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Falling Ice Generates Conspiracy Theories

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2007 08:24:58 -0500
Fwd Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2007 08:24:58 -0500
Subject: Falling Ice Generates Conspiracy Theories

Source: The Tampa Tribune - Florida, USA


Feb 5, 2007

Falling Ice Generates Conspiracy Theories

By Jason Geary
The Tampa Tribune

TAMPA - A large block of ice plummets from the Florida heavens,
wrecking a Ford Mustang parked on a neighborhood street and
triggering theories on its origin from across the country.

Readers fascinated by the 18-inch frozen chunk that smashed into
Andres Javage's car Jan. 28 have suggested investigators not
overlook "the UFO angle" and check whether there might be a
connection with China "blowing up" a satellite.

Still, others were convinced the falling ice was simply a hoax.

Weather experts said weather conditions that day wouldn't create
such a large ice brick. Meanwhile, the Federal Aviation
Administration is checking whether a passing airplane might be
to blame.

As authorities puzzle over what caused the phenomenon, Javage,
20, can take heart in knowing his smashed car is not alone.

News reports tell of similar tales of mayhem from falling ice
chunks, including one that crashed into a California gymnasium
last year and another striking a house in Pennsylvania only
weeks ago.

Nina Gambone knows how mysterious ice can disrupt a life.

The 33-year-old Massachusetts woman thought she heard a bomb
explode outside her home in Leominster on Jan. 27, 2005. "I was
sort of scared to go outside," she said.

She discovered a beach-ball size piece of ice ripped into the
roof of her 1991 Toyota Corolla. Moments earlier, she and her
14-year-old son had parked the car and gone inside.

"If my son had still been sitting there, he would have been
killed," she said.

Gambone said her insurance company wouldn't cover the damage,
and the FAA never identified whether an airplane was

The graphic artist and Web designer built a Web site detailing
her frustrating situation, complete with pictures of the
wreckage and tracking images showing the airplane that she
thinks caused the damage.

Kathleen Bergen, an FAA spokeswoman in Atlanta, said
investigators are researching what aircraft were overhead about
the time the Mustang was struck in Tampa.

Javage's father, Carlos, said his son has full insurance
coverage on his car.

"To me it came off an aircraft, no doubt in my mind," Carlos
Javage said.

John Young, who lives across the street from where the Mustang
was struck, said some of the ice remains in his freezer for
safekeeping - particularly if any testing needs to be done on

Reporter Jason Geary can be reached at:


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