Garadhban Forest near Loch Lomond

about midday on Wednesday 17th November, a member of the public
reported hearing a loud explosion from the area of Garadhban forest in
Gartocharn, near Loch Lomond (near Glasgow) Scotland. Ten years ago,
authorities would have responded to a report of an explosion in a forest
with puzzlement and an at least semi-open-mind. But the bogus 'terror
threat' has closed minds all around the world, and yesterday's event was
immediately responded to by the 'anti-terrorism' police. Upon observing
the scene and seeing damage to trees over a wide area, explosives were
suspected (naturally!)

Mainstream media pundits have exercised due diligence however
in exploring the possible causes, with theories ranging from terrorists
testing explosives on trees, terrorists testing explosives on woodland
creatures, to terrorists testing explosives on themselves:

I can't help thinking that tonight, as this investigation continues, one
of these terror-minded securocrats might be inspired to remove his head
from his posterior and look up at the night sky. If he did, he might
remark on the fact that there seem to be a lot of bright, flashy,
light-type things shooting across the sky.

The Leonid meteor shower peaks tonight, November 18th. Traditionally,
the Leonids present as high altitude (100kms) 'shooting stars' in the
night sky that can reach as many as 3,000 per hour at their peak. This
year however, 'the Leonids' appear to be putting on a strangely intense

Not your typical Leonid

Three days ago, on November 15th, eyewitnesses in Glasgow and as far
South as Birmingham, reported intense white meteorites at about 0540

Commenting on the BBC Scotland web site, Douglas Thornton, from Scotlandwell said:

"It was an off-white light with a massive tail behind it... A phenomenal
sight. You can see shooting stars every night up where we are, but this
was the most enormous streak of light. Enough to back-light the clouds
and make them flicker. It was moving at an enormous speed. I first saw
it in the direction of Auchterarder and by the time I lost sight of it
about two seconds later, it was around the Dundee area."

As he was heading South from the North coast of Scotland, David Wood
reported seeing a "bright green, fairly jagged looking, object in the

"It had a very short, but very bright yellow and red trail behind it. It could have only been a few hundred meters above the ground.
After my initial view I slowed the car and it broke in two. The larger
piece eventually broke up into four smaller pieces which then dissipated
into the darkness."

Remember, the Leonids rarely, if ever, fall below 80kms altitude.
Clearly, what these Scots and English folks were seeing was either not
the Leonids, or the Leonids have decided to change course. Could there
be a connection with an explosion in a remote forest area? Come to think
of it, I seem to remember a meteorite hitting a remote forest area in the not-too-distant past.

But I digress, the point to remember is that we need not concern
ourselves with such trivial and alarming speculation, we have the
ubiquitous and equally alarming 'terror threat' to explain away all such
mysterious detonations, even in remote Scottish forests, where, as
everyone knows, Muslim terrorists just love to hang out and blow up
trees. In short, the 'anti-terrorism police' are on the scene, they've
found a hole, and they're looking into it. Heck, if they look hard
enough, they may even find some 'detonators' lying at the bottom of it.

Sources: BBC Scotland