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Police dashcam catches meteor or possible ufo?

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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 04:34 PM
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Saying 'meteor' is ALWAYS a very convienent answer to give.... The reason why I now believe it is a meteor is because of the witness accounts who said they saw the thing blow up into a bunch of pieces, but on the flip side, if i was trying to cover something up I would definitely get a few "eye witnesses" from different locations to say they saw the same thing....




posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 04:42 PM
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Originally posted by jhn7537
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Saying 'meteor' is ALWAYS a very convienent answer to give.... The reason why I now believe it is a meteor is because of the witness accounts who said they saw the thing blow up into a bunch of pieces, but on the flip side, if i was trying to cover something up I would definitely get a few "eye witnesses" from different locations to say they saw the same thing....

Yah, I know were never going to know for sure. Thats why regardless of what anyone says, I rather just review the evidence. Other videos are so easy to debunk sometimes, this one of the dash cam has it's merits because of chain of custody ( like you said the police ), the steady view point, the lack of "blinking" or "flashing", no trail or tail, all white, steady and fast... I guess if it had zigged and then zagged on screen we would all be like FAKE!



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 04:53 PM
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At first I was certain it was the lights of another car, and then I thought it was a plane.

I would think it is moving much more slowly than any meteor or fireball I have ever seen, though of course I haven't seen them all and so I wouldn't know... It takes about 7 seconds to pass through the view of the camera, which in and of itself seems to be a while for an object like a meteor to pass over.

The focus of the camera isn't very sharp unfortunately so the fact that we are unable to make out any tail doesn't necessarily mean there wasn't one. Without more information and a better video I would have to go with meteor/fireball, though I am on the fence.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 05:34 PM
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Looking at the video it doesnt clearly look like a meteor to me (thats why i added the video the the alien/ufo threads), but after hearing witness testimony and the FAA come out and state otherwise its hard to argue against it. I wish there were more camera views that caught this.....



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 05:47 PM
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Previous one caught on dash cam in Alberta Canada June 2011

Meteor or UFO crashes in Alberta Canada streaks across the night sky




posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 06:14 PM
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Nice clip.... Now that looks more like a meteor, the original clip looks nothing like that, other than the white color..... Maybe the original clip isnt a meteor like so many are suggestig.....



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 06:48 PM
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I think the object in the OP is at a greater distance than the ones in Zorgon's video though, and significantly not as bright at that. Also, because of the soft focus a small pinprick of light will look much more illuminated than if it were shot more clearly.

I think the only thing that is really 'stumping' me is the speed of the object and how long it takes to 'burn out' as opposed to any fireballs/meteors I've seen.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 07:39 PM
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It defintely could be, but the tail of the meteor is so very obvious in that clip and in the original one it seems to keep perfect form until it goes off the screen which is puzzling to me...



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:10 AM
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The puzzling part of the video to me is; the object starts to slow down. The slow down is even more apparent in the slow motion section of the video. The other posted meteor videos show the meteors at a constant velocity, which doesn't make this one fit a meteor, aside from the no streaking effects others have mentioned, which is also very odd if it is a fireball then it should have a streaking tail of some sort, if it isn't on fire then how is it illuminated and seen at night?

If this thing was seen in two states, then it's a lot larger than a car or school bus; think about how far away you can see an airplane from the ground which is much larger than a school bus, unless it was seen close to the two states borders it makes no sense. If it exploded on impact were there reports of the explosion? Even if it didn't explode it would make one hell of a sound cutting through the air and on impact using the size they stated it to be. Too many unanswered questions for me about this one...



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 06:40 AM
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Originally posted by Darkchemistry
The puzzling part of the video to me is; the object starts to slow down. The slow down is even more apparent in the slow motion section of the video.


Meteorites don't slow down



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:18 AM
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Originally posted by Darkchemistry
The puzzling part of the video to me is; the object starts to slow down. The slow down is even more apparent in the slow motion section of the video. The other posted meteor videos show the meteors at a constant velocity, which doesn't make this one fit a meteor, aside from the no streaking effects others have mentioned, which is also very odd if it is a fireball then it should have a streaking tail of some sort, if it isn't on fire then how is it illuminated and seen at night?

If this thing was seen in two states, then it's a lot larger than a car or school bus; think about how far away you can see an airplane from the ground which is much larger than a school bus, unless it was seen close to the two states borders it makes no sense. If it exploded on impact were there reports of the explosion? Even if it didn't explode it would make one hell of a sound cutting through the air and on impact using the size they stated it to be. Too many unanswered questions for me about this one...


I agree.... The really puzzling part for me is that there isnt a tail on the meteor in the original clip, and then you look at the clip that Zorgon posted which shows a very obvious clip of a meteorite, and you see all the obvious characteristics the tail, it seems to be accelerating, it lights up the whole sky..... Now Im starting to lean more towards a UFO again....
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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:48 PM
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Originally posted by jhn7537

Originally posted by Hellas
A meteor would have a tail right?


That's exactly what I thought, the object doesnt break apart at all, it keeps its shape as it goes across the sky


No not necessarily. Keep in mind that the tail can be much less bright than the head of the meteor itself. A camera could easily pick up a meteor but not the tail, even if there was a tail visible to the naked eye.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 10:01 PM
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Originally posted by intrptr
If it was a meteorite that tracked over two states where is the radar printout, instead of this weather sat grainy stuff?


Meteorites often don't make it to below 30 or 30 km in altitude before they are slowed down so much by the atmosphere that they are no longer luminous (known as the "retardation" point), and what is left is usually quite small and unlikely to be picked up on conventional radar.



Originally posted by intrptr
And where did it come down?


We may never know, but that is unlikely since there is footage and witness reports. If meteorites are recovered depends on the terrain.

A quick check on the usual sources reveals that the locaton of any surviving meteorite has already been narrowed down somewhat, so there's a good chance meteorites will be found.

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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 10:07 PM
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Originally posted by zorgon

Meteorites don't slow down


I take it that was a sarcastic comment? Hard to tell sometimes, but just in case someone else misses the sarcasm - of course they do slow down, and they are slowed down more as they penetrate deeper, and into thicker atmosphere.



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 12:49 AM
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Sorry. I have to agree that meterorites don't slow down. A rock from space moving through the atmosphere is called a meteor. What is left when it hits the ground is called a meteorite.



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 12:54 AM
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Where's the tail ? Nothing comes thru the atmosphere without leaving a tail. No meteor.
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posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 02:27 AM
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Originally posted by randyvs
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Where's the tail ? Nothing comes thru the atmosphere without leaving a tail. No meteor.
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The real question is why is this thread getting no love??? We have thousands of legitimate resources here on ATS and were getting no attention whats so ever with this LEGITIMATE sighting.... is this a meteroite? a UFO? a fallen satelite??? I DUNNO, but i do know this topic should be researched...



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 02:30 AM
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Originally posted by randyvs
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Where's the tail ? Nothing comes thru the atmosphere without leaving a tail. No meteor.
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I agree man, this sighting is WIERD as hell and its getting ZERO LOVE..... if anythijng, this sighting could be a legit one... It shows ZERO characteristics of a meteor crashing here to earth, i am honstly starting to beliebve its something more than what we first thought...



posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 04:29 AM
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Originally posted by jhn7537

Originally posted by randyvs
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Where's the tail ? Nothing comes thru the atmosphere without leaving a tail. No meteor.
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I agree man, this sighting is WIERD as hell and its getting ZERO LOVE..... if anythijng, this sighting could be a legit one... It shows ZERO characteristics of a meteor crashing here to earth, i am honstly starting to beliebve its something more than what we first thought...


See I know one thing for sure. A lot of people on ATS don't take points of light at night seriously as much more than that . So you're kind of hung out to dry on this one Bud. But keep em coming.
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posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by xpoq47
Sorry. I have to agree that meterorites don't slow down.


Really? Or are you just making an ignorant and unfounded assumption?




How fast are meteorites traveling when they reach the ground?

Meteoroids enter the earth’s atmosphere at very high speeds, ranging from 11 km/sec to 72 km/sec (25,000 mph to 160,000 mph). However, similar to firing a bullet into water, the meteoroid will rapidly decelerate as it penetrates into increasingly denser portions of the atmosphere. This is especially true in the lower layers, since 90 % of the earth’s atmospheric mass lies below 12 km (7 miles / 39,000 ft) of height.

The American Meteor Society



Originally posted by xpoq47
A rock from space moving through the atmosphere is called a meteor. What is left when it hits the ground is called a meteorite.


Wrong again, apart from the last part of what you said. A rock from space moving through the atmosphere is called a meteoroid. The luminous phenomena that we see in the sky that is caused by the meteoroid passing through the atmosphere is known as a "meteor".



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