Experts Skeptical of Peruvian Meteorite ImpactPaul bristolia at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 20 17:06:51 EDT 2007
Scientists Doubt Meteorite Sickened Peruvians by
By Andrea Thompson, Space.com, September 19, 2007
Experts: 'Meteor' Gases Likely Caused by Geyser,
Fox News September 19, 2007
The only saving grace about this story is the last line, which reads:
"Peruvian geologists are on their way to examine the crater, according to news reports."
Hopefully, this means someone will get down to the bottom of this mess and determine what really happened.
These stories have been followed by:
Peruvian Geophysicist Confirms Claim of Meteorite Crash
By Monte Hayes, Associated Press, September. 19, 2007
"Jose Mechare, a scientist with Peru's Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute, said a geologist had confirmed that it was a "rocky meteorite,'' based on the fragments analyzed."
The sickness was explained by this line in the article:
"He said fear may have provoked psychosomatic ailments."
They article finally stated:
"She said that after the meteorite struck, small rocks
rained down on the roof of her house for several minutes and she feared the house was going to collapse."