Camp Minden, La. blast site. But what caused it?
By Andrew W. Griffin
Red Dirt Report, editor
Posted: October 18, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY – Whatever happened at the Camp Minden site in Webster Parish, La., we may never know. But whatever it was, it was big. Sure, it makes sense that a bunker “igloo” full of explosives somehow ignited and blew up, but perhaps there was something more to it. Perhaps the Camp Minden site was cover for something else?
People in the area said it was like an earthquake. Or something striking the structure they were in. It was clearly very jarring and very frightening for people in the vicinity.
As a former reporter for The Town Talk newspaper in Alexandria, La., I used to cover all manner of weird and bizarre stories. UFO sightings. Bigfoot sightings. And much more.
So, we tend to pay attention to strange stories coming out of the Bayou State. And this incident at Camp Minden – between Minden and Dixie Inn, along Interstate 20 – is worth noting.
The concussion felt from this explosion was felt for miles around. And then there are the bright lights in the sky that were seen by multiple witnesses. The Camp Minden spokesman blandly said a bunker full of "ordnance materials used by the military" was what blew up. The spokesman refused to elaborate further. A lot of zipped lips connected to this story.
The Shreveport Times is actually paying a bit of attention to the alternative theories swirling around out there regarding the “Minden Mystery.”
Writes Times reporter Kristi Johnson: “Facebook posts allude to meteorites, aliens, government cover-ups, earthquakes and even falling ash and debris as possible causes. ‘I think it is something top secret that crashed …,’ Rhonda Burns Dyson commented on The Times’ Facebook page. ‘My friend lives on (Lake) Bistineau and he saw a fireball fall from the sky … He drove by Camp Minden and nothing … There is more to this, but we’ll probably never be told the truth.’”
The story then notes how Explo Systems, Inc., the company that owns the explosive-laden bunkers said to be behind the loud booms, “canceled two news conferences Tuesday morning, which only fueled conspiracy rumors. Despite repeated attempts, The Times has yet to receive an official explanation from Explo.”
Indeed. A cover-up is clearly underway. The Louisiana State Police is now involved, as are the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. A “clean-up” is underway.
And yet, when we look at KSLA-TV aerial footage of the Camp Minden site where the bunker site, a YouTube poster named “Idahopicker” studies the footage and shows how the site appears to be more like a site of where something hit the ground twice before hitting the train on the nearby train tracks. A meteorite, as some reported? Something else?
At OpEdNews.com, reporter Joe Quinn writes, in his article headlined “Meteorite Impacts Earth in Minden, Louisiana - Media and Government cover it up,” that on the night of the explosion, “(P)eople across Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi reported seeing bright flashes in the sky and fireball trails. And in the Shreveport area of NW Louisiana, many people heard loud ‘booms’ that shook houses to their foundations and broke many windows in the town of Minden.”
Minden resident Amy Mealey said: “I honestly thought we were being bombed. It was the scariest thing I’ve ever been through.”
Benton, La. resident “Donna” wrote on Facebook: “Large explosion then felt like a whoosh of pressure through house and house shaking.”
Meanwhile OpEdNews.com reporter Quinn asks: “What are the odds, that, at around the same time as people across three states (Miss., La., and Texas, and hundreds of miles apart) were seeing what was clearly a meteorite/comet fragment burning up in the lower earth atmosphere, a munitions dump would explode?”
Good question. Clearly something else happened here. With the radar 3-D images showing a large “plume” and reports from people saying an ash, with large pieces falling out of the sky as large as quarters, rained on to the ground. Quinn speculates that it was “meteorite/comet fragment” that traveled SE to NW and broke up over Louisiana, with a piece hitting the area that coincidentally was the site of bunker site full of explosives. An interesting theory, to say the least. Of course the initial reports were that this was a meteorite. Why would they cover that up? So as not to panic the public about an increase in meteorites and comet fragments striking the planet?
Equally scary is when Quinn suggests that “death-dealing space rocks” can carry viruses that can spread disease. History shows this to be the case.
As we reported several months ago, the U.S. Government detonated a nuclear bomb in a salt dome several thousand feet below the surface near Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1964 as part of PROJECT SALMON. The concussion from that nuclear blast caused damage to nearby homes and buildings. Of course local residents were warned in that instance, as well as in 1966’s PROJECT STERLING, in that same area.
We will continue to follow this story.
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