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Meteorite Lands in Puno, Citizens Report Radiation Sickness
Posted: 18 September 2007 03:14 AM   [ Ignore ]
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LIP-ir)—Peru’s Andina News Agency reported today that Puno’s Regional Health Directorate sent a group of specialists to the Carancas community in the province of Chucuito near Bolivia to take samples of a meteorite that supposedly landed in the area.

http://www.livinginperu.com/news/4719

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http://www.dagbladet.no/nyheter/2007/09/18/512363.html

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Posted: 18 September 2007 04:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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So this explains the guy who woke up during the autopsy in Caracas.  He really was dead, and now he’s a zombie!

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Posted: 18 September 2007 06:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Well, since contra to popular ideas meteorites are not radioactive (at least: not more than the average terrestrial rock): if it is a meteorite impact those people do not have radiation sickness.

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Posted: 18 September 2007 06:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Unless the meteorite hit a deposit of radioactive material.

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Posted: 18 September 2007 06:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Yes, very likely that that happened…. raspberry

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Posted: 18 September 2007 08:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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It doesn’t look like an impact crater. I bet it’s volcanic.

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Posted: 18 September 2007 09:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Mongo - 18 September 2007 12:04 PM

It doesn’t look like an impact crater. I bet it’s volcanic.

It does seem odd since it appeared to bubble a couple times in the video too.  I can’t imagine the bubbling is from divers sent down into it, but that’s possible too I suppose but I doubt it at this early point into an investigation.  I didn’t see wires or cables though indicating a probe and I don’t think it was from someone loping stones in since the burbling came from the center and from beneath.

The article did suggest the object was glowing (at least at the start), but I only seen the hole now and no object.

Mighty interesting.

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Posted: 18 September 2007 06:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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And we *all* know glowing = radioactive!

To be fair, if it was underwater, and glowing blue, then that might be radioactive, but that would be nasty-ass levels of radioactivity, that would fry any diver outright..

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Posted: 18 September 2007 08:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Oh come on people. The bubbles were obviously from the radioactive alien at the bottom of the water, and the glowing was its glowstick as he hunted for the keys to the space ship that it dropped!

Perfectly logical explanation!

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Posted: 19 September 2007 04:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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The number of sick people is now around 200. We’re probably talking mass hysteria here.

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Posted: 19 September 2007 07:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Some more details have come out. More and more people are now starting to think into the direction of a hydrothermal vent or similar volcanic origin event. Would explain the explosive character, toxic fumes and the cinders found.

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Posted: 19 September 2007 08:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Yes, I agree LaMa.  Even if the fumes aren’t toxic, the odor would be unpleasant.  Years ago my family went to Yellowstone National Park here in the U.S. and the bubbling mudflat areas STUNK and were a bit naseauting after a little while.  That certainly would explain some of the symptoms of near folk.

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