posted on Jan, 10 2016 @ 03:19 PM
Just a FYI here, the powers that be routinely let fires burn in the desert in remote areas. I spotted a fire around Mt. Irish while at "R place." I
drive up to it and there was nobody around. You could get dangerously close if you wanted to do so. It watched it for a while, maybe 90 minutes, and
nobody showed up.
There have been plenty of fires around the range that burn for weeks with no attempt to stop them. The assumption is they will eventually burn out.
Given the often long periods of absolutely nothing happening around the range, I've studied the plant life. Nothing at the lower elevations burns
well. There is this grass-like plant that the cattle begrudgingly eat out of a lack of alternatives. (I spotted a cow pie with yucca "leaves" in it.
That must have hurt.) There is grease wood and creosote. Neither burns well. At the higher elevations there is a type of juniper that does have some
fuel capacity. So when you spot a fire burning for any length of time, it is always at the higher elevations. I managed to see two cloud to ground
lightning hits in the lower elevations without a fire started.
Always use a bit of caution when somebody rules something out. I used to think the "locals" had a good handle on what happens around the base. But
when you look at all the public sources regarding Groom Lake, basically websites, youtube, and Flickr, there isn't much duplication. Or more correctly
simultaneous documentation of events. For example, take the Tikaboo weather station for example. There was a lot of chatter on the interwebs because
no other websites had the photos and thus I was faking it. The same with the F-117 videos which were done by someone out of the country let alone out
of the area.
I have other examples of "locals" not catching events at Groom Lake. If you are living in Rachel, you can't even listen to the base on a scanner. The
only real locals are base workers and those living at the Medlin ranch. My point being don't rule out lightning. I would rule out flares since they
shouldn't be dropped in that area.
There are plenty of youtube videos of jet fuel experiments. Unlike gasoline, the flash point is not at room temperature. You have to do a bit of work
to make it burn. youtu.be...
It isn't the fuel that will get you, it is the vapors. And once you have vapors and an ignition source, you can turn the fuel into more vapors, etc.
So maybe something crashed, or maybe it was lightning.