|Occurred : 10/9/1992 19:49 (Entered as : 10/09/92 19:49)
Reported: 2/17/2013 4:01:15 PM 16:01
Location: Eastern United States, WV
|Unknown intelligence performs fly-by of Wash. D.C. before demonstrating marksmanship skills
Lime-green fireball proceeded in a north-easterly direction, broke apart near Washington DC after flickering at 6 hz, and terminated through the right tail-light (dimensions ~ 5" x 21") of a parked Chevreolet Malibu (NY licence plate #:4GF-933) in Peekskill, New York Meteor was videotaped by more than 14 people in 6 states; the car and recovered meteorite were exhibited togetherin the American Museum of Natural History in 1993-4. The recovered meteorite, the first ever recovered after being filmed in flight, weighed 27.3 pounds (12.4 kg) and measured 4" x 5" x 11".
The most extraordinary aspect of the event was it's timing -- it occurred 3 days before NASA commenced the "first comprehensive, high-technology search for evidence of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe." (NY Times) and 3 days before the Western hemisphere celebrated the 500th anniversary of Columbus's discovery of the new world, on Oct. 12, 1492.
((NUFORC Note: We are skeptical about the claim that a UFO was involved in the rare meteor-strike of the automobile. PD))