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Strange noise might have been meteor

NEWARK - Something happened at around 9 p.m. Wednesday that a lot of people heard, or even felt.

What it was, though, might forever remain a mystery.

"It" was a loud bang, something loud enough to be heard across southern and central Ohio, and loud enough to make small objects move in houses. Reports have rolled into The Advocate from Hanover to Heath, from Buckeye Lake to Granville, and NBC4 heard reports from Muskingum, Fairfield and Pickaway counties.

Comment: Reports from Ohio to New Jersey. The night of the Super Bowl, there were reports of another from Minnesota down to Missouri and east into Illinois and Ohio.

Something's happening, and it is happening with greater frequency. Last week another was spotted in Turkey and one in the UK....

Nervous, anyone?


Meteorite Causes Damage - Or Maybe Not

A 'METEORITE' seen flashing through the sky before destroying a tree in Mexborough turned out to be a meteor-wrong. Or did it?
Denaby student Shane McGarrigle and two friends turned detective after they saw a flash in the sky and heard a huge bang as they walked near Ferryboat bridge last Wednesday night.


Three Killed In Suspected Meteorite Fall In India's Rajasthan

Three people were killed and four injured in a mysterious blast in a village in India's northern Rajasthan state Thursday that villagers claim was caused by a meteorite, news reports said.


Meteor lights up the sky (UK)

A meteor has been spotted falling to the Earth.

The shooting star was engulfed in bright flames as it shot towards the ground over Hangleton, Hove, at about 8.15pm yesterday.


Mysterious lights in sky spur calls to State Patrol

Not everybody was watching the Superbowl last night, some Iowans were watching mysterious lights in the sky. The Iowa State Patrol got about a hundred calls from people who saw bright orange or red flashes in the southern sky between seven and eight P.M.

Some people thought it may've been an aircraft on fire, but none are missing. Experts say it may've been meteors but there's no known major meteor shower underway right now. Doug Rudd, of the Des Moines Astronomical Society, says he thinks it was "space debris, some satellite or a rocket booster that was coming back through the atmosphere and breaking up."

Comment: We have run a couple of other articles about this particular fireball. This article has, however, some classic rationalizations: there is no known major meteor shower underway at the moment, and so it must be space debris... except that ""The amount of data that's available to us to track those things is quite voluminous and when something like this does occur, it really does take people off guard."

We bet.

Notice they are saying no "major" meteor shower underway, which should give some indication as to the spectacular show people saw on Sunday night.

And, somehow, we have the feeling that it is only going to get worse. People are going to be caught more and more off guard... and not from space debris.


Reports of falling objects in Missouri, Illinois

St. Louis - Dozens of people in Missouri and southern Illinois reported seeing flaming objects falling from the sky Sunday evening.

People reported small objects that looked like bright lights or something burning, with flaming tails behind some of them, said Ken Tretter of Missouri State Highway Patrol in St. Louis.

He said the reports came in from a widespread area, including St. Louis, Cape Girardeau and Pettis County in Missouri and near Alton and Bunker Hill in Illinois.

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Great ball of fire was a meteor

A large ball of fire spotted in the sky at 7:52 p.m. Sunday was a meteor, according to the Winnebago County Sheriff 's Department.

An individual in the area of State Highway 44, south of Oshkosh, spotted a fireball the "size of an airplane" in the sky, Sgt. Gordon Ledioyt said. Other calls followed.

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Meteorite, not UFO, lands in Didim

POLICE were inundated with calls from scores of people from Didim to Bodrum after they heard a big bang and a flash of light across the skies.

Despite officers being unable to explain the flashing green, yellow and red lights, Voices has solved the phenomena.

It was not a UFO but a meteorite which crash through the earth's atmosphere and landed in Yeşilkent.

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Car-destroying chunk may be icy meteor

TAMPA, Fla. -- Andre Javage says he was just amazed when first he saw his car after ice fell from the sky and destroyed his car.

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Mashed Mustang. Big chunk of ice destroyed car in Tampa. Tampa Bay's 10 image.


Waikato fireball still a mystery

Was it a bird? Was it a plane? Was it a bird striking a plane?
The exploding fireball which reportedly crashed to earth in or around Lake Waikare, near Te Kauwhata, on Sunday afternoon has so far proved a mystery.