An eastbound hunk of an apparent meteor barreled over the Central Sierra foothills on Sunday morning, rattling windows and nerves from Groveland and Placerville, to Modesto and Reno. A loud bang was heard about 8 a.m. Some people also reported seeing a bright flash.
The incident, reportedly the result of an annual meteor shower, was immediately followed by a cascade of phone calls to fire and law enforcement agencies throughout Central California and western Nevada.
The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office received at least 50 calls Sunday morning from shaken residents, said Sgt. Jeff Wilson.
One witness of Sunday's meteor flyby in Arnold told The Democrat that trees were briefly swept from west to east. Another said she was knocked off her feet.
Originally posted by Doalrite
all these meteors are just the precursors to the large astroid that is going to hit... that or the suns binary star that we are getting closer too
Originally posted by Tholidor
Sounds like "something" (X-37B maybe?) made a high rate of descent approach from the northwest, needed to bleed off a little more speed so extended the base leg of the approach before turning south for landing at Groom Lake.
Some witnesses reported a double sonic boom like the shuttle approach.
Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
You know, I just had a thought? What if those mysterious explosions people have been hearing are exploding meteorites in the atmosphere?
edit on 22-4-2012 by EvilSadamClone because: Added the word know
Originally posted by deadfox223
Pentagon releases results of 13,000-mph test flight over Pacific
The Falcon hit Mach 20. At that speed, an aircraft could zoom from Los Angeles to New York in less than 12 minutes -- 22 times faster than a commercial airliner. Take a look at what that looks like from the ground in the video below.
.... can you put up a link to the video deadfox223?
?edit on 23-4-2012 by wewillnotcomply666 because: (no reason given)