27 April, 2013

A tribute to the mystery plumber

Deepwater horizon before the accident
after the accident

In 2010 on earth day there was a blow-out in an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil platform deepwater horizon was damaged claiming 11 lives. And resulting in a massive oil pollution which ranks 4th in the world bringing discredit to the oil giant British Petroleum (BP).  

As per reports the reasons behind the accident were loosening of regulations to suit BP who chose riskier procedures to save time and money making a series of cost-cutting decisions and not having a system sufficient to ensure oil well safety.

There are also conspiracy theories that this accident was deliberately done to evacuate the fishing community from the Gulf coast making way for an oil refinery and further the top management of BP sold their shares in BP and bought shares in the oil clean up company just before the accident; making more money cleaning up an oil spill then producing oil.

However this is not an article about the case study of the accident or a conspiracy theory.

This article tells the story of the mystery plumber who most believe helped to stop the oil spill which lasted nearly 3 months, a story of not complicating things, a story of simple thinking which proves to be most beneficial.

After the blow-out uncontrolled oil started to flow from the oil well, BP failed to stop the flow, they received 300,000 ideas from around the world, NASA was called but still the problem was not solved, some U.S. Govt.  high ranking officials called the person who designed a Hydrogen bomb, the plan was to detonate a thermonuclear device and solve the problem citing successful Soviet attempts to seal off runaway gas wells with nuclear blasts.

Meanwhile engineering Professor Robert Bea received a late-night call from an apologetic plumber." The caller gave him a very simple design Professor Bea, an expert  researcher, thought the idea looked good and sent the sketches directly to the US Coast Guard and to a clearing house set up to get ideas from outside sources for how to cap the well.

When Bea saw the design of the containment cap lowered onto the well, he marvelled at its similarity to the sketches from the late-night caller, this brought Bea to tears. Professor Bea writes that what the plumber gave was a design of a simple plunger; “You can kind of see how a plumber thinks this way. That's how they have to plumb homes for sewage."

oil gushing out from the oil well  

the cap designed as per the mystery plumbers idea, stopped the oil flow

The simple plumber thought that if a plunger can create so much pressure to clear a choked sewage line, a big plunger will certainly create so much pressure to stop the oil gushing out of the well.

a plunger

No complex calculations, no NASA, no super computers, no hydrogen bombs only a simple thinking of a plumber who refused to even give his name hence known as  "mystery plumber" Solved the gulf oil spill crises.

This article is a tribute to the "mystery plumber" and all the people who believe in simple thinking for it is a well-known fact that for most big problems the solution is often simple.

Simple solution are the best solution.



  1. The mystery plumer found. See Victorville morning Daily press.

    1. very interesting; thank you very much frank for the update

    2. This is my first attempt recovering from horrific industrial accident will the real mestery plumber please stand up Hello now it's my turn my name Alden Adame go to tribute to mestery plumber I made that late night call and sent those sckeths shortly after I went to major surgery to save my live following more surgury that is why I could not respond couldn't BP will be hearing from my attorneys LA my have had a hand in Aliso Canyon gas leak to was the one warning them of catastrophe shortly after I hand deliverd info week later stopped they think it's still leaking I have the solution to fix those rotted Wells we used to talk a lot me and RED Paul Redadair and thus was born the aldenator 84-87 I worked with him 32yr master plumber pipe fitter keep you posted my have had hand in 2of the nation's biggest disasters everyone got paid but the one who designed it and Federal mandate to have my tool onboard 300off shore drilling rigs my technology and no credit wouldn't that burn you not the fame the credit what's important and a thank you would be appropiate

    3. thank you sam for contributing to the blog

    4. Hello bhoj its time to come forward its Alden Adame aka Mystery Plumber I look back on some of my earlier writings and wow looks like 5th grader spelling my TBI tramatic brain injury prevented me from telling my story correctly its good to be back I wanted to say thank you for allowing me to use your blog to tell my story recovery has been long almost got it all back I refuse to use spell check when I was using my sons name Sam Fisher because I had not set up my own account yet now I do I am also on Facebook Alden Adame in Caldwell Idaho please feel free to contact me anytime my friend because of you and your blog I am finally getting the recognition I deserve The President of United States saw this blog and so did half of America Thank you Mystery Plumber

    5. i have received such replies before, there are thousands of articles on the net aboutthe mystry plumber
      and this blog do not have such huge readership that half of America reads it

  2. following comment received

    user ID: good nights sleep
    April 12, 2016 1:04 pm
    My friend mentioned to me your blog, so I thought I’d read it for myself. Very interesting insights, will be back for more!
    Rhode Island Plumbers

    1. most welcome, hope to see you again

    2. And you will soon the truth bhoj my injuries are what kept me from comming forward 2 massive failed reconstructive surgeries the loss was tremendous shortly after I submitted drawings I went under knife damage was massive when they woke me the news DEVASTATING they also gave me 5min to take one last look at myself and say goodbye to my wife children the reason I looked my appearance would radically be changed forever it's still hard to talk about here's the upside I always protect myself before I sent I did patent they did not ask my permission to duplicate the truth can now be told I can prove that Alden Adame is mystery plumber behind the mystery I took an oath to keeping our great nation safe public health and safety a priority you will see me when those in charge are endangering human live go to Aliso canyon daily press I'm the one warning them of catastrophe because of my diligence I met with southern gas engineers and again I asisted in another disaster I need to get this out ABC investigative reporters new York they may do my story not one but two of our nation's worst economic disasters no one knows my name so please pass this on and now it is my turn thank you for being kind and taking time to read this Mystery plumber Alden Adame

  3. the real mystery plumber DGG just keep reading up on the mp many innovations that come from one mysteryman that everyone is calling MP, thanks to ALMIGHTYGODLORDJESUSHOLYSPIRIT AND HIS ANGLES, AND ALL PRAYERS.

  4. WOW.... great post and proud to this mystery plumber, how brave he is. The way you describe about it is really great. Also clap for your research as well. Thank you for sharing this story with everyone and I think everyone should read it once.

  5. One thing many do not know about the mystery plumber man is the timing, and the first ideas on full new containment ideas, there is many ideas of the mystery man let out of his mystery visions, that many are not talking about up to this day, the truth will come to light, many may run with the mystery plumber man ideas and not give me credit for the many ideas that all come in to play, you can't hide, the real truths, and many do know whose who ideas, that all come into real time play, and many don't want the truth out, on the real mystery person, many ideas from one man went up to bp/horizon and many of mystery man vision went over to professor Robert bea, and to the government, and many others, they may be running but can not hide the real truths, yours truly mystery plumber, has a true story, and many will talk about, but left me out