by Susanne Posel
This week Russia was the scene of a “meteorite explosion in the stratosphere.” Damage to 3,000 buildings (including 34 medical facilities ad 361 schools) and residents were reported.
An estimated 1,200 people were treated after the disaster with over 50 of the injured being hospitalized.
No local power was disrupted and flights continued as normal.
Roskosmos, the Russian space agency, confirmed that a “space object is of non-technogenic origin and qualifies as a meteorite. It was moving at a low trajectory with a speed of about 30 km/s.” The Russian Academy of Sciences said that before entering the Earth’s atmosphere, the object ‘s weight is estimated at 10 tons.
Samples of an impact site at a lake have not exposed significant measurements of radioactivity or foreign material. The Russian Army has been deployed to the crash site; as well as radiation, chemical and biological protection units.
Reports say that 20,000 service men from the Russian Army were ordered by President Vladimir Putin to assist in helping the injured.
Putin expressed gratitude that only small fragments of the 10 ton meteorite struck populated areas. Fireballs descended from the sky with an “explosion so strong that some windows in our building and in the buildings that are across the road and in the city in general, the windows broke.”
Valdimir Zhirinovsky, head of the Russian Liberation Party, told RIA Novosti, the Russain state-funded propaganda “news” media that “those aren’t meteors falling; it’s the Americans testing new weapons.”
Zhirinovsky went on to say that this was a warning against “provocation” to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov from John Kerry, US Secretary of State. The Russian Nationalist said that this testing of a US weapon against Russia in a show of force.
Mainstream media is quick to find quotes of people and news articles where Zhirinovsky is being called a “political clown” and “radical right-wing boogie-man for the West.”
Making the rounds along with the conspiracy theories appearing across social media is a story by a disinfo writer that tells the story of Russia demanding that President Obama reveal the US government’s knowledge of alien existence and their influence on our planet, societies and culture – or they will.
Aiding to steer the meteorite events from any credible investigation, this article that was published last month has been lumped into the narrative in feeds on Facebook and spread through aggregator sites as a “hidden” aspect of the meteorite event that is yet being revealed. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Don Yeomans, expert and head of the Near-Earth Object Program Office (NEOP) for NASA, said that the meteorite was most likely just an exploding fireball. Yeomans explained: “If the reports of ground damage can be verified, it might suggest an object whose original size was several meters in extent before entering the atmosphere, fragmenting and exploding due to the unequal pressure on the leading side vs the trailing side (it pancaked and exploded).”
Captured on video was an exploding fireball over Japan on Valentine’s Day.
In Cuba, a report of “an object that fell from the sky and exploded with a great noise, which shook the houses” was seen on local television. Witnesses said they saw a bright light, comparing the size of the object to a bus, which exploded in the sky.
“In the central region of Cuba” known as Cienfuegos, was the scene what on-lookers called a “fireball”. Experts interviewed stated that this was ‘a fragment of stone and mental that enters the Earth’s atmosphere.” It was relayed that this “fragment” was being examined.
Over the weekend, residents in San Francisco Bay witnesses a fireball flying through the sky as another meteor descended toward Earth. Mainstream media is using this as evidence that this phenomenon happens all the time. The reporters blame the fact that technology is able to capture these events and broadcast them on the internet so quickly for the hysteria surrounding the event.
David Mosher, projects editor of Popular Science explains that the meteorite that hit Russia caused more damage to structures and injuries than previously recorded meteorite landings. Mosher goes on to say that amateur astronomers will detect cosmological events before even NASA and they should be looked to for signs that something is coming.
This mainstream double speak claims amateurs are being cause for panic, yet praises them for being the most vigilant pair of eyes; watching over and reporting on events before governmental agencies are able to.