More meteor, fireball, UFO sightings from all over the world?

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posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 07:10 AM
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I've not seen a thing here in NW FL except not long ago a nice meteor, one that was just a bit brighter than the usual tiny speck darting across the sky for a few seconds. My daughter said she saw a long streak across the sky, you know, a small white plume. I think it was curved downward so it might have been a meteor, who knows.
This was not long ago and after the meteor event in Russia.
spacescience.spaceref.com...
We modern folks have not witnessed this. It would still be a little frightful even today.




posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 07:36 AM
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Haha, sure you can call me Donny but Donna would be better!

I'm in the Southeast about an hour and change north of Marseille, so not very near Bugarach. Was thinking at the time I'd like to check out the spectacle but they closed off the village!

Problem here is that info on the French web seem very minimal, I know in the US there would have been something about somebody else seeing it too. It was enormous after all!
It was around 11:30 at night and as you know, most French have long since shut their shutters and gone into hiding.
My husband and a friend saw a large, silent black triangle over Cavalaire( St.Tropez) in the late 80's, so there are things here too, or maybe only in the south. It is a " special" place....



posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 08:06 AM
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Greetings Donna Darko,

That's funny i lived not far from where i think you are talking about (in the 69.. and no for non French people this is not a sexual position in France but an area code!!)... I'm now in the 37 but travel quite a lot to the area where you are so it's nice to have a Bouillabaisse from time to time at the old port in Marseille



It's true that the South of France has been known over the years for much unexplained phenomenal activity and UFO sightings, but not much has been reported here in ATS (probably because either the people who saw could not speak English or were too timid to report here knowing that they would either be debunked or laughed at by trolls mocking their English language skills without realising that theposters are non native English speakers.

It's so nice to see other people from around the world answering my thread, so thank you to all you posters so far.

Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 06:04 PM
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I haven't seen anything in Michigan. Of course, it's been cloudy for the past week. The only good clear day we had was yesterday, but by nightfall it was already clouding up.

Couldn't say I'd be looking for meteors though. I'm always looking up hoping to see the remarkable. I see meteors (shooting stars) hitting the atmosphere EVERY time I star gaze.

I think it's likely we could be moving into a tumultuous part of space that is denser. When objects like DA-14 and ISON move through, they can spray rocks this way and that - it's to be expected more would be heading our way. I just hope they stay small and burn up on entry. So far, we've been lucky. We are even luckier, the planet is covered 70% by water. It makes these bigger sized ones, a bit easier to handle when most end up in the water. Of course, when eventually an earth level extinction rock swings our way, it won't matter where it hits.

Peace,
Cirque



posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 12:35 AM
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EAST COAST METEOR WAS SHOT DOWN THREE TIMES!!!

Take a look these vids of the east coast meteor streaking through the sky...check out the left portion of the screen (8-9 o clock)...three flashes of light...the first apparently missed...but the SECOND WAS A DIRECT HIT (coinciding with the meteor disintegrating midflight)...the third missed methinks...compare with the russian meteors being shot down vids....





CNN VID


WMDT SOURCE VID



posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 11:36 AM
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Rodinus,

It appears that I missed your thread first time round, but better late than never I suppose.

It's a good series of questions that you posted, and most if not all the answers to it are on ATS already, although they are scattered around.

As a few have said already on this thread, meteors (and indeed fireballs) are common if you take the time to observe the sky for them. Most people don't put in the time required, and if you don't, you usually don't get to see them unless you happen to get lucky.

Anyway:

1. I don't know exactly what it is about the USA, but since I became interested in the subject about 15 years ago I've noticed that the USA seems to get more than it's fair share of big fireball and meteors sightings. It may well be due to a combination of factors such as:

Large continental land mass that means cloud free skies are more likely.

Historically it's the birth place of meteor-observing, so there is a large sub-culture (compared to other parts of the world) of meteor-observers, and also people who are generally into astronomy.

Well established communication and news networks, meaning a better chance of hearing about events.

And lastly, it has a population that seems to be more dis-trusting of their government than any other part of the world. This means more people that are conspiracy minded, so more people that are willing to question events that might seem normal to people in other parts of the world... so when something "strange" like a fireball happens, it's more likely to get posted.

2. After the Russian fireball, there were numerous reports of fireballs that turned out to be other phenomena - mostly high altitude aircraft that had sun-lit contrails. So yes, people were looking for fireballs/meteors more, and in some cases misidentifying other phenomena. You are right also that some see meteors/fireballs and are unable to identify them.

3. (you didn't number you last question) As someone who does not reside in the USA, and constantly searches the internet for meteor and fireball observations, I constantly come across events that are not posted on ATS. I do post the more notable events here of they have not already been posted, but if I was to post every single fireball report that I came across, I'd be posting at least one or two times a day!

Keep in mind that most fireballs and meteors are not reported mainly because most of Earth's surface area is ocean, or sparsely populated/unpopulated, and also because of cloud or daylight, or people being tucked-up in bed. Also, some people simply don't bother reporting events even if they know that there are places where they can be reported.

Also keep in mind that people are getting better at reporting these events. When I first became interested in the subject, I didn't see as many reports as I do now, and many of the big events did not reach mainstream media (although they may have made local news) due to there being no footage. Without footage, they are not "news-worthy". We have many more cameras today that are pointed at the sky than 15, 10, or even 5 years ago, so more events are being caught on camera, making them news-worthy.

Despite this, ATS picks up many more events than the MSM in my experience, partly since we have members all over the world, and it seems to be increasing probably as much due to growing interest in this type of event as it is due to ATS's ever growing membership. This could easily have the effect of making people who were previously not on ATS think that there are more fireballs around since you are more lightly to hear about fireball reports on ATS than you would if you were not on ATS.

Whilst there might be a small up-kick in activity of this nature, it would be impossible to tell without properly collected data. The jury is still out on this possibility as I posted here.



posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 11:45 AM
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Originally posted by wondermost

Originally posted by misscurious
Next week something else will be the hot topic..


To answer your other questions... The percentage of American users here probably out numbers the rest of the world combined... The UK probably being second highest but the UK is always cloudy and being such a small island has very high levels light pollution... Australia being third is a huge country with maybe only 2-3 per cent being populated and most living in big cities on the coast... When you take into account all these factors,the majority of sightings will always come from America..


It sure will, right on time and we will never mention meteors again!

Seriously though, this whole pope resigning and lightning striking St. Peters Bascilica, and the meteor attacking Russia(lol) all around the same time has alot of people speculating about the end of days and whatnot. Alot of people are now looking to the heavens for signs, so anytime someone see's a shooting star we should hear about it.


c'mon, alot of doom porn fell off the map when "2012" didn't happen...so...a different type of doom porn has to be created. being happy and content with your life, has turned into being ignorant and stupid. calls for "wake up" and being "sheeple" have started back up.



posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 11:50 AM
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Originally posted by zacfrost
EAST COAST METEOR WAS SHOT DOWN THREE TIMES!!!

Take a look these vids of the east coast meteor streaking through the sky...check out the left portion of the screen (8-9 o clock)...three flashes of light...the first apparently missed...but the SECOND WAS A DIRECT HIT (coinciding with the meteor disintegrating midflight)...the third missed methinks...compare with the russian meteors being shot down vids....





CNN VID


WMDT SOURCE VID


oooorrrrrr......pieces of the meteor, of various sizes, broke away during initial atmospheric entry. i used KISS, combined with OCCUM'S RAZOR to reach my conclusion.



posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 11:54 AM
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I think earth is moving through "something" like an asteroid field moving in from deeper space or some previously unkown field that is just now reaching inner solar system on its orbit. Hopefully nothing huge heading our way.



posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 12:23 PM
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The United States covers less territory than say Asia. I think that is one reason for us having more reports.
Maybe there is a lot of stuff happening over US territory as well. Some questions whether some of the strange
booms and flashes are not related to meteors exploding but rather govt. tests using sound weapons. If so then
this could be happening here rather than other places in the world.

www.earthfiles.com... scroll down. There is some good reporting here.





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