[meteorite-list] Weird Meteorite News

From: Paul Harris <paul_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 09:22:29 -0700
Message-ID: <49C11FC5.2040200_at_meteorite.com>

Hi Eric,

Mike Jensen has a great page called "New Meteorite Falls" that you'll
want to check out for more information on this and others.

Mike's page is also linked to each month on Meteorite-Times under



Meteorites USA wrote:
> I was scouring the web as I usually do looking for meteorite related
> information when I stumbled on this.
> This is an old one from 2006 but it's worth a read...
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 2006-08-04 Josephine Roque - All Headline News Staff Writer
> SOURCE: http://www.ncbuy.com/news/2006-08-04/1012558.html
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Indian Villagers Venerate Rocks Following Meteor Shower
> "...(AHN) -- According to sources, western Indian villagers have
> started idolizing rock fragments from a meteor shower. Some villagers
> imagine that the meteorites are the rocks that Rama, the Ramayana's
> Hindu epic hero, gathered to make the bridge to rescue his kidnapped
> wife.
> The Times of India reported that the villagers of Gujarat state's
> Kutch region have been searching for rock fragments after a meteor
> shower made streaks of light over three populated districts late Monday.
> Witnesses claim a big thud resounded Monday night while other people
> spoke of streaks of red and yellow light trailing from the sky.
> There are those who believe that the rock fragments hold special powers.
> "My son picked up one such stone and developed rashes on his hands. I
> believe these stones have been sent by God," said Hansa Bai, a
> villager who lives in Jamnagar district, according to the AFP..."
> Anyone remember this one?
Received on Wed 18 Mar 2009 12:22:29 PM PDT

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