UFO panic spread around central Israel !!July 9th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot
An exceptionally large meteor cut through the skies of central Israel around 8.15 p.m Tuesday and disappeared shortly.
The unexpected meteor entered Israel’s skyline from east to west yesterday evening and disappeared, causing panic throughout central Israel. Astronomers seemed to have no prediction for the arrival of this large hunk of rock.
The residents in the Tel Aviv area claim that they had seen meteor at around 8:15 P.M., and led them to make alarmed phone calls to the police.
“Several calls were registered in which callers described having seen a shiny trail in the Sharon district,” an Israel Police spokesman said.
“We crosschecked with the Israel Defense Forces and its ground units, and came up with no explanation,” he added.
A resident from Kfar Yedidya, Ram Rafaeli described is meteor sighting to Haaretz.
“I went on the roof of the house with my sons and we began painting it. My eldest son turned my attention to a bright object that left a long trail, crossing the sky from east to west. It was white and radiant, and it shed a bright, strong and shiny light,” he said.
Rafaeli further explained he could no longer see the light that divided the skies shortly.
“As I am a man of exact sciences in my professional life, I don’t believe in aliens. It is possible that it was a case of a meteor that entered the atmosphere, but it does not appear that way. In any case, it was a beautiful site.”
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