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Russian Meteorite Air Burst - Revisited

Photo and info credit: Siberian Times


You may remember seeing it on the news. Back in June of 2013 the story was on every form of media as a large meteorite disintegrated over the Urals. Due to the proliferation of cameras, even in Russia, hundreds of photos of the event quickly surfaced along with several clear videos.


After leaving a spectacular trail the meteor exploded. The result of the sonic boom injured more than 1200 and damaged or destroyed buildings over a wide area. Those of you familiar with the Tunguska Incident will recognize this as a smaller but very similar event.

Soviet scientists believe the meteorite was the biggest space rock to hit earth in the last century. It was estimated to weigh more than 100,000 tons and was around 55 feet in diameter.


Some smaller fragments of the explosion reached the ground with at least one leaving a hole in the ice of a lake approximately 50 feet in diameter. It's amazing to us that no one was actually struck by falling debris.

The photo above reminds me of the one below. The 2nd photo is from one of my all time favorite movies, the classic 1951 sci-fi movie, The Thing From Another World, where a flying saucer crashed in the Arctic making a similar indention in the ice.


It starred James Arnes (Matt Dillon) as an alien vegetable.


How do we know the air blast of 2013 wasn't actually a saucer crashing in Russia? Would the Russians actually tell us the truth? Of course, as a sci-fi author I tend to lean to the X-Files explanation for things.

I first saw the movie about 55 years ago but I could never forget the closing. At the end of the movie a newspaper reporter who witnessed the sequence of events finally gets to make his report and in closing gives the world some sound advice I have never forgotten.

"North Pole, November 3rd. One of the world's greatest battles was fought and won today by the human race. Here at the top of the world a handful of American soldiers and civilians met the first invasion from another planet.

A man by the name of Noah once saved our world with an ark of wood. Here at the North Pole a few men performed a similar service with an arc of electricity. The flying saucer which landed here and it's pilot, have been destroyed but not without casualties of our own meager forces.

And now before giving the details of the battle, I bring you a warning. Every one of you listening to my voice, tell the world, tell this to everybody where ever they are... watch the skies! Everywhere, keep looking! Keep watching the skies!"



60 years!


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Books are great gifts for any occasion! Holidays, birthdays or just because!

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Standard book rate shipping: $4 for 1st book; $1 for each additional book per address in the same order. Please allow 7-10 days for shipping, longer during the holidays.

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Above you see our favorite Sirius kit, the Cestris. The kit is intended to fly on a single engine but it was easily modified to a 3 engine cluster complete with Verna Starr fighter decals, also available from Sirius.



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Rocket Man Go Boom!


Some people should not be allowed to fly HPR and Rocket Man is one of them. In case you didn't hear, a few months back at the height of his quest to lob nukes at the U.S. more than 200 of his team of "crack scientists" died in a cave-in as a result of their nuclear bomb testing.

As a result, we haven't heard much from him lately and now he has a meeting scheduled with Trump.


Here's a shot of Kim Jong-il at his monthly club launch. They're not sanctioned by NAR or TRA, just too many safety code violations; no wavier, war head, active guidance and leaving the range just to name a few.


On the serious side, the deaths of the 200 scientists came as the result of cave-ins believed to be caused by underground nuke detonations within their testing range.

While it's not uncommon for most nations to try and keep their testing facilities a secret, you have to wonder just how smart they really are when they build their bunkers underground too. Perhaps they should first focus on building better tunnels.

But I have to give them credit, they've been highly successful bombing the Sea of Japan!




She'll go with you anywhere! Kevin, owner and moderator at the Alien Soup  sci-fi forum, enjoys Rocket Babe - Dust Storm between innings at a recent ballgame!


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