Reports of EMP Blast Over Novgorod, Russia: Looked “Something Like the Northern Lights”

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On November 29 at 8:15PM local time, the lights in the small city of Novgorod, Russia went out.

A video of the incident suggests a transformer may have been destroyed, but the reasons behind it are as of yet unclear.

Residents of the town report that electrical power in the area was completely out – for seconds in some areas and up to two hours in others – affecting street lights, televisions and other electrical components.

Radio stations, as depicted in the video below, were also knocked out fractions of a second before a large flash was seen lighting up the sky.

Gismeteo News Russia reports:

[Translated by Google]

After that, the sky over the city was decorated something like the Northern Lights. Bright flashes clearly emerge through the clouds.

Video via Steve Quayle:

Though townspeople joked about the event being a “rehearsal” for the Mayan Doomsday, the official response from the local power company is that a transformer blew out:

The power company explained it all as ‘A cat that wandered into a power transformer booth and caused a short circuit.’

Some speculation surrounding the incident suggests the flash of light and subsequent power outage may have been caused by an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) weapon test of some kind.

While such a pulse wave itself would likely be invisible to the human eye, the initial detonation of a weapon that sends out an EMP could be similar in nature to the flash of light seen in the video capture of the event. Likewise, “northern lights” could be one possible way such a flash of light might be described as it spread across the sky.

Such a blast, however, should also be accompanied by a loud thunderous boom. Residents in the city did not report hearing thunder.

Was it an EMP test or a common transformer explosion?

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  • c

    We saw a transformer explode a few years ago. The blast could be heard for miles. The sky lit up with weird colors but not high like the northern lights. Rather they were just somewhat higher than the local buildings but high enough to be seen for miles. It was a bit concerning until we determined that it was infact a blown transformer.

  • baracalypse

    I’d think that if it were an EMP the power would have gone out and stayed out. Everything that we’ve learned about EMP says that it roasts and destroys the circuits, big and small. No way it all was repaired within 2 hours.
    Maybe not a transformer either…. what union labor power co. can replace a transformer within 2 hours?
    A cat could easily have shorted something causing an expolsion of a transformer and popped circuit breakers. The power co. could have reset the breakers or rerouted the power and restored it easily within 2 hours.
    Nothing to be alarmed about, this time.

  • curt

    this is bullshit, i saw this exact video about 6-9 m0nths ago

  • Cap’n Nube

    Attention everyone, Grab Your ankles!!…

  • Smarty

    Well, at least the cat is toast !!