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3 foot block of ice falls in Oakland

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posted on Apr, 17 2006 @ 12:24 AM
Just found this comment on the ice chunk: New Survival Sport: Ice Chunk Dodging

My first question is this: even if it is coming from the bellies of planes why hasn't it happened before? What has changed?

My second question is whether or not anyone knows where I can buy a steel umbrella.

God Bless

posted on Apr, 17 2006 @ 12:39 AM
I wonder at what flight level that person thinks the ice forms and "stays" at?

I was in a Citation jet the other day that has an operation ceiling of 51,000 feet. I haven't heard of any jets having "ice strikes" in mid-air.


posted on Apr, 17 2006 @ 11:37 PM
Here's one from December 2005,

posted on Apr, 18 2006 @ 09:53 PM
If an ice chunk is found and it's not blue or foul smelling, does anyone know who to call so that they may check out the core temperature and determine if it is from space? I'm just wondering if a new ice chunk was stuck in a freezer if the core would stay extremely cold if it was from space or how long the core would stay extremely cold. I don't understand how our atmosphere could produce only 1 or 2 large chunks of ice if it was going to produce such a phenomenon.

posted on Apr, 19 2006 @ 12:35 AM

posted on Apr, 19 2006 @ 11:05 AM

Originally posted by orionthehunter
In fact I once saw what I believe must have been a huge iceball break up evenly into a million fiery pieces like a huge ball of glowing glitter spreading out to over several times the diameter of the full moon. It was a beautiful sight to see and one that I have never seen before or since.

I got lucky like this once, too! It was about 3 years ago, around Christmas time.

It was unbelievable.

posted on Apr, 20 2006 @ 10:52 PM
You're lucky as well Queenannie38. I wonder how many other lucky ATSers might be out there. I think this is the sort of thing that seems unusual if you've never seen or heard about it before but I heard these icy objects keep randomly hitting the Earth every month. I'm wondering if a slow moving icy ball might not burn up as much in the atmosphere and make it down to the ground.

posted on May, 27 2006 @ 08:18 PM
Just found this on
2-Foot Ice Chunk Falls in Yard

BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) - May 21, 2006 - A large block of ice believed to have been discarded by an airplane fell thousands of feet onto the lawn of a Brigantine residence Saturday.

Also here is an article about one that fell in Chicago in February 2006:
Man Watching 'Exorcist' When Chunk Falls

This is the original site where I found information on the one in Chicago:
The Peculiar Phenomenon of Megacryometeors

God Bless

posted on May, 27 2006 @ 08:57 PM
i bet u the ice was a from aliens. there tossed it, it was originally like 30 or so big, but meltd down to its core, as it came through the atmosphere

posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 09:26 PM
Here's an update on the ice chunk that hit in New Jersey:
Couple seeks to crack Brigantine ice mystery

BRIGANTINE — It was a pretty typical Saturday evening for Dan and Jean Ciechanowski as they worked the barbecue and chatted with neighbors this past weekend.

Then it happened.

Dan Ciechanowski heard a noise that he described as the sound a missile makes and saw something moving across the sky at a 45-degree angle.

It smashed into a vacant lot next to his property with a crash that shook the foundation of his house.

That crash was pretty close to where Jean Ciechanowski was grilling. Though there is a fence between her property and the vacant yard, she too heard the missile-like sound and felt the impact.

God Bless

posted on Jul, 19 2006 @ 02:18 PM
Just wondering if anyone has seen reports of samples of the ice taken for study. IF they are chunks of space ice, or pieces of small comets, I would think taking samples would be a very good way to search for traces of minerals, dust or even micro organisms. Especially if the center of the bigger pieces like in that Oakland photo are still uncontaminated by the Earth.

I do know I would be wearing gloves before touching it though.. unlike that fire fighter reaching into the hole... if its space ice, it should be damn cold... not good for fingers... and it might have bugs in it... hopefully dead from the cold of space... or just waiting for some sun on some unsuspecting planet to warm it up....

Speaking of sun, for those who don't know about this, the SOHO satelite 1 million miles in space is sending life feed solar pics every 6 minutes. So for dearwife, now you can add watching explosions on the sun to your "worry" list
You can climpse many comets as they zap into the sun.


posted on Jul, 19 2006 @ 02:25 PM
My bet would be some unexplained atmospheric weather anomaly.

Loam, I love your avatar, what species is it? a varanid?

posted on Jul, 19 2006 @ 06:49 PM

Originally posted by zorgon
Speaking of sun, for those who don't know about this, the SOHO satelite 1 million miles in space is sending life feed solar pics every 6 minutes. So for dearwife, now you can add watching explosions on the sun to your "worry" list
You can climpse many comets as they zap into the sun.


Thanks zorgon, even though I do have that site already in my "worry" list...

Ice chunks, fires, and quakes, Oh my!

posted on Jul, 19 2006 @ 07:04 PM
Its interesting to note that many scientists say water is a rare thing as far as space goes, but the posts here seem to indicate we've been bombarded by ice for a long time.

I don't by the big super hail stones though. I have been a pilot for many years flying at many levels and never yet ran into an "iceberg in the sky"

I wonder if anyone has calculated if those big chunks that fall off the rocket booster have anything to do with this.

Also the jets of the space ships create ice, but I don't think those are big enough though. They do however get called UFO's a lot...

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 04:29 AM
NOTE: I was just about to create a new thread on this topic, but the infinite wisdom of the ATS servers informed me that there was already a topic started... the following is the post I made for the new thread. I will read back through this thread afterwards and see what you guys have been talking about.

I was trying to install Windows on a particuarly cranky computer, when I heard a headline come across MSNBC on my TV... "Ice Chunk Falls from Sky and Totals Mustang."

"Wow," I thought. I decided to Google for more such events...

KTVU - Oakland, CA
KNBC - Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco Chronicle

The sky is falling!? Where is this stuff coming from? Theories?

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 11:41 PM
Thank you for the update on this ice chunk in Florida damajikninja!

Here's what came up for this recent event:
Mysterious Ice Chunk Smashes Florida Car

01-29) 20:08 PST Tampa, Fla. (AP) --

Raymond Rodriguez was changing a tire when an 18-inch chunk of ice plummeted from the sky with a piercing whistle, then a metallic crunch. The ice chunk crushed the roof of a nearby Ford Mustang on Sunday morning. No one was hurt.

"I was scared," Rodriguez said, who was only feet away. "It's crazy, man."

The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing flight schedules to see if the ice fell off a plane. The ice did not have a blue tint that would indicate it came from a plane's lavatory. The National Weather Service said conditions in Tampa were not favorable for the formation of large balls of ice, known as megacryometeors.

"It's not an act of God," said Carlos Javage, whose son's car was wrecked by the mystery ice. "This came off an airplane."

Just happened two hours ago too!

(well, the article did I mean)

[edit on 29-1-2007 by DearWife]

posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 11:50 PM
Whoa just saw this article:
Mysterious Falling Ice Chunk Leaves Man's Car On The Rocks

Saturday night, the son parked his Mustang outside a friend's home at 9406 Hilldrop Court in northwest Tampa, planning to return later to fetch it. Sunday morning, he got the unhappy news.

Carlos Javage said his son, who is still paying off the car, was in shock.

"That was his dream car," he said.

Bits of glass and ice littered the car's damp back seat. A baseball-size piece of ice stood near the spoiler.

John Young, 38, who lives across the street, stored a larger piece - about as big as a football - in his refrigerator.

posted on Jan, 30 2007 @ 12:02 AM
It's white ice, not blue.
Do they know where it came from?
There were alot of hits on it in Google News, but most have disappeared now.
Imagine if it just started raining those things?

posted on Jan, 30 2007 @ 12:03 AM
Apparently there was another recent one on January 18, 2007 in Delaware:

Ice Chunk Crashes Through Delaware Co. Home

(CBS 3) WOODLYN A Delaware County family narrowly avoided injury after a chunk of ice came crashing through their home Wednesday evening.

The incident happened shortly after 8:00 p.m. in the 1300 block of Donna Drive in Woodlyn.

Ed and Penny Myers said they were getting their 4-year-old daughter ready for bed when the icy object tore a 3-foot hole through the roof.

"There was this explosion in the room. At first I thought it was the T.V. shattering and glass, then I looked up and saw the hole in the ceiling and I was afraid the whole ceiling was going to collapse," said Penny.

Check out the videos there also.

[edit on 30-1-2007 by DearWife]

posted on Jan, 30 2007 @ 12:12 AM
I wonder how big these things are before they enter our atmosphere?
Just goes to show how vulnerable we are to an incoming object.

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