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Widespread reports of meteor over US Southwest

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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 05:56 AM
reply to post by gift0fpr0phecy

Its all about you isn't it?


Moving right along, I doubt there will be much more to analyze from this whole series of events. We'll likely just have to leave it at 1) Cool meteor and 2) More crazy lights above NV/AZ. Now that the events are quickly becoming old news, new reports from locals and the MSM about the secondary event(s) will be harder and harder to trust. Just another case of, "Woah what was that? I dunno."

Its hard to be sure if these are the same story or not, but a lot of locals in LA/Orange Cty. were seeing odd lights hovering around... makes me wonder about Earthquake Lights. I know... still somewhat disputed. But, there have been some acknowledgement of the phenomena lately...

There are numerous geophysical phenomena other than surface deformation that have been associated with seismic events.These include: very low-frequency (VLF), ultra low-frequency (ULF), and extremely low-frequency (ELF) magnetic fields observed on the ground and in space, high-frequency electric fields (including earthquake lights), and thermal anomalies observed with satellite sensors. There are individual events, such as the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake ELF magnetic field, or the warming observed coincident with the Hector Mine earthquake, that appear significantly correlated with seismicity.
(Emphasis mine.)

In any event, tonight has been a good show!

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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 06:09 AM
reply to post by UberL33t

Hope this works I have no idea how to embed, but I'm trying. This is actually one of the best pictures/reports I've seen of the event. type="application/x-shockwave-flash" id="video" width="400" height="340" data="">
edit on 15-9-2011 by shell69 because: trying to embed video, and am clueless

posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 06:09 AM
I don't think it time to call it old news just yet... This only happened what like 8-9 hours ago? Not everybody jumps on twatter and the like instantly when something happens... I'm thinking we might get more info or video if we at least give it a whole day or if you're in such a damn hurry maybe at least 12 hours... Good grief.

posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 06:49 AM
Ok meteors move extremely fast and it's a breif episode that lasts no more than a few seconds, and sometimes in extremely rare cases up to 20 or so seconds if it has a nice arc path (Like the meteor that was famously filmed decades ago that actually skipped across the atmosphere and re-entered space).

I watched the news report on the incident, and it showed a film with a blue flashing light in the sky moving around in a circle. That's not a meteor I guarantee 100%. That film must be unrelated or it's a helicopter or UFO of some type.

I have seen literally dozens of meteors in my day, I even saw one hit the ground in broad day light when I was in high school, it hit about 15-20 miles from where I was and left a huge smoke streak in the sky that went all the way up towards outer space. Pretty freaky yet very awesome and memorable.

I have also seen a meteor explode mid-air at like 3am, some friends and I were sitting in their backyard and we heard a loud crackle - bang sound from above, we looked up and the entire sky was almost as bright as daytime for about 10 seconds. You could see in the brightness there were streaks of smoke where the meteor came in and the spot where it exploded (the source of the light) and there were dozens of small smoke streaks that came off the explosion point. You could see green and blue colors in the sky from this explosion.

It was pretty loud. Freaked us out. Yet also highly memorable and awesome to the max.

I'm telling you I know about meteors from experience. They move pretty fast, although the speeds can differentiate a bit depending on the circumstance. I assume they reach terminal velocity in their descents or there about.

So, if the reported lights fit the wide array of meteor sightings historically, than this is certainly a meteor (or space junk). If it's space junk that sucks because there are many toxic chemicals used in it's construction and they will be dispersed along it's trajectory path.

But if there was even one inkling of "hovering" or "changing directions" , it cannot possibly be either by definition.

Btw - Meteoroid = in outer space
Meteor = falls into atmosphere
Meteorite = hit the ground

Just some semantics there in case anyone cared.

posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 06:56 AM
Hold on to yer pants!!!

posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 06:57 AM

The word bolide comes from the Greek βολίς (bolis) which can mean a missile or to flash. The IAU has no official definition of "bolide", and generally considers the term synonymous with "fireball". The term generally applies to fireballs reaching magnitude −14 or brighter.[9] Astronomers tend to use "bolide" to identify an exceptionally bright fireball, particularly one that explodes (sometimes called a detonating fireball). It may also be used to mean a fireball which creates audible sounds.

So the bright exploding meteor I witnessed is technically either a detonating Bolide or a detonating fireball. Quite rare in fact, I've only seen one in my whole life. (Due to the extreme brightness which lit the sky up for at least 8-10 seconds, it could have also been a detonating super-bolide).

Also, I don't know of anyone else who claims to have witnessed such an event. (Other than the two friends who were with me that fateful night when we saw it).

This is all just FYI so that I can make use of my life and share what I saw with others in case they might care or be interested to learn about it.

wiki on meteoroid
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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 07:07 AM

The visible light produced by a meteor may take on various hues, depending on the chemical composition of the meteoroid, and its speed through the atmosphere. As layers of the meteoroid are stripped off and ionized, the color of the light emitted may change according to the layering of minerals. Some of the possible colors and the compounds responsible for them are: orange/yellow (sodium); yellow (iron); blue/green (copper); purple (potassium); and red (silicate).

So the one I saw (detonating bolide / super-bolide) was Copper according to this text. Because as I said, it was a blue/green hue in the sky for a moment or so.

Also, isn't that what the people in the news reports were claiming? Blue and Green?

Copper it is than.

posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 07:23 AM
reply to post by aarys

You're not getting what everyone is saying. The video is of an entirely different event, and not last night's meteor. At this point there have been so many videos of "this event" that have been proven to be old videos of other things, that any evidence is going to take a lot of verifying. The internet strikes again.

posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 07:36 AM
Its funny that this has just happened, I just showed my wife this thread and she is telling me she has just seen the same thing here in Australia.... Its a clear night tonight and she says it resembled an Orange fireball. She said it was larger than a shooting star, and it didnt go across the sky etc, pretty much straight down if you get what I mean..

posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 07:37 AM
Meteors don't zig zag back and forth at a constant rate.

Watch this vid again and you can see it moving left to right, right to elf, left to right.!

Meteors don't do this.

So what is it?

posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 07:44 AM
reply to post by muzzleflash

I had a similar experience a few years back. I was driving down the road on a rainy night and saw a meteor wiz across the sky and then brook into several small fireballs of different colors. My brother, a space nut, told me that happens when there are cloud high in the atmosphere. Apparently the moister causes the explosion.

posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:31 AM

Originally posted by UberL33t

Widespread reports of meteor over US Southwest

Widespread reports of a meteor over the US Southwest, from @AzCentral to @NBCLA (AZ to CA)
(visit the link for the full news article)

Hey Uber, I am in class and was reading some threads before class started and found this one.. have you downloaded the 'UFO Tracker" app by MUFON? There's at least 2 entries in AZ that coincide with the alternative medias claim.. sorry I don't have more to add im using my DROID and it keeps auto correcting

posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:36 AM
What's strange about this story is that the reporter from ABC, Brien McElhatten, said there were two events separated by 30 minutes.

The first time it was just a glowing orb with no tail, very unlike a meteor. The ABC reporter said it "hovered above the clouds for about 15 minutes or so before it disappeared into the atmosphere"

About 30 minutes later he saw the second object with a long tail which definitely looks like a meteor or something burning up in the atmosphere.

So what was the first object?

Original story link:
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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:46 AM

Originally posted by gift0fpr0phecy
reply to post by ledzeppelin489

reply to post by seeker11

Ok, I hope you don't judge the outcome on random comments that anyone can post.
edit on 15-9-2011 by gift0fpr0phecy because: (no reason given)

It's my opinion that with as many witnesses as claimed to have seen it, and having these people posting so quickly after the event, that their comments ARE at least relevant as they are first hand witnesses sharing their account of said event. Whether or not YOU want to believe them or not is entirely up to YOU. I'M not going to tell YOU what you should do, that's not my place.

posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:50 AM
reply to post by Nicolas Flamel

Someone must have accidentally launched a rod from the rods of god satelite. Oh and as all government ideas it did not work. Forgot about the Rods of God until now, just a humorous thought floating thru my head.
Could you imagine the butt chewing that corporal got???

posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:54 AM

Originally posted by hanyak69
reply to post by Nicolas Flamel

Someone must have accidentally launched a rod from the rods of god satelite. Oh and as all government ideas it did not work. Forgot about the Rods of God until now, just a humorous thought floating thru my head.
Could you imagine the butt chewing that corporal got???

Could be, he's on his way to Alaska now

The second event was the "cover-up" event, yeah?

posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:57 AM
reply to post by Nicolas Flamel

It is good to see someone with a warped sense of humor tooo..
Yea he was on the hyper-sonic jet to siberian outpost on pluto.

posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 09:00 AM
So much little time...

posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 09:01 AM
Twitter is a NEWS link now?
l m a o
interesting nonTHEless....

posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 09:07 AM
This sounds like a Sateliite.

Some years ago I saw one come down. It was spectacular, when I first saw it I thought a 747 had exploded and was pinwheeling through the air. The green color was so very vibrant. Green is of course the color copper makes when it burns. This will give you an idea of what the color was like.

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