Hansen: The great Omaha manhole fireball photo mystery
This image shows what looks to be fire shooting from downtown Omaha manhole covers on Sunday night. It was posted to the photo sharing section of Reddit.com, then picked up by Gawker.com, and has been viewed more than 1.5 million times on those sites since Sunday night.
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:00 am
The mystery began in a bar, as any good mystery should.
The patrons and employees of the Boiler Room had all seen the photo — the one that appears to show multiple fireballs shooting from the manhole covers along Howard Street, the defining image of the Sunday manhole fire that plunged downtown Omaha into darkness.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:00 am.