Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Space stuff is making Peruvians sick

Heard this mad report a few days ago, about strange smells from a crater where a meteorite landed in Peru. The smells are apparently making people sick.

It happened when apparently a fireball in the sky landed near this place called Carancas, and of course people want to go have a look, I would. it's just got a bit of an x-files buzz off it, and this kind of think always freaks me out.

Nestor Quispe, the mayor of the municipality, said;
"Lots of people from the town of Carancas have fallen ill. They have headaches, eye problems, irritated skin, nausea and vomiting," he said.

The incident took place on Saturday night, when people near Carancas in the remote Puno region, some 1,300km (800 miles) south of the Peruvian capital, Lima, reported seeing a fireball in the sky coming towards them.

The object then hit the ground, leaving a 30m (98ft) wide and 6m (20ft) deep crater.

The crater spewed what officials described as fetid, noxious gases.

How feckin weird is this!?!?!

The BBC has more, as does The Guardian, The Irish Times, and Reuters, there's a touch of obsession about this.

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