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Title: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: Mom70x7 on March 17, 2011, 04:10:44 pm
Just got a call that Highway 99 south of Howard is closed until tomorrow afternoon due to an accident.

Anyone have any details? We don't have a scanner.
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: evanstrail on March 17, 2011, 05:16:35 pm
Nothing on KDOT or Highway Patrol websites.
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: kshillbillys on March 17, 2011, 08:16:36 pm
A big shiny red semi with a flatbed trailer hauling an oversize load is turned over in the ditch with all 18 wheels in the air
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: evanstrail on March 17, 2011, 08:28:08 pm
It never fails to amaze me.  KDOT doesn't want oversize loads going through places like Winfield, Ark City, Independence, etc, so they route them down K-99, and then seem surprised when things like this happen. 

How much critical time does this add to an ambulance run?  What if there was a large fire and the trucks needed to get from one town to the other as fast as possible?  If it is actually closed till tomorrow, what about the school buses?  Not to mention all the extra flat tires Lanning and Merle's will be patching because of the ordinary traveler being forced onto the county gravel roads.

It's way past time for my former neighbors to rise up and demand KDOT do something about the highway from Howard to US 166 or close it to oversize loads. (or all non-local semi travel for that matter)
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: mtcookson on March 17, 2011, 08:38:22 pm
From what I've heard from one of my brothers, it was actually hauling one of the wind generator shafts. Not sure if its one for the wind farm we're getting or not, though.
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: evanstrail on March 17, 2011, 08:39:55 pm
I thought the wind generator parts were supposed to come in to Howard from the north?
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: srkruzich on March 17, 2011, 11:03:09 pm
Lanning and Merle's will be patching because of the ordinary traveler being forced onto the county gravel roads.



ROTFLMBO  Lanning aint going to fix any flats past what he has planned on fixing that day.  Been there many a time when he didn't feel like it and said no.
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: mtcookson on March 18, 2011, 03:18:51 pm
I thought the wind generator parts were supposed to come in to Howard from the north?

The way rumors spread around here its hard to say honestly. :laugh:
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: Wilma on March 18, 2011, 03:26:14 pm
This one wasn't necessarily for our wind project.  There have been parts of the towers transported on 99 before.
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: bowie boy on March 18, 2011, 08:12:29 pm
would it really take 2 days t opickup a wind tower, and having the road blocked off completly, there is a sign at severy sayin the road is closed, itsbeen kept on the hush hush, seeing as nobody in this small town even knows, at to top it all of the number of cars goin past my house is driving me crazy, tho it is funny watching the ones who over shoot the turn to do south
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: greatguns on March 18, 2011, 08:30:56 pm
Greenwood county gossip says it was some kind of nuclear material.  Underline gossip.
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: sixdogsmom on March 18, 2011, 08:35:20 pm
Eeeek!!  :o :o
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: Dee Gee on March 18, 2011, 08:53:24 pm
The Independence newspaper reported that it was a launch tube for a submarine. But nobody would comfirm that.
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: kshillbillys on March 18, 2011, 08:55:22 pm
Tonight's Independence Reporter says: KHP Lt. Chuck Yokley said this morning he could not release any information on the accident because of "sensitivity" issues. However, a source with knowledge of the incident who asked not to be identified, said a truck involved in the accident carried a missile launch tube for a nuclear submarine. The source said the missile launch tube does not pose a hazard to the public, but must be removed under the watchful eye of an engineer.
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: Wilma on March 18, 2011, 09:44:24 pm
I love these sources that don't want to be identified.  What would a missile launch tube for a nuclear submarine be doing out here on a small Kansas highway?

Actually, it was a space ship that had to stop for fuel.
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: greatguns on March 18, 2011, 10:34:15 pm
It would be passing thru the middle of the United States.
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: bowie boy on March 19, 2011, 12:13:41 am
this should be a sign to the US Government to fix or widen K-99 in more that just between howard and severy
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: sixdogsmom on March 20, 2011, 07:50:13 pm
I heard at choir practise this evening that 99 is now open, and that whatever 'it' was is parked at the rodeo grounds all covered with tarpaulin.  :o :o
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: sixdogsmom on March 22, 2011, 08:28:56 pm
Here it is Tuesday evening, and whatever 'it' is, remains parked on the blacktop next to the rodeo grounds. 'It' remains wrapped in a tarp, and secured with blue ropes or something. 'It' is resting aboard a red trailer hooked onto a yellow tractor; there is an oversize load sign on the trailer. There are guards at either end of the rig, and there is also a bank of portable flood lights. That piece of blacktop is blocked to traffic. I think that this must be an alien space vehicle from the general shape of the thing, and they are waiting to see if ETs' Mama is gonna come to find out exactly what happened!  :o :o  :-X
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: Roma Jean Turner on March 22, 2011, 08:43:53 pm
I wish I was there. I would like to see it with my own eyes and feel the energy of it.  What kind of uniform are the guards wearing?
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: sixdogsmom on March 22, 2011, 09:05:25 pm
No uniforms, just good ol' boys in pick-um-up trucks. I think.  :police:
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: mtcookson on March 22, 2011, 09:48:42 pm
When I rode by there were some regular Jeep Wranglers (I believe) parked on the 160 side of it and there were guys just hanging out there. Was hoping I wasn't going to get shot for looking or something. :laugh:
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: Diane Amberg on March 22, 2011, 10:30:37 pm
Was it glowing? Ya want to borrow my Geiger counter and dosimeter?
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: sixdogsmom on March 23, 2011, 12:30:51 am
Diane, maybe that is what the floodlights are for, so you can't see if it is glowing! Mmmmmm----  >:(
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: Delbert on March 25, 2011, 08:28:10 am
In all of time I saw no effort to put up detour signs to help out of area drivers.   Maybe these things should be brought up as the many truck wrecks seem to be the normal thing.  All of this secret stuff makes you wonder where we are living.
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: W. Gray on April 01, 2011, 12:11:12 am
A few days ago, I mentioned that from my recent visit to Elk County I had some information that I would be able to eventually post concerning the recent accident that closed K-99.

The forum discussion about the accident intrigued my interest for a couple days while I was in the area—so I decided to do some legwork. I drove by the trailer stationed near the rodeo grounds along US-160 and then parked. The trailer held a huge long round shaped seemingly metallic tube totally covered in a white tarpaulin with blue nylon strapping holding it down tight.

I can tell you folks with all seriousness that the reason the rescue truck stayed in Elk County for so long was due to the fact that the people in overall charge literally did not know what to do next.

I can also tell you folks that the accident on K-99 was not nuclear related and had neither a connection to an underwater boat nor a UFO. There was also no wind turbine blade involved.

Someone in authority made up those rumors as a diversionary tactic to keep the public from knowing what really happened on K-99. Those stories were intended, I believe, so that the people in the area would not be alarmed. And it seems to have worked. I also believe that as an additional diversion, they ordered the highway closed for two days to provide a cover for the rescue work.

How do I know about this? What the TV stations and the newspapers could not find out—I did. I saw firsthand what was on that trailer.

After I stopped and while the workers were all congregated together talking, I calmly walked up to the rear of the truck, undid a portion of the white canopy, and looked underneath. From this position, I was able to see inside that tube. I was mortified at the sight but instantly knew what it was. And the odor was tremendous.

It did not take long, though, for one of the men to spot me and then they all came running up and literally surrounded me. While one of them fixed the breached spot in the white covering, the others demanded to know who I was and what I was doing there.

After I responded with my name and city, they checked my photo IDs. One of them made a phone call and then ordered me to leave after a warning that I was not to say anything to anyone or the feds would find me. They were reasonably nice and did not pull any weaponry. They were, however, forceful and to the point.

That truck hit something on K-99. What was really inside that tube was something out of the ordinary but something that many of the longtime Elk County Forum members know and have talked about. Last discussion of this subject was in January 2008. I might add that those people living around Elk Falls in 1977 were right all along.

Inside that big tube was a body. Not just any body—a huge body.

Inside that big tube on that trailer bed at the rodeo grounds was the cadaver of the Elk County Bigfoot; hit and killed by an oversized truck on K-99.

This particular day is a most important day for me because, warnings or not, I decided to let this information get out. On this day I finally worked up enough courage to disregard any negatives that might come my way and tell you folks all about the K-99 accident.

1977:
http://www.angelfire.com/mn2/mnbf/kansasreport.html
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: Judy Harder on April 01, 2011, 06:10:57 am
UH HUH! Right..............................Sigh!
Only on this forum.....................oh dear.
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: Wilma on April 01, 2011, 08:28:26 am
Survey:  What percentage of the reader's believe this story?
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: greatguns on April 01, 2011, 08:30:46 am
If bullshit was music, the beautiful music I would be listening to! :P
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: jarhead on April 01, 2011, 09:13:27 am
Waldo,
Hmmm !! You don't happen to be related to Ol Sarge, do you ? Do I need to explain what I mean by that ? :)
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: Diane Amberg on April 01, 2011, 02:13:18 pm
Baloney! All lies I tell ya. It was an adult Elk County Creeper of course. It's very unusual for them to get out on the roads so they are rarely struck. There really aren't that many so it's a shame one died. We haven't talked about them on the forum for some time. ;)
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: twirldoggy on April 01, 2011, 02:36:46 pm
April fools
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: W. Gray on April 01, 2011, 02:41:10 pm
Twirldoggy,

I am not sure some of the folks caught that even though I tried to emphasize this "particular day."
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: twirldoggy on April 01, 2011, 02:45:24 pm
LOL, in Grafton, Chautauqua County, in the 1950's people swore they saw a kangaroo in the forest lands. This was a big rumor going around for months and months.  However in those days the poor animal would have been shot very quickly and hung on a barbed wire fence.  
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: flintauqua on April 02, 2011, 01:21:07 am
The reason the Elk County Bigfoot was hit by the truck was because (s)he was in a very weakened condition after being repeatedly bitten by a Crotalus flintauquaes.

Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: Diane Amberg on April 02, 2011, 11:39:58 am
Yes ,they have nasty fangs.
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: Ole Granny on April 02, 2011, 12:06:41 pm
Survey:  What percentage of the reader's believe this story?
  Did I believe the story?  No, but it was very good reading!  Thanks.
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: Diane Amberg on April 02, 2011, 06:51:12 pm
No, of course not, but it's fun just the same. Whoops, was that a Snipe over there? ;D
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: greatguns on April 02, 2011, 07:14:36 pm
Of course I believed it, I thought everything on this Elk County Forum was the gospel!!!!! Yes, yes, yes I did. ;)
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: Sarge on April 03, 2011, 09:37:31 am
Whoops, was that a Snipe over there? ;D

I don't know about Sasquatches, but snipe really do exist. There is an annual season on them. I have hunted them before ( not with a gunny sack at night), they are hard to hit when they take wing.


Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: Diane Amberg on April 03, 2011, 10:29:54 am
We have them near here (north) too. They look a bit like sandpipers without the long legs and have an extra long beak. They hang around marshy areas. It never occurred to me they might be edible.  Are yours a different kind?
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: Sarge on April 03, 2011, 06:26:20 pm
No difference. Same snipe here as up there.
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: flintauqua on April 05, 2011, 05:50:19 pm
"Today I found a walk of snipe, which is the collective term for a group of these birds. Who knows why?"

http://lens-on-kansas.blogspot.com/2011/04/snipe-for-real.html
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: W. Gray on April 01, 2012, 12:14:08 pm
A fleeting glimpse of Mrs. Foot was observed today by an early morning driver on K-99 at about dawn.

She was at the scene of the accident and was apparently lamenting the recent loss of her husband.
Title: Re: Accident on Highway 99
Post by: Diane Amberg on April 01, 2012, 02:55:23 pm
Did she leave a memorial at the site like they do here?