[meteorite-list] Meteorite from Jupiter

From: Sterling K. Webb <kelly_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:29:59 2004
Message-ID: <3F6FE7B1.F6D99995_at_bhil.com>

Aha! The old "Meteorite from Jupiter" scam. You buy a precious piece of the
Great Gas Giant. It arrives in a chilled container. You put it in your display
case. The next morning, it's gone! All evaporated! Another sucker has fallen
for the Vanishing Hydrogen Racket! The Jovians have another good laugh at the
expense of the Foolish Earthlings!


John Gwilliam wrote:

> Hello List,
> In this morning's mail, I received an unusual letter from a Mrs. Cheung in
> Alamo, California. The letter says they are contacting me (the recipient
> of the letter) for a friend who wants some help selling some meteorites in
> her possession. It goes on to say that some of the stones have already
> been identified as meteorites by the Bishop Museum in Honolulu.
> They list five different samples that have been identified by the museum
> and they list densities for the specimens but no weights.
> Here is the interesting information in the letter.
> " In addition to the samples she has given us some photographs of the
> meteorites. During a conversation with her, one of the meteorites was
> identified as coming from the planet Jupiter."
> Imagine that, a meteorite from Jupiter!
> If anyone wants to pursue this, let me know and I'll give you the contact
> information....;-)
> Best,
> John Gwilliam
Received on Tue 23 Sep 2003 02:26:57 AM PDT

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