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Mystery object lights up Northwest sky
FOX 12 OREGON ^ | 03.12.05 | NA

Posted on 03/12/2005 9:33:14 PM PST by Mr.Atos

PORTLAND - A flaming object was spotted streaking through the Saturday night sky across Western Oregon and the impact was heard all the way from Salem to Medford, according to various reports.

Newspapers across the western half of the state and KPTV were getting phone calls from people who saw the object.

Summer Jensen of Portland said she was sitting in her living room with her father when they saw the flash of light outside and rushed to see what it was.

"I've never seen anything like that," Jensen said, adding that the object appeared to be moving slowly compared to a typical meteor, or "shooting star."

Have a picture or video? Email KPTV.

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TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Oregon; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: archaeology; callingartbell; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history; meteor; meteorite; shootingstar
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It was one of the most startling sites I have seen in quite some time. I was walking the dog just after dark and happened to be staring up at Orion when a blue streak lit the sky in a slow glide to the west, seemingly right into the Pacific with a tremendous flash.

Stunning.... enough so to share.

1 posted on 03/12/2005 9:33:15 PM PST by Mr.Atos
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To: Mr.Atos

No sonic boom like there was in Fla?


2 posted on 03/12/2005 9:35:20 PM PST by razorback-bert
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To: razorback-bert

I didn't hear one, but extended reports say there was.


3 posted on 03/12/2005 9:36:10 PM PST by Mr.Atos (http://mysandmen.blogspot.com)
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To: Mr.Atos

Sounds awesome. Did you also hear the impact?


4 posted on 03/12/2005 9:36:57 PM PST by 1john2 3and4
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To: Mr.Atos

probably a meteor.......a meteorite if it hit earth...of maybe Howard Dean?


5 posted on 03/12/2005 9:37:13 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: 1john2 3and4

lol...i see #3


6 posted on 03/12/2005 9:37:39 PM PST by 1john2 3and4
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To: Mr.Atos

Is there any consensus on what the heck it was? Should I put on my tin hat? LOL


7 posted on 03/12/2005 9:37:54 PM PST by willyd (Good Fences Make Good Neighbors!)
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To: Mr.Atos

COOL!!!! Wonder if they will have a impact site and be able to tell what it was.


8 posted on 03/12/2005 9:38:01 PM PST by Jewels1091
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To: Jewels1091

BTTT!!!!


9 posted on 03/12/2005 9:39:02 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: Mr.Atos

Is it a meteorite or is North Korea doing target practice again?


10 posted on 03/12/2005 9:39:24 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: 1john2 3and4

No! But, I saw the flashes as it went below the horizon. Damn near looked like it hit OHSU from where I was standing. It tracked a shallow angle, but did NOT travel horizontally as many reported... at least not from where I stood and I saw it from beginning to end.


11 posted on 03/12/2005 9:39:33 PM PST by Mr.Atos (http://mysandmen.blogspot.com)
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To: Mr.Atos

Damn! Santa's test run failed.


12 posted on 03/12/2005 9:42:13 PM PST by -=Wing_0_Walker=-
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To: willyd

I tell you... I've seen a few spectacular meteors. But, this one was most stunning. It started with a blue glow and left a very long blue tail it its wake as it made a very slow descent all the way to the horizon.


13 posted on 03/12/2005 9:42:19 PM PST by Mr.Atos (http://mysandmen.blogspot.com)
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To: armymarinemom

haha.....I don't think N. Korea could hit a bull in the butt with a bass fiddle.....


14 posted on 03/12/2005 9:42:34 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: Mr.Atos

I heard it was Dan Rather's Career...


15 posted on 03/12/2005 9:43:06 PM PST by willyd (Good Fences Make Good Neighbors!)
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To: Jewels1091

I'm sure wherever it hit, it killed all the dinosaurs in the immediate vicinity


16 posted on 03/12/2005 9:43:14 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: Mr.Atos

Blue??? Most meteorites/meteors have a white or yellow trail. What the heck solid burns blue?


17 posted on 03/12/2005 9:43:20 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Mr.Atos

What a sight! No sonic boom?


18 posted on 03/12/2005 9:43:40 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (This just in from CBS: "There is no bias at CBS")
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To: armymarinemom

Yep... might be one o' their Long Dong missiles...


19 posted on 03/12/2005 9:44:32 PM PST by beethovenfan
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To: Mr.Atos

CNN going down in flames?


20 posted on 03/12/2005 9:44:53 PM PST by doug from upland (Ray Charles --- a great musician and safer driver than Ted Kennedy)
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To: NorCalRepub
or maybe Howard Dean?

Did anyone hear a primal scream as it came in?

21 posted on 03/12/2005 9:45:08 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (This just in from CBS: "There is no bias at CBS")
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To: beethovenfan
Yep... might be one o' their Long Dong missiles...

LOL. Yep, that one.

22 posted on 03/12/2005 9:45:23 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: doug from upland

CNN is in such bad shape, even the flames have failed to show up.


23 posted on 03/12/2005 9:47:18 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (This just in from CBS: "There is no bias at CBS")
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To: armymarinemom

Darn, I think Art Bell takes Saturday off, too!


24 posted on 03/12/2005 9:48:03 PM PST by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Chief Justice!)
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To: NorCalRepub
No, but the NKs damned well took out Santa's Sleigh. Hope the old boy is OK, even if he has to make jerky out of the Reindeer.
25 posted on 03/12/2005 9:49:00 PM PST by -=Wing_0_Walker=-
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To: Mr.Atos

Anyone remember when Skylab fell from the sky?


26 posted on 03/12/2005 9:50:30 PM PST by scan59 (Why am I always so pessimistic? I was a dreamer when I was young.)
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To: willyd
Is there any consensus on what the heck it was?

I think it was algore's presidential aspirations, finally flaming out and crashing to earth.

27 posted on 03/12/2005 9:50:32 PM PST by Petronski (If 'Judge' Greer can kill Terri, who will be next?)
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To: Spktyr

the friction of the atmosphere renders many a meteor to burn blue or white..........


28 posted on 03/12/2005 9:50:46 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: Mr.Atos

Swamp gas. ..... just kidding!


29 posted on 03/12/2005 9:52:58 PM PST by CurlyBill (The difference between Madeline Albright and Helen Thomas is a mere 15 years.)
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To: Mr.Atos
"A flaming object was spotted streaking through the Saturday night sky..."

There are SOME "flaming objects" that you just don't ever want to see streaking...

30 posted on 03/12/2005 9:53:40 PM PST by Luddite Patent Counsel ("Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - Groucho Marx)
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To: beethovenfan

Long Duck Dong? The Donger? Oh, his career went that way years ago!





Ken Watanabee, for those unsure of his name :-)


31 posted on 03/12/2005 9:53:51 PM PST by Ro_Thunder (Lt.Col. Myles Miyamasu -"These guys really make us work to kill them, but in the end, they're dead.")
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To: NorCalRepub
the friction of the atmosphere renders many a meteor to burn blue or white..........

True, but you need the right elements and speed/temperature to get the effect.

32 posted on 03/12/2005 9:53:55 PM PST by steve86
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To: Spktyr
forgot to add......The colour of light produced depends upon the composition of the meteorite. Iron particles produce yellow light; sodium particles produce orange-yellow light; magnesium produces a blue-green light and silicon atoms produce red light.
33 posted on 03/12/2005 9:53:59 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: Mr.Atos

34 posted on 03/12/2005 9:54:16 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: BearWash

see post 33


35 posted on 03/12/2005 9:54:43 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: Mr.Atos
Three months ago out in the outback of NM, I saw the biggest, brightest shooting star ever. If you hold your arm straight our , with your thumb up, the meteor appeared as large as your nail. I thought, I am going to see and hear a tremendous impact, but it was have skipped thought the atmosphere.
36 posted on 03/12/2005 9:55:29 PM PST by razorback-bert
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
What a sight! No sonic boom?

UFOs do not give off sonic booms Even when they crash

Um, I mean....

It was a weather balloon. Please go back to your homes. There is nothing to see here.

37 posted on 03/12/2005 9:55:40 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: Spktyr
Big bolides are usually greenish
38 posted on 03/12/2005 9:56:01 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: Mr.Atos
Mystery object lights up Northwest sky

I hear those folks in King County really love their anal probes.

39 posted on 03/12/2005 9:57:55 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: Ohioan from Florida

Heh, heh.


40 posted on 03/12/2005 9:58:10 PM PST by MarMema ("America may have won the battles, but the Nazis won the war." Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall)
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To: scan59

yeah I was in college when Skylab came a crashing down in the Indian Ocean I believe....people were in hysterics thinking it was gonna crash into a city.....late 70's I think.....


41 posted on 03/12/2005 9:59:08 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: Txsleuth

I am told by the geeks at work that Art Bell only works weekends. This should make his night because it just has to be little green men...cuz, what else could it be.


42 posted on 03/12/2005 10:00:23 PM PST by John Scopes (No longer just an ACLU pawn.)
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To: willyd
I heard it was Dan Rather's Career...

Then it would have ended with a "pffft" instead of a boom.

43 posted on 03/12/2005 10:00:45 PM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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44 posted on 03/12/2005 10:01:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (last updated my FreeRepublic profile on Sunday, March 13, 2005.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Ping!

45 posted on 03/12/2005 10:03:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (last updated my FreeRepublic profile on Sunday, March 13, 2005.)
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To: John Scopes

You can tell how much I keep up with Art Bell---didn't know his days, besides, I thought he quit a while back because of some death threats or something----

I guess the lure of those green men in flying saucers were too hard to resist..


46 posted on 03/12/2005 10:03:48 PM PST by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Chief Justice!)
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To: Mr.Atos

Thanks.

Please ping me if you come up with anything else.

I've emailed a friend in Salem.

Blessings,


47 posted on 03/12/2005 10:04:01 PM PST by Quix (HAVING A FORM of GODLINESS but DENYING ITS POWER. 2 TIM 3:5)
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To: Luddite Patent Counsel

Amen, brother!


48 posted on 03/12/2005 10:04:23 PM PST by scoastie
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To: NorCalRepub
The colour of light produced depends upon the composition of the meteorite. Iron particles produce yellow light; sodium particles produce orange-yellow light; magnesium produces a blue-green light and silicon atoms produce red light.

Are you "Synap" on TB2000? I saw the same post there. (from CBC News article)

49 posted on 03/12/2005 10:05:06 PM PST by steve86
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To: Luddite Patent Counsel

LOL


50 posted on 03/12/2005 10:06:10 PM PST by octobersky
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