With a puzzling lack of interest even from the local media, complete silence by law enforcement/military outlets, and activist investigators being arrested for attempting to obtain a statement at a U.S. military base, one would clearly be justified in wondering if there is not a cover up in the works.
For those unfamiliar with the story, throughout June 6-7 Michigan residents from all corners of the state began to report hearing loud "explosions" that actually rocked the ground hard enough to shake their houses.
Although some reports have focused on the "explosions" occurring in the Northern Indiana/Southern Michigan area, other reports have revealed that these "explosions" have also been heard and felt near Saginaw (Central Eastern Michigan) and on up to Northern Michigan.
"Explosions" are the only way to explain these types of sounds, because no one is claiming that ground movement was the result of an earthquake or anything else commonly seen. Indeed, after speaking with Bob Powell of The Truth Is Viral, it has been described as similar to the firing of artillery both in terms of sound and impact.
Whatever the cause, the fact is that the explosions must have been massive in scale - enough to trigger reports of them for at least 100 square miles - yet, at the same time, so small as to not cause serious enough damage as to be readily apparent.
There are, however, numerous reports of an area where 60-foot trees are now inexplicably missing their tops, and many that were simply snapped in half. This apparently occurred around the same time as the mysterious "explosions." There is no evidence as to what might have caused this damage as of yet. Indeed, Bob Powell described this area as being "out in the middle of nowhere."
And then there is the matter of radiation spikes in the Southern Michigan/Northern Indiana region. This was reported by two privately owned radiation measurement facilities, BlackCatSystems and Radiation Network, as well as some individual radiation monitors, which communicated an alarming increase in the level of radiation in the area around the same time the mysterious "explosions" were felt and heard.
Although normal radiation levels in this region usually stay at or around 5-6 CPM (Counts Per Minute), on the evening of June 6, radiation levels skyrocketed to 7,139 CPM. This figure was reported by both of the private radiation measurement facilities. It should be noted that both of these facilities are separately operated.
According to Anthony Gucciardi of Natural Society, these figures were confirmed by the EPA's own radiation level readings. However, the actual EPA levels were quickly hidden from the viewing of the general public, and the EPA online measuring tool was disabled. Subsequently, Radiation Network and BlackCat announced that they had experienced "technical difficulties" and "errors in the system" resulting in a change in the readings posted online.
Of course, the possibilities for false readings always exist, but the fact that both of these systems "malfunctioned" at the same time and produced the same reading seems a bit more far-fetched. If Gucciardi's claims are true, then it would be just as likely that the spikes in radiation were real but were edited once attention was drawn to them.
In addition, Gucciardi also writes that startling increases in radiation levels have been recorded by private individuals as far away as Colorado.
With all of these very strange "coincidences," one obviously wonders what could have caused such loud "explosions" with such a level of impact.
Furthermore, one must wonder what could have caused the tree damage which was reported, as well as the increased levels of radiation.
For instance, Bob Powell states that there are no fracking projects being conducted for at least 150 miles. If this is true, then the likelihood of fracking as the source of the "explosions" is minimal. Likewise, Powell says that he contacted NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency) and was told there was no seismographic evidence of any earthquake or even any explosion in the region.
Powell also stated that he was reassured by the relevant authorities that sinkholes, another hypothesis put forward by puzzled onlookers, could not have produced the "boom" that was heard by so many.
All of these questions seem like a local journalist's dream. However, at least at this point, the local media has refused to investigate the cause of the "explosions" even in the face of so many Michigan witnesses.
One could argue that there is a similarity between the Michigan "explosions" and the Wisconsin groaning noises which were heard by small town residents on what was, at one time, a regular basis. Although the citizens largely knew that the "official" explanations for the noises was rubbish, the local media quickly accepted whatever claims were put out to the general public and ceased coverage.
But at least they did cover it at the beginning. That's much more than can be said about the Michigan media. Thus, it has once again fallen on local activists and the alternative media to uncover the events surrounding these bizarre occurrences.
Of course, this is exactly what local activists and independent media have tried to do. Indeed, they might be more successful at doing so if they were not being handcuffed and interrogated for simply trying to obtain an official PR statement from the Alpena Regional Combat Training Center, which is exactly what happened to Bob Powell.
Powell claims that when he attempted to enter the military base, as he has done on numerous occasions before when attached to CBS, he was instructed to park in the designated area. When he returned to the guard shack, he was met by security where he was arrested. Bob Powell states:
I went up to the guard shack and I was handcuffed and put down on my knees, legs crossed, you know, the whole nine yards. . . . . . And all of a sudden here comes a bunch of Air Force security guys with M-4s and I said 'So are you gonna put a bullet in the back of my head now?' But surprisingly, the answer was 'No.' But it turns out that I'm on a list. And I can only assume it's because of the work that I've been doing so far. And I'm no longer allowed on military reservations. And, apparently, I can't even film outside of a military installation. . . . . I was, I wouldn't say interrogated, but I was talked to about what I was doing there and what my purpose was and all that. I was held in custody for about two hours. And the Air Force didn't do anything. They released me to the Sheriff's Department.Powell states that he was then charged with Driving Under Suspension, as his license was suspended in South Carolina, his home state, for not having insurance. You can see Powell's video regarding his arrest below.
In an interview with Powell, he also claims that the entire law enforcement community has remained silent regarding the "explosions" in the area.
Thus, while the initial question was centered around the nature of the booming noise, it appears that a much bigger question has arisen. That is, why are the authorities and the media apparently ignoring these "explosions?" Even more so, why are they covering it up? Why such systemic silence?
Though some may be tempted to legitimize the "no comment" position maintained by the media and the government, it is almost impossible to believe that these agencies and outlets have no interest in what is obviously a big deal to many of the people who have personally heard the "explosions."
In fact, the longer this whole thing continues, the more it seems that a cover up is very much in the works.
Particularly interesting are the photos posted by Anthony Gucciardi regarding what many of his readers are claiming to be military vehicles heading for the center of the "explosions." Gucciardi writes:
Eyewitnesses on the ground near the media-blacked-out elevated radiation zone near the border of Indiana and Michigan, . . . . . are now sending in a large number of photos and videos documenting massive explosions accompanied by unmarked helicopters, A-10 Thunderbolts, and military personnel. These reports come after a Department of Homeland Security hazmat fleet was sent out to the location after 'years' of inactivity.Of course, it should be noted that there are military bases located nearby to at least some of the areas that have experienced these "explosions." This should be taken into consideration when one mentions troop or military vehicle movements. In addition, it should be mentioned that the claims regarding the DHS hazmat fleet are somewhat suspect and have yet, to my knowledge at least, been proven or corroborated.
Nevertheless, in the midst of this mystery, one thing is for certain - something is happening in Michigan. The only question is what it is and why it is being covered up. At the very least, why the silence?
As Bob Powell concluded:
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Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Mullins, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of three books, Codex Alimentarius -- The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, and Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident. Turbeville has published over one hundred articles dealing with a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville is available for podcast, radio, and TV interviews. Please contact us at activistpost (at) gmail.com.