Return Of The Texas Fireball

Reports of a fireball in the sky from Houston to Dallas on Friday December 7th, 2012 around 6:45am.

The event was recorded on Doppler Radar as a small blip.

Several witnesses reported a boom. The object is believed to have been a meteor, possibly part of the Geminids meteor shower. The Geminids peak on Dec. 13 and 14.

Comet, Asteroid, Or Something Else

Being called a mystery object, astronomers have found something that looks like a comet, but lives in the asteroid belt about 250 million miles from Earth.

The strange object was discovered on January 6 by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) sky survey, which is funded by the United States Air Force and NASA and located in New Mexico.

Generally, comets follow elliptical orbits that get close in to the sun and grow long gaseous and dusty tails as ices sublimate off their solid cores. Asteroids are mostly in more circular orbits and with a high density of them living between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter in the asteroid belt.

Several other comet/asteroid hybrids have been reported over the years, but are still not completely understood by astronomers.

This previously unknown object may be on a high speed collision course with another object in the belt. Astronomers can see debris from previous impacts, but have never seen a collision as it happens.

Is this a new object to the belt? With Aphophis – Asteroid 2004 MN4 recently in the news, the mystery object that passed through Saturn’s F ring and the increased fireball activity in the sky, one might wonder whats coming our way.

Russians Confirm Aphophis – Asteroid 2004 MN4 Might Be A Problem

Aphophis – asteroid 2004 MN4 Is Coming This Way

In 2029, Aphophis – Asteroid 2004 MN4 will pass within 30 thousand kilometers of Earth. At over 1200 feet in diameter, Aphophis would cause some serious damage if it collides with the earth. The good news is chances of a collision in 2029 are quite slim. Bad news is that after it pass us in 2029, it will come back this direction in 2036 and some orbital models have the space rock striking Earth this time.

A top Russian scientist says they have it under control.

The head of Federal Space Agency, Anatoly Perminov, addressed Russia’s plans concerning Aphophis in an interview with the Voice of Russia radio show. He says the Russians are on the way to create a spaceship that will divert the threatening asteroid from its orbit.

This after all the fireball activity this year.

2009 Year Of The Fireball

Hawaii – December 2nd: Steve Yoder was on his way from Wailua from Waimea on Kauaʻi when a “big ol’ honking fireball” lit up the eastern sky right before 9 p.m. He described the object as a “flaming green” and joked “I hadn’t started drinking yet,” in a The Garden Island article published December 11th.

Residents as far as east as Anahola also reported seeing similar “orange and green” objects beginning around dusk on December 2nd, “some of them hovering over car ports in Anahola,” said a witness who wished to remain anonymous.

University of Hawaii Professor of Astronomy Dr. Gareth Wynn-Williams credits the unusual activity to the Geminids meteor shower, which occurred from December 7th to the 17th, but peaked the 13 and the 14.

North Dakota – December 11th: From western Minnesota to northern Wisconsin, people reported seeing bright blue or green flashes of light in the sky between 1:15 am and 1:45 am on Friday December 11th, 2009.

The National Weather Service in Grand Forks logged a call at 1:25 a.m. from someone 15 miles west of Bemidji, Minn., who reported that the sky looked green. Other witnesses described as a huge fireball was seen in the sky near the town of Fifield, Wisconsin.

A Sheriff’s Department deputy from Becker County Minnesota was dispatched to investigate two reports of lights in the sky from Highway 10 near Frazee and Highway 34 east of Detroit Lakes, about 1:36 a.m. Friday said Sheriff Tim Gordon. Nothing was found, but the area was checked to make sure it wasn’t a downed plane.

This continues an amazing pace of reported fireball sightings from around the world, starting in Mid-Novemeber 2009. November 19th had a massive green fireball streak across the Utah, California and Nevada skies, followed by November 21st sighting of a fireball in South Africa, and again November 26th and 27th over Canada.

Various answers been given to the source of fireballs of this type. In Ramtha, Last Walz of the Tyrants, they are said to “neutralize the erosion effect of the stratum” and again in Prophets of Our Own Destiny Ramtha addresses the fireballs:

The green fireballs are coming back into your sphere; they are being sent as well as those that will appear orange. Keep your eyes aware in daytime, in particular in the afternoon at the time called two. There will be a great amount of activity all through to summer. If you look up, you may see them. You may see some spectacular ones, and they are not all bad

Another explanation is in the 1959 UFO classic, Other Tongues Other Flesh, author George Hunt Williams explains the three ‘classes’ of fireballs.

One of the most startling phenomena connected with the coming of the Saucers, is the appearance from time to time of the “fireballs”. In The Saucers Speak! space friends said: “You would be astonished if you knew what these ‘fireballs’ really were. They are not the same as your remote-controlled devices.” Another time they said: “It was a ball-globe being on its duty.” And again: “Crystals are valuable to us. With a crystal miracles can be performed.”

Since December of 1948 countless “fireballs” have bathed the hills of the American Southwest with their strange, blue-green glare. They have also been seen in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Puerto Rico, Arizona, California, Washington, Denmark, and other places throughout the world. The chief Air Intelligence officer for the Albuquerque district saw one. Col. Joseph D. Caldara, USAF, attached to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, saw one in Virginia. Hundreds of pilots, weather observers and atomic scientists have observed these “fireballs”.

It appears that the “fireballs” fall into three general classes:

1. Those which leave copper particles in the atmosphere after silently exploding and leave no residue on the ground such as meteors do.

2. Those that were called “foo fighters” and known by other names which draw near our aircraft and other earthly objects to obtain information to be relayed directly to the space-lab. These objects are mainly crystalline in structure and are really sentient beings. They possess the powers of sense or sense-perception and have actual experience of sensation and feeling as they “televise” their gathered data back to the hovering laboratory. This idea is difficult for the people of Earth to accept, and indeed, even to understand. The idea of a crystal that thinks!

3. There is a third class of “fireballs” that do not explode. In fact, after they are constructed in great scientific laboratories their power is immutable! There are very strange records in history of the activities of this type of “fireball”. Their power is similar to the power of the robot “Gort” in “The Day The Earth Stood Still” a science-fiction movie. However, the space people do not have robots in the form of “mechanical-men”.

Could the recent string of fireballs be related to the mystery object that passed through Saturn’s F ring in June, leaving a trail of debris, less than a month after an object crashed into Jupiter?

Whales In Space even declared June 12th, 2009 Fireball Friday after a 14 year old boy in Essen in Germany was recently struck by a fireball/meteorite as it traveled at 30,000 mph.

Starting with the daylight sigthting of the Texas Fireball on Feb 15th, 2009 has been the year of the fireball.

Two More Fireballs. Now Over Canada

More fireballs
More fireballs

In the past month, we have narrowly avoided being hit by a previously unknown 28 foot meteor on Nov 6th, had reports of large fireballs lighting up the sky over the Western US and South Africa and now two more fireballs on Nov 26th and then again on the 27th are being reported over Edmonton Canada.

At 7:15 AM on Thursday November 26th, a fireball was spotted traveling low along the horizon from the northeast to the east, the Telus World of Science says. The next morning, a second was seen to the west at about 5:50 a.m.

Could this increase in activity be related to the a mystery object that passed through Saturn’s F ring in June, leaving a trail of debris, less than a month after an object crashed into Jupiter?

There definitely seems to be an increased trend in fireball activity, dating back to the daylight sighting of the Texas Fireball on February 15th and all the other fireball related stories this year.