[meteorite-list] Mysterious Flash Of Light Reported in Detroit Sky
From: VeIocity_at_aol.com <VeIocity_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun Oct 3 15:54:11 2004
And, God knows, we need more dismissive sarcasm injected into our kids' education, so as to extinguish any natural curiosity they may exhibit. ?Keep up the good work, Jerry.
In a message dated 10/3/2004 8:46:16 AM Eastern Daylight Time, "GERALD FLAHERTY" <grf2_at_verizon.net> writes:
>Gee! We've got to get the word out! The public has to be ?apprised of the
>potential such phenomenon imply.
>Of course, as a former elementary school teacher, I certainly dropped the
>ball for 31 years.
>Who would have known???!!!
>It's a definite curriculum add on national and world wide!!
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Ron Baalke" <baalke_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>
>To: "Meteorite Mailing List" <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
>Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2004 1:52 AM
>Subject: [meteorite-list] Mysterious Flash Of Light Reported in Detroit Sky
>> Drivers Report Mysterious Flash Of Light In Sky
>> Radio Show Host Receives Dozens Of Calls
>> Click On Detroit
>> September 30, 2004
>> A local radio station's phone lines lit up Thursday morning
>> after motorists reported seeing a mysterious flash of light
>> in the sky, Local 4 reported.
>> Several drivers in the area of Interstate 275 and Interstate 94
>> called into WOMC radio at about 5:45 a.m. to report an
>> unidentified light flashing in the sky.
>> "It was a bright flash, almost like a huge flashlight, almost
>> like a generator going off," said one caller.
>> The host of the radio station's morning show, Dick Purtan, said
>> he had no answer to what people had witnessed in the sky.
>> "The first thing that I thought of was that this was possibly
>> the asteroid, this big rock that's about 3 miles long and a
>> mile-and-a-half wide that actually came within a million miles
>> of earth this morning, but the trouble is they say that it's
>> not visible," Purtan said.
>> Officials at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base reported no
>> flying this morning, so there were no records or photographs
>> taken that may have identified the flash of light.
>> Metro airport also had no trace of the light flash because the
>> airport's radar readings only cover a 40-mile radius, Local 4
>> The National Weather Service in Cleveland told Local 4 that the
>> mysterious light may have been moonbeams poking through the clouds.
>> Local 4 attempted to contact the North American Aerospace Defense
>> Command, which protects the airspace over the United States and
>> Canada. NORAD had yet to return calls concerning the mysterious
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