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Mystery illness strikes after meteorite hits village
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=296907 ^

Posted on 09/18/2007 3:44:37 AM PDT by chessplayer

Villagers in southern Peru were struck by a mysterious illness after a meteorite made a fiery crash to Earth in their area, regional authorities said today.

Around midday Saturday, villagers were startled by an explosion and a fireball that many were convinced was an airplane crashing near their remote village, located in the high Andes department of Puno in the Desaguadero region, near the border with Bolivia.

Residents complained of headaches and vomiting brought on by a "strange odor," local health department official Jorge Lopez told Peruvian radio RPP.

Seven policemen who went to check on the reports also became ill and had to be given oxygen before being hospitalized, Lopez said.

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KEYWORDS: catastrophism
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1 posted on 09/18/2007 3:44:38 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Wow, Andromeda Strain.


2 posted on 09/18/2007 3:46:07 AM PDT by doodad
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To: doodad
Wow, Andromeda Strain.

Or Kryptonite.

3 posted on 09/18/2007 3:49:23 AM PDT by citizenmike
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To: chessplayer; doodad
Residents complained of headaches and vomiting brought on by a "strange odor," local health department official Jorge Lopez told Peruvian radio RPP.

More likely, some Frenchmen from Reuters were probably out there to do a story on the meteorite and their odors made the locals sick...

4 posted on 09/18/2007 3:49:45 AM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: chessplayer

Its all part of my evil plan to take over the world starting with South America...........


5 posted on 09/18/2007 3:50:07 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (If Roger Maris got an asterisk next to his name, Bonds should get a syringe)
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To: chessplayer

Where are Mulder and Scully when you need them?


6 posted on 09/18/2007 3:50:38 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: chessplayer

Second source for this story...

Hmmmmmmmm.......


7 posted on 09/18/2007 3:53:11 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (We has met the enemy, and he is us........)
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To: chessplayer

“There’s a Fire”


8 posted on 09/18/2007 3:55:49 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: chessplayer
Boiling water started coming out of the crater and particles of rock and cinders were found nearby. Residents are very concerned," he said.

And no reference to global warming??? How can that be?? The reporter/reporterette of this story won't last long.

9 posted on 09/18/2007 4:00:50 AM PDT by OBXWanderer (dontvoteincumbent.com)
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To: Borax Queen; processing please hold

Invasion of the Pod People, er I mean, the Body Snatchers

: )


10 posted on 09/18/2007 4:02:29 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: chessplayer

"up there sir's"

11 posted on 09/18/2007 4:05:00 AM PDT by sure_fine ( not one to over kill the thought process)
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To: Uncle Ike

Soon the brigade will show up with the wisecracks about tin foil.

I doubt there is anything to it, but am reminded of the old saying “Some things are true whether you believe in them or not”

Alien DNA or pathogens could easily eradicate much of the life on Earth. We have no resistance, our immune systems might not even recognize it as dangerous. An example would be you can get a piece of glass embedded in your body and you have no immunological responses at all.


12 posted on 09/18/2007 4:06:59 AM PDT by djf (Send Fred some bread! Not a whole loaf, a slice or two will do!)
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To: chessplayer

13 posted on 09/18/2007 4:09:43 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: doodad
Whatever is going on, it's certain that no good can come of it.


14 posted on 09/18/2007 4:11:43 AM PDT by Thudd
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To: chessplayer

The excitement made them all sick because they weren’t used to it.


15 posted on 09/18/2007 4:15:47 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy (Romney Rocks!!!)
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To: chessplayer

That there’s a space peanut!


16 posted on 09/18/2007 4:20:02 AM PDT by ImProudToBeAnAmerican (Tom Daschle is deeply saddened... Remember him? Bahahahahahahahahaha!)
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To: chessplayer

Wear masks so they can’t vomit in your mouth.


17 posted on 09/18/2007 4:21:33 AM PDT by wolfcreek (tagline on holiday)
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To: chessplayer

Maybe it landed in the village outhouse.......


18 posted on 09/18/2007 4:25:09 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (I could be Agent "HT")
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To: chessplayer

Hugo missile test gone awry?


19 posted on 09/18/2007 4:29:04 AM PDT by Roccus (Hillary........brought to you by the PRC)
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To: agere_contra

20 posted on 09/18/2007 4:34:29 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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