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Fireball seen over Madrid
Yahoo (AFP) ^ | Fri Jan 28,10:47 AM ET

Posted on 01/28/2005 11:13:49 AM PST by Thinkin' Gal

Fireball seen over Madrid

Fri Jan 28,10:47 AM ET

MADRID (AFP) - Residents of the area near Madrid airport reported seeing a ball of fire explode and disintregrate in skies over the Spanish capital overnight, security services said.

Emergency services received telephone calls about 10:30 pm (2130 GMT) Thursday reporting the object, described by some callers as looking like a meteorite, which was seen exploding and disintegrating.

Subway employee Jose Antonio Lopez told EFE news agency that when he went home from work, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the capital, he saw a "huge, very red incandescent ball giving off a huge flash then disappeared after a few seconds."

"It was a mass of red fire falling vertically," he said, suggesting it could have been a meteorite.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beeber; callingartbell; fireball; hugh; madrid; series; spain; stuned
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1 posted on 01/28/2005 11:13:50 AM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Thinkin' Gal

Maybe it's one of those UFOs from Iran...


2 posted on 01/28/2005 11:16:59 AM PST by AmericanChef
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To: AmericanChef

Didn't something like this happen right before the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia ?


3 posted on 01/28/2005 11:19:57 AM PST by Deetes
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To: Thinkin' Gal

The sky is falling! Women/minorities hardest hit.


4 posted on 01/28/2005 11:22:41 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Deetes

ssshhhhhhh dont tell them that.


5 posted on 01/28/2005 11:23:15 AM PST by Walkingfeather (q)
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To: Thinkin' Gal
"It was a mass of red fire falling vertically," he said, suggesting it could have been a meteorite.

Nope. Couldn't have been. It's definitionally impossible.

(Which makes me something of a geek, I'll admit.)

6 posted on 01/28/2005 11:24:02 AM PST by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: Thinkin' Gal

Goodness gracious.


7 posted on 01/28/2005 11:24:52 AM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: Oberon

True. They arc in, typically at a rather shallow angle.


8 posted on 01/28/2005 11:25:03 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Couldn't you have stopped shooting at us and watched your baby grow instead?)
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To: Oberon

I guess that makes me one, too, because I thought almost the exact same thing when I read that line. :)


9 posted on 01/28/2005 11:25:08 AM PST by exnavychick (There's too much youth; how about a fountain of smart?)
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To: AmericanChef

I see a strange host around the sun


10 posted on 01/28/2005 11:25:48 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: Walkingfeather

ROFLOL!!!!


11 posted on 01/28/2005 11:26:02 AM PST by Deetes
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To: Thinkin' Gal

12 posted on 01/28/2005 11:26:07 AM PST by evets (God bless president George W. Bush)
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To: exnavychick

However, if the viewer were exactly uprange of the object, it could have appeared to come in vertically when it was actually passing directly overhead on its way in.


13 posted on 01/28/2005 11:27:26 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Couldn't you have stopped shooting at us and watched your baby grow instead?)
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To: Thinkin' Gal

14 posted on 01/28/2005 11:27:40 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Thinkin' Gal

"So ya like fire, Scarecrow??"


15 posted on 01/28/2005 11:28:11 AM PST by F16Fighter
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To: Thinkin' Gal

Can't be the French Airbus A380...it hasn't left the ground yet.


16 posted on 01/28/2005 11:28:28 AM PST by WestTexasWend
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To: Oberon; Lijahsbubbe; aculeus; dighton; Squantos; Quix
"It was a mass of red fire falling vertically,"

Yeah, but in which direction?


17 posted on 01/28/2005 11:28:39 AM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: SlowBoat407

LOL! That's why I'd never hack it as a scientist...I just overlooked the obvious!

Thanks for smacking me with some much needed perspective. :)


18 posted on 01/28/2005 11:28:39 AM PST by exnavychick (There's too much youth; how about a fountain of smart?)
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To: SlowBoat407

Boat, the issue isn't how vertical its path was...the issue is that it was falling at all. Meteorites don't fall.


19 posted on 01/28/2005 11:28:56 AM PST by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: Thinkin' Gal

Was that near the "caves"- those endless bars in the walls of the plaza major?


20 posted on 01/28/2005 11:29:36 AM PST by BobS
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To: Thinkin' Gal

21 posted on 01/28/2005 11:31:38 AM PST by itsamelman (“Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.” -- Al Swearengen)
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To: Thinkin' Gal

LOL........Walk away, be kind....it's friday !


22 posted on 01/28/2005 11:32:17 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. ©)
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To: Thinkin' Gal
Terminological Quibble:  A meteorite is what a meteor becomes after it strikes the Earth.

But file this quibble under the heading 'Lost Causes'.

23 posted on 01/28/2005 11:32:24 AM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: Thinkin' Gal

This is hugh and could be very series.


24 posted on 01/28/2005 11:33:20 AM PST by sweetiepiezer ((((((((((((((MARINES))))))))))))))
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To: snarks_when_bored
Terminological Quibble: A meteorite is what a meteor becomes after it strikes the Earth.

But file this quibble under the heading 'Lost Causes'.

Hey...I TOLD everyone I was a geek! =]

25 posted on 01/28/2005 11:33:49 AM PST by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: Deetes
Didn't something like this happen right before the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia ?

This happens daily. Most of the time over the ocean or some unihabited area.

26 posted on 01/28/2005 11:34:28 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Thinkin' Gal

Surely a sign of Heavenly anger with Spain's hard left turn! ;)


27 posted on 01/28/2005 11:35:19 AM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: Oberon

Oops...sorry I missed your earlier post!


28 posted on 01/28/2005 11:35:20 AM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: Thinkin' Gal

Cool!

Meteorite Hits Cambodia, Sparks Fires and Prayers

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20050126/sc_nm/cambodia_meteorite_dc_1

Meteorite Hits Cambodia, Sparks Fires and Prayers

Wed Jan 26,12:38 AM ET


PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A 10 pound meteorite which landed in a former Khmer Rouge (news - web sites) zone of northwest Cambodia started fires across rice fields and prayers from villagers who saw it as a divine omen of peace.

"Some farmers are angry with the rock because it caused fires and destroyed several hundred hectares of their paddy fields," said Sok Sareth, police chief of Banteay Meanchey province, around 200 miles northwest of the capital, Phnom Penh.


"But others asked the police to leave it where it landed and put it on shrine to pray for peace," he told Reuters on Wednesday.


The black lump of celestial rock sent villagers scurrying for cover when it thumped into the ground in the war-scarred southeast Asian nation on Monday morning.


"It made a noise like a bomb exploding," Sok Sareth said. "It's a good thing it didn't land in the village or people could have been killed."


Pictures of the meteorite were splashed across newspapers in the capital, but the item itself has been carried away by police pending scientific analysis.


Initial investigations by explosives experts still clearing the bombs and mines left behind from Cambodia's years of civil war against Pol Pot's guerrillas have not yielded many results.


"I asked my friend who works as deminer, but he has no idea what the rock is," Sok Sareth said.






29 posted on 01/28/2005 11:37:48 AM PST by St. Johann Tetzel (Rule One: No Poofters!)
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To: Oberon

meteorite? Is that the codename for a new model of Airbus?


30 posted on 01/28/2005 11:37:57 AM PST by Paloma_55
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To: Thinkin' Gal
Maybe the Mothership just re-entered...??
31 posted on 01/28/2005 11:40:02 AM PST by Bean Counter (The Lidless Eye of the VRWC is watching you....)
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To: exnavychick

I just thought everybody's results of great steaks, roasted chichen, paella, sangria, tappas, cerveza generated a cloud of methane gas that had higher density than air. Un cafe con leche con Anis could be the fuse:):) All you need is somebody lighting a ciggie.


32 posted on 01/28/2005 11:42:28 AM PST by BobS
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To: Thinkin' Gal

Socialist flatulence.


33 posted on 01/28/2005 11:44:54 AM PST by pbear8 (Lord, Our Creator, how Excellent Thy Name is in all the nations...)
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To: Oberon
Meteorites don't fall.

Oberon, everyone falls. That's what forgiveness is for.

34 posted on 01/28/2005 11:47:18 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Couldn't you have stopped shooting at us and watched your baby grow instead?)
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To: Thinkin' Gal

Maybe it was the liberals mothership coming down to rescue them


35 posted on 01/28/2005 11:52:19 AM PST by DM1
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To: Thinkin' Gal

Another way of saying "I surrender."


36 posted on 01/28/2005 12:00:32 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Thinkin' Gal


It was a warning shot across the bow from Pope, after the Spanish Defense minister's comments regarding the faith.


37 posted on 01/28/2005 12:03:17 PM PST by Miles the Slasher
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To: AppyPappy
I see a strange host around the sun

It's just a delusion caused by your classy (or is it glassy?) green eyes.

38 posted on 01/28/2005 12:05:21 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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It could have been Michael Jacksons nose looking for a face....forget that..thats ridiculous its uncle Teds bar bill
39 posted on 01/28/2005 12:06:03 PM PST by TBClown
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To: Thinkin' Gal

If only we had ratified the Kyoto protocol, things like this wouldn't be happening. Like everything else, it's Bush's fault.


40 posted on 01/28/2005 12:08:51 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Thinkin' Gal

I know what it was....
ZOT!!!!!!!


42 posted on 01/28/2005 12:16:10 PM PST by mowkeka
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To: Thinkin' Gal

It was probably from one of those Indian-American-Israeli nuclear tests that caused the tsunami.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1330795/posts


43 posted on 01/28/2005 12:18:11 PM PST by ElkGroveDan
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To: Thinkin' Gal

If it was red, must be from Communistan! Seriesly!


44 posted on 01/28/2005 12:23:06 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (Slava Ukraiini!)
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To: pbear8

Or Bovine flatulence. That's supposed to cause all kinds of environmental tragedies.


45 posted on 01/28/2005 12:25:15 PM PST by Marysecretary (Thank you, Lord, for FOUR MORE YEARS!!!)
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To: Thinkin' Gal
Call the NTSB! It could be another center fuel tank exploding on a 747!!!
46 posted on 01/28/2005 12:33:50 PM PST by He'sComingBack! (Just another National Championship from the "weak" PAC-10)
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To: Thinkin' Gal

Been a lot of these things lately.


47 posted on 01/28/2005 12:45:59 PM PST by Mike Darancette (MESOCONS FOR RICE '08)
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To: Mike Darancette

Big light in sky later to appear in east, man coughs up towel in Brussels, and there's hamburger all over the highway in Mystic Connecticutt.


48 posted on 01/28/2005 12:51:36 PM PST by tom paine 2
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To: Oberon

Depends on how much he had to drink.


49 posted on 01/28/2005 12:52:50 PM PST by Frumious Bandersnatch
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To: ElkGroveDan; Thinkin' Gal; Dog Gone

Hay! This is turning into a GRATE THRED!!!


50 posted on 01/28/2005 12:58:33 PM PST by SierraWasp (Moderates, are just too chicken to commit to any ideal!!! They prefer sophisticated sophistry...)
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