WAITING FOR DETAILS.
Freedomrox reports: Many residents have reported a small explosion about an hour and a half ago and a picture has been posted that looks to be either the flaring of a pipeline coming from Crosstex, or where the pipeline has been breached. A police car was seen by a resident but John B. had not been notified, until reported by another resident. [This] picture taken by cellphone. More news as it comes in.
Picture from late afternoon : “It looks too low to be a flare, but it is possible they are flaring a pipeline”
WBRZ says the wind is easterly for those worried about fumes. Double check local weather.
The last update about the amount of butane down below from Crosstex is Sept. 15th :
UPDATES WILL GO HERE as soon as we get them.
(Update at end of post, Oct 19, 2012)
This is the 1st story I got from this:
WEBSTER PARISH, LA (KSLA) – Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton tells us they “definitely had something happen” in Webster Parish Monday night. Sheriff Sexton confirms all of the explosion manufacturing facilities and natural gas facilities in Webster Parish have been ruled out as the source.
Sheriff Sexton adds that there is a “possibility that a meteor did hit the ground” in the area, but deputies have not pinpointed an exact location. He does suspect it happened in a secluded area between Minden and Dixie Inn.
Sheriff Sexton said, first thing Tuesday morning, he will dispatch helicopters in the air to look for any damage.
Then the “bomb recycling” story (now the international cover story) :
A massive explosion at a north Louisiana military compound Tuesday lit up the sky and shook the ground so hard that for a brief moment nearby residents believed a meteorite had hit.
Webster Parish officials confirmed there had been a ‘contained’ explosion at Louisiana National Guard training site Camp Minden.
The explosion was was so forceful that it shook a five-mile area, shattering windows and rattling houses.
There’s this one that USED to describe the event at the bunker:
The Associated Press reported that at least 10 explosions rocked the bomb recycling plant in northwestern Louisiana, forcing the evacuation of at least 600 students from two schools and more than 400 prisoners from the Webster Parish jail.
It doesn’t say that any more, but now there’s an editor’s note:
Due to an editing error, a previous version of this story incorporated information from a wire service report about a similar explosion that occurred several years earlier. The incident on Monday, which occurred at night, did not impact the Webster Parish Schools, or the students of the schools.
Here’s one that combines a green-glow and sparks with the munitions bunker story:
“Felt the boom at 11:30 but also were driving west on I20 in Shreveport at 10:30 when my husband and I both saw a greenish glow streaking rather low and shakily across the sky with sparks behind it. Angle was from the NW. Couldn’t estimate distance,” wrote Laura Kester Moehring on KTBS Facebook.
The National Weather Service reports,“Webster Parish Explosion caused by Explosion of Old Munitions at Camp Minden last night.”
And the totally confusing 3D radar image, where it could be a thing or it could be a blast plume:
Occam’s Razor says that it was a meteorite, but I’m sure the conspiracy theories will abound today.
National Weather Service:
I get an even mix of the bunker and meteor stories now.
What happened? Remember the 1st story “ruled out” munitions bunkers. I think the bunker story is the default go-to story for Louisiana mystery explosions, and the Fox News had to retract the version that was already used. The cover-up began before anyone knew there wasn’t anything to cover up. Probably there WAS a meteor (or something in the sky) but the news-fuckers immediately went ahead with the bunker story assuming that a cover-up was necessary.
Trust No One.
UPDATE: Consolidation of cover stories from:
At least ten powerful explosions Monday night at Camp Minden after a meteor shower have raised many questions, including whether Louisiana’s sinkhole area aquifer explosive-level methane could have traveled north where hit by a meteorite causing the blasts, a possibility according to a physicist and an astrophysicist interviewed by Deborah Dupré Friday. Heavier meteor showers are predicted this weekend.
“If there is enough methane in the air, just about anything (like a rock hitting another rock, causing a spark) could ignite explosions,” physicist Steve Knudsen said in an email Friday