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posted on Jun, 16 2004 @ 07:47 PM
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Meteorite sighted in NSW
June 17, 2004

A METEORITE reportedly the size of a house fell on the NSW south coast overnight, exploding in a bright flash, police said today.

A driver on the Hume Highway shortly after 9pm (AEST) near Menangle reported an object the size of a house falling from the sky.

The object fell east of the Hume Highway, possibly in an escarpment near the top of a hill at Bulli, police were told.

The meteorite was described as glowing silver in colour and similar to an artillery shell when it exploded with a bright flash on impact.

Workers at the Sydney Airport Tower said they saw a meteorite about 9pm, police said.

No other reports were received by police and extensive police patrols of the area did not turn up the space debris.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au...



Meteorite sighted in NSW
June 17, 2004

A METEORITE reportedly the size of a house fell on the NSW south coast overnight, exploding in a bright flash, police said today.

A driver on the Hume Highway shortly after 9pm (AEST) near Menangle reported an object the size of a house falling from the sky.

The object fell east of the Hume Highway, possibly in an escarpment near the top of a hill at Bulli, police were told.

The meteorite was described as glowing silver in colour and similar to an artillery shell when it exploded with a bright flash on impact.

Workers at the Sydney Airport Tower said they saw a meteorite about 9pm, police said.

No other reports were received by police and extensive police patrols of the area did not turn up the space debris.

dailytelegraph.news.com.au...


'House-sized' meteorite hits
From news.com.au staff and AAP
17jun04

A METEORITE reportedly the size of a house fell on the NSW south coast overnight, exploding in a bright flash, police have said.

A driver on the Hume Highway shortly after 9pm (AEST) near Menangle reported an object the size of a house falling from the sky.

The object fell east of the Hume Highway, possibly in an escarpment near the top of a hill at Bulli, police were told.

The meteorite was described as glowing silver in colour and similar to an artillery shell when it exploded with a bright flash on impact.

Workers at the Sydney Airport Tower said they saw a meteorite about 9pm, police said.

No other reports were received by police and extensive police patrols of the area for more than an hour did not turn up the space debris.

"We went out to check if it was something bad, like a plane," said a police spokesman.

"However we didn't find anything - there was no bloody great rock sitting in the middle of the highway, anyway".

Police intend on talking to the original witness again later today in an effort to pinpoint the impact site, but admit that unless someone literally stumbles over the meteorite, the chances of finding it are slim.
www.thecouriermail.news.com.au...

Meteorite sighted in NSW
June 17, 2004

A METEORITE reportedly the size of a house fell on the NSW south coast overnight, exploding in a bright flash, police said today.

A driver on the Hume Highway shortly after 9pm (AEST) near Menangle reported an object the size of a house falling from the sky.

The object fell east of the Hume Highway, possibly in an escarpment near the top of a hill at Bulli, police were told.

The meteorite was described as glowing silver in colour and similar to an artillery shell when it exploded with a bright flash on impact.

Workers at the Sydney Airport Tower said they saw a meteorite about 9pm, police said.

No other reports were received by police and extensive police patrols of the area did not turn up the space debris.

AAP
dailytelegraph.news.com.au...




posted on Jun, 16 2004 @ 07:52 PM
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I think a meteorite the size of a house, no matter how small the house would (1) have lit up the sky enormously likie the one in Washington State, and (2) had such an impact on the earth that people for miles would have felt or heard it.

However this being Australia, it does make one remember a certain Aussie Bloke??? hmmmm



posted on Jun, 16 2004 @ 08:41 PM
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also the fact that Australia is vast and remote could be why not many people witnessed it....

still, no real evidence other than an eye witness and AAP still reported it

wonder whats with the "meteor of the day" since "the hoax"



posted on Jun, 16 2004 @ 08:43 PM
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you'd think they would have found debris or something... maybe it wasnt a meteorite but something else...

oh and you only need to post the story once... three times is a little much



posted on Jun, 16 2004 @ 08:59 PM
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Any one have access to seismic readings from that area? It would definetly show up...



posted on Jun, 16 2004 @ 09:01 PM
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this is a wicked site for the latest seismic activity around the globe:

earthquake.usgs.gov...

as for Australia ATM....nada..



posted on Jun, 16 2004 @ 09:40 PM
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Looks like nothing registered....maps and news relesases show nothing "earth shaking" (pun intended). Check Here



posted on Jun, 16 2004 @ 10:06 PM
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i live right near the hume highway and Menangle....didnt see, hear or feel anything odd






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