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Reports: Giant Fireball Streaks Over Colorado Sky....
Denver Channel ^ | Nov 10th, 2009

Posted on 11/10/2009 7:49:44 PM PST by TaraP

DENVER -- Dozens of Denver's 7News viewers called the newsroom Thursday evening to report a giant fireball seen streaking across the Colorado night sky. Many of the callers all said the fireball looked as thought it crashed into the earth somewhere on the Front Range.

It was spectacular," said Keith Cabaniss of Longmont. "I was sitting on the porch and saw it come from the east headed west to southwest. I was at the right place at the right time."

A research scientist at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science confirmed that the fireball seen by many people was a meteor, according to Julia Taylor, spokeswoman for the museum. It was not immediately known if, or where, the fireball crashed into the earth.

The meteor was seen around 6:30 p.m. as far away as Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and Wyoming, according to eyewitness accounts passed to 7News.

It appeared so large that one Ken Carl resident said that she could even see the flames from the fireball.

The Poudre Fire Authority dispatch center said that the first calls about the meteor came in at 6:35 p.m. from eyewitnesses who thought that they saw a plane crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration investigated but concluded that there were no overdue planes, according to a dispatcher. A plane crash was ruled out by the FAA.

Many viewers who called 7News claimed the fireball was one of the most spectacular sights they had ever witnessed.

The flight control tower operators at Jefferson County Airport said that they saw the fireball at 6:21 p.m. and it "lit up the entire control tower." It was then seen streaking across the Continental Divide, according to an airport manager.

KRDO-TV, the ABC affiliate in Colorado Springs, said they got calls from viewers who say the meteor looked as though it touched down near Pikes Peak.

While the sightings were far and wide, the researchers at the Museum of Nature and Science would not be able to get confirmation on the meteor until Friday morning when data could be analyzed, according to Taylor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD1PL8ruvEo&feature=player_embedded


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: meteor
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To: TaraP
On Sunday night there was a TV program discussing cyber terrorism. Brazil was cited as an "easy" target to bring down the power grid. Perhaps we've seen a demonstration that it can be done.
41 posted on 11/10/2009 9:28:22 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: TaraP


42 posted on 11/10/2009 9:43:17 PM PST by NRA2BFree (President Obama agreed to commit an additional 40,000 troops to help fight Fox News," Jay Leno)
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To: adorno

No, both his eyes were working!


43 posted on 11/10/2009 9:53:15 PM PST by Don W (I will praise Him.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Did not see or hear a thing.


44 posted on 11/10/2009 9:55:28 PM PST by MtnClimber (Bernard Madoff's ponzi scheme looks remarkably similar to the way Social Security works)
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To: Richard Kimball

Here....is this better?


45 posted on 11/10/2009 10:21:10 PM PST by texpat72 (<><)
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To: IYAS9YAS
It would have been very useful had you added the headline to that link...

Asteroid passes just 8,700miles from Earth - with only 15 hours warning

46 posted on 11/10/2009 10:50:30 PM PST by Publius6961 (…he's not America, he's an employee who hasn't risen to minimal expectations.)
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To: TaraP

I saw one here in CO a couple of months ago. It was huge and green and falling south to north. From where I sit in the mtns it would have been over or beyond Ft. Collins. When I say huge I mean it looked like it was the size of a quarter held at arms length.


47 posted on 11/10/2009 11:10:44 PM PST by TigersEye (0bama is our first Port of Entry President - I hope he goes home.)
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To: TaraP; MES401067

The article says “seen on Thursday evening” so the one MES401067 tonight isn’t the same one unless that was an editorial error.


48 posted on 11/10/2009 11:20:54 PM PST by TigersEye (0bama is our first Port of Entry President - I hope he goes home.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

LOL!


49 posted on 11/11/2009 4:55:59 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: DHSMostWanted

He would force the entire PLANET into a posture of abject supplication before the Aliens! By the way, is the new V TV series any good? LOL.


50 posted on 11/11/2009 4:58:15 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: TaraP

Probably related to the asteroid that missed us by 8500 miles on Friday night and wasn’t discovered until 15 hours before flyby !


51 posted on 11/11/2009 5:07:12 AM PST by Renegade (You go tell my buddies om Planet' and " Battle of the Worlds " on Blu-ray ?)
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To: TigersEye

Gotcha.But I did see one last night flying across the sky it just keep on going and going pretty cool.


52 posted on 11/11/2009 6:05:55 AM PST by MES401067 (Lenin called them "useful idiots" I for one have no use for them.)
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To: 2harddrive

Of course I meant “years” and not Tears.” I’ve just gotten new bifocals, and am makin’ a huge number of typos!


53 posted on 11/11/2009 8:21:20 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: TaraP

[Maybe that is what caused the huge blackout in Brazil?]

Um, probably not. Think foreign hackers hacking into the energy grid.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ixq3Gm6MdDeOd-0bYb53iVENNq5Q


54 posted on 11/11/2009 8:27:03 AM PST by khnyny
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To: khnyny

Yes I heard they did in 2005 as well...

Hopefully it does not happen here.....


55 posted on 11/11/2009 12:02:17 PM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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To: 2harddrive
V is really good and B.O. is basically being portrayed by Morena Baccarin as Anna the leader of the aliens. She promises Universal Healthcare and only wants to be portrayed positively by the media. An alien is running are country currently.
56 posted on 11/11/2009 8:44:54 PM PST by DHSMostWanted (To all of our Veterans and Active Duty. Thank you and Happy Veterans Day!)
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