Strikes Colombia - American Media Buries It!
Lucus & Floyd Anderson 09/06/2010 4:45PM
Such a colossal event, so little media
Around 3:10PM Sunday afternoon residents of
Colombia were awestruck when the clear sky was cracked open by a massive
fireball that exploded upon impact leaving a 300 foot wide crater and a lot of
This is not the first time this year that an
impact event has been underreported.
fireball' was a meteorite
Monday, 06 September 2010 07:56 Kirsten
authorities confirmed that a "giant fireball"
that fell from the sky in the Santander
department, central Colombia, was a meteorite.
The Colombian media has been buzzing with eye
witness accounts of the fireball, which caused a
massive explosion at 3:15PM local time Sunday.
Andina.com reported that Bucaramanga Mayor
Fernando Vargas confirmed that the phenomenon
was a meteorite that left a crater 100 meters in
diameter when it crashed into the earth in the
San Joaquin municipality in Santander.
As I started
writing this article the top story on CNN was
"Dragon Con takes America by storm", on MSNBC
the top story was "Obama assails GOP at Labor
Day rally", and on FOX it was "Obama takes aim
at economic woes - and GOP foes". I looked on
each of their websites and not a peep about the
impact event in Colombia.
When an object strikes the planet
and leaves a huge crater, is it not worthy of
western news coverage? Is this event not one of
the BIGGER stories in recent times?
Did you know that an asteroid hit
Mexico back in February and received no
mainstream American media coverage? Here's a
little snippet for you.
Reports are a
bit sketchy right now, but apparently a
bright flaming object was seen coming down
about 100 miles northeast of Mexico City on
Wednesday around 18:30 local time. There was
a roar that was loud enough to shake
buildings. Another news article is reporting
a crater 30 meters in diameter was found.