NUFORC Sighting 96348

Occurred: 1992-10-09 19:49 Local
Reported: 2013-02-17 16:01 Pacific
Duration: 41 seconds
No of observers: 0

Location: Eastern United States, WV, USA

Shape: Other
Characteristics: Left a trail, Aircraft nearby, Landed

Unknown intelligence performs fly-by of Wash. D.C. before demonstrating marksmanship skills

Lime-green fireball proceeded in a north-easterly direction, broke apart near Washington DC after flickering at 6 hz, and terminated through the right tail-light (dimensions ~ 5" x 21") of a parked Chevreolet Malibu (NY licence plate #:4GF-933) in Peekskill, New York Meteor was videotaped by more than 14 people in 6 states; the car and recovered meteorite were exhibited togetherin the American Museum of Natural History in 1993-4. The recovered meteorite, the first ever recovered after being filmed in flight, weighed 27.3 pounds (12.4 kg) and measured 4" x 5" x 11".

The most extraordinary aspect of the event was it's timing -- it occurred 3 days before NASA commenced the "first comprehensive, high-technology search for evidence of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe." (NY Times) and 3 days before the Western hemisphere celebrated the 500th anniversary of Columbus's discovery of the new world, on Oct. 12, 1492.


We are skeptical about the claim that a UFO was involved in the rare meteor-strike of the automobile. PD

Posted 2013-02-18

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