Skip to comments.Fireball seen over Madrid
Posted on 01/28/2005 11:13:49 AM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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.
Maybe it's one of those UFOs from Iran...
Didn't something like this happen right before the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia ?
The sky is falling! Women/minorities hardest hit.
ssshhhhhhh dont tell them that.
Nope. Couldn't have been. It's definitionally impossible.
(Which makes me something of a geek, I'll admit.)
True. They arc in, typically at a rather shallow angle.
I guess that makes me one, too, because I thought almost the exact same thing when I read that line. :)
I see a strange host around the sun
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.
"So ya like fire, Scarecrow??"
Can't be the French Airbus A380...it hasn't left the ground yet.
Yeah, but in which direction?
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. :)
Boat, the issue isn't how vertical its path was...the issue is that it was falling at all. Meteorites don't fall.
Was that near the "caves"- those endless bars in the walls of the plaza major?
LOL........Walk away, be kind....it's friday !
But file this quibble under the heading 'Lost Causes'.
This is hugh and could be very series.
Hey...I TOLD everyone I was a geek! =]
This happens daily. Most of the time over the ocean or some unihabited area.
Surely a sign of Heavenly anger with Spain's hard left turn! ;)
Oops...sorry I missed your earlier post!
Meteorite Hits Cambodia, Sparks Fires and Prayers
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.
meteorite? Is that the codename for a new model of Airbus?
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.
Oberon, everyone falls. That's what forgiveness is for.
Maybe it was the liberals mothership coming down to rescue them
Another way of saying "I surrender."
It was a warning shot across the bow from Pope, after the Spanish Defense minister's comments regarding the faith.
It's just a delusion caused by your classy (or is it glassy?) green eyes.
If only we had ratified the Kyoto protocol, things like this wouldn't be happening. Like everything else, it's Bush's fault.
I know what it was....
It was probably from one of those Indian-American-Israeli nuclear tests that caused the tsunami.
If it was red, must be from Communistan! Seriesly!
Or Bovine flatulence. That's supposed to cause all kinds of environmental tragedies.
Been a lot of these things lately.
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.
Depends on how much he had to drink.
Hay! This is turning into a GRATE THRED!!!