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Re: Meteorite in Russia

From: Sue Kovios <bradford@globalserve.net>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 22:43:09 -0400
Fwd Date: Wed, 01 Jul 1998 10:33:27 -0400
Subject: Re: Meteorite in Russia

>From: Masinaigan@aol.com
>Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 08:04:08 EDT
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Fwd: meteorite in Russia

>     Please read the email from Jackie Jerrigan below.
>Apparently a most unusual meteor crashed in
>Turkmenistan in central Asia on June 20, 1998.

>     Significant UFO activity was recorded elsewhere
>in the world that day.

>     If any of our European colleagues saw a newspaper
>story on this event, I would greatly appreciate it if you
>would forward the item to UFO Roundup.  Thanks!

>                                             Joe Trainor

>Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 18:22:17 -0400
>From: jackiej <jackiej@usit.net>
>To: Masinaigan@aol.com
>Subject: meteorite in Russia

>This is from CNN interactive for Sunday, June 28.  Have you any other
>information about this meteorite?  I was unable to find any other post
>about it.


June 29, 1998

A Large Meteorite Fall Down On the Territory of Turkmenistan

Turkmen scientists informed that the meteorite that fall down on
the territory of Turkmenistan weighed about 300 kg. They started
studies of this unique for the country event. It happened on June
20, between 18.00 and 19.00 PM and was seen by several people
from the daikhan unity "Daryalik", Kune-Urgench etrap of
Dashkhovuz velayat. It made a hole of 4 meters deep and 6 meters
in diameter where it fall. It had a conic form and was refereed
to a iron and stone type.

Its sizes were 90x60 cm. There were found lots of its small
pieces in the area where it fall. At present the meteorite was
brought to Ashgabat for studies.

According to scientists that was the first large meteorite that
fall out the country's territory. Until now there were known 4
cases of finding meteorites and their weights were less than 6 kg
though the scientists stated that the relief of some areas of
Turkmenistan such as Central Karakum and Karabogaz hole-type
structures' looked like it was reliated to the fall of some
big-size meteorites in pre-historic times.

Stating the unique character of the event the scientists stressed
that the meteorite did not burn out in the atmosphere as there
were witnesses of the fall. Often meteorites fall down to oceans,
seas or deserts. Scientists plan to organize investigations of
the event. Now a scientific research expedition is being formed
to go to the site where the meteorite fell. It would define the
nature of the meteorite, the traektory of its flight to Earth,
its rotation orbit around the Sun, etc.

The meteorite will be registered in international scientific
organizations and definitely will attract the interest of foreign
scientists. This is a rare opportunity for scientists studying
the history of the planet Earth formation, its evoluation
process. Later the meteorite will become one of the most
interesting exponats at the National Museum of History of


Also that night there were some celebrations going on but I'm not
sure if they had fireworks which could possibly account for strange
light activity.