posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 02:17 PM
Originally posted by Char-Lee
I think we will see soon enough who is right. If the people saying they are on the increase are correct we will likely see more like the Russian one
You mean like the supposed increases in 2008
Every time there is a big fireball that makes the news, and ATSers get a hold of it, and the same questions are asked. History repeats itself and
people never learn.
Perhaps I should have posted this earlier, but there is a well known increase in the rate of fireballs every year at this time of year:
The Fireballs of February
The point is that most fireballs are not reported since it's impossible to monitor the whole surface of Earth, but we are getting better at reporting
them and getting footage of them. There are more cameras now, more ways for people to report them, more people looking for them, and more
organizations devoted to them now than there were ever before, so it's not surprising that there are more reports that people are hearing about on
Many of these reports that we are hearing about now would not have made the news in the passed since there was no footage. Footage tends to make a
story like this news worthy.
Remember, ATS has 10's of thousands of members - hardly surprising that a few of them should get lucks whilst looking in the right direction, and see
what many people have been seeing for decades. If you search ATS you will finds hundreds of meteor and fireball reports posted by members in the last
5 or 6 years. Nothing much has changed over that time, apart from what I have mentioned above.
So yes, lets wait and see... people will forget, but then another fireball will hit the news in a few weeks/months, and the whole cycle of ignorance
will start over again.