Skip to comments.Atom bomb nearly detonated over North Carolina in 1961
Posted on 09/21/2013 6:42:38 AM PDT by nuconvert
The US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating a huge atomic bomb over North Carolina in 1961, according to a newly declassified document published by Britain's Guardian newspaper on Saturday.Two hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped over the city of Goldsboro, North Carolina on January 23, 1961 when the B-52 plane carrying them broke up in mid-air, according to the file.
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Quick, Look over there!
Of course, the progressives will say: “so who would have noticed the loss of a bunch of racist rednecks.” Of course those now despised “racist rednecks” were all yellow dog voting dimocrats back then.
Wow. Depending on how high it was if it had detonated, we’re lucky we aren’t living in the 1700’s right now. (EMP)
reference link to earlier thread:
Lousy attempt at deflection.
Think it would have knocked out all the laptops and ipods, and scrambled the electronic ignition on the cars?
EMP wouldn't have been a big problem in 1961.
Wouldn’t it have taken some doing to cause them to detonate?
Let’s not forget LBJ setting off a couple of nukes in Mississippi to discourage resistance to the ‘Civil Rights Act’ which he had signed about 3 months before the first one.
Especially in North Carolina. Some folks would have missed listening to a ball game or two, but not much else.
There is still a missing H-Bomb somewhere near Tybee island near Savannah Georgia. That was in 1958.
Hmmm. I was born in Ft. Bragg NC - February 4, 1961. I guess I’d be dead.
it could really happen though if whimsy linsey graham crackers gets his her lunatic way
Lets not forget LBJ setting off a couple of nukes in Mississippi to discourage resistance to the Civil Rights Act which he had signed about 3 months before the first one.”
Do you have a link for this story?
Pat Robertson probably saved us from destruction.
LBJ set off nukes?
?? something he dreamed about?
The official version:
“Nuclear Blasts in Mississippi
“At 10:00 a.m. on October 22, 1964, the United States government detonated an underground nuclear device in Lamar County, in south Mississippi. Residents there felt three separate shocks, and watched as the soil rose and behaved like ocean waves. Hunting dogs howled in terror, and two miles from the test site the blast shook pecans off the pecan trees. This nuclear test, and the one that followed two years later at the same Mississippi site, were the only nuclear explosions on U.S. soil east of the Rocky Mountain states...Most residents later reported that the shock of the explosion was much stronger than they had been led to believe. “
I can understand this being moved to Chat, but Blogs & Personal? It’s neither
I thought the post was saying it was an a above-ground detonation.
Nope, but I may check it out
The reason I was misled was the poster’s implication that it was politically motivated.
If the story is to be believed, three of four safety interlocks on this particular bomb failed.
Downwinder ping to #21
LBJ? It was political.
The real danger would come from the impact detonating the conventional explosives within the weapon: that souls scatter plutonium over a wide area. That would contaminate the area for a very, very long time.
Watch the following video. It's about 20 minutes long. Makes one wonder why California doesn't glow in the dark, and why any of us are alive.
Yes. "Best" case now is it is an A-Bomb, as the tritium needed to make it an H-Bomb has long since decayed.
After soaking in seawater, sand and silt all these years it's unlikely that the electronic are in any shape to set off the conventional charges needed to compress the pit and initiate a nuclear reaction.
For that matter, the explosives themselves are probably degraded beyond the BOOM stage and might only *pop*.
Still, having a big enough lump of fissile material out there somewhere is worrisome all by itself...
“And right after that, we had to start calling it East Carolina.” Thanks nuconvert.
I sure never heard this one. BFLR.
That was back in the days when we fervently asked "GOD to Bless America". Now with the godless sodomites and the party that booed GOD at their convention, led by the antiCHRIST, in control, I'd bet that last trigger would work perfectly; and we probably deserve it.
Kewl! I hadn’t see that before. It doesn’t include SA, Israel or NK, though...
Dang. I hate that stuff...
I wondered why this was coming up. HIstory Channel did a show about this 5 years ago. Old News.
As for the Tybee bomb (actually off the coast from Warsaaw Island), it may never be found. The mud off the coast here is so deap and that can was so heavy, it may be 100 feet under the mud now.
EMP wouldn’t have been a big problem in 1961.
Not if you don’t mind living without electricity. True about laptops and ipods, an EMP would still have fried the electronics in cars and trucks.
Pat Robertson probably saved us from destruction.
He would have blamed it on gays.
Him and that Phelps idiot.
They nearly went off, except that the “ARMED” switch was not thrown.
I nearly shot myself at the range this morning, except that the muzzle was pointed downrange instead of at my head. A guy in my town nearly shot his ex-wife, if by “nearly” you mean it went off “while he was cleaning it” and the bullet missed her by a few inches. Those are two very different usages of “nearly”.
A lot of things nearly happen, if by “nearly” you mean something different from what most people mean. Only some of those hypothetical situations are real.
“Not if you dont mind living without electricity. True about laptops and ipods, an EMP would still have fried the electronics in cars and trucks.”
Yeah, I don’t know about that... The only “electronics” in vehicles back then were points, condensers, and coils. I am not even sure that these can be damaged by an EMP, and if they were, they are easily replaceable.
Remember this was 1961...
‘61. Mostly vacuum tubes and analog systems. We would have faired pretty well in that regard.
You believe that LBJ set off a nuclear explosion as a political statement to the locals?
You think America deserves to be nuked because it contains some aholes?
If that is all that is needed, it would have blown up here in 1945.
Hopefully, God has a different view than you do.
Not in 1961. The world was not as transistorized as it is now. Most vehicles would have worked. Most electric systems could have been repaired. Not like today, where everything is run by computers.
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