Just some conspiracy theory history for your Wednesday afternoon.
via Mysterious Universe:
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Seventy years ago, on 8 September 1944, a gas main exploded in London. Well, that’s what the newspapers said the next day, but can you believe everything you read in the press? Not many Londoners did. For one thing, it wasn’t an isolated incident. The papers went on to report a whole series of “gas main explosions” – dozens of them – over the course of the next two months.
What was causing the sudden spate of explosions? Britain had been at war for five years, but there were no longer any German bombers in the skies over London – the Royal Air Force had total air supremacy.