posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 01:47 AM
reply to post by diqiushiwojia
I think it's good you put so much effort into this thread. I applaud you for that. But I think you got so excited thinking about the nuke angle, that
you jumped to conclusions that are not based on facts.
I am in fact an explosives expert.
1. What would lead you to believe that gunpowder can not generate a mushroom cloud?
The mushroom cloud is just the hot, low density gases rising quickly. It expands as it reaches higher altitudes, with cooler air rushing in to fill
the space at the bottom. Creating the mushroom effect. This can be accomplished by virtually any type of conventional explosive. Including black
2. A 13 ft. crater is nothing impressive.
It greatly depends on the composition of the ground. I have made craters bigger than that with less than 100 lbs. TNT equivalent of
3. The fireball.
Detonations have 3 phases or effects.
1. The thermal phase which is the fireball, is just super-heated gases
2. The overpressure phase, which is the "shock-wave' you see in videos of explosions.
3. The negative overpressure phase, which is the strongest, is the air rushing in to fill the void caused by the preceding phases, and would account
for the clothing being stripped from people.
I assure you, black powder makes spectacular fireballs.
4. Eyewitnesses are the least reliable form of evidence for anything, as any detective can tell you. Being that this occurred 400 years ago, you can
see the problem here.
My opinion, for what it's worth:
The simplest explanation is usually the correct one for a reason, because it usually is. A black powder explosion in a black powder factory could have
easily caused this incident.