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Meteorite makes 30-meter crater in Peru

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A meteorite fell Saturday night in the Peruvian area of Puno, close to the border with Bolivia, forming a crater with a 30 meters diamater, and six meters in depth, the local press reported today.

A luminous object fell a little before midnight of the day before yesterday in the town of Carancas, in the province of Chucuito, about 1.300 kilometers to the south of Lima.

According to sources of the Territorial Direction of the Police, the alarmed inhabitants of the area heard a great noise, similar to that of an airplane falling.

Later, the witnesses saw a luminous object in fire in the sky that hit the ground, producing an explosion that left the earth charred.

The meteorite didn’t hurt anyone, but the authorities are investigating if the remains found in the area are of animals that may have died because of the explosion.

The farmers of the place fear the appearance of some disease, since chips of lead and silver were liberated in the shock of the meteor with the soil, the local broadcasting station “RPP” informed.

The member of the National Academy of Sciences, Modesto Montoya, told to the “Andean” state agency that the fall of meteorites in Peru doesn’t present any danger, unless they hit some structure.

“None of the several meteorites that fall in Peru and make perforations of varied sizes are harmful for people, unless they fall over a house”, Montoya said.

In June, another meteorite fell in the Mascapampa hill, in the province of Arequipa (south), leaving the population alarmed.
[source: EFE, UOL news]

Curiously, the meteorite fell exactly one month after the terrible earthquake that hit Lima, on August 15.

UPDATE: Peru crater: meteorite, secret satellites and zombies

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  1. pbo September 18th, 2007 5:55 am

    I think you will find that this is going to set off a series of events starting with mysterious illnesses and spoiling of land around and near the crash site, also local waterways have probably now been contaminated.

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  3. judith September 18th, 2007 12:35 pm

    i saw that light from the sky fall, it was a large bright light, it fell across than staight down, it was really bright, and a lighter trail of light behind it……..i was on my front porch, here in America….my son was with me,,,,,,,,,,,he did not see it, but i said to him look at that a huge ball of light just fell from the sky……..i said lets go see …..i did not know it was so far away, because the light was so bright……..it was sat. night, or close to midnight…..somewhere around that time or early sunday morning,,,,,i don’t know exact time……because we were on the porch…..we end thinking it was a falling stars, but i thought falling stars aren’t that bright when they fall so close to the earth………judith

  4. enchanted September 18th, 2007 1:05 pm

    The inhabitants of a far distant planet have destroyed their planet home by polluting it beyond repair. Plagues have wiped out much of their population. The few desparate surviving inhabitants discovered Earth has everything they need to surive. They can’t fight for the right to settle here, so have sent a deadly virus imbedded in a rock formation we will see as just another meteorite. Their virus is slow spreading, so as not to cause panic and allow plenty of time for it to eventually infect all humans. There is no antidote. The virus dies with its host, so within a decade Earth will be human free, whilst fauna and flora flourish. The pollution we have caused will gradually fade whilst the new settlers ready themselves for the journey to their new home, Earth.

  5. peter bridge September 18th, 2007 2:26 pm

    Sounds like a reactor from a military satellite just landed.No way you would get me near that without a radiation counter and lead underpants.

  6. JustinC September 18th, 2007 8:51 pm

    I just posted something about this on Squidoo too… It seems like the news media is ignoring this right now… It’s making me wonder if it’s a hoax or something pretty serious… Here’s my blog on it:

    http://www.squidoo.com/perumeteor

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  8. AZIDEA September 19th, 2007 7:08 am

    Taken together the items noted,”animal”-organic remains,metal fragments,noxious fumes and boiling water in the crater..could this be ufo\and reactor..and pilot remains[?]..meteor as cover story[?]..

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  10. george September 19th, 2007 11:44 am

    Where is the meteorite now?

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  12. Naruto September 19th, 2007 11:47 pm

    If it were a doomsday meter. what percentage would you give yourself to live. About the same as the lotto, or the odds of life being out there. Any direction we’re all dead. Enjoy life and let the military stick a probe up thier bu*ts. Thats what we pay them to do.

  13. unarvukal dot com September 21st, 2007 6:27 am

    There are five main elements.

    Water, Fire, Air, Land and Sky

    We have had destruction by fire such as forest fire, oil fire etc

    we have had destruction by land such as Earth Quakes, mud slides etc

    we have had destruction by Air, such as Tornadoes, hurricanes and so on

    We have had destruction by water such as Tsunami waves, floods

    now the time has come for a destruction from sky and possibly from space.

    This is likely to be in the form of space rock or comet… but are we ready to prevent it?

  14. jessie gobon September 24th, 2007 9:53 pm

    totaly bogus

  15. marlo October 1st, 2007 10:31 am

    lol well in other news there has been reports of illness coming from this meteorite about 200 people in the local area including animals became ill

  16. Tim October 2nd, 2007 10:33 pm

    I do believe that a metero hit Peru. One thing is that a earthquake a week before with lights in the sky flashing. Ya right then a so called metero hit Peru. Well me and my wife was out side the night the so called metero hit Peru and I was looking at the sky, I saw a real bright light in the sky.I called for my wife. look at this. it looked like a real bright star then it began to go back and dim. like it was fling back into space. Then the next day I told my emploees about it . Then about three or four days latter, I saw on tv about a metero that hit Peru. Well somebody knows more than is being told. I would like to know more. I have been searching but I haven’t found anything yet. Please if someone knows anything please let me know.

  17. steve tobias October 10th, 2007 7:30 am

    Here is the information i am sending out all over the internet in any way i can ti aid people to know what may be — i say may be going on… i am not wishing to alarm people but i have no choice in a ufo cover up situation but to send out info as i can and post ideas as to the likely scenarios involved in these unusual sightings of lights etc in the sky….

    –note : i cannot stress to you how urgent or important it is to release this information in any way possible to those you associate with and also to that
    wonderful person toledolatina and her family who went to so much trouble trying to get the lights they were seeing on record…. —

    steve tobias , ufo researcher since 1991, former member of the USAF.

    i investigate the entire range of ufo events that i notice are discussed on the internet. i was quite familiar with the recent N.jersey shore sightings Sep 01 2007,and that beach was closed on a busy holiday the day after the sightings off shore of those “lights floating on the water” etc.The feds closed the beach using a fake medical waste spill alert.No one on the beach was allowed, no cameras,no witnesses to whatever is going on out at sea . UFOs have been seen by many people and its imperative that as many people as possible
    see this information.You tube videos i placed there can be seen by using search word nasa ufos and click on “date added” at youtube.com. My videos, about 5 by “derrll5″ show up from page 5 to page 15 of videos listed.My mission is to tell the world. The tv news people will not answer my emails, even about the photo image w/ufo formation in the weather radar in the email…they are cowards.Scared of the cover up agents,they refuse to act.search on google for more rremarks i have made – use search phrase “steve tobias ufo” or “new jersey ufo”, much info is there. Not for young people below age of 17…thank you.
    Below are some of the images sent in to make those youtube videos….

  18. steve tobias October 10th, 2007 7:31 am

    sorry forgot– i cannot send images in your website

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