Police Dash Cam: UFO or Meteor?

Police Dash Cam: UFO or Meteor?

Pretty impressive sighting either way.


From the YouTube posting.

Published on Sep 26, 2013

A police officers dashboard cam catches a huge green ball of light fall over Manning area of Alberta.

Witness statement: Manning, Alberta – On Saturday, September 21, 2013, shortly after 9:30 pm, an RCMP officer on patrol on a dark highway in northern Alberta couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw a very bright fireball crossing the sky. The unusual sighting was capture on the officer’s patrol camera which was recording at the time.

The RCMP officer had been patrolling along Highway 35 approximately 20 kilometres north of Manning near the Hawk Hills hamlet.

It does not seem to leave a trail (except a hint here and there which could be afterglow) as many meteors do, but then there is no evidence that it changes course which would be an indication of a piloted craft. I am going to have to go with meteor on this one.

But does that make it less of a mystery. How many large meteors have we seen lately?

Here is one over Siberia from 2012.

Then there was the Chelyabinsk meteor, in April of this year followed closely by another in San Francisco, and over Cuba.
And soon after that another in Spain.

I don’t really want to be an alarmist or anything, but…

This does seem to an unusual number of notable meteor strikes, or near misses in this case. An estimated 37,000-78,000 tons of material fall to Earth every year from space, but the vast majority of that is dust, with a few rocks here and there thrown in for our entertainment. The Persieds which just recently passed, and the Leonids coming up in a few months put on beautiful displays,

But nothing like the video above.

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