Fire in the Sky
Sun, 26 Apr 2009 19:27 CDT
There have been reports of a possible meteor crashing into Earth early Sunday morning near Flagstaff.
Multiple people called police saying they saw a car size ball of flame crashing to Earth.
Jeff Hall, who works for Lowell Observatory, was at home when he looked out his window and saw the object. "The fireball, heading northeast, was really bright, I do not know if whatever that was impacted, but it was exceptionally bright for a meteor," Hall told KTAR.
Halls' neighbors are members of a search and rescue crew. They said a chopper crew on duty reported being "blinded" by it.
According to Hall, there may have been more than one object.
Date: April 7th 2009 Fireball Sighting Reports
Time Of Sighting: 21:45
Report: My children and I just pulled into our drive way as I put my hand on the door of the car to open it I saw a light greenish blue color and thought someone had shot off fireworks it was small at first then it was getting a longer and longer shape and the color was changing to a yellow color and it was also getting wider. The tail was white and getting longer then the front turned white. Then it got red and really big exploded and disappered quickly.
An official with the Coconino County National Forest Service has reported a "very large" meteor crashed overnight in the area of Schnebly Hill near Flagstaff.
The news alert, sent out by the sheriff's office, reported that when the meteor impacted the ground, authorities received multiple calls and reports of a "car-size ball of flame."
More details as they become available.
A mysterious "boom" that resounded across Vancouver, Washington early Friday may have been an extraterrestrial wake-up call, theorizes a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Vancouver.
"I can't think of any other explanation, other than a fairly substantial gravel quarry explosion," said Jeff Wynn, research geophysicist with the Cascades Volcano Observatory.
Local gravel quarries reported no activity, especially at 6 a.m.
Several online readers last week offered theories about the noise, which some reported rattling windows and spooking animals. But, in a story on Saturday, experts ruled out some of the obvious theories. It wasn't a thunderclap. It wasn't a volcanic eruption. As far as emergency managers know, nothing exploded on the ground.
Waco - Residents from Waco to Madison County reported seeing a flaming object streaking through the western Central Texas sky Monday morning, but there is no confirmation yet what the object may have been.
One resident reported to KBTX-TV she saw the object above the Kroger store in College Station.
Another reported seeing it while driving on Wellborn Road in College Station.
A resident also saw it in Madison County.
A cosmic visitor created a brief spectacle over the pre-dawn Wise County skies Friday.
Most likely a meteor plummeting to earth in a blaze of glory, the fireball streaked down on an easterly arc roughly above U.S. Route 58 down toward what appeared to be a destination in the Tacoma area, at least from the perspective of White Oak Road atop the Tacoma Mountain Road ridgeline, looking south.
The fiery falling object was witnessed shortly before 6:30 a.m., or roughly a half-hour before sunrise. Daybreak motorists on U.S. 58 would have had a nice view of an unusual event during their morning commute, the fireball breaking apart into two pieces before flaming out in the same instant at what appeared to be just a few hundred feet above the terrain.
Fri, 10 Apr 2009 21:35 CDT
A recent article
on Sott.net about Alex Jones' possible negative influence on a man who shot three policemen in the US last week has generated some interesting commentary from readers and brought into sharp focus a question that goes right to the heart of the problems facing humanity today.
The article in question by Max Blumenthal of Alternet states
that the 22-year-old gunman Richard Poplawski "was a neo-Nazi wannabe who railed against blacks, Jews, Zionists and gun control" and also seemed to find common ideological ground with Alex Jones. Poplawski appears to have been particularly incensed by Jones' reports that Obama was planning to institute a socialist dictatorship wherein all guns would be outlawed. While grouping Jones with White Supremacist Neo-Nazis may be doing the thing too brown, it is true that Jones has repeatedly stated that "the first step in establishing a dictatorship is to disarm the citizens."
At 6:45 a.m., employees of the Public Buildings Authority (Autoridad de Edificios Públicos--A.E.P.) witnessed a luminous object crossing the horizon from West to East along the southern shore between Lajas and Guánica. According to the workers, the brilliant object resembled "acetylene light". Upon reaching a certain distance, the object shattered in two and fell into the sea. We cannot dismiss the possibility of an aerolith that broke up after reaching a certain altitude, being subjected to drastic temperature changes that resulted in a mid-air explosion.
Comment: For those who are unfamiliar with the term "aerolith", it is a meteorite consisting mainly of stony matter.
Looking Back: Witness photo from Dec. 15, 2007, case. See story below.
A northwest, Illinois, man says he came out of his home March 6 after hearing a rumble and feeling his home shake - and witnessed a mile-wide UFO moving across the sky, according to testimony filed with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) database.
"This thing just 'floated' across the sky," he stated. "The body was a shiny black, which at times looked like it was blending into the sky."
He describes the object as he and a girlfriend watched it move.
"As we both watched the lights go over our road, the back light of cloud cover began to reveal a solid object from one light to the other. I could see that it was one enormous craft shaped exactly like a boomerang. We both were in awe."
A meteor has been spotted above Rutland.
Andrew Shirley, of Willow Close in Uppingham, spotted the bright light above the town on Sunday at about 8.10pm.
Back in October there were other reports of a similar sighting over the town.
There was also a fireball seen in Ireland
on Sunday at 1230 BST.