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13 June 2009

German Meteorite News- Meteorite Hoax?* 13JUN09


*topic was previously posted 0n Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News, in German, earlier this week on 10JUN2009 and was discounted as probable hoax. The stone is too small to have created a crater of that size and meteorites do no emit light that close to ground. Also, no one but the boy witnessed his "meteorite strike".

Boy Says He Was Hit by Meteorite
FOX 29 Lake Charles Fri, 12 Jun 2009 15:28 PM PDT
Gerrit Blank was walking to school when he says he saw a "ball of light" in the sky and then he felt a pain in his hand. "Then a split second after that, there was an enormous bang like a crash of thunder," Blank said.

German teen struck by meteorite
redOrbit Fri, 12 Jun 2009 15:17 PM PDT
A German boy on his way to school has become the second known person to survive a direct strike by a meteorite, scientists say. Gerrit Blank, 14, has a 3-inch scar where he was hit on the hand by a pea-sized rock that hurtled to earth at more than 30,000 miles an hour, The Daily Telegraph of London reported Friday. At first I saw a large ball of light, and then I suddenly felt a pain in my hand, ...

14-year-old boy hit by falling meteorite
New York Daily News Fri, 12 Jun 2009 14:10 PM PDT
A 14-year-old German boy was hit on the hand by a tiny meteorite leaving him a little frazzled. The falling piece of space left the boy with a scar.

Meteorite Strikes Teen's Hand; He Survives
Wired News Fri, 12 Jun 2009 12:38 PM PDT
A 14-year-old German boy was hit in the hand by a tiny meteorite traveling 30,000 miles per hour. Meteorite strikes on humans and human infrastructure are actually more common than you might think.

14yr-old survives after being struck by meteorite travelling at 30,000mph
New Kerala Fri, 12 Jun 2009 12:13 PM PDT
London, Jun 12 : A 14-year-old boy, who was on his way to school, was struck by meteorite, which crashed to earth in a ball of flames at 30,000mph.

14 Year Old Boy Smote By Meteorite
Slashdot Fri, 12 Jun 2009 11:59 AM PDT
eldavojohn writes "Winning the lottery requires incredible luck and one in a million odds. So does getting hit by a falling space rock. A 14 year old German boy was granted a three inch scar by the gods. A pea sized meteorite smote young Gerrit Blank's hand before leaving a foot sized crater on the road. The boy's account: 'At first I just saw a large ball of light, and then I suddenly felt a ...

Teen knocked down ... by a meteorite?
MSNBC Fri, 12 Jun 2009 10:37 AM PDT
A 14-year-old German boy says he was hit in the hand by a pea-sized meteorite that scared the bejeezus out of him and left a scar.

Boy Survives 30,000 mph Meteorite Impact [Space]
Gizmodo Fri, 12 Jun 2009 09:05 AM PDT
This 14-year-old boy is Gerrit Blank, and he is probably smiling because he survived a 30,000 mph meteorite hit. His taleâconfirmed by scientists at Germany's Walter Hohmann...

Boy Hit by Meteorite Traveling at 30,000 MPH
Fox News Fri, 12 Jun 2009 06:49 AM PDT
A teenager was hit by a meteorite travelling at 30,000mph - and lived to tell.

Boy Hit by Meteorite
SPACE.com via Yahoo! News Fri, 12 Jun 2009 06:45 AM PDT
A 14-year old German boy was hit in the hand by a pea-sized meteorite that scared the bejeezus out of him and left a scar.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This story is a hoax, but keeps on being perpetuated. Please retract the story or issue an update regarding this. ANY astronomer or scientist will tell you that small meteorites are NOT hot, nor traveling at extreme speeds, when they hit the ground.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerrit_Blank
http://www.meteorites.com.au/odds&ends/myths.html