posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 06:32 PM
Originally posted by ibiubu
reply to post by Phage
I realize that there are thousands of fireballs everyday. In Russia, was it not a bolide? Due to it exploding? I heard it described as a chondritic
meteorite, but not sure. In Southern Wisconsin about three years ago a bolide came screaming through and landed in southern MN. All of the older
people here had never seen or heard anything like it. Is there an increase in the amount of bolide type asteroids being observed?
There are not thousands of fireballs everyday. There may be meteors flashing across the upper levels of the atmosphere where they burn up, but
fireballs are very rare, regardless of what these guys on here will tell you. I'm 41 years old and I have yet to see an actual fireball. I saw a
small fireball/shooting star on Halloween 2012 in the north sky falling in a direction that appeared to go straight down. It lasted a few seconds but
left very little of a tail. What I saw was not a fireball in terms of what we are seeing on these videos. And, yeah, there has always been fireballs
but not on this level.
Check out this from the meteor reporting sight the American Meteor Society on how much the reported sightings have increased over the past few years.
Already 50 days into 2013 and there have been 440 different events. At that rate, we will have over 3,000 reports this year.
588 events in 2007
726 events in 2008
694 events in 2009
And then the reports begin to rise in 2010
951 events in 2010
And really begins to rise in 2011
1628 events in 2011
2220 events in 2012
430 events already in 2013
The big jump happened after 2010, which fits with my theory about methane levels rising in the Arctic in August of 2010. Methane levels are rising up
to the mesosphere, where meteors normally burn up, and in such an amount that we don't even know for sure because we don't detect methane levels
that high. Could we have damaged the atmosphere and now these meteors are entering deeper into the atmosphere before burning up?
The better reporting of meteors is a BS claim. Our populations haven't drastically increased in the last few years so that there are more eyes
watching the skies. And of course after the Russian thing, people will now pay attention but that doesn't account for the drastic increase in reports
in the last few years before this explosion.
Here is a thread on this theory
I'd like to hear other theories, besides the asteroid field, that makes as much sense. IAlso, I'm not buying the claim that fireballs are common and
they aren't on the rise. I'd rather hear that we're caught up in the tail of Planet X
or we're under a UFO invasion! Just don't play everyone
for fools and say that it's common and "There's nothing to see here, move along please!!!!"