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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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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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To: Thudd
“Hillary's taken the children!!”


21 posted on 09/18/2007 4:36:28 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: chessplayer

If the residents start acting funny and very large pods start growing under their huts they have a problem.


22 posted on 09/18/2007 4:40:33 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (RON PAUL: "It will be a little bit better now with the democrats now in charge of oversight ")
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To: chessplayer

Whatever it is, don't touch it...

23 posted on 09/18/2007 5:00:45 AM PDT by Max in Utah (O Great and Most Excellent Rulers of America: WHERE-IS-OUR-FENCE?!)
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To: johnny7

““Hillary’s taken the children!!”

And Bill’s taken the women. And I’m getting as far away from Barney as I can.


24 posted on 09/18/2007 5:13:36 AM PDT by Humble Servant (Keep it simple - do what's right.)
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To: doodad
Wow, Andromeda Strain.

Okay. I was going to say "Cue X-Files theme music, but A.S. works better.

25 posted on 09/18/2007 5:21:19 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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To: chessplayer

I think we better watch out in nine months. It sounds more like a Village of the Damned scenario to me!


26 posted on 09/18/2007 5:27:59 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (I want a hero....I'm holding out for a hero (politically))
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To: chessplayer

Have they checked for pods?


27 posted on 09/18/2007 5:29:01 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: chessplayer

So how long before the zombies start invading from the south?

Oh, right.


28 posted on 09/18/2007 5:33:20 AM PDT by Mountain Troll
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To: chessplayer

Bad Ju-Ju.


29 posted on 09/18/2007 5:35:06 AM PDT by toddlintown (Five bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: Thudd

You’re next! YOU’RE NEXT!


30 posted on 09/18/2007 5:42:20 AM PDT by fzx12345 (ACLU DELENDA EST)
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To: chessplayer

Maybe it hit Michael Moores vacation home.


31 posted on 09/18/2007 5:46:27 AM PDT by jetson
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To: citizenmike

Or the Man-Eater of Surrey Green.


32 posted on 09/18/2007 5:48:05 AM PDT by william clark (DH4WH08 - Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: chessplayer

Seal off the village and nuke it. It’s our only hope.


33 posted on 09/18/2007 5:49:28 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: chessplayer
30 meter wide meteor Crater? It might be six feet, if that. It is all in the perspective of the photo!


34 posted on 09/18/2007 5:51:32 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: citizenmike; doodad
Wow, Andromeda Strain.

Or Kryptonite

Or this:


35 posted on 09/18/2007 5:54:51 AM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Alouette

Bush did it. Used the new Rovinator 404 Meteor Magnet. Pissed at Peru. Preposterous.


36 posted on 09/18/2007 5:57:03 AM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: Thudd

I remember when they shot that Body Snatchers movie in my old hometown! Sierra Madre, California. When it was done they premiered it in our town’s only theater!


37 posted on 09/18/2007 5:58:21 AM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: sure_fine
Agent K: "Do you know what you're doing?"
Agent J: "Yeah. I'm about to take on the most feared alien in the universe with four worms and a mailman."
38 posted on 09/18/2007 6:01:21 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Just because I can comprehend the geometry of a duvet cover doesn't make me gay)
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To: djf

Alien pathenogens doing the jobs that.....


39 posted on 09/18/2007 6:06:19 AM PDT by dangerdoc (dangerdoc (not actually dangerous any more))
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To: doodad

“The Color Out of Space” by H.P. Lovecraft (1927) was the best rendering of this idea. I’ll be expecting some of Cthulhu’s minions to show up on Hillary’s campaign staff any day, now. ;)


40 posted on 09/18/2007 6:10:12 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: chessplayer
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
41 posted on 09/18/2007 6:16:27 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Uncle Ike

http://www.livinginperu.com/news-4719-environmentnature-meteorite-lands-puno-peru-near-bolivia-citizens-report-radiation-sickness


42 posted on 09/18/2007 6:37:54 AM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: originalbuckeye

43 posted on 09/18/2007 6:54:02 AM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: chessplayer

Let me guess

The dead rose and started feasting on the living? Any bite from the infected would turn the victim into a zombie in just minutes?


44 posted on 09/18/2007 6:56:10 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Chuin, Master of Sinanju (emeritus))
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To: agere_contra

Upon your arrival, proceed to Level One for your briefing.


45 posted on 09/18/2007 6:57:23 AM PDT by afnamvet (31st TFW Tuy Hoa AFB RVN 68 - 69 "Return with Honor")
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To: chessplayer
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46 posted on 09/18/2007 7:00:18 AM PDT by ulm1 (“There are scandals that need to be addressed. Republicans address them, Democrats re-elect them.”)
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To: doodad; chessplayer

Yup. We’re still puzzling over whether or not the Viking probes found life on Mars, only to eventually find out in 2851 that most of the virii and bacterial life on earth is widely scattered throughout space and rained down here millions of years ago.


47 posted on 09/18/2007 7:03:17 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: nicmarlo; processing please hold
Invasion of the Pod People, er I mean, the Body Snatchers

So this is how they arrive... lol!

48 posted on 09/18/2007 7:58:11 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Borax Queen; CholeraJoe; Mother Abigail

ping


49 posted on 09/18/2007 8:45:40 AM PDT by null and void (<---- Awake and filled with a terrible resolve...)
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To: citizenmike

Or blue ice.


50 posted on 09/18/2007 8:51:28 AM PDT by Vaduz (and just think how clean the cities would become again.)
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