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Two fireball videos on Nov 3 from Chicago and Japan »

Very strange times for a few months now.. the skies may not be falling but the pink stars sure are..

I did not see this latest fireball, though I have seen a few of the most recent ones that have been spotted over the East Coast of the United States.. One a few weeks ago looked so close I thought it would slam down in front of me..

This fireball event last night is notable not only because IT WAS A FIREBALL event, but because it was over the sky in two separate locations: The United States East Coast and Japan..

The reports indicate that a low flying object was burning up, in both venues.. The sightings across the United States were amazing in the sense of how much mileage was covered by witnesses.

There were multiple reports of green streaks through the sky..

From Kentucky to Pennsylvania—and Pennsyltucky no doubt.. One report said it was the brightest meteor the person has ever seen.

The concerning part is that Japan saw some of the same exact sights.. Is there a chance a large object broke in that much up? How large exactly was that object if that is the case.. or are these events isolated?

This really is nothing new, in a sense.. meteors and fireballs have always streaked across the sky.. some think that it’s only because these days we have better reporting that more sightings are being documented..

What troubles me is that so many fireballs lately seem to be occurring in big numbers—and those fireballs are bigger each time..

What worries me more than anything, if you want to be scared, is the amount of debris, space junk, and plain old dangerous rocks that are close by earth but unknown.. The meteor that slammed into Russia was dangerous—and unknown. While the world was watching another meteor ‘safely’ miss Earth, that one hit Russia..

And lately, with all of these fireballs zooming across the planet (And with so many people seeing them) it worries me that the next big one will be missed, too.



STRANGER THINGS 2 looks incredible

The newest STRANGER THINGS 2 trailer hit on Friday the 13th .. amazing timing as always with the fine people at Netflix..

The excitement over this program is incredible. Not only are people re-watching and re-binging the first season in preparation, but there is an equal amount of re-watching and analyzing of the newest trailers..

Before discussion.. take a glance:

My initial thought: This is actually the weaker of the teasers and trailers for season 2.. Yes, I am inclined to wonder why Eleven is more androgynous  .. why she has more hair now and no one shaved it. why she is out of the upside down and eating Eggos in the normal world..

So many questions about her. But the trailer didn't pay much attention to her--I think on purpose. Instead we glimpsed into the post-pubescent boys and now new friends of another gender planning something, just as the world is being taken over by giant squid creatures from the upside down.

Not viewed at all? Mike's mom and dad. Barb..

Forgive me…


Yes, indeed.. a hurricane-ish type storm is about to hit Ireland..

Hurricane Ophelia is the 10th consecutive hurricane to form in the Atlantic basin this year. According to University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy, the last time ten consecutive storms became a hurricane was 1893. While a very interesting factoid, the "elephant in the room" is that Ophelia is headed to Ireland. It is rare, but not unprecedented.

There are a few interesting things about this.. First off, there have been really rare occasions that storms of this nature made it as far as Ophelia may..

Actually there have been only a handful in the past years since about, oh, 1851..

From 1851 to 2010, only 10 extratropical storms, typically the tail ends of tropical cyclones, have hit within 200 miles (322 kilometers) of Ireland....Hurricane Debbie was the only tropical hurricane to make landfall in that area, clipping the far northwest of the British Isles in 1961.

But this is 2017--the year that mayhem on …