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A fireball streaked across the Oregon sky -Thursday, 22 September, 2011

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posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 05:03 PM
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I was wondering if any members on the west coast had heard about this?

I did not see any posts regarding this last night, or today.

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A fireball streaked across the Oregon sky Wednesday evening. Described as blue or green with a small tail, the object appeared shortly after 8 p.m. Reports of the sighting ran from Portland to Southern Oregon but seemed to be focused on the Central Willamette Valley and Central Oregon Coast. The object was also spotted streaking across the sky in Central-Eastern Oregon “From everything I’ve heard, it’s not a satellite -- short duration, moving fast, changing color and went out over the Pacific,” Dick Pugh of Portland State University’s Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory told KTVZ. Fireballs are usually an optical illusion, astronomers say, since they can appear to be falling far closer to the person who sees them than is actually the case.


If "it's not a satellite", eeer what is it?




“I get these reports quite often,” Pugh said, especially on clear summer nights. “Until I hear (reported) sound effects, we don’t get that excited,” in terms of the potential of finding meteorites. Candace wrote on the KGW TV Facebook page that " my daughter and I saw it. We were driving from Canby to Aurora and were near the intersection of 99E and Barlow Rd. I hit the brakes because it looked like it was going to land in the road in front of the car, but disappeared off to the side of the road. It looked like one steak from a light green firework coming down from the sky." "We were traveling on Stayton-Scio hwy looking toward Mary's Peak in the Coast Range when we saw the meteorite burn from approximately 80 degrees to 30 degrees on the horizon where it broke apart into a couple chunks and disappeared at about 30 degrees on the horizon,"


The west coast seems to be having quiet a few of these sightings over the past couple of weeks...keep your eyes open, you never know what you might see




posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 05:11 PM
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Ut oh! Lol you know with all the predictions for the coming week is say we are truely in for something. Everyone watch the skies and keep updating. And if something does happen everyone take care of themselves.



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 05:12 PM
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Ut oh! Lol you know with all the predictions for the coming week is say we are truely in for something. Everyone watch the skies and keep updating. And if something does happen everyone take care of themselves.



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 05:14 PM
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I saw a shooting star last nite, but the crazy thing is I was with my hubby in the car telling him about all the unusual going ons and he's thinking i'm nuts and I look up in the sky and lo and behold a shooting star, Be careful all, PEACE



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 05:18 PM
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I had an inkling last night that people who thought they were witnessing UARS had actually seen one of the 100's of meteorites streaking across the sky (that we get on regular basis). I am pretty certain there was a thread already in 'New Topics' yesterday.

Oregon certainly seems to be the place as there have been a few threads over the last few months regarding meteors / bollides or whatever you make of them!...I'm jealous!!!!...LOL

A lil off topic but relevant under the circumstances:

Anyways I guess UARS will be landing 'our time' Canada about 6 am onwards tomorrow morning...I get a bit confused when posts are relating to Friday afternoon (Friday afternoon by who's time?) GMT, PST, EST, UTC??????....as Pacific Time that's early morning to us...Does anyone know out of curiosity the time frame?...I know NASA must be getting closer to calculating the drop off area...I guess we'll get to hear that in a few hrs...



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 05:21 PM
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Nibiru, yes, Nibiru! It could be pushing a debris field ahead of it. Elenin could be seen as a part of the debris field rather than a stand alone comet.

If this is true earth will see more than usual amounts of entering objects. Some of them large.-------




posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 05:27 PM
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Where are the chinese lantern brigade? theyre usually here by now, what could be keeping them . I saw one of these little fellas a couple of years ago, its what brought me to ATS, it was a ball of fire speeding across the sky, but to this day i dont know what it actually was. (it wasnt a chinese lantern tho, definitly)

You know what they say, "you never forgot your first"



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 06:23 PM
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LOL you are right my friend 'The Chinese Lantern Club' have been somewhat quiet of late. Although there are usually a group of lanterns in slight formation...Apparently this was spectacular by lantern standards...tee hee




posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 06:44 PM
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DAMN!. im in oregon, central coast, RIGHT where the article says would have been the best view, and i say DAMN!. cause i was inside at that time and didnt see it. DAMN!!!! i go outside every single night to look at the stars, im even usually outside at that evening time to, but last night i was inside eating dinner at that time, DAMN!


i havn't really seen much in the skies other then a satellite pass over head every 30 seconds, twice i've seen these satellites turn!! both times the object came in from the south heading north got right to mid sky and turned right, exiting my view to the east, other then that they usually stay straight like a normal satellite

last time i saw something streak in the sky was during the perseid meteor shower in august, lots of shooting stars, i have watched the perseid shower every year my whole life and this last august had some of the brightest shooting stars i have ever seen, at one point two of them were so bright that i could see the tail of the object as rough edged fire not the typical straight line but the tail looked 'bumpy' like it was just flaming debris it was just the clearest brightest shooting stars i ever seen, those two bright ones one crossed from south to north very fast, and the second was only a few seconds after and it crossed from north to south,

anyhow, i sure hope if any thing more unusual happens in our skies that i am outside to see it xD

and imo from reading the description in the article it sounds to me like the man is correct it does not sound like a normal meteor/shooting star
edit on 9/22/11 by pryingopen3rdeye because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 06:44 PM
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Maybe they aren't saying anything because there is no photo (aka no proof) to call it a lantern.



And you are right, you never do forget your first



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 06:47 PM
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DAMN!! Ya missed it!?! DAMN!!! I hope dinner was good


If things keep up at this pace, I'm sure you will get your chance. Just remember to have camera in hand, no pic=no proof



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 06:53 PM
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Hi Jools!




Anyways I guess UARS will be landing 'our time' Canada about 6 am onwards tomorrow morning...I get a bit confused when posts are relating to Friday afternoon (Friday afternoon by who's time?) GMT, PST, EST, UTC??????....as Pacific Time that's early morning to us...Does anyone know out of curiosity the time frame?...I know NASA must be getting closer to calculating the drop off area...I guess we'll get to hear that in a few hrs..


I am a bit confused on the time as well. I have heard tomorrow (Friday) some time mid afternoon EST. I have also heard that they wont know until 2 hours prior to re-entry on where it could end up. That's what I have read so far any way. Doesn't mean that information hasn't changed though




posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 06:54 PM
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Originally posted by summer5
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Maybe they aren't saying anything because there is no photo (aka no proof) to call it a lantern.



And you are right, you never do forget your first

Theres no proof to call it a fireball either, you saw one and i saw one, we knew what we saw. Its just that in my experience on ATS, for a lot of people, balls of fire equal chinese lanterns.



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 06:55 PM
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Nibiru, yes, Nibiru! It could be pushing a debris field ahead of it. Elenin could be seen as a part of the debris field rather than a stand alone comet.


I thought it was said that that broke up


There is so much to keep up with lately, I have no idea any more



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 06:57 PM
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It seems things are on the increase for sure...going to be an interesting ride to see how things unfold over the next week or so.



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 08:11 AM
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I was jut about to post this from the RSOE site

edit on 23-9-2011 by Quetzalcoatl12 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 08:14 AM
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How about it was a meteorite, ya know the logical assumption.



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 08:23 AM
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Originally posted by mnmcandiez
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How about it was a meteorite, ya know the logical assumption.


I would love to believe that this event was an actual ET event but mnmcandiez is right. The logical explanation is a meteorite. The Earth see's these events often but when we humans see an event like this, it's rare. I saw a similar object (I've also seen two separate sightings of UAPs) when I lived in Long Island, it was an absolutely amazing sight.



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 08:28 AM
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i many years ago saw a thing some would call a meteor on my back door at about
11.15 pm not sure on the year bad times for me with drugs and over weight
and about 6am saw this thing/craft move like i have never seen before and
never have since sorry cant realy explain it 3steps forward 2 steps back( no paula abdul puns please)
in the fron of house
then an urge to go back to the back garden and thesame thing went back in the same direction it came from
it may of been in 2007 but like i said i cant remember the year



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 08:29 AM
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i live in the UK and approx 9-9.30 pm myself, my daughter and my son in law were travelling by car down the a30 going west into cornwall. we had only been talking about the satellite due to fall back to earth an hour previous,then out the blue my daughter said "mum whats that" and the three of us saw what looked like a white ball of light with a tail coming from the sky falling to earth. this happened so quick we didnt have to time to take pics of it, at first i thought it could have been a flare from someone in distress at sea but we didnt seee anything go up but only fall down. im not saying this was part of the satellite but i`d never seen anything like this ever before.
it definately wasnt a shooting star because i have seen one many times, this was heading straight down.
did anyone from this neck of the woods see it too.
sorry forgot to say this was last night.
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