Peru : Meteorite, Or A Crashed US Spy Satellite?
Thursday September 20, 2007
The aftermath of the
meteorite strike in Peru just keeps getting weirder.
Reports from Peru now claim that more than 600 people have fallen ill
after coming into contact with the "glowing rock" or having inhaled 'toxic
gases' after visiting the massive 30 metre wide crater.
The number of people reporting feeling sick, or showing signs of radiation
poisoning is rising fast.
The Peruvian Regional Health Directorate has been forced to set up medical
tents near a health centre in Carancas to deal with the casualties, which
most reports now claim are well above 600 people.
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More than 150 people have shown up with dermal injuries, which include
heat burns. Most of the other casualties have reported feeling nauseous,
suffering from respiratory problems, dizziness and had
been vomiting :
According to Peru's La Republica newspaper, due to the high number
of illnesses, district authorities are considering placing the town
of Carancas, Puno, Peru in a state of emergency.
According to the townspeople, the illnesses began after the meteorite
crashed and they began to touch the glowing rock believing it had some
type of monetary value.
Scientists dispatched to the site by the Peruvian government claim to
have examined the meteorite and are now stating it is a "chondrite" meteorite.
But the same scientists, according
to the Peruvian government's official news service, are claiming that
chondrite meteorites are not radioactive, nor do they release substances
or gases which might cause people to feel sick.
Police and locals who visited the crater soon after the crash claimed
a "foul odour" was coming from the crater.
The government is putting the story out that the meteorite itself is not
to blame for hundreds of people falling ill. But at the same time a declaration
of an official state of emergency is being considered. While a health
centre in the closest town to the Puno crash site has had to establish
an auxiliary 'tent hospital' to cope with all the sick people flooding
Sounds like a cover-up is now in progress.
of the more intriguing theories gathering momentum on the
net is that the meteorite might actually be a crashed US spy satellite.
The KH-13 'brand' of
imaging reconnaissance satellites, purportedly weighing some 20 tons,
is being discussed on some satellite watcher chat boards as the most likely
The United States has dozens of spy satellites in orbit that are not listed
on any official registers of what's actually up there.
The KH-11 and KH-12 satellite programs, launched soon after the 9/11 attacks,
to detect objects as small as 10cm in diameter, and to 'see' into tunnels
beneath the earth, were used in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Both programs
are supposedly top secret. KH-13 might not even exist. Well, officially,
anyway. It's not unheard of for the US military to run space-based surveillance
and weapons programs that are beyond the knowledge spectrum of even the
A crashed, ripped apart spy satellite
powered by Pu238 (plutonium) fuel cells would also explain the bizarre
accounts of Peruvians who visited the crater suffering from radiation
sickness, reports that the 'meteorite' was seen glowing soon after it
hit the ground, and the even stranger claims that
boiling water was seen bubbling in the crater' :
A small heap of
Pu238-O2 is warm to the touch and in more abundant quantities can
boil water. In some configurations, the surface temperature of
a Pu-238 fuel element can reach 1050 degrees C.
The possibility that locals are being exposed to radiation from Pu238
fuel cells used in satellites would also explain the concern expressed
by local doctors near the crash site that the dust thrown up by the impact
might be making the crater visitors ill.
Again, a crashed spy satellite is only a theory for now, and even if it's
true, you're probably never going to hear a confirmation of it on the
Unless, of course, the US wants to blame Iran, or China, for shooting
down one of its spy satellites, then you'll hear all about it.
It will be fascinating to see how this story unfolds, particularly how
it is reported in the mainstream media.
If it was indeed a spy satellite, particularly one carrying an extremely
radioactive nuclear fuel like Pu238, you can expect a flurry of rumours
to begin any day now that what tore into the ground in Peru just might
have been a crashed alien spacecraft. Anything to distract from the truth.
And there's nothing like a good UFO story to cover up a military secret.
: BBC News, helped by a prominent link on the Drudge Report,
is trying to muddy the reality of this event even further by publishing
a Q & A
suggesting the 600 plus sick Peruvians could be suffering from mass
could well be caused in part by what is known as a Mass Sociogenic Illness
are countless examples of this through history and up to the present
The BBC then goes on to question whether or not the
meteorite even exists :
there is some debate as to whether this
is a meteorite - or indeed an object from space - in the first place.
are suggesting that people may have witnessed a fireball, set off to
investigate, and found a lake of sedimentary deposit that was already
twaddle. If there is "some debate" it must be within the BBC Science Department,
because there's no sign of it online that we can find.
As detailed above, Peruvian scientists have already begun investigations
and reached a preliminary conclusion that the meteorite is real.
Expect more layers of rubbish like this BBC
Q & A to pile up over the truth in the coming days.