Saturday, March 3, 2018

Olympic National Park Mystery...!

Mother Nature, as we all know, can be very mysterious when She wants to be.

Case in point, Olympic Park had some very strange weather conditions (or something) just here recently. From the folks over at Listverse, here's the story as we know it.

Mysterious Force In The Washington Woods

Photo credit:

On January 27, 2018, in Olympic National Park, an immensely powerful force knocked down over 100 trees. Experts immediately assumed that strong winds or another meteorological phenomenon was responsible. However, no weather data suggested that anything out of the ordinary had occurred.

The evening before, park visitors had reported hearing a huge rumbling sound. This led officials to believe that some kind of landslide or minor earthquake had taken place, but there was no evidence pointing to that, either.

In some areas, trees were knocked all the way down. In others, the trees were just broken and leaning severely. It is still unknown what caused so many trees to fall, but many people turn to more “out-there” explanations. Although we can safely say that it wasn’t Bigfoot out on an evening rampage, we cannot draw a final conclusion as to what happened in the Washington woods.

At times it seems that nature is only messing with us, ya know? Probably figures we need another mystery to try and figure out.

Coffee out on the patio again. We may have to move inside, but let's hope not.


Rob said...

Just south of the Olympics on the drive from Shelton WA out to Ocean Shores there was a big section of trees that were knocked down. My imperfect mind remembers the sign talking about some rare weather event that caused this. I thought I took pictures way back but can't find them right now.

About the one this year... flying saucers.
There are some really remote parts on the Olympic Peninsula, thick forest & steep hills & not much in the way of people.

Coffee in the sunshine is always nice!

Momlady said...

Possible wind shear? Or maybe aliens? I do know that Mama Nature is quite upset with the way she is being treated these days so perhaps she is showing her ire.

JO said...

Very interesting event. The wind shear sounds possible or some magnetic force from deep in the ground after all the world is going through some drastic changes.

Coffee out on the patio sounds nice 42 right now but boy the afternoons are getting up there

HermitJim said...

Hey Rob...
Seems almost as if Nature was selective about where She took the trees down. Strange for sure!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Momlady...
Your guess is as good as mine. I could believe either one right now.
Thanks for coming over today!

Mamahen said...

Just an odd thought but my mind went straight to all the under ground nuclear testing....some sort of repercussions may be...Would that even be possible?!?!

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
Nature does have a way or two to fight back, and sometimes she does.
Thanks, dear, for dropping by today!

Hey Momahen...
Actually the answer is probably closer to that than we know. Like I said, strange!
Thanks for the visit today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Maybe a low flying flying saucer???