[meteorite-list] Fake Norway Rock

From: Michael Farmer <mike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:34:23 -0700
Message-ID: <DCD99E3E-DC75-4D1B-995B-CF61515537A3_at_meteoriteguy.com>

If it had been made public from day one before they built websites and made videos and spent nearly 2 years building the hype for max news publicity and promotion it would hAve been more believable.
I find this entire thing ridiculous. I saw a video of some lights shining down of deer the other day, news was viral, I doubt it was aliens but hasn't been disproven either:)

It seems to me that some people are invested in this story and will never admit that it is just a pebble from the chute packing.
Michael Farmer

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> On Apr 10, 2014, at 11:27 AM, Chris Peterson <clp at alumni.caltech.edu> wrote:
> Then you need to tune up your analysis skills. And your knowledge of meteoritics. The video was not falsified, and is hardly "phony". What it shows is plausibly explained by the meteorite hypothesis. Many, perhaps most meteorite falls are not preceded by a significant fireball, and even fewer by acoustics of any sort.
> I don't hear many people saying there's a "reasonable chance" this could be a meteorite. I didn't even hear much of that early on. Only that nothing obviously excludes this from being a meteorite. That's a distinction well worth remembering. If this had been trivially rejected from the beginning, no analysis would have been performed, and that would be unfortunate.
> And that's getting real.
> Chris
> *******************************
> Chris L Peterson
> Cloudbait Observatory
> http://www.cloudbait.com
>> On 4/10/2014 11:49 AM, Joshua Tree Earth & Space Museum wrote:
>> What amazes me about this media stunt is the lack of skepticism from
>> people who should know better. When I saw the video, my first thought
>> was: "this is as phony as a three-dollar bill. Anybody with even a lick
>> of common sense should have instantly known this was totally bogus. No
>> bolide, no sonic boom, no smoke trail, no electophonic sound, no
>> recovered meteorite, nothing. There's nothing right about this. Just a
>> video where a small rock pops out of a parachute right after its
>> deployed. Who in their right mind would conclude that it was a meteoroid
>> in dark flight? (Besides the dummy astronomer and physicist.)
>> Even now people are still saying: "well there's a reasonable chance it
>> could be real." Yeah right! About the same chance as me winning 10
>> Olympic gold medals, winning the lottery 10 times in a row, getting
>> elected to the US Senate after being knighted by the Queen of England
>> and then marrying Scarlett Johansson.
>> Get Real,
>> Phil Whitmer
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Received on Thu 10 Apr 2014 02:34:23 PM PDT

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