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'Blazing UFO' sparks panic in Spain


Posted on Tuesday, 9 September, 2014 | Comment icon 38 comments

Some witnesses caught the object on film. Image Credit: Vimeo / Jessica Lleonart
Witnesses across the country called the emergency services after seeing the object streak across the sky.
Many of the reports described the spectacle as a "flaming UFO" which followed a path straight across Spain from Barcelona and Aragón in the north-east to Extremadura in the west.

Far from being a sign of extraterrestrial visitation however the celestial visitor instead turned out to be a meteorite that is believed to have either burned up in the atmosphere or impacted at an unknown location on the Earth's surface.
"We think the meteorite may have flown over more areas of the country including Aragon, however, because it was pretty cloudy there we believe it may have been widely missed, and was only spotted when it emerged over a clear area that included Barcelona," said astrophysicist Jose Maria Trigo.

Authorities are now attempting to determine where it might have landed.



Source: AOL | Comments (38)


Tags: Spain, UFO, Meteorite


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #29 Posted by Sundew on 10 September, 2014, 15:55
Every day approximately 100 tons of meteoroids enter the Earth’s atmosphere (according to NASA). Although most of this “stuff”, pea-sized pieces of rock, doesn’t hit the ground, some estimates have approximately 37,000-78,000 tons of material falling on the Earth each year (mostly dust-sized particles). With all of that said, why is it so mysterious when one meteor, slightly bigger than average pea or dust-size, actually is seen streaking across the sky? Why would this incite panic? All of a sudden reason is thrown out and aliens are coming… Well then, I better set extra places at the dinner t... [More]
Comment icon #30 Posted by Merc14 on 10 September, 2014, 18:29
I can go grab you a few of today's headlines. Nothing new about large meteors entering earth's atmosphere. We probably miss the vast majority because they come down in the middle of the oceans so nort surewhat your point is here?
Comment icon #31 Posted by Sweetpumper on 10 September, 2014, 18:48
Nothing new about large meteors entering earth's atmosphere. We probably miss the vast majority because they come down in the middle of the oceans so nort surewhat your point is here? Just that a meteor strike is more than warranted if you look at our general news headlines everyday.
Comment icon #32 Posted by Frank Merton on 10 September, 2014, 18:51
If Zeus is out there throwing meteors at us, I don't think Spain will be high on his list of targets.
Comment icon #33 Posted by Merc14 on 10 September, 2014, 19:06
Just that a meteor strike is more than warranted if you look at our general news headlines everyday. The news has been far worse than it is today and certainly doesn't warrant wiping man off the face of the earth. Itis sad to say but there is a surprising number of people that have come to believe man has no righ to exist. I place this on the continual drone from the left about the destruction of the planet by little old mankind. It starts in elementary school and continues until the person wakes up and shakes off the silliness of the liberal doctrine of self-loathing. I have been hearing abou... [More]
Comment icon #34 Posted by Sweetpumper on 10 September, 2014, 19:20
The news has been far worse than it is today and certainly doesn't warrant wiping man off the face of the earth. Itis sad to say but there is a surprising number of people that have come to believe man has no righ to exist. I place this on the continual drone from the left about the destruction of the planet by little old mankind. It starts in elementary school and continues until the person wakes up and shakes off the silliness of the liberal doctrine of self-loathing. I have been hearing about man made ice ages, man made global warmng, mass starvation, melting ice caps and massive superstorm... [More]
Comment icon #35 Posted by Frank Merton on 10 September, 2014, 19:22
Cheer up, we aren't all that bad. The destruction of the soviet union, bemoaned by the left, was one of our greatest accomplishments and released millions from slavery. We have some religious fanatics bu that is as old as mankind. We'll destroy them as well Your positive attitude is well taken -- things have been getting steadily better in many ways around the world. Even moral standards are much more sensible than fifty years ago.Still, the fall of Communism in the USSR was not that much of a benefit. We now see a kleptocracy moving toward fascism.
Comment icon #36 Posted by Merc14 on 10 September, 2014, 19:37
Your positive attitude is well taken -- things have been getting steadily better in many ways around the world. Even moral standards are much more sensible than fifty years ago. Still, the fall of Communism in the USSR was not that much of a benefit. We now see a kleptocracy moving toward fascism. Russia being Russia but at least it is just them, not half of Germany, all of Poland, Czechoslavakia and Hungary and a dozen other "satellite" countries the USSR milked dry. Honestly, when in its long history, has Russia not been run by some kind of thugocracy? Yes it's sad but Russia is simply rever... [More]
Comment icon #37 Posted by DONTEATUS on 11 September, 2014, 0:34
Maybe E.T. is just here for the Running of the Bull ? They just need this web site !
Comment icon #38 Posted by kmt_sesh on 11 September, 2014, 0:57
Moderator's note: Folks, let's leave the political pontificating out of the discussion. It is not relevant. There are other sections at UM to which you can bring such discussion. kmt_sesh


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