- On the evening of Saturday, March 12th, a fireball was
seen in the sky by residents ranging from southern Oregon to Seattle, WA.
The time of the sighting was a few minutes before 8 PM PST. At approximately
the same time, a 3.3 magnitude earthquake occurred nearby Olympia, WA.
Just a few minutes later, a large power outage left thousands of Seattle
residents without electricity for approximately an hour and a half.
- According to all mainstream news reports, the three events
have no correlation. But interestingly, this is the not the first time
I've noticed an earthquake occurring simultaneous to a meteor sighting.
- On June 3, 2004, at 2:40 AM, a meteor exploded over Puget
Sound, WA. At PRECISELY 2:40 AM on the same morning, a 1.6 earthquake occurred
in the same area. Full story: http://www.rense.com/general54/micro.htm
- How can this be? Conventional science draws no correlation
between these seemingly unrelated events. That is because they have yet
to recognize that meteors and other bodies in space, including our Earth,
are charged bodies. The critical question of how these bodies can interact
has yet to be addressed.
- As meteors move through the electric field of the earth,
it is not unreasonable to expect that energetic effects could disturb both
tectonic plates and electrical power systems. The intriguing "coincidences"
cited above are not coincidences in the minds of Electric Universe proponents.
- Here now are two exceprts from the Thunderbolts Picture
of the Day that help shed light on these issues:
- Feb. 9, 2005: Electric Meteorites?
- We tend to think of the advance of scientific knowledge
as a cumulative activity. A careless acceptance of this plausible thought
will cause us to blink at the side steps that intermittently redirect the
attention of scientists. There are times when the emergence of knowledge
slows, and stops, and re-emerges some distance away in another form. New
facts can transform old facts into different facts. New insights can transform
old truths into falsehoods. We look at a familiar object and in the midst
of our gaze it becomes strange.
- Opportunity, one of the roving robots on Mars, discovered
this meteorite lying on Mars' chilly ground. It looks like many similar
meteorites discovered on the warm soils of Earth. It's familiar. We know
nearly all that can be known about it. It's not scientifically interesting.
Opportunity took a few photos and some samples for future analysis, and
then it returned to its examination of the fallen heat shield.
- But "all that can be known" depends not only
on the nature of the object to be known but also on the awareness of the
knower. The knowledge of meteors arises from an understanding of gravity
and friction, of solids and gasses. As we become aware that 99 percent
of the universe is plasma, the insight is born that astronomical bodies
might obey the laws of electricity instead of gravity. When we become aware
that plasma self-organizes into filaments and cells, the possibility is
born that new knowledge might arise from the understanding of circuits
and discharges. The question is no longer "Do we have an explanation?"
but "Do we have an explanation that takes plasma into account?"
- Plasma circuits flow between galaxies and within galaxies.
The currents light the stars and energize phenomena in the sheaths around
stars. Planets orbit within those sheaths and are coupled to the stellar
circuits. How much of familiar planetary phenomena that have been explained
with familiar concepts of gravity and mechanics are actually electrical?
Only empirical tests can distinguish which is the case.
- Do meteors burn up from air friction or from electrical
discharges sparked by short-circuiting a double layer? Are the streaks
of light hot air or lightning? Are the noises shock waves or electrically
transduced sounds? Are meteorites etched by friction or by electrical discharge
machining? Are they slowed to a soft landing by air resistance or by electrical
forces? Why do we find meteorites where there are no craters and craters
where there are no meteorites? Is "impact" an obsolete idea to
be replaced with "arc scar?"
- With the awareness of plasma, all phenomena become new
and all explanations must be reconsidered. Meteors and meteorites again
become interesting. And Opportunity will need to turn back to the lump
of iron lying on Meridiani Planum with new questions to ask and new tests
to perform. (Link: From http://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2005/arch05/050209meteorite.htm
- Mar. 2, 2005: The Electric Earth
- The Earth is an electrified body, moving in a plasma.
We who stand on its surface are seldom aware of its electrical properties.
That's because we live in balance with the Earth's electric field. Similarly,
a bird on an electric wire has no idea that high-energy currents of electricity
are flowing beneath her feet. But she might notice the hums and crackles
that are side effects of that current.
- Like the high-tension wire, our Earth produces hums and
crackles as it responds to surges of power in the electric currents of
space. Perhaps the most obvious sparks are the auroras, as seen in the
above picture taken from the International Space Station in April 2003.
- The complex patterns of electric currents and magnetic
fields surrounding the Earth are how the Earth's electric charge adjusts
to the Sun's electric field. These electrical phenomena were a complete
surprise, discovered by satellites launched by astronomers who expected
to find the Earth isolated from the rest of the universe by featureless
vacuum. Instead, they found the near-Earth environs alive with energetic
- Other electrical sparks that the Earth produces go unnoticed
because we have lived with them so long that we think we know what causes
them. Many meteorological phenomena are electrically driven. We've always
thought of lightning as electrical, and now we're beginning to realize
that we can think of tornadoes and hurricanes as electrical phenomena,
too. But less spectacular weather conditions like dust devils and waterspouts
are also electrically driven, as are larger weather patterns, the jet streams
and El Niño.
- Earthquakes can be induced by pumping electricity into
the Earth, and natural quakes are often accompanied by or preceded by electrical
glows called earthquake lights and radio frequency static. Volcanoes are
often accompanied by copious amounts of lightning. No one died from the
lava flows or cinder bombs during the decade- long eruptions of Paricutin
in Mexico, but three people were killed by its lightning.
- All of the Earth sciences could profit from asking the
question: How do the discoveries of Earth's unexpected electrical environment
affect our discipline? How many concepts have been overlooked because until
a few decades ago no one suspected that Earth is an electrified body moving
through a plasma?
- From Michael Goodspeed
- Dear Jeff,
- I've received this email from Wal Thornhill (www.holoscience.com),
offering some helpful feedback on my story, "Did NW Meteor Cause Earthquake
and Power Outage?" http://www.rense.com/general63/meet.htm.
- His comments below:
- In my view, earthquakes are an electrical phenomenon.
The Earth is electrified beneath the surface as well as at the surface
and can suffer "underground lightning." That causes most earthquakes,
- To have a good argument for the fireball as the cause
of the other effects I would like to see the precise timing of each event.
I would also be interested to see if any anomalous signals were picked
up by sferics stations or any other electromagnetic monitoring of the atmosphere.
I say that because to be the cause of the earthquake the fireball must
discharge to the Earth in some fashion. That would result in a radio signal
similar to that of lightning or sprites.
- William Corliss in his Sourcebook Project collected
reports of "Earthquakes and Electricity" which would be useful
to examine. For example in an early report from the Journal of Science,
20:7, 1884, by Arthur Parnell we find that from 490 earthquake cases, 156
were associated with thunder, detonations and rumblings, 73 with meteors,
and 15 with lightning flashes that had nothing to do with thunderstorms.
- Ian Tresman, I think, hosts the Sourcebook project
and may be able to dig up some useful info for you. I think the earthquake
is a good candidate but the electrical outage would need to be looked at