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    Help finding a meterorite

    Hi, I'm new on here. i signed up to see if anyone would be interested in helping me find a meteorite that went flying past my head. I know this sounds kind of weird, but, this basketball sized thing? Went flying by me and into the woods behind my house. My girlfriend and I took a quick look but found nothing. I don't own a metal detector and was looking for someone who might like to help me find it. I have a good line on the trajectory and the search area shouldn't be very large.

    Thanks.
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    was it on fire?
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    One thing to think about,did you hear or see it hit ground.metorites are traveling around 25,000 miles an hour.blink your eyes and its 10 miles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red James Cash View Post
    One thing to think about,did you hear or see it hit ground.metorites are traveling around 25,000 miles an hour.blink your eyes and its 10 miles away.
    Yep, as a kid "one flew over my head" on fire and I heard it. Thought I could see where it landed..ran to the other side of the house and it was gone. I went looking for it the next day...lol I live in SWMO and it landed in the middle of Texas according to that night's local news.

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    Are you deaf? It likely would have produced a sonic wave that would have been substantial up close.

    My wife and I had one that passed "over our heads", changing from orange to green, really spectacular, but likely any pieces landed 250 miles or more away in the Atlantic.
    Last edited by Charlie P. (NY); Jan 25, 2019 at 08:31 PM.
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    I might of saw the same one charlie.I remember that we were in the tail end of a hurricane.we were still having some pretty good winds.this was years ago.at night i went out and was looking up,and guess what went by.over in less than a second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by perksx2 View Post
    Hi, I'm new on here. i signed up to see if anyone would be interested in helping me find a meteorite that went flying past my head...Thanks.
    I noticed this was your very first post - so, Welcome Aboard! You might consider posting this request closer to your home. Take a look at Forum: North Carolina for information (i.e., clubs, etc.) directly related to your state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by perksx2 View Post
    Hi, I'm new on here. i signed up to see if anyone would be interested in helping me find a meteorite that went flying past my head. I know this sounds kind of weird, but, this basketball sized thing? Went flying by me and into the woods behind my house. My girlfriend and I took a quick look but found nothing. I don't own a metal detector and was looking for someone who might like to help me find it. I have a good line on the trajectory and the search area shouldn't be very large.

    Thanks.
    Welcome to the forum! A meteorite the size of a basketball flying by you? You must have wet your pants! I suggest you simply go look for it. From the trajectory you describe, at 200-mph it would have skipped and rolled, not buried itself. Should be a mark or five in the leaves and ground. Sounds to me more like a piece of aircraft, or "blue ice."

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    Something that size, traveling at "meteor" speed, would either leave one hell of a hole, or made one hell or a path....depending on the entry angle. I suspect it was something else, or.......maybe we've entered.......the Twilight Zone!
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    Get or borrow a friends drone with a camera and fly it all over the suspected target area. If itís still local you should be able to find it or itís path on the ground.
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    Might be blue ice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red James Cash View Post
    I might of saw the same one charlie.I remember that we were in the tail end of a hurricane.we were still having some pretty good winds.this was years ago.at night i went out and was looking up,and guess what went by.over in less than a second.
    It would have been sometime between 2000 and 2005, May to September. THE ADMIRAL and I were traveling north on Rt 81 just above Cortland and it would have been around 6:30 PM - directly north of us, about 40 degrees above horizontal; heading west to east (so very possibly over New Hampshire after that). I was driving and it was right where I was looking when it started. And almost definitely a Saturday. The whole "event" took maybe seven seconds but I can still visualize it. VERY memorable.

    I can give these details because we had a pretty set routine when we kept our boat up at Sackets Harbor.
    Last edited by Charlie P. (NY); Jan 26, 2019 at 08:20 PM.
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    Think it could of been.where i was it was fairly low,but it was moving.my place at the time was surrounded partially by tall trees.

 

 
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