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Why an increase in Fireballs, part 2

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posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 02:51 PM
This is part 2 of the Fireball chapter of my book, Fever Rising. To read the first part click this link and also, you'll find all previous 15 chapters in the thread links at the start of the chapter. Why an increase in Fireballs, part 1

This 2nd part of the chapter consists of mostly the headlining stories from 2013 about fireball sightings worldwide and an examination of some of them. Keep in mind, this is only a partial listing of all the events that occurred in 2013. I could fit only so many in the book. It just goes to show there has been a dramatic increase in these fireball sightings.

Chapter 16: The Dangerous Gas Theory and Fireballs, continued

Strange “fluorescent green” light seen in Dashwood, Canada
Neil Horner, Parksville Qualicum Beach News, Feb. 14, 2013
Dashwood residents are abuzz about the latest odd sighting in the area - but this time it wasn't a monkey.

Brian Vike, a UFO researcher in Houston, B.C. said he received a report of a strange light from a resident on Feb. 6.

"I woke suddenly because my bedroom was lit up fluorescent greenish," the report said. "I went to the bathroom then to the window as the light faded away to nothing. I can't explain if it was coming from the ground or sky. It was very odd it was approximately over the highway in Dashwood right at Larkdown road."

Vike said the light could have come from a flare, but suggested it could have come from a meteor. If that's the case, it won't be unusual - at least, not this year. "I have received so many reports of meteors and fireballs this year it isn't funny," Vike said. "There has been just a stack of them from across Canada and the United States."

Enormous fireball explodes over Russian city
BBC News, Fri. Feb. 15, 2013
A meteor crashing in the Urals of central Russia has reportedly injured at least 400 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings.

Most of those hurt suffered minor cuts and bruises but some received head injuries, Russian media report.

A fireball was seen streaking through the sky above the city of Yekaterinburg, followed by loud bangs.

The meteor is believed to have landed in a lake near Chebarkul, a town in the neighbouring Chelyabinsk region.

Much of the impact was felt in the city of Chelyabinsk, some 200km (125 miles) south of Yekaterinburg.

"We saw a big burst of light, then went outside to see what it was and we heard a really loud thundering sound," Chelyabinsk resident Sergey Hametov told AP news agency by phone.

Around the time of this Great Fireball that exploded over Russia, there was a rash of large exploding fireballs around the world, most notably in Cuba, Saudi Arabia, northern California, Florida, Japan and South Africa. All these Great Fireballs transpired within days of each other and the Great Russian Fireball. The fireball in Cuba was confirmed to have exploded with a powerful shockwave that actually shook buildings. All this happened during the hysteria of the Russian fireball. Shortly thereafter, NASA invented themselves an excuse on the why and the how of the rash of fireballs. They said it was “Fireball Season” coming up with a story that said after many studies, there is usually an increase in fireballs in the month of February. What? An increase in fireballs in the month of February, what are they trying to sell here. This was to calm everyone’s nerves and reassure us sheeple that every thing is normal.

On February 19, there were several more large fireballs in Italy, Rio de Janiero and southern Florida. The one in Florida was actually a meteorite with a small rock found on the ground. The next day, another large fireball exploded over Brazil. Man was that a scary week for most people who were paying attention and wondering why the sudden wave of exploding fireballs. On the 21st of February, there were two more fireballs streaking across the skies of the United States, one over Los Angeles that had thousands of witnesses and another over the New England states.
Things started to slow down and get back to normal with only a major fireball event each day or two after this series of major events in one wild week.

A large green fireball was seen all across Poland on March 2, 2013, and witnesses reported that it exploded with a shockwave to follow.

A lot of people witnessed the phenomenal show, which could have ended dramatically. What most likely was a meteor appeared in the sky and was seen for about 5 seconds across almost all of Poland in a cloudless and starry sky. It gave off a green color. About 30 seconds after it disappeared, one could hear a mighty roar that spread around like a shock wave, wrote one YouTube user.

Various videos of the bright object flying across the sky can be seen on the net. After the ‘meteor shower’ event in Chelyabinsk, Russia, a lot of people thought that a similar thing was happening in Poland. We were informed about the meteor by one of the readers of website: “It was seen from the city of Poznan to Grudziadz. It lit up the sky for a few seconds from east to west, and then an impact was heard,” wrote the reader.

Meteor streaks across Midwest sky
WKYC, March 9, 2013
Cleveland - A meteor was seen across parts of nine states Friday night.

Many reports were made to the American Meteor Society from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and southern Ontario, Canada.

The meteor was reported around 9 p.m. as people reported seeing a streak of light headed across the night sky. The American Meteor Society website showed the meteor apparently falling over southern lower Michigan.

More reports of meteors were received Saturday night around 6:45 p.m. although none of these reports have been confirmed at this time.

Two large holes were found in ice on lakes in Newfoundland, Canada. The first hole was found in Dawes Pond and was surrounded by a very strange wave pattern. Keep in mind this is 2-foot thick ice that had a wave pattern in it. The hole was found early Friday morning, March 8, not long after a loud sonic boom was reported. Then on Sunday, March 10, a cabin owner on Powderhorn Lake, about four miles away from Dawes Pond, reported that he had found another similar ice crater. These two holes look very much like they are meteor impacts.

Peter Butler was leaving his cabin on Powderhorn Lake on Sunday evening, March 10, 2013, when he stopped to stare at a thick pond ice that puzzled him. “It does appear that something punctured the ice and caused waves to form and travel over the ice.” Butler also heard a loud boom noise in the early hours of Thursday morning, March 7, 2013, - was it the same boom heard near Dawes Pond? – and wondered if there was a connection between the loud noise and the ice crater. Butler told CBC News that the hole was “circular and about 98 feet across. There were ripples in the edge of the ice hole.”


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posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 02:58 PM
An amateur astronomer in the area said he didn’t think it was a meteor. He found no physical traces. Another possibility put forth was that it could have been methane gas exploding underneath the ice and blowing out the hole. The chances that two methane blow outs in two lakes only four miles apart would be unheard of, unless, it was some sort of earth crust movement that caused fractures along a line releasing gas. There have been reports of booms accompanying many of these smaller quakes lately.

It may have been methane explosions, but the way this looks, with recent fireball sightings and loud booms reported, this could have been a fireball that fragmented into two pieces that crashed through the ice on two different lakes. These are very large holes and imagine the force that would cause a ripple through 2-foot thick ice.

The next article is about another large exploding meteor with pictures similar looking to that of the Russian fireball. I love the quote towards the end of this article that says, “People shouldn’t be alarmed because these are common and predictable.” Uh huh. Common and predictable…well, they should make up their minds…one minute we’re told they are not predictable, but then we’re told they are. If they’re predictable, then they should be able to start forecasting the great sightings, right?

Exploding meteor seen in South African sky
From SciTech, March 13, 2013
Cape Town - Residents across Cape Town claimed to have sighted a meteorite on Tuesday after what appears to have been a fireball "exploded" in the sky.

It is said to have been sighted just after noon. Nicola Loaring, an outreach astronomer at the South African Astronomical Observatory, said they had received about four or five reports.

The green and blue light with a white tail that was reported to them appeared to be that of "a fireball, which is a bright meteor".

Over course of the next month, there were sizable events in San Diego, several in the northeastern US, the East Coast from Florida to North Carolina, England, two separate blazing fireballs over Canada on the same night, New York, the eastern United States witnessed by thousands of people, a couple more over Florida and the eastern U.S., Norway, New Zealand, northern Colorado, and the list goes on. Check out the site for a better understanding of how often these major exploding fireball events have become.

A considerable super bolide event exploded over Spain on April 15. The celestial display was caught on camera by an observatory and it was a breathtaking event witnessed by thousands of people all across the country.
The following is another event whereby the meteor actually stuck a home.

Officials confirm meteorite hit Wolcott, CT home
From, April 24, 2013
Officials at the Yale Peabody Museum confirmed that a meteorite struck a home in Wolcott at the end of last week.
The Wolcott Police Department said local resident Larry Beck called them before 10:30 a.m. Saturday and said a baseball-sized rock crashed through his Williams Court home the night before.

Beck said the rock caused damage to his roof, copper piping and cracked the ceiling in his kitchen before coming to a stop.
"It sounded like a gunshot but it was louder bang," Beck said. "We looked up and saw the ceiling coming down and broke away the sheet rock in the dining room."

Beck reported to police he heard the rock crash through his home Friday at 10:30 p.m., but thought that a joint or rafter had been broken.

The article stated that when Beck checked his attic the following morning, he found a hole in his roof, damage to pipes and the rock. The rock was broken in half.

“For this to crash through asphalt shingles, the roof, smash copper pipe, crack a ceiling, it was moving very quickly,” said Wolcott police Chief Edward Stephens.

The news story also reported that there were several witness reports of a loud boom and a light flash over Connecticut on that Friday night around the same time that the rock crashed through the man’s home. This is only the fourth known space rock to crash through a home or vehicle in the past 60 years. On average there are about five reports per year of bolides making it to the ground where persons find space rocks, but it’s all very rare.

A article from June 12, 2009 talks about a pebble from space that hit a 14-year old kid in Germany in the head and continued on to bury itself in the ground below him. Fortunately, the kid was only hurt. The same article shows some other events including the November 30, 1954 Hodges meteorite. Alabama housewife Ann Hodges was taking a nap on her couch when she was awakened by a 3-pound meteor after it crashed through her roof, bounced off some furniture and struck her in the hip, causing a large bruise. Another event was in Peekskill, NY, where the piece of a large witnessed fireball that streaked and exploded over the Eastern United States, struck a lady’s vehicle. She wasn’t in the car at the time. This was on Oct. 9, 1992. The only other incident where a meteor struck a vehicle or home that we know of was on June 21, 1994. The Martin’s were driving in Spain when a 3-pound space rock crashed through the windshield, bent the steering wheel and ended up in the back seat.

There was another major incident of rocks falling to earth when a fireball the size of a refrigerator exploded over Chicago in 2004. There was a large flash followed by a huge detonation that awoke residents throughout the city who later collected some of the rocks.

Despite what the skeptics will try to say, having a piece of space rock crash through your home is a very rare occurrence and of course, this happened just two months after the Russian bolide and during a year of frequent fireball reports. This is some scary stuff and could be the norm in the near future if this keeps up. Especially with all the sonic booms, light flashes and fireballs every day, it was only a matter of time before one comes crashing through a home. It’s just another matter of time before it happens again.

What’s really interesting about this meteorite is that just 19 days later, another meteorite was found in another home in Connecticut. When the homeowners found that meteorite, there was no sound or rattling associated with it, so experts at the Peabody believe that it may be related to the Wolcott home. This may be from the same fireball, but maybe the other homeowners weren’t home that night in April that it came crashing through their home. The second piece of space rock was found in a home in Waterbury.

On May 10, another meteor crashed to Earth in Namibia creating panic among the locals. The meteor crashed into a field.

From, May 10, 2013
A piece of meteorite, the of a size of a small ball or two human fists put together made such an impact that people within a radius of over 200km were able to hear the explosive impact, feel the resulting tremor and observe the blinding light that followed as it landed.


posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 03:00 PM
So we discussed how rare it is for these meteorites to actually strike ground, let alone your home. Two meteorites found in Connecticut homes, then a meteorite crashed to Earth in Africa, and then on Friday, May 17, 2013, a meteorite crashed through a man’s garage in New Zealand, nearly hitting him. Whoa, it’s definitely getting interesting and frightful how “common” this sort of thing is all of a sudden becoming. The man said that the meteorite must have missed him by a couple of feet.

He said, “I thought it was a gun shot.”

According to Zoe Hunter of, he didn’t hear or see the meteorite, but noticed the buckets were moving in the garage. He searched and eventually found a couple of small rocks the size of peas.

The man whose garage the meteorite crashed through waited about a week, then visited a geologist, Andrew Hollis, who confirmed that it was a meteorite.

"They're mostly magnetic and really dense. But it certainly looks as if it's been subjected to heat,” Hollis said. "Things like this are pretty rare, certainly in the day and in New Zealand. Having a meteorite land near people is quite rare."

On May 18 and 19, within a 24-hour period there were four major fireball events within the United States from Arizona, Missouri, east coast and Colorado. Then a few days later, a massive fireball was reported over Ireland witnessed by thousands. A week later, yet another bright fireball streaked across the east coast. The east coast seems to be a hot spot for these sightings, probably logging in the most sightings over the past couple of years.

Two immense fireballs were reported over Australia’s sunshine coast in the month of May. Also, on May 18, there was a large fireball spotted all the way from the Gulf of Mexico up to the Great Lakes in the mid part of the United States.

These incredible sightings continue on through 2013 at an ever-increasing and distressing rate. Also, throughout the summer there were other reports of meteors crashing to Earth. In one case, a man claims a meteor came down and smashed his windshield while he was driving, yet no rock was found. In another case, a lady showed 15 rocks that crashed down into her garden while she and her young daughter were outside in the garden. The last I heard on this case, it wasn’t substantiated yet that the rocks were indeed from outer space. In China, a meteor is claimed to have smashed into a landfill site creating a 3 meter wide hole. No one was hurt. Then, a small business warehouse’s employees discovered a space rock on the floor of the business that had created an 8-inch hole in the roof and a dent on the cement floor. If all these cases are for real, man, we better get out our real tin-foil hats for upcoming years as this stuff is really picking up in rates of occurrence.

Massive meteor lights up southeastern USA, brightest fireball observed by NASA in 5 years
From, Aug. 30, 2013
NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office has upgraded its estimates of a major fireball that exploded over the southeastern USA on August 28th. Lead researcher Bill Cooke says " the fireball reached a peak magnitude of -13, brighter than a Full Moon, and cast shadows on the ground. This indicates that the meteoroid had a mass of over 50 kg (110 lbs) and was about 40 cm (16 inches) in diameter. It hit the top of Earth's atmosphere traveling 23.7 km/s (53,000 mph)."

"As far as I know, this is the brightest event our network has observed in 5 years of operation," he continues. "There are reports of sonic booms reaching the ground, and data from 4 Doppler radars indicate that some meteorites may have fallen along the fireball's ground track." (Note: The city in the ground track map is Cleveland, Tennessee, not Cleveland, Ohio.)

Loud explosion and thunder-like roll from meteor over Italy
The Local, Italy, Sept. 3, 2013
Italians in the north east are on the hunt for traces of a fireball which raced across the sky in the early hours of Tuesday morning and "unsettled pets".

The ball of fire, thought to be a meteorite, was spotted between 2.30am and 2.45am and accompanied by a loud bang and thunder-like roar, Il Gazzettino reported.

It was spotted by locals across the north east, including people in Venice and Padua. One local resident told Il Gazzettino the event had "unsettled his pets".

On September 10, a large fireball exploded over Alabama with witnesses in several states, but the most notable was the thousands of people attending a Mumford and Sons concert. Again in early September, there were back-to-back explosions over the same section of Italy over two days. Furthermore, there was a meteor that many sci-fi fans will remember. A meteorite fell on Tatouine, Tunisia, the dessert town that was featured in the Star Wars movie as the home of Luke Skywalker. The fireball exploded overhead with three large booms.

Another large blast of a meteor transpired over Wales, UK, on August 29. Residents panicked and thought it was a large bomb going off. On Sept. 22, hundreds of Texans witnessed a massive fireball streak across the state. Two days later, a meteor streaked across Wyoming and was seen for 500 miles.

You’ll notice that I skipped a head a couple of months, but the fireballs didn’t skip anything. Over this time the reports kept coming in of exploding fireballs. It’s amazing that these aren’t being covered more or discussed by the main stream media. How can people continue to keep their heads in the sand when it’s so obvious something is wrong? I don’t care how many skeptics come out of the wood work and try to tell us that this is normal, it’s far from normal to have fireballs exploding with thunder-like booms every other day the way that it’s been for this long.

The Chicago Tribune even came out with a story on Friday, September 27, 2013 that said the American Meteor Society reported that the month of September was their most active since they started keeping records in 2005. There were 13 significant events in September over the skies of the United States.

From the Chicago Tribune
By Meredith Rodriguez, Sept. 27, 2013
Significant events - defined as being reported by more than 25 people - usually happen three to five times in a month, Hankey said. While meteors fall to the earth all the time, he said, they usually go undetected as they are most easily seen during the middle of the night and because they often fall where there are no people - such as over oceans, deserts or remote parts of Wyoming.

"For it to happen at rush hour in a densely populated area where there's millions of people on the road that have a capability of seeing it is pretty rare," Hankey said. "It's a special thing for someone who saw it, and they will probably never see it again for the rest of their lives."

Those are the sentiments that I claim on my ATS threads and the skeptics tell me how wrong I am. They’ve been so fortunate to see even dozens of fireballs in their lifetimes while I still await my first one. I even grew up in the North woods of Wisconsin, some of the clearest skies you’ll ever see. Yet, I’ve never seen one of these fireballs.


posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 03:05 PM
Further, September had a fireball storm with 30 states reporting sightings on Sept. 23. There were numerous fireball sightings on Sept. 19, 20, and 21, across Japan. September of 2013 sure was an interesting time as the fireball sightings began to undeniably increase. Yet, the main stream media still ignored the phenomenon.

It was only fitting that a busy September should close out the month with another flurry of reports to AMS. This story came out on the last day of September.

From, Sept. 30, 2013
Reports of meteor sightings are coming into the American Meteor Society by the thousands. According to one of the latest reports posted at the American Meteor Society website, "Its been a busy week for the AMS as we are bombarded by fireball reports from all different parts of the country. The latest event took place over Alabama and Georgia last night September 28th 7:30 PM local time. Over 250 witnesses from Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama and Georgia have reported the event so far.

Exactly why these meteors are coming into the atmosphere at this time is unknown. NASA and NOAA have yet to publish any reports on this phenomenon, although they did confirm the September 10, 2013 meteor that streaked across the sky in Alabama in article 'Meteor enters atmosphere over Alabama and disintegrates, says Nasa. An excerpt from the article reads, "Officials at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville say a baseball-size fragment of a comet entered Earth's atmosphere above Alabama at 8:18pm CDT Monday. Nasa officials say the meteor traveled at a speed of 76,000 mph. They say just three seconds after hitting the atmosphere, it disintegrated 25 miles above the central Alabama town of Woodstock, producing a flash of light. Nasa spokeswoman Janet Anderson says that because it penetrated so deep into Earth's atmosphere, eyewitnesses heard sonic booms."

In early October there were some more fireball explosions occurring in the Philippines, Bosnia, Venezuela and Columbia, frightening witnesses. Then mid-October saw more fireballs over Washington, DC, Japan, Western Australia, and this spectacular streaking fireball during a northern lights display in Scotland.

From BBC News, Oct. 15
A display of the Northern Lights over the Highlands and Islands of Scotland has been lit up by a fireball meteor.
Images of the aurora borealis were captured in clear skies on Monday night, including along the west coast and in the Western Isles.

The Northern Lights are generated when particle streams from the sun collide with atoms high up in the atmosphere.
Byron Griffiths, who lives on the Isle of Lewis, took one shot of the fireball as it fell through the sky.

The night of Oct. 27, 2013 was a very active night. The All-Sky Camera Network operated by NASA detected 27 fireballs over the United States on that single evening.

Every night, a network of NASA all-sky cameras scans the skies above the United States for meteoritic fireballs. Automated software maintained by NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office calculates their orbits, velocity, penetration depth in Earth's atmosphere and many other characteristics. Daily results are presented here on
On Oct. 26, 2013, the network reported 27 fireballs. (16 sporadics, 7 Orionids, 1 Leonis Minorid, 1 epsilon Geminid, 1 Southern Taurid, 1 xi Draconid).

Fireball explodes just 30km above Sarajevo
From, Nov. 2, 2013
Multiple explosions were registered last night at 00:36:59 as bolide penetrated the atmosphere. Its fragments could have hit the ground.

The cameras of Bosnia and Hercegovina Meteorite Network run by Orion Astronomic Society and Hydrometeorological Institute in Sarajevo, located in Sarajevo, Gradačac and Pelješac, registered bolide incursion with above -9 magnitude equal to the Moon glow in the first quarter.

This is the brightest meteorite event ever since the Meteorite Network commenced with its experimental activities in tracking the sky activity.

The fireball plummeted at 20 km/s speed and exploded/extinguished at about 30 km from the ground.

On and on through the month of November, the reports kept coming in. You really have to start asking yourself, what the heck is going on? You see areas that report several fireballs in the same night, or repeating fireballs over the course of three nights. The stories are amazing, awe-inspiring, and if the reality of it wasn’t so frightening, they’d be pleasant to observe. Instead they are starting to cause panic when seen or heard because the “rare” phenomenon isn’t so rare anymore. As the reality sets in, numerous people will wake up to the frequency and intensity of these fireballs and grasp the situation. What is the situation? Something is wrong and whether it has to do with the dangerous gas in our atmosphere or our planet really is floating into a cosmic shooting gallery, it’s biblical in nature, more on that in a later chapter.

On November 26, once again, space rocks made it to the surface of the planet and this time they hit a little boy. Tests confirmed that these little rocks had indeed dropped from space and smacked the 7-year old in the head.

From CBS 12 News, Karl Man, Nov. 26, 2013
Loxahatchee, Florida - He's the walking, talking, living, breathing seven-year-old who just had a very close encounter with outer space and has the scars to prove it. Steven Lippard was playing in his family's drive way this past Saturday when his world was rocked... literally.

"My dad ran to the door and saw me bleeding from the head", said Steven.

So what left little Steven with a gash in his head seemingly from out of nowhere, at first there were a lot of theories.
But in the end the answer was in the palm of their hand. "At that point I was convinced my son was hit by a meteorite", added Wayne.

Earlier, I wrote about how rare this is to actually get hit, or have one of these rocks come crashing through your home, but as you can see…that’s changed. The year 2013 saw several of these occasions and in addition to that, there were dozens of cases where people found the meteorites after witnessing a streaking meteor or exploding fireball. The enormous event in Russia even produced many fragments on the ground, including a half-ton rock that was pulled from a lake where the meteorite crashed through the ice leaving a very large circular hole. Space rocks are worth a fortune if you can find one, but at this rate, the price will start falling through the roof, no pun intended.

On December 1, it happened again. A UK family believes a meteorite struck the top of their home. The rock was being analyzed to make sure it came from space.


posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 03:08 PM
From BBC News, Simon Ward, Dec. 1, 2013
Lawrence Parkin from Jacksdale, Nottinghamshire said he was woken in the night by a tile falling from his roof.
In the morning he found large chunks of rock scattered around his front garden.

Experts at Nottingham University said he had possibly been hit by the remains of an iron rich meteorite. The pieces are now being sent to a London museum for further verification.

On the night of December 10, a massive fireball exploded over Arizona with thousands of witnesses and several video captures of the event. One You Tuber who actually has some tracking on his channel caught this event on camera. He also had just discussed on his channel the week prior with a viewer about the possibility of gases coming into our atmosphere with these meteors and he said that wasn’t something we had to worry about, and then, with this Dec. 10 fireball, he and many others happened to smell a pungent odor in the air for over an hour after the explosion. That’s very interesting.

Meteorite explodes above Arizona
Hannah Osborne, Intl. Business Times, Dec. 12, 2012
A meteorite has exploded into a huge fireball above Arizona just days before the year's best meteor shower. It was captured on film by a number of people.

Eyewitness Tony Kubrack told CNN: "I see this tremendous, white, bright light in the western sky. And it was just ... it was absolutely enormous, I couldn't believe it."

Robert Ward, a volunteer field researcher from Arizona representing the Chicago Field Museum, said: "This was a very large fireball. I may chase something this big three or four times a year, but that's worldwide. To have something like this fall in my backyard is big.

"There was a lot of energy released, and that tells me there was a lot of mass to the object. It fell in the hornet's nest. It's the meteorite mecca of the world, Tucson. This is going to be big for Tucson."

A NASA expert said the meteor was travelling at 45,000 mph, while Geminids travel at 78,000 mph. He believes it was a meteor that passes earth every day. He also said the meteorite was large, weighing around 100 lbs and measuring 16 inches thick.

To finish out the year, on December 26, there was a large meteor event that was spotted across 10 Midwestern states from Minnesota and Iowa to Illinois and Missouri. The very large fireball was caught on camera as it broke into three separate streaking meteors that fragmented. One observer described it as, “I watched it change colors from the yellow red and orange to green blue and purple right before it sizzled out and went black and I watched it break off into at least 3 pieces."
This large event had over 500 reports from the Midwest to the AMS site, a spectacular sighting indeed. The following day another large meteor was reported from Minnesota to Indiana. Still on Dec. 27, a large day time fireball was observed streaking across Montana.

As 2013 closed out the AMS released a graph (on next page) showing their annual reports and the increase over the years since they started tracking in 2005. Keep in mind that this is just the reports they receive in the United States and in order to be considered a major event, it has to have at least 25 reports and then they verify that it was an actual meteor sighting. This chart is impressive.

The year 2013 was unquestionably a year of dramatically increasing fireball reports. The skeptics are having more and more difficulty explaining away normalcy of daily accounts of streaking fireballs, space rocks crashing through homes and vehicles, meteorite fragments found regularly, and massive earthquake-like explosions in the skies above our heads. It’s time to stop denying the obvious and let’s start focusing on the why? Or, is it that “they” already know the why and it’s not something the powers that be are willing to share with us sheeple, just yet?

Here’s a little tidbit to think about. In the waning days of December, 2013, over 1,500 reports came in to the AMS in less than 48 hours concerning various fireballs streaking and exploding across the United States, an outburst of meteor sightings to close out an exciting year.

If these increasing fireballs are becoming the norm and the year 2013 was the new sign of the times, then I hate to see what’s in store for 2014 and beyond.

posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 07:24 PM
a reply to: Rezlooper

As far as fireballs go, they are produced by objects high in volitales such as comet fragments. When a comet breaks up it leaves  a tubular trail debris. The Taurid meteors are just such a trail.

The Taurid complex produces a fair number of fireballs, the Tunguska event was a Taurid as was the Russian thing a couple of years ago.

This link is to a page of papers on the Taurids.

And here is a little tidbit from one of the papers,

The break up of large comets in the solar system after passage through the Belt would produce a large dust and meteor input to the atmosphere, causing a rise of up to 1 percent of C-14 in the atmosphere. The level would be sufficiently high to affect a full climatic cycle. Some glaciation could also occur, and the last Ice Age could have been caused by the progenitor of comet Encke, part of which was the Tunguska meteorite, an interstellar object. It is estimated that further debris from the zodiacal cloud will intersect earth during the period 2000-2400 AD.


 And for a more detailed discussion of centaurs and Jupiter family comets and their role in mass extinctions.

The role of giant comets in mass extinctions

W.M. Napier*

+ Author Affiliations

Astrobiology Centre, University of Buckingham, Buckingham MK18 1EG, UK



Dynamical studies of the asteroid belt reveal it to be an inadequate source of terrestrial impactors of more than a few kilometers in diameter. A more promising source for large impactors is an unstable reservoir of comets orbiting between Jupiter and Neptune. Comets 100–300 km across leak from this reservoir into potentially hazardous orbits on relatively short time scales. With a mass typically 103–104 times that of a Chicxulub-sized impactor, the fragmentation of a giant comet yields a highly enhanced impact hazard at all scales, with a prodigious dust influx into the stratosphere over the duration of its breakup, which could be anywhere from a few thousand to a few hundred thousand years. Repeated fireball storms of a few hours' duration, occurring while the comet is fragmenting, may destroy stratospheric ozone and enhance incident ultraviolet light. These storms, as much as large impacts, may be major contributors to biological trauma. Thus, the debris from such comets has the potential to create mass extinctions by way of prolonged stress. Large impact craters are expected to occur in episodes rather than at random, and this is seen in the record of well-dated impact craters of the past 500 m.y. There is a strong correlation between these bombardment episodes and mass extinctions of marine genera.


posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 10:25 PM
When weak atmosphere occurs =

Fireball explosion increasing. . .
Hot weather
Climate change
Weak magnetic field
Ocean doom
Strange sound heard all over the world
Sea rising/flood

What's next ?

Go google!
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posted on Jul, 31 2016 @ 09:20 AM
a reply to: SophiaEveLee

Not to mention a rise in quakes, volcanoes and sinkholes. What is causing a weakening atmosphere? An increase in methane gas, but the real question is why now did methane gas start rapidly releasing all over the world? What set that off?

posted on Jul, 31 2016 @ 09:20 AM
a reply to: SophiaEveLee

Not to mention a rise in quakes, volcanoes and sinkholes. What is causing a weakening atmosphere? An increase in methane gas, but the real question is why now did methane gas start rapidly releasing all over the world? What set that off?

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