[meteorite-list] Radioactive Meteorites?
From: Konstantin Kopylov <kopylov_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:42:06 2004
Yes, gentlemen, story about "5 foot tall" rabbits could be truth; I saw there
gaints carp fishies, completely bald wild dogs and caught one beetle on four
legs. All those creatures - mutants. All Brahin's pallasite strew field (near 5
km wide and 15 km long) is within the radioactive zone.
John Gwilliam wrote:
> During dinner, the subject about possible radioactive Brahin specimens
> came up. Evidently, part of the Brahin strew field is within the "hot" zone
> at the Chernobyl reactor accident site. Warning markers show where the
> boundary of the "hot" zone is. Blennert told me that a few years ago, Ivan
> told him a story about hunting near this line of markers while hunting for
> pallasites. Certainly those meteorites closer to the actual power plant
> melt down would be radioactive. The odd part of this story was not about
> meteorite, but rabbits. Ivan claimed to have seen numerous 5 foot tall
> rabbits in the same area. While looking across the table at Ivan. I asked
> him if these monster rabbits might not have actually been closer to closer
> to 2 feet tall. I've seen some pretty big jackrabbits out here in the
> Western United states, so I could believe the story if the rabbits were two
> feet tall. "No", was Ivan's reply, "five feet". I tried not to laugh
> while counting in my head how many beers he had drank up to that
> point. Looking back at Ivan, all I saw was more straight face.....
> poker-faced straight if you know what I mean.
Received on Tue 30 Jan 2001 02:30:50 AM PST