Mystery surrounds unidentified flaming objects which Borehamwood residents claim to have spotted in the night sky in the past two months.
On September 6, Khristian Rawlings was shocked to see two large balls of fire, the size and height of a large aeroplane, whizzing across the sky as he stood on the balcony of his home in Howard Drive.
A month later, on November 5, Lisa Talbot saw a brightly burning flying object, also traveling at the height of a plane, as she left a fireworks display at the town's Meadow Park.
Father-of-one Mr Rawlings, 24, said: "They came across at around 9.15pm. They were orange, and the only way I could describe them is as a bubble with a fireball in the middle. They were very bright, going at some speed, and traveling towards London.
Nearly a century ago, a tremendous explosion rocked the remote forests of Siberia. To this day, the weird event is considered to be one of the world's greatest unsolved mysteries.
On the morning of June 30, 1908, a massive explosion occurred in the air above the remote, isolated forests near the Stony Tunguska River in Siberia, Russia. For that reason, it is often called the Tunguska event.
The blast was estimated to be between 10 and 20 megatons of TNT -- 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. The explosion felled an estimated 80 million trees over an area of 830 square miles. The shock wave is estimated to have measured 5.0 on the Richter scale, according to a Web site.
One eyewitness who lived about 40 miles south of the explosion described the sky being "split in two" and fire appearing high and wide over the vast forest.
It's a cosmic whodunit: a meteorite exploded in the air near a remote part of Russia called Tunguska in 1908, and the meteorite that caused the event all but disappeared. Where did it come from? Was it an asteroid or part of a comet? Astronomers have taken up the case, using mathematical simulations to track down the perpetrator. They even think they might even know a few of its siblings.
Tadeusz J. Jopek and his team at the Astronomical Observatory UAM in Poland - in collaboration with the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur in France - looked for the possible origins of the Tunguska meteor by essentially running the explosion backwards, and mathematically simulating where the parent object of the event would have been before the impact.
By taking the existing forensic evidence of the impact to estimate the velocity and impact angle of the Tunguska meteorite, the team was able to simulate the possible orbit and speed of the object before it hit the earth. In doing this, they created 3311 virtual "particles" as possible origins of the object.
War, rumors of war, corrupt governments run by psychopaths, phony terrorism, burgeoning police states...but is that all we have to worry about? What if there was something to put it all in context? Or rather, what if there is something else we are missing, something that is beyond the control of even the political and corporate elite; something that is driving them to attempt to herd the global population to an ever finer order of control...