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Astronomy/Meteorite Sighting in '69


Greg wrote at 2007-08-31 05:13:47
I live in Bakersfield and saw similar around the same time frame. I was looking east from my back door. This came from the south and went north. We were told in the next few days that it was a meteroite that hit close to Seqouia Park or the forest to the south. I was probably 13-14 years old at the time. It was very big, looking like a small sun. You could see flames trailing. I believe it was right before or right after sundown.

Josie wrote at 2009-12-08 20:34:23
In 1969 I was 10 yrs old. I saw a huge moonsize  fireball with a long tail making a swishing noise, flying over Bristol UK.I have just looked up info on the net and found it was the Bovedy meteor that landed in Ireland 25 April 1969.It was described exactly as I saw. After 40yrs my family will now believe me, I'm chuffed, wouldnt it be lovely to have a piece of it.

Gerry McCormack wrote at 2013-11-02 16:29:08
I was looking to see if there was any record of the meteorite of 1969. I was just 1- years old when I seen it.  I was outside playi9ng with some friends when the fireball appeared. The noise was terrific and the fireball was very bright.  Although it is over 40 years ago I can remember it like it was yesterday.  I live in the Republic of Ireland and I was located in the countryside west of Kells in County Meath.  The fireball was from a southerly to a northerly   direction.  Was something I will never forget.  fantastic.

Tom wrote at 2015-02-02 04:12:17
Thomas J. 2-1-2015  It was in the summer of 1969. My brother and I were in our row boat out on lake Winnemaug in Connecticut when we experienced a wonderful meteorite sighting.  It was really loud, a roaring fire sound. Basically it was a giant ball of fire streaking across the sky for about 10 seconds or so. It was breath taking and incredibly powerful to watch.  Frightening. It feels wonderful to see someone else has also seen it and remembers this event. Sadly, my brother does not remember it at all. I remember it like it was yesterday.  


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