LAURA KNIGHT-JADCZYK AND JOE QUINN
Fire in the Sky
Jolene Miller of Goshen said she was letting the dog out when she looked up and saw what looked just like a large shooting star, white with a red tail. The object then became all red as it appeared to burn out.
Miller, who lives near the Elkhart County fairgrounds, said she watches the stars often in the evening.
"We have nothing but field around us," she said. "I can see a long ways."
Another report was heard on a police scanner just before Miller's call to WSBT.
If you, too, saw what looked like a fireball, let us know at the SBT24/7 News desk at (574) 247-6397 or send an email to [email protected] -- and of course, post your comments on wsbt.com or the Facebook page.
Portland police said Monday afternoon that investigators from the police bureau's Explosives Disposal Unit discovered what appeared to be evidence of a large pipe bomb that had been detonated in Powers Marine Park.
Comment: The Google Map linked from above shows that the "Boom" could be heard in a very large area of 30km diameter. For this, it surely must have been a very large bomb, and it would have left traces somewhere. If the firefighters were "unable to find anything that could have caused the explosion", and "no property was damaged" maybe there was another cause?
No cover up to see here folks, just move along please! Oh look, a terrorist!
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RE: [Meteorite-List] Michigan Fireball 10:15pm reported
posted by Mike Bandli
I show two reports stating due north of Buffalo. If this is correct, then the ASGARD camera network may have captured it (a la Grimsby).Re: [meteorite-list] Michigan Fireball 10:15pm, reported by LAWISFICTION
I was wondering if I am the only one who saw the blue ball streaking through the sky just after 10:00pm here in Western Connecticut.. it also had a red tail and looked like it was a northwest trajectory ... this had a glimmering red tail ... is this the same meteor as seen in Michigan ???Another fireball reported in Pennsylvania
Anonymous ": I just saw a huge meteor falling in Michigan about 10:15 tonight. It had a giant blue ball with a red tail. It fell north of 30 mile road around I94 or west of 94. Anyone else see anything?
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 11:32 AM, by MIke Antonelli on Meteorite-List
Just got a call from an eye witness, saw a large fireball travelin from southeast to northwest @ 10:10 pm...No sonic boom reports yet...
The Daily Telegraph
Fri, 02 Apr 2010 17:17 CEST
And the random images described as red stars, rings of fire and white doughnuts are sending online conspiracy websites into meltdown.
The anomalies first began on January 15 when an "iced doughnut" appeared over Kalgoorlie in WA.
Wed, 31 Mar 2010 18:41 CEST
"We are long time astronomy fans, and we have seen many meteors," the reporting witness stated. "At the same time, we've never seen a green meteor (made of copper?) We were also both were surprised about how slow the object seemed to move. I'd compare it to the speed of a single engine prop plane, at an altitude of 1000-1500 feet up."
The object was described as the size of a pencil eraser held at arm's length.
The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If Florida MUFON State Director G. Bland Pugh investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update.
Tue, 30 Mar 2010 13:40 CEST
Hebbert's wife, Bonnie, said she heard a loud swooshing sound late Monday night and felt a gust of wind through the house, but she didn't think too much of it because the log-sided home the couple shares is heated by three different sources, including a woodstove.
"I hollered to him and kidded him if he was burning up the house, but he didn't say anything and I went to bed," she said.
Roger awoke around 5:30 this morning, though, and went outside to split wood and found what appears to be about a 10-pound piece of rock that fell to the ground so quickly that it created a funnel in the ground. Several smaller pieces of rock and small holes were found nearby. The rock struck just 10 feet from the couple's home.
The couple has called Colorado State University to see if researchers are interested in looking at the rock, and they hope to find out more.
If this is found to be a meteorite, Bonnie said this will be her second such experience. Nearly 60 years ago, her father returned with a large rock from their property near Livermore, which was a meteorite.
More than an hour after the explosion was heard, firefighters were still unable to determine its cause.
Dozens of calls came in at 8:02 p.m. reporting a "loud sound described by some as an explosion" in the vicinity of North Avenue 52 and Monte Vista
Street, Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
Those hearing the sound included members of a nearby fire station about a half-mile from where the sound seemed to emanate, Humphrey said.
20 firefighters have combed the area looking for anything out of the ordinary, but have come up empty.
Police theorized the sound could have been a backfire, and some people
even theorized a meteorite, Humphrey said.
"It was far louder than anything we have experienced," Humphrey said.
The FOX 12 newsroom also received numerous calls from people reporting what sounded like an explosion. The reports came from as far east as Boring and as far north as Vancouver.
The source of the boom is unknown. Jim Todd, of the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, said the explosion was likely not a fireball.
"Certainly a fireball can produce such an explosion and be heard for miles in cloudy conditions," Todd said in a news release. "What is missing is the positive visual sighting reports."
Todd said radar has yet to reveal a fireball.
The Portland International Airport did not report anything in the area that would have created a sonic boom.
Representatives with the United States Navy and the Oregon National Guard also said they had no information on what may have caused the noise.
Fort Lewis Army Base and the McChord Air Force base were also unaware of anything that could have created the boom.
Many local Twitter users have speculated on what may have caused it.
That's low. Most meteoroids disintegrate around 70 to 80 km high. This one held together for a much deeper descent. "It had a lot of structural integrity. Maybe it was a metallic object," speculates Cooke. "Based on the brightness and velocity of the fireball, I estimate a mass of about 10 kilograms and a diameter of ~20 centimeters - a decent size!"
The Vike Factor (Into the Paranormal)
Wed, 24 Mar 2010 17:12 CET
Date: March 23, 2010
Time: 3:05 a.m.
Location of Sighting: Southern New Jersey.
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of Objects: 1
Shape of Objects: Round.
Full Description of Event/Sighting: My boyfriend and I were driving home on Broadway St in Pitman NJ (towards Glassboro) and we saw a bright green light fall from the sky. We only saw it for a few seconds before it disappeared behind trees. It came down at a rough estimate of a 70 degree angle falling from right to left. At first we thought it was a plane crashing, it was huge, but nothing happened after it vanished behind the trees.