The Tunguska event caused by an electrical force?

The Tunguska event was a mega explosion, which occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in what is now Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, on June 30, 1908. It is classified as an impact event even though it exploded in the sky rather than hit the surface with as a result that about 2,000 square km of forest was flattened. 

No one disputes it occurred, but how it occurred is a heated controversy. 

Despite the best efforts of mainstream science, we still haven't gotten anything but ad hoc explanations that leave some inescapable facts shouting for attention. 

The event began around 7:15 in the morning of June 30th, 1908. A blue-white fireball that some say was brighter than the Sun raced across the sky and then exploded (with the power) of a 10 to 15 megaton hydrogen bomb. 

The shockwave alone was enough to knock people off their feet and break windows hundreds of kilometers away. The explosion though devastated 2,000 square kilometers, felling almost 60 million trees, and yet somehow left a ring of burned trees standing near the epicenter. Even stranger, several more unburned trees remained in the middle of those. 

Seismic stations across Europe and Asia felt the explosion, and even as far as Britain fluctuations of atmospheric pressure were detected. That pulse of air pressure circled the Earth twice. Astronomers observed a red-glowing haze in the upper atmosphere for several nights after, even if they didn't understand what had caused it. 

And then comes another oddity. Reports of an unusually bright nighttime sky begin coming out the night before the Tunguska event and several more unusually bright nights follow. For weeks, reports say the night sky was so bright you could read under it. Both the Smithsonian Astrophysical and Mount Wilson Observatories reported a decrease in atmospheric transparency that would persist for several months. 

Most astronomers today figure the destruction was caused by either a small comet or asteroid bursting a few miles off the surface, with estimates putting the object around 100 meters in diameter. According to the calculations of Christopher Chyba of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, only a stony meteorite would explode at 10 kilometers up where the Tunguska blast is thought to have occurred. 

However, a comet of that size would disintegrate much higher in the atmosphere, causing less damage on the ground. Yet, over a hundred years later scientists still argue over several unexplained facts and to this day no trace of the impacting object has ever been found. 

Andrei Ol’khovatov, an independent Russian physicist who was intrigued by the Tunguska then agrees that the impact theory leaves too many unanswered questions. 

He points out witnesses reporting strange weather and increased seismic activity in the area for days before the event. This absence of any coherent explanation has invited plenty of speculation from the mainstream. Everything from a miniature black hole passing through the earth to anti-matter bombs going off in the night. UFOs, extraterrestrial weaponry, even a theory about Tesla's death ray have been introduced to explain the unexplained. 

But guess what they left out - 'the electrical force'. The one single force that allows for a unified solution that doesn't need to leave out any fields of evidence. 

Proponents of the Electric Universe ask us to judge this perspective based on predictive success and their theories’ ability to explain all relevant data, without leaving a substantial collection of evidence on the cutting room floor, like the mainstream. So, let's pencil electricity into the equation and see what happens - the extraordinary power of a high-energy explosion above ground. The most likely origin of the object responsible for the Tunguska event was the short-period comet Encke acknowledged source of the Beta Taurid meteor shower which was at its peak on June 30th, 1908. 

In the Electric model, the energy released by a comet fragment when they encounter Earth isn't limited to the mass and kinetic energy of a fragment. Instead, it packs the entire punch of the charge differential between itself and the earth. 

What did they leave out? Electricity. Researchers who ignore the electrical force end up theorizing an object with grossly exaggerated mass and size, and these inaccuracies have made the search for fragments of the original bolide difficult. They're looking in the wrong places. Repeated testimony of strange sounds before the event 

In terms of the speed of sound in the earth's atmosphere, the reports of weird sounds in advance, might seem absurd. But not when you consider electrophonic sounds that are heard either before or during sightings of brilliant meteor fireballs up to a hundred kilometers distant. Electrophonic sounds are a direct conversion by transduction of very low frequency electromagnetic energy into sound, through a medium that can be as simple as a gold tooth or a pair of glasses. 

Reports of such unusual sounds connected with meteors, auroras, earthquakes, and even nuclear bomb tests, substantiate this effect. The easiest way to understand it, is as a natural resonance of extensive plasma discharge in earth's atmosphere, or underground in the case of earthquakes. In the case of the incoming comet, the body is electrified in respect to the earth. 

Plasma Sheath 

In our electric solar system, planets and comets all have a plasma sheath that isolates them electrically from the solar plasma. But when these plasma sheaths touch, the two bodies see each other electrically for the first time. 

Now consider that these comets have plasma sheaths that are millions of kilometers in diameter. Even at the incredible speeds they're traveling, their plasma sheaths reach us days in advance, causing electrical interaction with the earth long before any physical encounter. 

Strange Weather 

Reports of strange weather before the event.” In our electric solar system it's the flow of electric current between the planets and the solar plasma that primarily drive earth’s weather patterns. Seen in these terms, electrical disturbances resulting in unusual weather would be expected, even days before a comet's arrival.

Reports of strange seismic activity before the event 

New evidence is linking earthquakes to occurrences of underground lightning. The intrusion of even a minor electrical charged body approaching the earth, could certainly trigger earthquakes in the same way electrical sunspot activity does. 

Geomagnetic storms 

Geomagnetic effects before the event. Professor Weber of Kiel University observed unusual regular periodic deviations of the compass needle. An effect repeated each evening from the 27th through the 30th of June 1908. The recordings look like geomagnetic storms often caused by solar electrical activity. But in this instance, it was the approaching comet causing the disturbance. The duration of these storms indicate that comets are copious sources of electrons, meaning they carry substantial negative charge compared to the inner solar system and have a vastly greater influence than mere gravitational or inertial considerations would suggest. 

Global atmospheric pressure pulse

The earth's atmosphere forms the dielectric of a capacitor with the two plates being pressure pulses earth and the ionosphere. The comet’s electrical disturbances cause pressure pulses through the atmosphere, both before and when the comet arrives. Consider the giant ionospheric disturbance that accompanied the 9.3 magnitude Sumatra earthquake on December 26, 2004, where the ionosphere moved up and down by almost 40 kilometers. Such changes have been recorded in the atmosphere five to ten days before an earthquake. 

Missing crater

When a comet passes close to earth, the plasma discharge that takes place between them can cause the comet to fragment or burst from internal electrical stresses. Now these fragments can melt or vaporize in the intense plasma discharge leaving nothing left to create a crater on the ground. 

Interestingly, the Tunguska epicenter is over the top of a Triassic volcano. Volcanoes are the focus of electrical discharge activity and may retain electrical conductivity that differs from the surrounding crust, adding another credible argument that the blast was electrical. 

Absence of meteoric fragments

 If it was just the fire and air friction breaking the bolide apart, we'd expect to find its stony remains, but as noted above all this gets vaporized in the discharge. Also, ground zero has nothing to do with any impact or crater, but is instead the spot where a focused plasma discharge between earth and comet occurs, meaning most Standard Model researchers don't even know where to look. 

Instantaneous eruption of fire across hundreds of square kilometers 

A discharge at these levels would have been like nothing the locals had ever seen. Both regular radiation fires and electrically ignited ones would have erupted all over a wide area, all at the same time, setting it all ablaze. 

Frightful lightning and thunder in the midst of the firestorm. Saint Elmo's fire and ball lightning are generated at the earth's surface and the locals would have seen lightning snaking across a clear blue sky. 


Blasts of heat, along with a shock wave many kilometers from the explosion. Wherever the discharge touches down, there's intense heat and a blast, but these touchdown points are often far from the bolide’s track or the epicenter of the explosion. ”Presence of microscopic glassy spheres over a large area.” When those comet fragments vaporize, the explosion sprays glassy spherules outward from the discharge. 

Electrical fusing 

It's a common effect of lightning and yes easily demonstrated in the lab. After a hundred years, the experts are still debating if this was a comet or an asteroid that exploded over Tunguska. The comet camp points out cometary material found in a wide area, but the asteroid camp claim a fragile comet would get destroyed too high in the atmosphere. What neither side understands is that a comet is just an asteroid large enough to hold its own charge, while moving along a highly elliptical orbit through the Sun's electric field. There are no icy dirt balls. Both form the same way, and an asteroid that's big enough can become a comet simply by being knocked out of its regular circular orbit. 

The above theory proposed by the Electric Universe model of cosmology could be the answer to the question of what really caused the Tunguska event. It's electric! 

The Electric Universe Theory generally states that electricity is the engine behind a long list of natural and astrophysical spectacles. It supports the idea that invisible electricity powers surround our planet, our solar system, the galaxy and... everything and that cosmic occurrences are electrical in nature.