The St. Petersburg ‘Bomb’ Flash

This massive flash of light at a power station near St. Petersburg, Russia, has that country’s conspiracy theorists suggesting it was a test of a neutron bomb and other unlikely scenarios. For me the best part is the driver’s choice of music as the “bomb” goes off. Note that Russia Today advises:

Authorities say the flash was caused by ‘technical malfunctioning’ which led to a temporary power blackout. No one was hurt in the incident.


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5 Comments on "The St. Petersburg ‘Bomb’ Flash"

  1. InTheDoldrums | Feb 9, 2012 at 12:40 pm |

    Neutron bomb? If it was anywhere near a populated area, there would be a large pile of bodies.

    • In Russia people kill bombs…… I’m going to go sit in a corner now and think about what I just said.

  2. Seamus Dubh | Feb 9, 2012 at 6:13 pm |

    Looks like a High voltage arc across a transformer and it blowing at the power station.

  3. IN_DOG_NITO | Feb 9, 2012 at 10:58 pm |

    ya you can see the transmission lines going into the station, fyi they are the big metal poles with the lines attached to them maybe like a 230kv or 115kv, I have seen a staion get crossphased and it looked real similar

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