
Now this year there have been three big events involving large-scale methane hydrates releasing off the East Coast,
Rez I know this is your thread and I'm not trying to disregard all the time and effort you've put into this but Mr. Mnemonic,
Could you please go into more depth about the event you are describing off the East coast? I live on the Eastern Coast right on the ocean and lately
I've smelled what you have described, this rotten egg smell. Sometimes the air smells like it is burning, for no reason to my knowledge. I've seen
strange state licensed plated trucks with large chemical containers on the backs, with no labels. The trucks always seem to be near and around the
beaches around here. (note they are not propane trucks, I use propane for my house and get it delivered so
I know what these trucks look like, the state license plated trucks are different.) If you or Rez or anybody has any answers for me I'd very much
appreciate it. I suspect something fishy in going on over in my neck of the, ocean.
Thank you Rez for bringing this up to my attention and thank you Mr. Mnemonic for all your time and research you have devoted to this theory. I'm
going to read this thread now, thank you again.
edit on 16-12-2012 by WhoFeelsitKnowsit because: (no reason given)
Well, first off, there are methane hydrate deposits melting off the East Coast. You aren't smelling that though; you can't smell methane. It may be
causing fires in your area though.
The rotten egg smell is probably hydrogen sulfide. On the East Coast, it's probably simply blowing over North America from the Gulf of Mexico, from
the Great Lakes (especially Lake Erie which has had a dead zone problem for years), and from the West Coast. Some is surely getting into the upper
atmosphere too, and where that might drop down, who can know, could be anywhere. The GOOD news is, if you're smelling the rotten egg odor then the
concentration is very LOW, because beyond small concentrations you lose the ability to smell it at all (olfactory paralysis). At medium-high
concentrations, 500 parts per million or thereabouts, some people (including me) have said it smells sort of flowery, or sickly sweetish. If you smell
THAT, and there's no discernible origin for that smell, you could be in serious danger. I was walking by an open sewer a coupla weeks ago and I
smelled that sickly sweet flowery smell coming from the sewer. I held my breath and booked, didn't wanna be near that for a second breath.
As for the trucks and tanks near the coast: very interesting! I would presume they're trying something to mitigate the problems (while not telling you
there even IS a problem). But what that might be, I have no idea. Have they figured out a way to transport ozone in tanks? Or are they bringing in
some other chemical which is reactive with hydrogen sulfide or methane? I wish I knew! I'd keep a close eye on those trucks though, if they were near
me. Maybe there'll be a label or something on the tanks, which might be informative.
edit on 16-12-2012 by JonnyMnemonic because: Spellin'