Shooting Star..Or something falling f...

Shooting Star..Or something falling from the sky last night...

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Anonymous

Ripley, TN

#1 Aug 24, 2011
Did anyone else see some thing fall from the sky last night? Looked like a HUGE falling star...but looked to bright big to be a falling star??...I seen it about 10;30 last night...talked to others that seen it too. what was it?
Mr Helper

Nortonville, KY

#2 Aug 24, 2011
Call the sheriff offie, they of course would know, but call before 4:00 pm
Skunk

Central City, KY

#3 Aug 24, 2011
Probably some space junk or a rock burning up as it came through the stratosphere. However, there has been some supposed "UFO" sightings up in Illinois the past 2 months. Who knows what it could have been. I would also try calling the Madisonville/ Antonio Municipal Airport. They MIGHT have something. Also, ask them their policy on releasing such information. Some airports will tell you if they have had any unidentified activity if you tell them about something unusual you have REALLY seen and it checks out... like a craft or group of lights in the sky. Pretty neat. The vast cornfields in Crofton and Sargo are hot beds of strange activity.
Yoyoma

Nortonville, KY

#4 Aug 24, 2011
I shot a hot momma with somethin
Skunk

Central City, KY

#5 Aug 24, 2011
I knew an idiot post was destined for this topic.
voos

Henderson, KY

#6 Aug 24, 2011
I totally saw that too, with my bestie 'roos.

We thought it was just a shooting star lol.. but hey, if aliens wanna come to Madisonville, it's probably not the strangest thing that's happened here...
Tookenstein

Nortonville, KY

#7 Aug 25, 2011
So I took the advice of calling the shriff office, asked for a deputy, when he got on the phone I asked him about it and he said "Huh? don't know nothing about that there."

Since: Aug 10

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#8 Aug 25, 2011
The Perseids (/ˈpɜrsi ː.ɨdz/) are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The Perseids are so-called because the point from which they appear to come, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus. The name derives in part from the word Perseides (Πε&#961 ;σε&#943 ;δε&#962 ;), a term found in Greek mythology referring to the sons of Perseus. The stream of debris is called the Perseid cloud and stretches along the orbit of the comet Swift-Tuttle. The cloud consists of particles ejected by the comet as it travels on its 130-year orbit. Most of the dust in the cloud today is around a thousand years old. However, there is also a relatively young filament of dust in the stream that was pulled off the comet in 1862.[1] The rate of meteors originating from this filament is much higher than for the older part of the stream.
The Perseid meteor shower has been observed for about 2000 years, with the earliest information on this meteor shower coming from the Far East.[2] Some Catholics refer to the Perseids as the "tears of St. Lawrence", since 10 August is the date of that saint's martyrdom.[3]


The 2010 Perseids over the VLT
The shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity being between August 9 and 14, depending on the particular location of the stream. During the peak, the rate of meteors reaches 60 or more per hour. They can be seen all across the sky, but because of the path of Swift-Tuttle's orbit, Perseids are primarily visible in the northern hemisphere. As with all meteor showers, the rate is greatest in the pre-dawn hours, since the side of the Earth nearest to turning into the sun scoops up more meteors as the Earth moves through space. In 2009, the estimated peak Zenithal Hourly Rate was 173,[4] but fainter meteors were washed out by a waning gibbous moon.
Tookenstein

Nortonville, KY

#9 Aug 25, 2011
Krap wrote:
The Perseids (/ˈpɜrsi ː.ɨdz/) are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The Perseids are so-called because the point from which they appear to come, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus. The name derives in part from the word Perseides (Πε&#961 ;σε&#943 ;δε&#962 ;), a term found in Greek mythology referring to the sons of Perseus. The stream of debris is called the Perseid cloud and stretches along the orbit of the comet Swift-Tuttle. The cloud consists of particles ejected by the comet as it travels on its 130-year orbit. Most of the dust in the cloud today is around a thousand years old. However, there is also a relatively young filament of dust in the stream that was pulled off the comet in 1862.[1] The rate of meteors originating from this filament is much higher than for the older part of the stream.
The Perseid meteor shower has been observed for about 2000 years, with the earliest information on this meteor shower coming from the Far East.[2] Some Catholics refer to the Perseids as the "tears of St. Lawrence", since 10 August is the date of that saint's martyrdom.[3]
The 2010 Perseids over the VLT
The shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity being between August 9 and 14, depending on the particular location of the stream. During the peak, the rate of meteors reaches 60 or more per hour. They can be seen all across the sky, but because of the path of Swift-Tuttle's orbit, Perseids are primarily visible in the northern hemisphere. As with all meteor showers, the rate is greatest in the pre-dawn hours, since the side of the Earth nearest to turning into the sun scoops up more meteors as the Earth moves through space. In 2009, the estimated peak Zenithal Hourly Rate was 173,[4] but fainter meteors were washed out by a waning gibbous moon.
So why didn't that deputy know all this?

Since: Aug 10

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#10 Aug 26, 2011
Because most of them can barely spell their own name.
really

Carmi, IL

#11 Aug 26, 2011
just the good ole boys
cartel

Dunfermline, UK

#12 Dec 29, 2013
i saw it in scotland at about 2:30 am. it went down very fast then the sky was suddenly cloudy.
Trustnoone

Madisonville, KY

#13 Dec 29, 2013
This thing landed in Earlington Ky Lake at 4:15 pm. The old KU power plant pulled it in. The Aliens dismantled the old plant and took it back to their planet to repair their old one. Sad Earlingtons loss!:(
chicken little

Chicago, IL

#14 Dec 29, 2013
The sky is falling!
BadBlood

Providence, KY

#15 Dec 29, 2013
cartel wrote:
i saw it in scotland at about 2:30 am. it went down very fast then the sky was suddenly cloudy.
Wow, you can remember that far back? The post was from 2011. Dumbasses.
Bombastic

Madisonville, KY

#16 Dec 29, 2013
If it landed in Earlington they would have smoked it.
Trustnoone

Madisonville, KY

#17 Dec 29, 2013
And smoke it they did! Until the water opened up and it rose back into the sky.
Jumper The Wise

Morgantown, KY

#18 Dec 29, 2013
We must ask ourselves "Why would an advanced race of beings thousands of years ahead of us want to land in Hopkins co.?

Since: Dec 13

Toledo, OH

#19 Dec 29, 2013
The annunaki are comming
Bombastic

Madisonville, KY

#20 Dec 29, 2013
You going to swallow or spit?

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