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US: Meteor lights up the sky over Arizona

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.


US: A Blue Fireball

Occurred: 6/7/2009 02:00 (Entered as : 06/07.09 2:00)
Reported: 6/6/2009 11:45:44 PM 23:45
Posted: 6/9/2009
Location: Brooksville, Florida
Shape: Fireball
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.


US: Fireball in Texas night was likely a meteor, expert says

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.


Australia UFO crash: Meteor or extraterrestrial craft?

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.

Comment: 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.


Air France crash: 'bodies hold clues to what happened'

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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

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.

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 censors Le Figaro newspaper

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.


Meteor Shower over English Channel Causes Confusion

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.


Autopsies suggest Air France jet broke up in sky

Air France 447 debris
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This photo released Wednesday June 17, 2009 by the French army shows soldiers approaching a piece of debris believed to be part of Air France flight 447, during continuing searches for debris and bodies on Friday June 12, 2009 in the Atlantic Ocean
Autopsies revealed fractures in the legs, hips and arms of Air France disaster victims, a Brazilian official said Wednesday. Experts said those injuries - and the large pieces of wreckage pulled from the Atlantic - strongly suggest the plane broke up in the air.

There have been no visible signs of burning or charring on bodies or wreckage, though that doesn't rule out an explosion somewhere outside the passenger cabin, these crash experts told The Associated Press.

A spokesman for Brazilian medical examiners told the AP that the fractures were found in autopsies on an undisclosed number of the 50 bodies recovered so far. The official spoke on condition he not be named due to department rules.

Comment: The above evidence strengthen the hypothesis that a Tunguska Type Event brought down Air France 447 flight.


Meteors cause flare alert calls?

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Coastguards said three meteor showers had been forecast
Reports of strange lights in the sky and distress flares being fired in the English Channel actually turned out to be a meteor shower, coastguards say.

Calls were made to coastguards across England's south coast, including Cornwall, Devon and Hampshire, reporting white and green flares.

Reports were also made to coastguards in Jersey and France for about 30 minutes from about 2130 BST on Monday.

Solent coastguards said three such showers had been forecast.

Meteor showers are caused by debris from a comet burning up in the Earth's atmosphere.


Australia: Perth, Western Australia - A Large Bright Light and a Fireball

Posted: June 15, 2009

Date: May 23, 2009
Time: Approx: 6:00 a.m.
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of Objects: 1
Shape of Objects: Round

Full Description of Event/Sighting: Saw what looked like a really large bright star in the sky. We were looking in a easterly direction. My husband left and I continued to look up at the bright light. It suddenly started to fade away like it was something flying away.

We also saw a meteor or something enter the atmosphere around the time of the Lyrid meteor shower. It has a fireball tail. We both saw it. It was around 3:00am in the morning on I think the 22 April 2009. These are most probably both natural phenomenon?