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Glowing whale-sized object falls from sky into Connecticut lake.

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posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 04:22 AM
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I also saw this just on the horizon from eastern CT. Went out for a smoke and saw what looked like a large meteor shoot across part of the sky. Looked like it might have hit from the angle it was traveling. I Checked the time when I went inside and it was 10:35pm. Checking Google maps I was facing the correct direction for it to have been this Litchfield thing.




posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 08:07 AM
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I'd like to know more details of the witness account about it landing in the lake.

Did the witness actually see it land in the lake, with a splash and everything, or is it possible that the object was higher in the sky and simply disappeared over the horizon at the edge of the lake, and just appeared to end up in the lake?

Is it possible that this was a meteor that flashed across the sky and over the horizon, and never hit the ground (at least not in that part of Connecticut)?

For example, below is a video of the famous Peekskill Meteor of 1992, so named because it ended up hitting a parked car in Peekskill, New York. This was one of the most well-documented meteors because (1) Its was found where it landed, and (2) it occurred ojn a Friday night during high school football season, when many people were outside (at the football stadiums) with video cameras, videotaping the games. there were 16 different videos of this particular meteor.


All of these videos were taken hundreds of miles from where the meteor landed (at least what was left of it after it burned up).




A picture of the Peekskill Meteor and the car it hit:



By the way, back in 1992 I saw the fireball of this Peekskill Meteorite streak across the sky an disappear over the horizon (muck like in these videos) as I was driving in Pennsylvania, a few hundred miles from Peekskill, New York.



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posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 08:16 AM
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The investigation has already been closed? Wow. If that didn't make my ears perk up.
So, something the size of whale, a glowing green whale at that, fell from the sky into a 23 foot deep pond and 'they' can't find anything?
That's just too weird - honestly I had to look again to make sure this wasn't written by S.F.
I'll keep my eyes open and coming back to check here for sure.
Nice catch OP!

S&F



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 08:23 AM
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Originally posted by silo13
So, something the size of whale, a glowing green whale at that, fell from the sky into a 23 foot deep pond and 'they' can't find anything?...


But like I asked above, did it really fall into the lake, or did the witness simply see it disappear over the horizon, and it only looked like it fell in the lake? If it was flying over the horizon and over the lake, it could have been reflecting on the lake's surface, giving even more of an impression that it was heading down into the lake.

It could have been a large fireball that was a meteor breaking up as it went through the atmosphere. A meteor such as the 1992 Peekskill Meteor I mentioned above may have landed hundreds of miles from where the fireball was visible (if there was anything was left of it that could hit the ground).


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posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 08:26 AM
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Born and raised in Connecticut .... I find this very cool. We'll be visiting up there very soon. I'll have to ask around and see what the folks think. I'm glad this was posted.

BTW .. side note - I had cousins who were eye-witness' to the incident at Exeter (NH) and others who saw the 'ships' that caused the big blackout back in the 1960s by sucking the juice from the power lines. Old New England ... very cool.
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posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 05:15 PM
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Ok. (English is not my first language, sorry about any grammar mistakes)


Sure Fooled Me, Great Post.



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 05:17 PM
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Originally posted by Snap
I also saw this just on the horizon from eastern CT. Went out for a smoke and saw what looked like a large meteor shoot across part of the sky. Looked like it might have hit from the angle it was traveling. I Checked the time when I went inside and it was 10:35pm. Checking Google maps I was facing the correct direction for it to have been this Litchfield thing.


Excellent and you believe it to be a meteor. Did this meteor look large to you?



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 05:19 PM
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YES,, I'd like to know more too as I think many of us would.
That would be interesting to know, Did this witness actually see this fall in the lake or are they just assuming it did.
I think they should of at lest searched the lake bed.



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 05:22 PM
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That's Right,,, Closed,, Like, OK folks move alone nothing to see here!!!!
I think there is something to see there,,,,, I just do not understand why no one searched the lake bottom.

Unless of-course the Witness as a history or in known to make false claims and they know more than we do.



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 05:24 PM
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I think its the other half of that radioactive ghost ship from Japan they just bombed.
Seriously though, investigation closed.. well.. what was the darned conclusion.. " dunno, big honkin' glowy thing disappeared - case closed"?!



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
Born and raised in Connecticut .... I find this very cool. We'll be visiting up there very soon. I'll have to ask around and see what the folks think. I'm glad this was posted.

BTW .. side note - I had cousins who were eye-witness' to the incident at Exeter (NH) and others who saw the 'ships' that caused the big blackout back in the 1960s by sucking the juice from the power lines. Old New England ... very cool.
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That would be Great, Please be safe.
I'll have to Google Exeter N.H. incident, sounds interesting.



posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 05:38 PM
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If you've ever seen a bolide, they are extremely deceptive in their size and distance from you.
When I was in Michigan I watched one fall in, flash white and green, then explode just above the horizon after breaking through the cloud cover. When I got home I called the local police, more to see if I could find out where it landed at then to actually report it, because it appeared to have landed within a few miles of where I was.

Ended up that it landed almost 100 miles away, in Canada...
Hit some guys trailer.


Because they are so high, so bright, and generate such a large plasma plume around them, they appear to be much closer, and much larger, then they actually are.



posted on Apr, 14 2012 @ 05:37 AM
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Yes, it was brighter and larger than a commercial jet. I don't recall seeing a tail or streak from it, but I only glimpsed it for a second. It was not moving quite as fast as a typical meteor, but still very fast. Way faster than a jet. I only saw it traverse about 20 degrees of sky because of clouds before it passed behind the hill here. It did have a blue/green type of color to it.



posted on Apr, 14 2012 @ 05:04 PM
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Originally posted by Snap
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Yes, it was brighter and larger than a commercial jet. I don't recall seeing a tail or streak from it, but I only glimpsed it for a second. It was not moving quite as fast as a typical meteor, but still very fast. Way faster than a jet. I only saw it traverse about 20 degrees of sky because of clouds before it passed behind the hill here. It did have a blue/green type of color to it.

Bolides (fireball meteors) do not typically move as fast as your normal "shooting star" style meteor because they are of a size that is being slowed down by the atmosphere.

Also, not all fireball meteors will have tails. Sometimes the same meteor will have a tail on parts of its flight through the atmosphere, and have no tail for other parts of its flight, such as the meteor in this video of the (the same video I posted above). This one video is a montage of multiple videos of the same meteor (the "Peekskill meteor" of 1992). As you can see, it was moving more slowly than a typical "shooting star", and it sometimes had a tail and sometimes not:

please excuse the music. It's a good video, except for the useless music



posted on Apr, 14 2012 @ 06:03 PM
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There's quite a lengthy piece in the local paper detailing the minutiae of what's currently happening regarding this incident.

This is quite an interesting snippet:


Goshen resident Bob Leigh called The Litchfield County Times late Thursday afternoon and to say that he and two friends saw exactly the same thing in the same spot two years ago around the same time. “We looked at each other and said, ‘what the heck is that,’” recalled Mr. Leigh, who said it came out of the sky pretty much like a green blob. “The whole horizon lit up that weird green glow and then that was it,” said Mr. Leigh.


Source
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posted on Apr, 14 2012 @ 07:48 PM
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But seriously now. Can anyone with experience in the area answer this? Is it normal to just call off investigation in less than 24h? I mean, if they did not believed at all in the witness testimony wouldn't they just ignore it?
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posted on Apr, 14 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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Yes, it's normal to call off a search like that pretty quickly. Once someone with some astronomy experience hears their testimony, they'll know pretty quickly that it was a green bolide.
Searches are expensive.


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posted on Apr, 14 2012 @ 10:52 PM
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Originally posted by Snap
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Yes, it was brighter and larger than a commercial jet. I don't recall seeing a tail or streak from it, but I only glimpsed it for a second. It was not moving quite as fast as a typical meteor, but still very fast. Way faster than a jet. I only saw it traverse about 20 degrees of sky because of clouds before it passed behind the hill here. It did have a blue/green type of color to it.


Thank you for the details, For only having a Glimpse that was a lot of information.

I don't believe it was your average meteor.



posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 11:14 AM
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Originally posted by theiceone
I'm no specialist, but I REALLY don't think this is a meteor.


You said it....

An expert in meteors would know that it's common for people to misjudge the size, distance, heading, and altitude of meteors, as I pointed out here in the other thread on this subject.

So given this fact, there is little doubt in my opinion that this was a meteor.


Originally posted by theiceone
The huge impact and sound blast would have draw a lot more attention.


No it wouldn't, given that we know that people often get the distance involved totally wrong where meteors are involved, and a meteor that is actually very high up in the atmosphere can appear to be at much lower altitude.

Soylent Green Is People posted a good example a bit earlier, but there are many more out there, if anyone can be bothered to look.

Edit to add - defcon5 also posted a good personal example


How long to we have to go round in circles before people realize that "mundane" objects in the sky such as meteors, can easily confuse observers???
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posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 11:32 AM
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I'm going to see if anyone on my facebook knows any more info. I live here and ATS is how i find out lol.
Bantam lake is not that big or deep someone must know something.
If i get anything ill report back.



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