posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 11:41 PM
Hal9000 has done an excellent job of presenting this report, so I can add nothing to it in substance, except some follow-up questions.
Do any of our math whizzes have a number for the likelihood of so many green fireballs localized in space and time to this extent? In other words,
what are the odds that these green fireballs would occur in so great a number at this particular time frame and in this one general area, yet be so
sparse everywhere else?
I realize that it is the composition of the burning objects, meteors, that would effect the color. And I realize that they could have all originated
from the same area of space, and therefore have the near same composition. But logic would indicate that if this were so, and they were on a narrow
trajectory, they would remain in a "band" spread from somewhere around the Carolina coastal region all the way to southern California, and more or
less evenly spread out over the entire states in that bandwidth.
Yet, aside from these reports in the American southwest, green fireballs seem to not be very common. They do occur, but not anywhere near on the order
of regularity as here. And they were not much reported so heavily even in that area either before or after a time frame of about 1948 through
What caused such a brief and intense shower of these green fireballs?