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  • Cotterill Nigel NW
    These sound ilke the fuel tanks from the Irridium satellites?
    Message 1 of 2 , May 3, 2000
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      These sound ilke the fuel tanks from the Irridium satellites?

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      > Subject: UFOnet: Fwd = Mystery balls fall from the sky
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      > http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/africa/newsid_732000/732604.stm
      > Original Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 00:37:28 +0200
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      > Monday, 1 May, 2000, 16:26 GMT 17:26 UK
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      > Mystery balls fall from the sky
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      > Object in field
      >
      > Both the objects landed on farms
      > South Africans are still wondering about the source of two
      > unidentified falling objects which have crashed to the ground in the
      > last few days.
      >
      > The witnesses said it was white-hot when it landed
      >
      > Police Superintendent Andre Kellerman
      >
      > The first of the objects landed on a farm near the town of Worcester,
      > about 100km (60 miles) from Cape Town on Thursday - the second on a
      > farm in Durbanville, on the outskirts of Cape Town, on Sunday.
      >
      > Both are described as "big metal balls", the first weighing about 30kg
      > (65 pounds) and the second about 50kg (110 pounds).
      >
      > On Sunday police collected the first ball from the farm where it had
      > landed.
      >
      > Superintendent Andre Kellerman said the Department of Civil Aviation
      > had asked the police to collect the object and to take statements from
      > witnesses who had seen it fall.
      >
      > "They want to investigate the object. The witnesses said it was
      > white-hot when it landed. It appears to be solid iron and there is a
      > section which contains bolts. I don't know what it could be,"
      > Superintendent Kellerman said.
      >
      > 'Gun shots'
      >
      > Peter Viljoen, on whose land the ball fell, said farm workers had
      > heard a noise like two loud gun shots, and had seen the shining ball
      > falling to the earth.
      >
      > The impact left an impression in the ground about 20cm (eight inches)
      > deep.
      >
      > It took more than half an hour before the object was cool enough to
      > move, Mr Viljoen said.
      >
      > The second object was bigger, about one metre (three feet) high and
      > 1.5 metres (4.5 feet) long. It has a device resembling a valve at one
      > end.
      >
      > Once again, witnesses told of loud bangs as it landed.
      >
      > The Star newspaper quotes astronomers as saying the balls could be
      > parts of a decaying satellite, but could not say for certain until
      > they had inspected them.
      >
      > Nasa has predicted that parts of a Pegasus satellite would fall to
      > earth, the astronomers told the newspaper.
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    • OrionDJ12@aol.com
      Apparently, events like this have happened MANY times. Yellow stuff, etc.
      Message 2 of 2 , May 5, 2000
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        Apparently, events like this have happened MANY times. Yellow stuff, etc.
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