Most of the skeptics try to derail this topic by claiming I don’t know what I’m talking about, fireballs are very common, but even observers from
the All-Sky Camera Network would disagr ee. In an article from WayneIndependent.com about a fireball flash captured on camera in early 2013, Thomas
Cupallari observes the night sky through the Keystone College Observatory where one of these All-Sky cameras is set up. He said that it’s very
unusual for fireballs to be so bright and stay so long. He said only once he saw a fireball that stayed bright for more than 5 seconds. This is a
person who studies the phenomenon every night.
The all sky camera is a fish eye lens that is pointed straight up into the air and can see 360 degrees around.
The camera is in a network with Sandia National Laboratory through New Mexico State University. They are set up at various locations so common events
that overlap can be tracked.
"The information from the cameras allows the laboratory to track where it came from, how high it was, and more," Cupillari explained. "It helps
separate nature from manmade events."
The nearest location to the observatory is 80 miles south in Ottsville, which overlaps coverage.
"Regular meteors can be seen on clear nights and sometimes you can see several in one night, but fireballs aren't very common," Cupillari said. "One
night our camera picked up 32 meteors and none of them were fireballs."
Notice how he stated in the article that fireballs are not common. Thirty meteors in one night and not one of them was a fireball. If you look up all
the sightings that have been occurring world wide over the past two years at the AMS site, you’ll see comments like this one quite often.
Kai L. of Livermore commented on the website, "I have done a considerable amount of stargazing in my 41 years on this earth and I have never seen
anything this bright in the sky (besides the sun and the moon). I was completely stunned."
I am 42 years old and this is exactly what my response would be if I were fortunate enough to witness one of these events. I have yet to witness
something of this caliber other than the usual shooting star. At this rate, I have no doubt in my mind that I will become one of these witnesses
Strange Grass Fires may be caused by Fireballs
Something I had never heard of has popped up a couple of times this year…fireball sightings followed by strange grass fires. First there was this
strange case in Tasmania, Australia back in March of 2013 when witnesses reported a “beam of light” that came down and started a fire.
Mysterious light blamed for circle of fire
ABC.net.au, March 4, 2013
Tasmania Fire Service officer Scott Vinen says the blaze was quickly put out, leaving an obvious burnt patch.
He says the bizarre incident has everyone baffled.
"Once we put the fire out, we kind of walked through the fire and tried to find something," he said.
"We thought a flare or something may have landed there, but we couldn't find any cause."
All I could figure in this case was that the beam of light was a streaking meteor. And stranger yet, a series of large fragmenting fireballs, possibly
the remnants of Comet ISON, were observed all over the United States on January 12, 2014. These fireball sightings were accompanied by a series of
strange grass fires, most of which occurred in Oklahoma and a few in Texas and Kansas. It was 40 degrees and far from dry in Oklahoma, so it was said
that there shouldn’t have been any grass fires, let alone multiple fires. Could these fires have been started by the fragmenting fireballs?
There were over 160 reports to the AMS site on that day of multiple fireballs streaking across the US and they were captured by the NOAA online radar.
On the next page are images of the fireballs. Note the multiple fireballs (the streaks across each image) captured on the same image in each of the
pictures. That’s impressive. Each of these images was taken on the same evening of all the witness reports between the hours of 5 pm and 7 pm.
In this image you can see the streaks, at least three of them. Then, later, two very bright fireballs were captured on NOAA radar just off the coast
of Washington and Oregon. And later still four more of these streaks are captured off the coast of California, all lined up together (shown in the
picture.) The west coast wasn’t the only place being lit up by fireballs on this particular Sunday evening. I can count as many as six streaks on
the image of the Midwest and east coast.
These fireballs in the Midwest all have a direction that carries them over and towards Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, the states that reported multiple
grass fires. Here are short snippets from three news articles about the grass fires.
OK firefighters battle multiple grass fires
From news9.com, Jan. 12, 2014
According to Joey Wakefield with Lincoln County Emergency Management, as of 1 p.m., crews are battling four grass fires in Lincoln County. The
grass fires in Lincoln County were all under control as of 8 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters are still mopping up areas. All 17 fire departments were used.
One mobile home and one barn burned.
There’s no evidence that all these fires that I’ve mentioned were caused by the fireballs, but it is quite an eerie coincidence. Rarely do we have
a day where we see so many fireballs, but then to have numerous grass fires all over Oklahoma termed “strange” in cold weather, I believe takes
some series consideration. Also, the Midwest image of the blue streaks has many of them heading in the direction of Oklahoma.
These grass fire incidents are not the only fires lately to be blamed on a possible meteorite. We also have a major fire that destroyed a town in
Norway that could be the result of a fireball. A night time blaze ripped through a historical wooden village in Norway on Jan. 19, 2014 destroying 30
homes and injuring 90 people. Some of the buildings in the village were hundreds of years old. Residents were shocked and dismayed at the terrible
SOTT.net then reported information about a fireball sighting across northern Europe. Alex Scholten from the Public Observatory in Gelderland Bussloo
said it was probably a small rock about the size of a football. The fireball was observed streaking across the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and the
UK. Scholten believes the rock may have ended up in the North Sea.
This large fireball was spotted at quarter past nine on Saturday night, not long later a massive fire ripped through the town and by 7 am Sunday
morning, 23 buildings had been destroyed. Once again, no real evidence that the fireball caused this fire, but it sure is strange. A village that had
existed for hundreds of years wiped out just hours after a massive fireball sighting. The fire remains under investigation and authorities have no
idea the cause.
Is there a Government Cover-Up?
Does the government know what’s going on? Later on I have a chapter dedicated to this very question about the whole methane and global warming
subject, but, for now, let’s examine a couple of possibilities in regards to a cover-up of increased fireball sightings.
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