Back-To-Back Hindenburg Omens

Tyler Durden's picture

About a week ago, we warned about the infamous bearish stock market pattern developing in US equities coined by some as the ‘Hindenburg Omen’. The pattern is known for its bearish tendencies developed after the Hindenburg disaster of 1937. The key understanding is breadth deterioration, when more stocks hit 52-week lows than 52-highs. Since the warning, a liquidity gap has developed in stocks thwarting any attempt at new all time highs.

Fast forward to this morning and a very ironic situation has unfolded in the skies 50-miles north of London. And no – it’s not a giant penis drawn by US-Navy pilots in F-18s - it’s a true ‘Hindenburg Omen’ as the world’s longest airship crashed early this morning. The £25m airship called ‘Airlander 10’ appeared to “break in two,” a witness told the BBC. Reports suggest the airship broke free from mooring less than 24-hours after a successful test. At the time, no-one was on board of the aircraft, but Bedfordshire police, paramedics and fire crews were alerted and treated a women who suffered minor injuries.

According to the Guardian,

The roads around the airfield were closed amid concerns that aviation fuel and helium could escape from the airship. However, police said they believed the helium would soon dissipate.

 

Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), the company that developed the airship confirmed there had been an incident. It said the craft was not on a flight at the time and had since been deflated.

 

An investigation has been launched to find out what happened.

Local residents took to social media and snapped shocking pictures of the crashed airship appearing to be more deflated than Tom Brady’s footballs.

Another concerned resident indicated ground crews rushed to slice open the aircraft to release helium after the crash.

Airship community is in tears this morning...

The Airlander 10 is/was the world’s largest aircraft produced by Hybrid Air Vehicles. The airship is classified as a helium airship powered by four diesel engines driving large propellers on each side of the craft. Hybrid Air Vehicles originally built this aircraft for the United States Army’s Long Endurance Multi-intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) program in 2012, but was cancelled one-year later.

To give perspective of the Airlander’s size, a Boeing 747 can pretty much fit inside the craft.

Perhaps the United States Army made the right decision in 2013, as it appears the Airlander 10 has many kinks that still need to be worked out. In late 2016, the Airlander 10 had a slow motion crash during a landing approach where damage to the cockpit was heavily sustained, but the crew of two was untouched.

Bottomline: Back to back ‘Hidenburg Omens’ for US-stocks and now the largest aircraft in the world crashing this morning is an ominous sign and we hope it’s not a redux of 1937 where markets crashed in excessive around 50%.

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yogibear's picture

LOL, old indicators. Party on.

Broccoli man has been good since 2009.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0akBdQa55b4

 

 

SILVERGEDDON's picture

Helium is not flammable, dip shits. 

Hydrogen - is flammable.

Fucking fake news assholes.

Check, verify, check again, verify again, then print.

Fucking fucktards.  

runswithscissors's picture

They need to go back to using hydrogen, the crashes are more dramatic.

auricle's picture

For the last 10 years, hindenburgs have been bullish signs so buy with both hands. 

YourAverageJoe's picture

And environmentally friendly too.

The byproduct of hydrogen combustion is water, which should make the going GREEN Nazis feel good.

tmosley's picture

Dat cognitive dissonance tho.

Nowhere in the article did it say anything about helium being flammable. You hallucinated that.

It was cut open to stop it from blowing away and potentially causing a lot of problems.

SILVERGEDDON's picture

" Roads around the airfield were closed upon concern that the aviation fuel and helium could escape "

The article inferred a safety hazard - any thinking person would conclude flammability was the concern.

Not to mention the Hindenburg headliner - Hindenburg was a hydrogen airship, and did burn. 

And, the article states exactly NO WHERE that it was cut open to stop it from blowing away.

Reading comprehension was never one of your strong suits, tmosley.  

YourAverageJoe's picture

Anyone who knows much about helium and av gas should have comprehended this as bullshit to make the storyline bigger than it really was.

Automatic Choke's picture

actually, they cut it open so they could breathe the helium and talk in high squeaky voices.

Stuck on Zero's picture

Mixing some Hydrogen with the Helium would result in a higher lift capacity and still have no flammability issues.

zorba THE GREEK's picture

Just a big windbag full of hot air crashing and burning. Hopefully John McCain will be next.

Totin's picture

No, it didn’t infer that. Use your brain, that’s why God gave you one.

Nassim's picture

Helium can deprive you of oxygen.

MozartIII's picture

It might be a little to late for the writer of the article.

Trogdor's picture

True, to an extent. Heli-Ox is used in deep-water diving (breathing the mixture prevents nitrogen narcosis) but as far as helium being dangerous to the surrounding area, it wouldn't be due to Helium being "lighter-than-air" therefore the first place it's going to go is up. If it were a heavier-than-air gas (like Chlorine or Ammonia), it would definitely pose a threat as there could be a significant area blanketed in an invisible oxygen-free gas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzObhHet9QM

shovelhead's picture

Someone said helium is flammable? Where?

Paul Kersey's picture

Here are some other "omens";

We are the fattest nation on earth, and we have the most world's most unaffordable health care.

78% of Americans are living from paycheck to paycheck.

63% of Americans have less than a grand in savings.

Pensions are going bust.

Americans are taking 80% of the world's prescription drugs, and there's a slight addiction problem.

The President's chief financial advisor is the former President of Goldman Sachs.

25% of the country's children are on food stamps, and we have 25% of the world's incarcerated (running up our taxes)

Illinois is the next Venezuela.

Corporations are borrowing from the Fed for free and running up their company stock prices with borrowed money buybacks.

And folks, who are still paying off the bills for last year's Christmas gifts, will soon be out on the street running up their credit cards for this year's gifts.

There is a 1.3 trillion college loan debt, and an equal debt for new and cars.

Yeah, there is the slight possibility that the stock market could crash.

smacker's picture

Hello ,,, is that you Snyder??

Took Red Pill's picture

if it was, it would be a numbered list

jmack's picture

shoulda used the helium in a fusion reactor...

SeuMadruga's picture

More likely to be used on a fission reaction to produce back the H from which it was first generared through fusion...

logicalman's picture

Science is obviously not your strong suit.

SeuMadruga's picture

Like humor isn't yours.

Anyway, maybe you're right, as I've never heard of any nuclear application where Helium was the main fuel...

freddymercury's picture

Looks like double penises!

MozartIII's picture

Don't tell the air force that. They hate competition!

Scornd's picture

absolutley not.

THAT. is a vagina shape

Pendolino's picture

What a seriously pointless article. Congratulations on the clicks.

valjoux7750's picture

Why did I even read that?  It was big though 

ParticularlyStupidHumanoid's picture

 

< M0ssad runs this place
< 0pus de.i runs it

 

 

1.21 jigawatts's picture

Mossad would shut down comments. 

Especially all my hilarious kike jokes.

White Devil's picture

My farts are 83% helium.

SeuMadruga's picture

Do the voices of the poor souls around breathing it also get 83% funny too ?  ;-)

Twee Surgeon's picture

25 million pounds to 'research' this futuristic technology that's been around for a century or more in different forms and they pretty much got the patterns for a Blimp and stuck two together like every schoolboy has wanted to do since the first Barage baloons went up in WWI'ish.

Then the Rocket scientists keep the beast tied to a pole in a field every night, in England in November because nobody has invented the Shed yet and even a wind break would require effort of thought. Does it even have De-Ice?

Ye olde Blimp does have a safety device that causes deflation in the event of a break away from the mooring post that might cause the Inflatable investment magnet to float off into the sea and die forever and I think that's what we are looking at here.

As for the Omen, how many times has that story been told since 2009 ?

SheHunter's picture

The 11-16 edition of Business Invester ran an article talking about a possible turn in the market as evidenced by:

"On Tuesday, the number of New York Stock Exchange companies setting new 52-week lows climbed above the number hitting new highs, representing a "leadership reversal" that Hussman says highlights the deterioration of market internals. Stocks also received confirmation of two bearish market-breadth readings known as the Hindenburg Omen and the Titanic Syndrome.

Hussman says these three readings haven't occurred simultaneously since 2007, when the financial crisis was getting underway. It happened before that in 1999, right before the dot-com crash. That's not very welcome company."

Anteater's picture

Buy ZipBits, then lay off side bets the BTC sector will crash.

Then place a massive SELL order. Watch what happens next.

Then cancel that SELL order before ZipBit exchange can act.

Then BTFD after the ZH doom machine pounds ZipBits to dust.

Then start selling into buy momentum, until you're all BitCash.

Remember, FOREX is the fastest way to lose all your wealth.

83_vf_1100_c's picture

  A spectator was heard to scream "Oh, the humanity!" in a high pitched squeaky voice.

liberty777's picture
  • Bull died. Give up.
  • The person believing in God is saved. The person believing FED is not saved.
I Write Code's picture

Let it free, and if it really loves you it will come back on its own.

KingOfMilwaukee's picture

Let's be honest... if we were to line up all the "sky is falling" economic and stock predictions from ZH the last 10 years, it would number at least... 10,000. Literally. At this point, even if the market lost 60%, ZH would still be wrong, overall.  

Also, I remember like yesterday when gold was at $1800 and they predicted it would be "at $5000 in months, not years." How has that turned out?

If one actually took all their advice and sold stocks and owned gold since gold peaked, it would have been a monumental relative loss of wealth the last several years.

And someday we will be down 20-60% and gold will double, but that does not mean ZH will be proven right. It just means after ten years of being wrong, they FINALLY were right. Just like if I predict rain every day and then it finally rains months later, I am not a genius.

I am sure many will not like what I just said. But it is fact. 

jerry1800's picture

exactly right but ZH is pure entertainment.

Cry Baby Moe's picture

Agree 100% ZH is a bunch of profits of doom (they make profit by predicting doom)

buzzsaw99's picture

+1 doom sells.  i have no problem with that. 

however...

recently zh started trying to serially predict shit (using correlation charts no less).  if there is one surefire way to look like an asshole it is going out on a limb every day ala gartman.  i don't know what changed around here.  even with gold back circa 2012-2015 zh wasn't full blown bulltard (unlike some of the commenters hanging around here).  this thing with calling ten of the last zero market crashes and then whining about it when it doesn't happen is lame. if you are wrong more than 50% of the time you are losing money so do your own thinking because you will damn sure be the only one to blame if you act on anything the tylers say.

shovelhead's picture

Probably won't like it because it's stupid.

But who cares?

Hoffman Lenz's picture

Another 'We're all gonna crash and burn, billions will starve to death, big bad baby-eating Russians attacking over the hill, jihadi nightmare, AI Terminator Death Squad, #DoomPornFest2017' article.

 

Wrong. They're gonna keep this shit going until they've bled us utterly dry. Then, when we have absolutely nothing and they have everything, and only then, will any sort of reset happen.

JohnMurray's picture

"

25 million pounds to 'research' this futuristic technology that's been around for a century or more in different forms and they pretty much got the patterns for a Blimp and stuck two together like every schoolboy has wanted to do since the first Barage baloons went up in WWI'ish.

Then the Rocket scientists keep the beast tied to a pole in a field every night, in England in November because nobody has invented the Shed yet and even a wind break would require effort of thought. Does it even have De-Ice?

Ye olde Blimp does have a safety device that causes deflation in the event of a break away from the mooring post that might cause the Inflatable investment magnet to float off into the sea and die forever and I think that's what we are looking at here.

As for the Omen, how many times has that story been told since 2009"

 

It's "tied" to an extendable arm mounted on a crawler-sized vehicle, which at rest is also shackled to concrete.

An examination of the pictures will show you the "sheds" in the background, which are the original airship sheds from R101 era, previously known as RAF Cardington.

Aviation fuel?

The engines are diesel.

Helium is non-flammable, ground suffocation is unlikely..helium tends to go up.

Deflation was due to the airship "flying" into a hedge.

Large, ungainly, hard to handle in even a slight breeze. The last crash was, it seemed to me (and I watched it) due to the wind getting under the rear of the airship and lifting it up...I heard the engines rev-up and noted them vector to try to push the tail down...in vain.

Now it is spread over the adjoining farmland. I drove past going home last night, illuninated and guarded to prevent sample-takers.

Financed by private cash....a nice toy for the boys to play with, but of nil commercial use.

I live a mile away from the Cardington hangars.

buzzsaw99's picture

excellent comment.  thanks.