Piezoelectric Fires Throughout Greece
Helicopter sent to save trapped Greeks
Elena Becatoros for AP
August 27, 2007
Firefighters scrambled a helicopter to rescue people encircled by flames in southern Greece on Monday - one of dozens of fires that have torn through village and forest across the country, leaving blackened landscape in their wake.
The worst wildfires in living memory have killed 63 people, destroying everything in their path. One fire broke out on the fringe of Athens Monday, but was quickly brought under control. Another scorched the woodland around the birthplace of the Olympics.
Fire burns on the Hill of Kronos next to the site of ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games, in southwestern Greece on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007. A massive effort by firefighters, assisted by water-dropping aircraft and fire trucks, succeeded in keeping a raging blaze away from the 2,800-year-old site - the holiest sanctuary in ancient Greece. Three days of forest blazes throughout the country have left at least 57 people dead, authorities said Sunday.
The flames were driven back from the capital and Ancient Olympia, but a helicopter headed to the village of Frixa in the western Peloponnese to rescue people surrounded by fire, the fire department said.
A woman found dead on Friday with her arms around the bodies of four children had fled her home - the only house left standing in the village, said a neighbor in the Peloponnese town of Artemida. The home's white walls and red tile roof were unscathed; it was surrounded by blackened earth.
Fueled by strong, hot winds and parched grass and trees, the fires have engulfed villages, forests and farmland. New blazes broke out faster than others could be brought under control.
"The whole village is burning. It's been burning for three days," one woman sobbed, clutching her 20-month-old daughter as they sheltered in a church along with dozens of others near Figalia, elsewhere in the western Peloponnese.
Dimitris Papangelopoulos, who is responsible for prosecuting terrorism and organized crime, ordered an investigation to determine "whether the crimes of arsonists and of arson attacks on forests" could come under Greece's anti-terrorism law, the Public Order Ministry said.
Forest fires are common during Greece's hot, dry summers - but nothing has approached the scale of the past three days. Arson is often suspected, mostly to clear land for development. No construction is allowed in Greece in areas designated as forest land, and fires could be set to circumvent the law by disputing the status of the area.
"So many fires breaking out simultaneously in so many parts of the country cannot be a coincidence," Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis said in a nationally televised address on Saturday. "The state will do everything it can to find those responsible and punish them."
Several people have been arrested on suspicion of arson since Friday, although some were accused of starting fires through negligence rather than intent. One man, however, was charged with arson and homicide in connection with a fire near the southern town of Areopolis on Friday that killed six people.
From Sunday morning to Monday morning alone, 89 new fires broke out, fire department spokesman Nikos Diamandis said.
The unusual characteristics of these fires - coming from the ground itself - is a telltale sign of piezoelectric fire. This type of fire is caused by strong electromagnetic fields emanating from the piezoelectric limestone bedrock by transducing ultra low-frequency soundwaves. This same phenomena has repeatedly ravaged nearby Messina, Sicily and was extensively analyzed by scientists after evacuation of the residents, though acoustics studies were never mentioned.
An identical set of evacuations is taking place at the same time in the Canary Islands, an area also known for large ancient stepped stone platforms.
Like quartz, the calcite content of the limestone bedrock converts energy from acoustic to electric, which it why it was used throughout the pyramids of the world by ancient Sanskrit cultures. Its extensive use is also seen in the megalithic temples of Malta, that extend below ground into unmapped limestone labyrinths. Recent finds have revealed the same stone in use in hundreds of megalithic dolmen spread across the
Sanskrit megalithic dolmen of the Black Sea coast of Russia.
These ancient limestone megalith sites and recent piezoelectric fire zones share the same distance from the Orion pyramids of Giza, Egypt, bieng about 1,120 miles or 4.5% of the Earth's mean circumference (of 24,892 miles), as shown in the resonance map above. The fires blazing in the forests of Albania, Macedonia, Greece, Montenegro and further north also conform to this circular standing wave pattern.
Waves of piezoelectric fires previously scorched Italy's Berici Hills and are simultaneously occurring in Ratria, India, Bodibe, South Africa, Seattle and Santa Barbara, USA.