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House size meteorite?
June 18, 2004 7:35 AM   Subscribe

Nah, it couldn't be......could it? Was a prediction previously posted to MeFi partially fulfilled, or was it was just an optical illusion?
posted by Stoatfarm (22 comments total)

 
"No other reports were received by police and extensive police patrols of the area did not turn up the space debris."

Me thinks we're safe for now :) Great hoax continuation though :)
posted by zeoslap at 7:39 AM on June 18, 2004


I do not believe in the originally-posted prediction. My interest is in whether based on probability, prediction there will be a large meteor sighting is actually a pretty safe bet somewhat akin to predicting "that scandal-loving pop star will be at it again next Wednesday" or "the price of gas may surprise you".
posted by Stoatfarm at 7:42 AM on June 18, 2004


If a meteorite "the size of the house" hit the planet it would release an enormous amount of energy that would create havoc, or worse.
Secondly, human vision cannot determine accurate size of an unknown object that is more than 400 yards away.
This article is worthless.
posted by the fire you left me at 7:42 AM on June 18, 2004


THE SKY IS FALLING!
posted by ColdChef at 7:43 AM on June 18, 2004


Okay I just read the last link, six people reported it (I thought it was just one sighting), run for the hills... um the caves!!! Run for the caves the end is nigh!, no seriously...

and yes tfylm, had a house from outta space actually hit I don't think they would have much trouble finding it...
posted by zeoslap at 7:44 AM on June 18, 2004


The lizard people are coming. We must get to the tunnels the British crown has been digging in the South-West.
posted by loquax at 7:53 AM on June 18, 2004


This article is worthless.
I put very little credence in it myself, but the earlier lively discussion of the prediction makes me wonder 2 things. First, as I posted above, was the originally-posted prediction a nearly sure-bet? Second, did that prediction lead to increased credulousness among observers? So I'd love to know from any Australian posters whether the prediction got much local attention.
posted by Stoatfarm at 7:57 AM on June 18, 2004


House-size? Hardly. I'd say it was probably more the size of a snowball. Or at most, a burro.
posted by soyjoy at 7:58 AM on June 18, 2004


Genius linkage, Stoat!

[Looks around, sees opportunity.]

I'll be busy listing a comprehensive selection of tin-foil hats on eBay - all sizes, all styles - at least until the EMP knocks out the web.
posted by mwhybark at 8:02 AM on June 18, 2004


Talking about optical illusions:

there is a new theory about the "UFOs" who have been sighted above mexico. It might have been Oil Well flames.
posted by tcp at 8:06 AM on June 18, 2004


That explains why it's been so cloudy lately.

soyjoy: That basis for comparison is actually used much more frequently than I thought.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 8:09 AM on June 18, 2004


Nah, it couldn't be... ...could it?

Nah. It couldn't be.

Let me know when actual burros are falling from the sky. That'd be news, and hey, think of how it could help solve world hunger!
posted by chicobangs at 8:25 AM on June 18, 2004


had a house from outta space actually hit I don't think they would have much trouble finding it...

Just follow the yellow brick road!

And is a burro falling from the sky, but before it hits the ground a burrito?
posted by WolfDaddy at 8:32 AM on June 18, 2004


Disaster strikes as brother from another planet lands in sleepy outback!
posted by moonbird at 8:39 AM on June 18, 2004


The Brother from Another Planet

Not to be confused, at all, with:

The Brother from Outer Space
posted by Ynoxas at 8:50 AM on June 18, 2004


And is a burro falling from the sky, but before it hits the ground a burrito?

It's more likely to be a burrito after it hits the ground. Probably a burrowed burrito, at that.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 9:24 AM on June 18, 2004


Be sure to check a candidate burrow carefully though. It is, after all, important to know one's ass from a hole in the ground.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 9:56 AM on June 18, 2004


Okay, ROU_Xenophone wins, that asshole.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:14 AM on June 18, 2004


Niburu, Niburu
I love ya
Niburu
You're always a day awaaaaaay!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:40 AM on June 18, 2004


Nah it was just a Coke bottle sent from God!
posted by SweetIceT at 12:03 PM on June 18, 2004


I hope that guy got all the pillows on his trailer in time...
posted by Ogre Lawless at 1:48 PM on June 18, 2004


Optical illusion? Government coverup! :)
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 8:42 PM on June 18, 2004


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