Last night, thread was started asking for info on Indy with the explanation that the purpose was to force media to be accountable with news of what happened. Asking for witnesses to step forward and give details. Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28022145
[This ploy was used on boards after 9 and `11 to find pertinent data to erase from the interest.]
One poster advised confirming explosion and shock effect several miles away. Said unconscious people were not taken to hospital, but treated at the Mary B. Elementary School near the incident. Also, told of activity on a road close to his neighborhood which is near Beech Grove and Amtrak Station, saying that road had been blocked to the public and after explosion a number of trucks hurriedly left, that one truck hauled a large, twisted metal object.
This post gave plausibility to a brief post on an Indy thread the day of the blast that said anyone in the Beech Grove and Amtrak area should get out immediately. There was no follow-up to that brief post. Several others on that thread asked for clarification of the post and the reason for it. None given.
Some believe that the blast was a methane explosion due to the far-fetched effect and because a lot of people in the area were unconscious. With the early on post about the Amtrak station and yesterday, the post about the trucks leaving the Beech Grove and Amtrak area, it appears that workers were in place for some purpose (possibly to pump gas from an over-pressurized pipe to relieve pressure?) and that it blew up on them. Possibly, the large metal object on the transport truck was, or had been, a fuel storage tank. If this was a work site and there was an accident, there will likely be petro-burned workers.
Note the bumped post from tha…monkey.
Someone reading this thread may have enough knowledge to help explain the Indy explosion. Is it possible that there is an underground fire, or fire from a sinkhole in the Southeastern Indiana gas fields and that smoke is filtering through a shallow underground aquifer? Could a fire in the gas field set off explosions some distance from the fire?
[link to geology.com
Check the Indiana map of counties at the above link and you will see that Shelby County is Southeast of Marion County, which is the Indianapolis area.
A Shelby County home exploded on Nov. 7th. Watch the video at the Shelby news link and at 40 seconds you will hear that the homeowner reported smelling “smoke” the day of the explosion. [link to www.wishtv.com
Shelby County is Southeast of Indianapolis toward the direction of Indiana’s many gas wells, as shown here: [link to igs.indiana.edu
The Amtrak Station in Beech Grove, where we hear from two witnesses that there was unusual activity the day of the Indy explosion on Nov 10th. Beech Grove is Southeasterly from the Richmond Hill explosion in Indianapolis. In other words we can draw a straight line from Richmond Hill to Beech Grove to Shelby County to the gas fields.
Please recall Indiana history of oil and gas exploration:
"Indiana has an extensive system of interstate and intrastate pipelines. These are high-pressure large-diameter steel pipes that are buried underground.”
“The History of Gas and Oil Exploration America’s first giant oil field was the Trenton Field of Indiana; gas was discovered there in 1876 in Delaware County. Beginning in 1886 and continuing into the first decade of the twentieth century, gas and then oil were discovered and developed in east-central Indiana. A wild unregulated boom ensued that ultimately resulted in thousands of wells being drilled.”
“Oil, Gas, and Ground Water Brines from geologically deep levels can be introduced into shallow aquifers through corroded well casings. Leakage around oil-storage tanks and pipelines can also introduce oil contamination. “
[link to igs.indiana.edu