[meteorite-list] Meteorite Fall In Uganda?
From: Michael Farmer <farmerm_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:50:22 2004
No thanks, too far, too scary there for me.
Cival Wars are not my idea of a good time.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tettenborn" <tett_at_bmts.com>
To: "Ron Baalke" <baalke_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>; "Meteorite Mailing List"
Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 6:32 PM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Fall In Uganda?
> Mike Farmer should be rested up by now. He has been home a whole week!
> for it Mike.
> Mike Tettenborn
> Owen Sound, Ontario
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ron Baalke" <baalke_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>
> To: "Meteorite Mailing List" <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 12:57 PM
> Subject: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Fall In Uganda?
> > Meteorites sighted in the West
> > By Emmanuel Mulondo
> > The New Vision (Uganda)
> > April 3, 2002
> > TONGUES of fire flew across the dark skies of Kabarole, Mubende,
> > Kyenjojo and Kamwenge districts in western Uganda on Wednesday night.
> > Residents were filled with fear as eight glowing objects flew across the
> > skies.
> > Some thought the objects that left brilliant trails of light behind
> > were missiles fired from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
> > Residents of Fort Portal town saw the objects flying south-eastwards,
> > disappearing below the horizon within a few minutes.
> > Scared soldiers of the Rwenzori Alpine Brigade fired into the air hoping
> > shoot them down.
> > Wildlife officials in Kabarole said the glowing objects were seen
> > the forests between Mubende, Kyenjojo and Kamwenge.
> > Forensic experts from Kabamba Military Barracks and meteorology
> > rushed to the scene on Thursday [March 28].
> > The UPDF spokesman, Major Shaban Bantariza, on Thursday said the army
> > confirmed that the objects called meteorites, were rocks falling onto
> > earth from the outer space.
> > Similar objects landed on the Rwenzori mountains in 1982 and in Mbale in
> > 1995. Scientists say thousands of meteorites land on earth every year.
> > However, the majority are not recorded because they fall into seas or
> > areas.
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