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Chain Reaction Transformer Failure

May 15, 2011, by Ken Jorgustin


Immediately following a recent strong thunderstorm and lightning in Dallas, this video was recorded by someone in the right place at the right time, showing many multiple transformers exploding in the night sky forming a chain reaction failure leaving thousands without power.

This is the very thing that could happen if a strong-enough solar storm were to persist over the Earth, quite possibly sending us back to the dark ages for a time. Imagine what you see in this video, but spanning an enormous range. This scenario is one of those that scientists are certain will happen at some point in the future. The Carrington event of 1859, a Solar Superstorm, will happen again, except next time it will affect a world filled with electrical systems whereas in 1859 we barely had the telegraph.


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