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    Might have been a twister

    Albeit a small one, I did sleep through it with the front door open, but I think I had a close encounter last night
    Noticed a small opening in the cornfield this morning about 50 yards from the front door



    Taking a closer look I find a small circle about 20 ft dia just inside



    I'm guessing it touched down there and skipped back up if it was one



    Judging from the debris it looked to have traveled from SE to NW








    Glad to still be here it's pretty hot today for the clean up so I'm taking my time between AC breaks
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    Yup. Looks like one did pass through. Had one go through my housing development about 30 years ago. It came just a little lower than the tops of trees. I heard it as it went through the back yard. It was like a real high pitched whistle as it moved past (I was expecting a roar like a train going past, but I guess that only happens when it touches the ground.).

    When it was over, you could see its path from the top of the hill. In a perfectly straight line, it took out about a 50 foot wide path through the tree tops. It passed over a house and took its TV antenna off, before going back up into the clouds. It traveled about 200 yards through the trees.

    You were lucky....
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    Coulda been children in the corn making arrangements, If you see that branch being fashioned into a cross where the flattened out corn is, you better get the hell outta there.

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    My wife talked to her sister in Bay City, MI (about 100 mi. north of detroit) and she said they had tornado warnings for her area, and winds 50+mph, must have been part of the same storm system

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    musta been where a UFO passed through.

    are there any cattle mutilated in the area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Patriot-of-many View Post
    Coulda been children in the corn making arrangements, If you see that branch being fashioned into a cross where the flattened out corn is, you better get the hell outta there.
    You know, I never thought of that
    Great now I'll be looking over my shoulder while I'm out there
    I still have the one large limb to clean up
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    Quote Originally Posted by NAPOTS View Post
    musta been where a UFO passed through.

    are there any cattle mutilated in the area?
    I hear UFOs have been hiding out in tornado's for years to hide their subversive actions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Otto View Post
    Albeit a small one, I did sleep through it with the front door open, but I think I had a close encounter last night
    In 1985 (the year I got married) 01 June we were driving up to our cottage in Canada which is about as far north of Toronto as Toronto is from Western New York. Anyway the day before a tornado went through Barrie, Ontario and we had to through Barrie to get to the cottage. It looked like a 100 foot diameter endmill took a cut right through Barrie. Trees, pavement, farms, guardrails from the highway, EVERYTHING was cleanly cut away right down to the dirt. The weaving path of the tornado was clearly visible. Steel guard rails were wrapped around trees like ribbons, black pavement was cleanly cut away down to the dirt, farms were torn away and even concrete basements caved in.

    And I didn't even have a camera with me!

    (second picture you can see the clear line of destruction)

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    Yeah that's why I had to say twister
    I couldn't really bring myself to call mine a tornado because of that kind of damage compared to mine
    I had another years ago that went from WSW to ENE and came just as close
    It took branches and kind of wove them together in a straight line
    My rotted old porch stood up to it though so insurance claim to replace it
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    OK by the time the corn is out this should be pretty well dried out
    I'll supply weenies, marshmallows and some of the beer
    byob and ammo

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    If you lived a little closer, I'd take you up on that offer.
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    Thank goodness the metal man-cave appears to be unscathed.
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    Hey Matt good reading you
    Yeah no kidding, it dodged another bullet



    Fortunately I had the old maple topped a few months earlier just in case



    There was actually an identical one that got spread out across the orchard from a storm back when I was a little kid
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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Otto View Post

    Fortunately I had the old maple topped a few months earlier just in case


    "Topped?" I'd say you had that old maple castrated....
    "Valar morghulis; valar dohaeris."

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    My Spirit Animal has rabies.

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    "If you can make a man afraid, you can control him" Netflix Series, The Irregulars

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    Well that would explain the KY Jelly and that's all I'm saying about that
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