Piezoelectric Fires in New York City
by Mathew Katz and Patrick Hedlund for DNAinfo
November 22, 2011
A group of students escaped a school bus that caught fire on Seventh Avenue near Penn Station Tuesday morning, authorities and witnesses said.
Fire crews responded to the blaze, outside 460 Seventh Ave. near West 35th Street, after getting reports of heavy smoke in the area about 8:30am, the FDNY said.
A witness who was working across the street at the time saw bus riders getting off the bus before flames engulfed the vehicle.
"All the kids got off before the smoke came, and the kids are all OK," said Esperanza Medina, who works at the Conway clothing store on Seventh Avenue and watched the incident unfold.
No one was injured in the blaze, fire officials said. The Department of Education said there were eight students on the bus.
Another witness who was at a nearby deli said the students and driver got off the bus just in time.
"It was like a movie," said Margio Alonso, 42, who is visiting from Rome. "There was a smoke smell, and then the students got off and the driver got off - and then boom."
A Department of Education spokeswoman said that the bus broke and down and all the students were transferred to another vehicle before the smoke and flames began.
She explained that the driver tried to restart the bus and bring it in for repairs before it caught fire.
The incident is under investigation, the DOE added.
FLASHBACK -- Spontaneous Fires and Plasma Forms Witnessed in Brooklyn, New York in 1882 and 1895
by Alex Putney for HumanResonance.org
September 7, 2011
The spontaneous fires and manhole cover explosions now taking lives and ravaging New York City are not new to the area, but have been occurring in erratic spates over the centuries, in direct relation to solar activity.
The careful collection of anomalous news reports by Charles Forte provides addresses, witnesses and complete accounts of the very unusual events that have taken place in this area (Fort C (1941) 'The Complete Books of Charles Fort: The Book of the Damned, Lo!, Wild Talents, New Lands', Henry Holt & Co., pp. 920-921). The most notable case of piezoelectric fires induced by infrasound standing waves occurred in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, on January 5, 1895:
[At] 84 Guersey Street... in 20 hours, preceding noon, January 5th, [before the entire] frame house had burned down, there had been many fires.
Policemen had been sent to investigate. They had seen furniture burst into flames.
The Fire Marshall said: ... "I do not want to be quoted as a believer in the supernatural, but I have no explanation to offer, as to the cause of the fires, or of the throwing around of the furniture."
[Odd events began] upon the afternoon of January 4th... a crash was heard. A large, empty, parlor stove had fallen to the floor. Four pictures fell from walls.[Then they] smelled smoke. A bed was afire. [Then they] saw wallpaper... start to burn. There was another fire and a heavy lamp fell from a hook. The house burned down... Captain Rhoades, of the Greenpoint precinct, said: "The people we arrested had nothing to do with the strange fires. The more I look into it, the deeper the mystery. So far I can attribute it to no other cause than a supernatural agency. Why, the fires broke out und the noses of the very men I sent to investigate." Sergeant Dunn [stated] - "There are things that happened before my eyes that I did not believe were possible."
An earlier case of unusual electrical events connected with plasma phenomena in Brooklyn, New York is also included in the data logged by Forte, having been originally published on July 15, 1882 (Forte, pp. 936-937):
[In a] boardinghouse, 52 Willoughby Street... the occupant of the back parlor was ill.
Raps were heard. Several times appeared a floating, vaporous body, shaped like a football...
The effect of this object was like an electric shock.
These high-energy events are related to the geopositioning of New York City in relation to the Orion pyramids, of Giza, Egypt, as discussed in the analysis at the bottom of this page.
by Erin Calabrese, Andy Campbell and Bob Fredericks for the New York Post
July 27, 2011
A hero Brooklyn firefighter was badly burned as he tried to help a motorist move his car away from a smoking manhole -- just before a fireball suddenly engulfed the vehicle, authorities said Monday.
Searing flames erupted within seconds after FDNY Lt. Richard Buckheit -- a decorated 16-year veteran who once helped rescue three little girls from a burning apartment -- got behind the wheel of the car to try to drive it to a safer spot in Flatbush late Sunday.
"We just heard 'Boom!' and the car went up in the air. There were a lot of flames and smoke," said Anmarie Williams, 34, who saw the incident.
Buckheit, 40, had been rushing to the aid of Pablo Mejia, 25, who called the FDNY shortly after midnight when he saw thick smoke billowing from a manhole directly beneath his girlfriend's 2007 Honda Accord, parked near his home on Lincoln Road.
"The firefighters got there, and I asked, 'Can I move my car?' [Buckheit] said, 'It's not safe. I'll do it,' " Mejia said.
"He took my keys and got in, and right when he tried to back up, that manhole exploded with him in [the car]."
Buckheit -- who suffered first-degree burns to his neck and face and second-degree burns to his left hand and ear -- was recovering yesterday at the burn unit at New York Hospital.
He told The Post from his hospital bed, "When you are in that situation, a hundred questions pop into your head, but I couldn't let [Mejia] move the car -- it wasn't safe. I thought I had enough time to move the car, which I guess I didn't."
As the manhole exploded, Buckheit said he first thought was, "Get out as quickly as possible, and then, is this going to lead to a fatality?
"I got out of there quickly because of my guys," he said, praising his comrades at Engine Co. 249 who pulled him out.
But Mejia said Buckheit is the one who deserves a commendation.
"If that would have been me, I would have been dead," he said.
Buckheit comes from a long line of smokeaters: His two grandfathers were retired FDNY battalion chiefs, and his father is a retired firefighter.
He also is no stranger to heroism: He was one of two Bravest who in 2007 pulled three small girls from a burning apartment.
by Brian Alaspa
February 5, 2011
As another sign of just how harsh winter has been on New York City, manholes have been exploding and erupting in fire all over the city.
Since the first of the year, and since the heavy snowfalls have buried New York City under feet of white stuff, the city is now experiencing another winter phenomenon. This phenomenon is is exploding manhole covers and manholes bursting into huge columns of flame. As strange as this may sound, experts say that Old Man Winter is entirely to blame.
According to a report on MSNBC.com, one of the most recent incidents happened in the Burrough of Brooklyn. A huge fireball erupted from a manhole cover, and the sewer beneath, and completely engulfed an SUV parked over it. The owner survived. However, on that same day, there were three total manhole explosions.
On New Year's Day a manhole exploded in a 15-foot column of flames in Manhattan's West Village. This one ended up being filmed by witnesses and videos of it are now available on YouTube. In other areas of the city the manholes exploding have caused neighborhoods, apartment buildings and homes to be evacuated as high-levels of carbon monoxide were also detected.
According to experts at Consolidated Edison, the electricity utility, says that this is all due to winter. With the city covered in snow and ice, the city has dumped tons and tons of ice-melting salt to try and combat the ice. Now, when the weather has warmed up this has caused the ice and salt to mix and melt and then run into the sewer. When that mixture, in turn, hits a corroded cable underground, in the sewers, or a utility box this can cause a fire and explosion.
Also, according to experts, this is not a new or recent phenomenon. In fact, this tends to happen every season in the Big Apple. Con Ed has also said that there have been 65 manhole incidents since January 1 and a bunch more just in the last four days.
Con Ed says that it has a plan to try and prevent this from happening in the future. They are converting the solid manhole covers to one with vents. This could prevent them from exploding into the air which will allow gases to escape.
If spontaneous explosion of gas mains and manhole covers weren't enough, New York City dwellers are now engangered by spontaneous combustion of gas-powered vehicles.
The absurdity of the explanations given in the above article begs the question: what invisible force is now regularly igniting these flammable gasses in New York City sewers that has not been present in previous years? Quite obviously, all of the conditions stated in the article have been present in the NYC sewers for several decades.
The unrecognized force that is now building in intensity to dangerous levels is that of ultra-low frequency sound, far below the audible level of most humans. This infrasonic influence is building strong electrical currents in the metal sewer pipes and manhole covers below the city to cause these explosive events by igniting the methane into a destructive column of flames over 15 feet in height.
The infrasound which is now being focused onto the New York City area is being transduced by the Orion pyramids of present-day Giza, Egypt, which act as a nonlinear lensing system for resonantly balancing the geomagnetic fields of Earth as stimulated by coronal mass ejections from the increasingly active sun.
Brooklyn, New York (40.62°N 73.95°W) is 5,617 miles from Giza, or 22.56% of the Earth's mean circumference distance (of 24,892 miles). Another case of spontaneous combustion at this sacred Fibonacci distance just recently occurred in Brentwood, Long Island where a spontaneous gas main explosion completely destroyed a home.
This pattern of intense solar flares and the resulting infrasound fires at focal points around the planet will culminate in the intense auroral events of December 22, 2012.
Other widely reported examples of such extreme manifestations of this resonance are now simultaneously occurring in Tenerife, Freetown, Babura, Abuja, Bauchi, Jos, Omukondo, Onakaheke, Tsholotsho, Lalapansi, Goodhope, Nairobi, Mpumalanga, Mapuve, Bodibe, Bloemfontein, Hopewell, Cape Town, Landovica, Galway, Longford, Glasgow, Dublin, Crewe, Waterford, Peterborough, Coventry, Hull, London, Surrey, Steeple, Egham, Wisbech Messina, Peschici, Berici, across northern Greece, Ratria, Kakori, Mumbai, Kolkata, Charajpura, Thiruvananthapuram, Gangyal, Kishtwar, Rangrik, Kota Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Santo Tomas, New Norcia Darwin, Rockhampton, Adelaide, Brisbane, Eaglehawk, Sydney, Georgetown, La Pampa, Melipilla, Nelson, and in the US in Seattle, Corvallis, Soudan SP, Minneapolis, New Ulm, Pueblo, Waxahachie, Georgetown, Homosassa, San Mateo, Vallejo, San Francisco, Clovis, Calaveras, Haverhill, and Peabody.