[meteorite-list] More on the New Hampshire Event of 12-4-00

From: Dave <Dave_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:37:33 2004
Message-ID: <00ca01c0612d$a5fe4160$27ecfccc_at_dave>

Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] More on the New Hampshire Event of 12-4-00

> wasn't there a report about a year or two ago just like this one, but in,
> believe, Arkansas? Some mysterious object hitting earth and starting a
> fire?
> J.
Same type of thing happened down here in Louisiana last December -- an
alleged meteorite impact starting a swamp fire south of New Orleans. It
took a while but I was finally able to talk to all the witnesses and find
reports of the fireball from other areas. There was no meteorite. The
fireball's extinction point must have been up around northern Mississippi or
Alabama, and for a variety of reasons swamp fires in that area aren't
terribly unusual. A fireball followed by the discovery of a fire appears to
have been a coincidence.

Dave Hostetter
Curator of the Planetarium
Lafayette (LA) Natural History Museum and Planetarium
Received on Fri 08 Dec 2000 10:43:43 AM PST

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