North Carolina teen at Notre Dame texts father, ‘It smells like sulfur, smoke is yellow.”

Tilly Boraks is a 17-year-old senior at Hough High School in Cornelius, NC. She, along with a teacher from Hough, and 14 other students recently took a trip to Europe. Along the way, young Tilly witnessed the destruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral.

As reported by the Charlotte Observer, the understandably shaken teen texted her father as she saw the historic house of worship go up in flames;

“Notre dame is burning,” Tilly Boraks, a 17-year-old Hough High senior, texted her dad, David Boraks, about an hour after the fire started. “…But we are ok … It’s horrible.”

But what she messaged her father next raises more questions than gives answers (emphasis mine);

“…We were at a cafe across the street,” Tilly Boraks wrote. “…We were sitting outside and I saw smoke coming out around the steeple. And it just got worse and worse It’s the whole roof pretty much. It smells like sulfur, smoke is yellow.

Anyone with any common sense at all would have to ask the following fairly simple questions;

  1. Is it routine to use copious amounts of sulfur in historic restorative work?
  2. Under the day-to-day running of a major cathedral, is it standard for those responsible to even store sulfur on-site?
  3. If the answers to questions 1 and 2 are no, then doesn’t that narrow the wherefores and the whys to Tilly Boraks smelling burning sulfur, and the whole world seeing huge plumes of yellow smoke?

2 thoughts on “North Carolina teen at Notre Dame texts father, ‘It smells like sulfur, smoke is yellow.”

  1. Davis brand “Wing tip”Flares! Strontium nitrate, Aluminum flake, and high Sulfur…..chem analysis will show the breakdown when they put spectrology readings on the ash remains ! Pretty sure you can buy them at Walmart in France!!

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