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Reports: 'Fireball' Crashes into Water Off New Jersey
1010 WINS ^ | September 2, 2007 | 1010 WINS

Posted on 09/02/2007 7:41:36 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough

TOMS RIVER (1010 WINS) -- A fiery streak across the sky got the attention of the Coast Guard Saturday night, after the reported fireball crashed into the waters off the Jersey Shore.

Concerned calls started coming in from South Carolina to Long Island about 9 p.m.

Coast Guard boats were searching near the site of the reported impact, off Normandy Beach in Toms River, about 10 miles off shore. No debris has been found in the water.

The Toms River Fire Department says it also got some calls and there were at least 20 people on the beach with the same story.

The FAA has not reported any missing planes and they doubt it was part of an aircraft. Even NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) chimed in, saying it probably wasn't space junk.

A Coast Guard spokesman suggested the sightings could be the result of the Aurigid meteor shower.

Astronomers had predicted a possible light show over the western parts of North America Saturday.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: astronomy; catastrophism; coastguard; meteor; meteorite; norad; space; uscg
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1 posted on 09/02/2007 7:41:37 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: LurkedLongEnough
A Coast Guard spokesman suggested the sightings could be the result of the Aurigid meteor shower.

The most plausible explanation.

2 posted on 09/02/2007 7:43:37 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

Ex Gov McGreevy? He’s a flamer


3 posted on 09/02/2007 7:44:25 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

Brightness, direction, speed, color, angle of flight would be some useful detail. Saying what it probably isn’t doesn’t narrow the possibilities much.


4 posted on 09/02/2007 7:44:36 AM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Now we know that the shark is airborne! This does not bode well for New York City. I'd say that now is about the right time to panic.
5 posted on 09/02/2007 7:44:41 AM PDT by burzum (None shall see me, though my battlecry may give me away -Minsc)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
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6 posted on 09/02/2007 7:48:10 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Who the heck is supporting John Edwards in Iowa? Who are these people?)
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To: Cindy

ping


7 posted on 09/02/2007 7:49:33 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Mother, and FRiend)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

Just another TWA 800 incident. Nothing here, move along!


8 posted on 09/02/2007 7:50:37 AM PDT by TommyDale (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

"I have no comment."

9 posted on 09/02/2007 7:51:06 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: dragonblustar

10 posted on 09/02/2007 7:54:38 AM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
No debris has been found in the water.

It's Toms River. You want debris, look on the "beach."

11 posted on 09/02/2007 7:55:06 AM PDT by Graymatter
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To: LurkedLongEnough

Cuidado! Dinosaurs may become extinct! Mothers and Children first to feel effects! Bush’s fault!(NYT)


12 posted on 09/02/2007 7:56:52 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

Does Art Bell (or that idiot liberal guy that’s on Saturday nights) know about this? :)


13 posted on 09/02/2007 7:57:10 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (I will respect illegal aliens civil rights, when they respect the sovereignty of the US!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Did you hear the autodidact on Coast last night?


14 posted on 09/02/2007 7:58:39 AM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: dragonblustar

So much for breakfast :^0


15 posted on 09/02/2007 8:02:00 AM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: RightWhale
LOL! For about a half hour, lost me after that! Boring!!!! That host drives me nuts, I like Noory much better, though he is kind of gullible.
16 posted on 09/02/2007 8:02:03 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (I will respect illegal aliens civil rights, when they respect the sovereignty of the US!)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

How far from Tom’s River is Princeton? Not all that far... My car broke down there once on the way the Atlantic City... Quick, check to see if there’s a big metal cylinder!!!

If there is, RUN AWAY!!!!!

Mark


17 posted on 09/02/2007 8:03:50 AM PDT by MarkL (Listen, Strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government)
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To: Graymatter

They think they’re gonna find a 3-6” rock (meteorite) in the mud underwater?


18 posted on 09/02/2007 8:04:39 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: EGPWS

Look up in the sky it’s the NifongVickCraig comet (careers)crashing to earth....


19 posted on 09/02/2007 8:05:00 AM PDT by databoss
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Just put it on your “Want It Now” list on ebay and watch how fast it gets found.


20 posted on 09/02/2007 8:06:10 AM PDT by Graymatter
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To: LurkedLongEnough

Just another alien fishing expedition.


21 posted on 09/02/2007 8:06:40 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: MarkL

Call me an alarmist, call me an a**hole, call me whatever you want.

Paying attn to AQ’s chatter forever and perhaps seeing 1/10th of it. they’ve mentioned the skies/orbit/cosmos a lot. and they keep on praising the scientists.

yknow i don’t think i have a real point here but this is unusual, a fireball and they have an obsession with manhattan for the record.

it’s beyond my recognition what this could mean, but...the ping to cindy was well placed.

i’m simply looking for anything out of the ordinary, and this month, this city- this is almost weird. we don’t see fireballs daily.

-h


22 posted on 09/02/2007 8:07:47 AM PDT by neverendinghunt
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To: dragonblustar

Is that you, Rosie?


23 posted on 09/02/2007 8:08:22 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: LurkedLongEnough

24 posted on 09/02/2007 8:08:34 AM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

The interviewee has so many gaps in his self-taught singularity knowledge base that Ian, the interviewer, did well to keep the conversation going. Callers were highly critical, not even playing along this time.


25 posted on 09/02/2007 8:08:57 AM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: Westlander

If we had Gort the Clinton Administration would have been vaporized; along with .79 of the politicians!


26 posted on 09/02/2007 8:13:45 AM PDT by Loud Mime (The Democrats next target for "resignation" is General David Petraeus! Air America started 8-28)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
I wasn't anywhere near Grover's Mill last night. All I remember is a red flashy...

... sorry, what were we talking about?

27 posted on 09/02/2007 8:19:59 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("How'd you get that scar, mister?" "Nicked myself shaving.")
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To: databoss
Look up in the sky it’s the NifongVickCraig comet (careers)crashing to earth....

So big that the heat of atmosphere entrance failed to dissipate it. /s

28 posted on 09/02/2007 8:20:34 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Several years ago I was out for a walk at night, and suddenly this long green streak appeared in the sky to the east, almost horizontal to the horizon. It ended in a bright green flash. Just at that moment a police officer happened to be cruising along in his car - he pulled up next to me and said, "Did you see that?" I said, "Yep, I sure did!" He nodded and said, "OK, good enough." It was probably just some large chunk o'stuff that burned up before it got too close.

But I live near the area where this "fireball" was sighted, and I guess that explains the helicopters and the sirens and the traffic. And I'll guess it was probably some chunk o'stuff that did make it through, and I sure hope it didn't blast a hole through someone's boat!

29 posted on 09/02/2007 8:23:07 AM PDT by dbwz
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To: Westlander

It was a message from aliens, protesting the casting of Keanu Reeves as the new Klaatu in the remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (coming Fall 2008!).

Yes, I’m serious.


30 posted on 09/02/2007 8:24:32 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Happily watching the Left go full-goose bozo.)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
NORAD chimed in to say it wasn't space junk? WTH? "We are here to say it was not, repeat, NOT space junk"
31 posted on 09/02/2007 8:24:55 AM PDT by ZinGirl
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32 posted on 09/02/2007 8:25:46 AM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

I’ll be in the basement with my tinfoil hat on, in case there are any calls.


33 posted on 09/02/2007 8:28:28 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: LurkedLongEnough


Dont run we are your freinds
34 posted on 09/02/2007 8:31:01 AM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: jiggyboy
Did it emanate from Grover’s Mill?
35 posted on 09/02/2007 8:32:36 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake but Accurate, Experts Say)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

John McCain’s and John Edward’s Presidential campaigns maybe...


36 posted on 09/02/2007 8:33:12 AM PDT by jgilbert63
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To: dragonblustar

Ya know ya really should warn people before they scroll ... ROFLOL


37 posted on 09/02/2007 8:34:16 AM PDT by Paige ("Facts are stubborn things." President Ronald Reagan)
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To: EGPWS

overcast night in late June of 1967 while driving eastbound late at night near Detroit the sky suddenly became greenish, peaked in its greenish brightness, then diminished to what it had been.....all of this took less than ten seconds. It was so astonishing to me that I stopped the car. The next morning the news was that it was a huge meteor arriving through the atmosphere on a south to north trajectory and it had actually landed waaaay north in a sparsely populated area of northernmost Canada.


38 posted on 09/02/2007 8:35:10 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: neverendinghunt
Call me an alarmist, call me an a**hole, call me whatever you want.

I'll call you semi-literate.

There are ten capitalization errors in your post.

39 posted on 09/02/2007 8:37:22 AM PDT by humblegunner (Me wise magic)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

Blue Oyster Cult concert?


40 posted on 09/02/2007 8:40:45 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: neverendinghunt
we don’t see fireballs daily.

Perhaps. OTOH others do. They are detected every day by other means than your eyes. What is unusual is that this one was seen by several people who have no way to describe what they saw.

41 posted on 09/02/2007 8:42:54 AM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Concerned calls started coming in from South Carolina to Long Island about 9 p.m.

SOUTH CAROLINA? They could see something land in the water in NJ from SC??

If they could see it in SC, I'm guessing meteor. Or then again, maybe it's a typo.

42 posted on 09/02/2007 8:47:39 AM PDT by Amelia
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To: LurkedLongEnough

Flaming blue ice?


43 posted on 09/02/2007 8:49:31 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Westlander
Because they're cousins, identical cousins~~~~


44 posted on 09/02/2007 8:54:07 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Did you know that everyday mexican gays sneak into this country and unplug our brain dead ladies HJS)
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To: dragonblustar
OH MY GAWD, MY EYES, MY EYES!

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45 posted on 09/02/2007 8:58:51 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: neverendinghunt
Call me an alarmist

OK! You are an alarmist. :),

…this is almost weird. we don’t see fireballs daily.

Actually it is rather common.

Meteor showers occur all throughout the year but only some of them are strong enough for us to take notice like the Leonids that occur every November and the Perseids that occur every August.

Meteors or “shooting stars” burn up in our atmosphere. Very large and bright meteors are called Fire Balls. Sometimes they are so bright they can be seen in daylight. I’ve seen many shooting stars but only one fire ball.

“Fire Balls” may also be a Meteorite that makes Earth impact and while rarer, hundreds of meteorites hit Earth every year. Many of them land in the ocean or in remote areas or by the time they hit, they are so small (smaller than a baseball) and don’t make a large crater and so they often can’t be found.

I’ve been fascinated by meteors and meteorites ever since I had a “close encounter” with one. I was about 7 years old and was playing with a friend in my back yard one summer evening. We were playing something and pretending we were “Cat Women from Outer Space”. My mother was sitting on the back porch keeping an eye on us when all of a sudden the whole ground lit up like it was daytime and as we looked up we all saw this object fly directly overhead. It was a fire ball with a long tail. I remember distinctly that it had a bluish-greenish glow about it and the tail looked like hundreds of sparklers and it was close enough to us that we all heard it; it made a whistling- whooshing sound sort of like a big bottle rocket.

Needless to say my friend and I were terrified and ran to my mother who was a bit shaken her self.

Just as she was taking us back to the house, my big brother was coming out to see what happened. He had seen the light from inside the house and was listening to a baseball game on the radio when the local news broke in about reports of a mysterious object in the sky, a UFO, a Soviet rocket, etc. This was the late sixties and the height of both the cold war and the Apollo missions to the Moon.

As it turned out it wasn’t little green men or those nasty Ruskies, but a meteorite that disappeared into a high hill top called Peter’s Mountain.
46 posted on 09/02/2007 9:15:46 AM PDT by Caramelgal (Rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words or superficial interpretations)
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To: EGPWS

http://www.space.com/spacewatch/070817_ns_aurigid_meteors.html


47 posted on 09/02/2007 9:24:57 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Caramelgal
OK! You are an alarmist. :),...

No wonder I don't partake in the pleasures of sugar much anymore to please my palate.

FR gives me an overdose of sugar coating. LOL!

Pragmatic and to the point Caramelgal!

I like that. : D

48 posted on 09/02/2007 9:41:17 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: TheRedSoxWinThePennant
Dont run we are your freinds

AFLACK!!! LOL!

49 posted on 09/02/2007 9:42:28 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: missnry

50 posted on 09/02/2007 9:44:19 AM PDT by onedoug
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