Fire in the Sky
Posted: July 4, 2009
Date of Sighting: July 2, 2009
Time of Sighting: 10 PM MDT
Location of Sighting: Longmont, Colorado (About 20 Miles North of Denver)
Description: My partner and I were driving East to Longmont on Highway 66 (Ute Highway) from Lyons, Colorado and saw a giant fireball in the sky, hiding behind a large section of storm clouds. At first I thought it was the moon, but suddenly it came out from behind the clouds and rapidly decreased in altitude. Once it began decreasing in altitude, it starting breaking up into smaller pieces-- two, then three and then four. As soon as it began breaking up, they began flying in formation to the West (thus eliminating the option of it being a meteor due to it's trajectory). About 30 seconds later, 4 of the pieces began falling to the ground (each piece also had very long tails, similar to a meteor). As they were falling, two of the pieces jutted off to the left, while the other two jutted to the right. One by one, they fell to the ground in a blaze.
A reader wrote to the Guardian on Sunday to report a sighting of an orange fireball-like object in the sky above Knutsford.
The letter is below.
Dear Sirs, Last night - Saturday 27th June 2009 - while walking home from visiting friends, my son, partner and myself saw a strange object in the sky above Knutsford. Although we are used to seeing planes flying over us regularly, this was not a plane!
It was like an orange red fireball and at the height it must have been, was much larger than a plane, it traveled at great speed for what would have been several miles (at that height) and then hovered over Knutsford for several minutes before gradually getting smaller and then disappearing. This was just after 11pm. While we were watching we heard voices behind us and 2 other people who had walked in the same direction arrived. We pointed out the light and both of these people also saw the same light.
An amateur videographer has filmed an impressive fireball that travelled the skies of France in June 2009. The ball of fire then disappeared from view behind trees. According to their comments it is not an airplane. This fireball is like having an object coming through the atmosphere... unless it is an airplane? Could it be a UFO? I did not find more information on this video.
Loud boom heard, bright streak seen across the region late Tuesday
Sierra Vista - A number of southeastern Arizona residents reported seeing a bright meteor in the night sky Tuesday, followed by a loud explosion-like sound as it fell to Earth.
At his home off of Highway 191, about seven miles south of Interstate 10, Wayne Crane said he saw the shooting star just as it lit up the sky shortly before 9:30 p.m.
"I was facing probably southwest, and I just happened to look up, and I saw a glowing object," Crane said. The object appeared very bright and very large, "like a moon against the sky."
The meteor was visible only briefly, said Crane, who is the public relations manager for Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative.
Tue, 09 Jun 2009 18:18 CDT
Occurred: 6/7/2009 02:00 (Entered as : 06/07.09 2:00)
Reported: 6/6/2009 11:45:44 PM 23:45
Location: Brooksville, Florida
Duration: 2-3 seconds
Blue fireball falling; disappears before reaching horizon
I was driving north of Highway 41 entering southern Brooksville. I saw a large, bright blue fireball fall straight from the sky in the distance to the north. It disappeared BEFORE reaching the horizon like a comet fading. However, this thing moved much slower and was much bigger than a comet. It looked like space debris but it was too large and moved too fast.
While most of the Metroplex was asleep early Monday a fireball shot across the sky, startling those who were still awake.
"It was huge," said Austin Babek, 18, who observed the light show from outside his south Arlington home. "It actually scared me it was so big."
Babek said he and a friend saw the fireball at 12:56 a.m. He said it lasted about five seconds and was bright orange with a long blue and green tail.
"I've seen shooting stars before but never anything like this," he said.
Something fell from the sky today and landed on a mountain near the town of Gin-Gin in central Queensland in Australia. The object or UFO, described by witnesses as a fireball, set nearby trees alight. A subsequent search of the area failed to find any remains of whatever it was that impacted the bush.
Most are declaring the object to be either space junk or a very small meteor that had entered the earth's atmosphere, however others are not sure. Is it possible that it was a UFO of extra-terrestrial origin?
According to Australian ufologist Michael Cohen 'unmanned' probes sent by an extra-terrestrial civilization to explore earth and other planets are entering the atmosphere through specific UFO vortex exits located at various points throughout the world. These vortex exits are currently being studied by government scientists. No such exits are believed to be located in the skies above Australia; however the super-fast travelling probes that enter earth through them are exploring all continents.
Let's not downplay the catastrophic effect that a "pebble from space" could have on those of us living on this planet.
A meteor exploding above the planet just may be what brought down Flight 447
The identification of bodies from Air France flight 447 that disappeared out of the sky en route from Brazil to France may hold vital clues to the tragedy that claimed 228 lives.
Members of the Brazilian Air Force carry a body recovered from the ocean, at Fernando de Noronha island airport, off the northeast coast of Brazil
Investigators believe that comparing where the passengers were sitting and where their bodies were found in the ocean could provide information about when the doomed aircraft broke up after vanishing over the Atlantic on May 31.
A desperate race against time and worsening weather is on to find the plane's black boxes, the best hope of establishing exactly what went wrong, but in their absence experts are having to piece together clues from the victims and debris found in the sea.
As the search continues the family of one of the victims has filed a civil action in order to force investigators to hand over information about the crash.
Maître Sophie Bottai, representing the parents, brother and girlfriend of an unnamed 38-year-old passenger from Paris, said they "had the feeling that a part of the truth was not being told".
She added: "Given the clear filtering of information, certain families of victims of the crash of flight AF447 feel that the whole truth has not been told on the subject.
"We want simple answers to simple questions; for example why was there such a delay between the last signal from the plane and the moment the authorities raised the alarm."
Air France is censoring information about the Airbus 330 crash published by French daily Le Figaro.
The French airline has sent a fax to airports in several countries, among them to Warsaw's Frederic Chopin Airport, forbidding its staff to give passengers a French daily Le Figaro.
Air France has imposed a ban on Le Figaro after the daily published an article in which it accused the French carrier of not having replaced faulty airspeed sensors in its planes. Le Figaro claims that defective aircraft speed monitors caused serious, although not catastrophic, problems in other Air France planes - Airbus A330 and 340 models - in the past. Air France ordered the replacements in April and received them three days before the crash.
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 22:46 CDT
Captains have reported distress signals in the sky
A number of captains, sailing their ships in the crowded waters of the English Channel on Monday night, signaled to the coastguard services in France and the United Kingdom, saying that they noticed warning flares in the night sky. The lights, they reported, were either white or bright green, and they urged authorities to take steps to save the ships in distress. The cause of the strange phenomenon, which began at around 21:30 BST (2030 GMT), was quickly found to be an expected meteor shower, of which the boat captains in the area had no idea.