Meteor shower prompts 911 calls

Meteor shower prompts 911 calls

There are 57 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Nov 7, 2009, titled Meteor shower prompts 911 calls. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Numerous residents in Felton and elsewhere called authorities starting about 5:40 p.m. after a meteor shower sent streaks across the sky at sunset Saturday.

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Friickin A Right

Alameda, CA

#1 Nov 7, 2009
I saw this thang commin over 17! Huge! Blue and Green left a gigantic streak in the sky! I thought it was a plane, the space station, or SUPERMAN! Dang thang left a cloud over the sunset and all the surfers were goin nuts! Hangin at the Hook Baby! AWESOME! What a way to end tha day bro!
Friickin A Right

Alameda, CA

#2 Nov 7, 2009
People were pullin over and hittin thar brakes, what a show, helicopters buzzin for an hour after! This is a sign! Im gonna take a big one in tha morn! Wha a friickin awesome thangto see! Hangin at the Hook, lookin UP!
Electrocute the Tourists

Santa Cruz, CA

#3 Nov 7, 2009
(shrooms)
haha

Santa Cruz, CA

#4 Nov 7, 2009
You people need to put the pipe down.. Its for medical purposes..
insane

Santa Cruz, CA

#5 Nov 7, 2009
Sitting out at Privates waiting for a wave...this was quite a site. A plane appeared to be flying away from the meteor as it fizzled up, which prompted discussion among the pack about whether we were being bombed, etc. Then a set came and everyone forgot about it...
todd

Palm Bay, FL

#6 Nov 7, 2009
ya thats one of the reasons that 911 has turned out to be a bad idea
ask any cop
you should see the geminid shower from 15000 ft up in the air
thats impressive

The Leonids are best known for their 33-year peaks, during which 100s of meteors per hour can be observed. The last of these peaks occured in 2001.
Parent Comet: 55P/Tempel-Tuttle
December
Geminids
December 13-14

Frequency:

The most reliable meteor shower of the year, the Geminids are characterized by their multi-colored display--65% being white, 26% yellow, and the remaining 9% blue, red and green.
DJR

Santa Cruz, CA

#7 Nov 7, 2009
I swear that thing landed in Nisene Marks. I saw it go down. First thing in the AM I'm going to look for it. It was huge there hasto be a crater there.
tip toe

San Francisco, CA

#9 Nov 7, 2009
todd wrote:
ya thats one of the reasons that 911 has turned out to be a bad idea
ask any cop
you should see the geminid shower from 15000 ft up in the air
thats impressive
The Leonids are best known for their 33-year peaks, during which 100s of meteors per hour can be observed. The last of these peaks occured in 2001.
Parent Comet: 55P/Tempel-Tuttle
December
Geminids
December 13-14
Frequency:

The most reliable meteor shower of the year, the Geminids are characterized by their multi-colored display--65% being white, 26% yellow, and the remaining 9% blue, red and green.
Wow?
Local

Daly City, CA

#10 Nov 7, 2009
OMG what idiots! You called 911 over a freakin meteor shower?! What did you think it was, a terrorist attack?! Good Lord. Only in Santa Cruz.
Doncula

Santa Cruz, CA

#11 Nov 7, 2009
I wonder if this was man-made. While in mid-town around that time I looked up toward the west after the sun had set. All of the clouds were pink/purple, but there was an irregular set of clouds still illuminated by sunlight when they should have been dark colored as the other clouds, indicating that the illuminated clouds were at a very high altitude. The irregular clouds appeared to look rather spiral despite their irregularness, with a conical shape, as if something emitting exhaust or heat which could condense water vapor to ice was moving with some thrust, but not in control. I observed a rocket launched from SoCal in 2001 in which the exhaust/con-trail was illuminated in this way: way above the light which hit the clouds in the lower atmosphere (as well as observing a stage of the rocket release from the ground - way cool). Who saw this? No people I was not whatever everyone in this area assumes I am was "on"...
lompico pride

Santa Cruz, CA

#12 Nov 7, 2009
Hey...it isn't all about Felton. What about us up in the dark canyon? If we could see over the trees, we'd have been freaking too!
Grammar Police

United States

#13 Nov 7, 2009
insane wrote:
this was quite a site.
I'm sure it was quite a [i]sight[/i] too.
annomynous

Berkeley, CA

#14 Nov 8, 2009
Local wrote:
OMG what idiots! You called 911 over a freakin meteor shower?! What did you think it was, a terrorist attack?! Good Lord. Only in Santa Cruz.
Wait until Christmas eve. A few drunken idiots will call 9-1-1 to report sightings of Santa Cruz and his sleigh in the sky. Some dispatchers even play along and broadcast such useless information as a prank.

And no, it wasn't just the idiots in Santa Cruz who called 9-1-1 according to the KTVU newscast.
i saw it

San Francisco, CA

#15 Nov 8, 2009
I saw one of the meteors a bit before sunset. I was near Dominican and it came down over the ocean. There was even a smoke trail for a few minutes after. It was cool.
oscar

United States

#16 Nov 8, 2009
yes i saw it too i live in san jose ca i dont do beer or pot
i was driving home when i saw this huge thing fallind with fire and everything it even left smok wich i just saw a pic of it posted on mercurynews
wow that was pretty amazing and scary

it took me to the 2012 movie scary huh
todd

Palm Bay, FL

#17 Nov 8, 2009
wow second hand comet smoke
maybe that's why everyone is wearing those blue surgical masks
John

United States

#18 Nov 8, 2009
I saw one last night.
bill

Brisbane, CA

#19 Nov 8, 2009
Can you say polluted gene pool!?
Anthonyinsc

San Francisco, CA

#20 Nov 8, 2009
Local wrote:
OMG what idiots! You called 911 over a freakin meteor shower?! What did you think it was, a terrorist attack?! Good Lord. Only in Santa Cruz.
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lol, i live in santa cruz and is wayyyy better then that super nothing to do town of M.H. at least we have something to look at!!! but i do agree why in the heck would you call 911 over a M.Shower??? i mean its not like the popo can stop it...
C Darwin

Berkeley, CA

#21 Nov 8, 2009
bill wrote:
Can you say polluted gene pool!?
That's what happens when you subsidize unsuccessful people. They have too many stupid offspring. Change things soon or it will be too late to be anything other than a failed species.

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