[meteorite-list] Meteorite Fall In Georgia?

Ron Baalke baalke at zagami.jpl.nasa.gov
Wed May 28 19:03:08 EDT 2003


Meteorite on Tybee?
WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia)

Imagine hanging out on the deck with friends and family when suddenly, 
something just drops from the sky. It hit the deck--literally--during a 
Tybee cookout. No one can be absolutely sure about what it is, but for 
this family, one thing they do know is this is a family vacation they 
will never forget.

Witnesses described a loud bang, like board on board smashing together. 
It was a space rock that this Chicago family says landed in the backyard 
of their summer home.

"We saw a divot in the deck and we picked it up," recalled David Lozano. 
"It was very warm, not hot."

At first, everyone had their own theory on the rock's origin.

"I thought a bird dropped it," said Lozano. "I thought it just clopped down."

"I thought no way, there are no meteors in Savannah," one young witness said.

But after a few close observations and a few phone calls, this family came 
to realize this foreign object might actually be from a galaxy far, far away. 
Luckily no one got hurt and the only damage was this dent in the deck: now 
the question for these amateur astrologers is, what's next?

"I'll take it to Chicago see if we have any bidders," said John Crowley. "Put 
it in the family fund and we will be back here next year."

The family says they know people in Chicago who can tell them if the rock 
really is meteorite, and how much they can get for it.

Reported by: Hena Daniels, hdaniels at wtoc.com

[meteorite-list] Tybee, Island GA Meteorite

Walter Branch branchw at bellsouth.net
Wed Jun 4 17:55:31 EDT 2003

Hello Everyone,

Okay, here is what I could find on the Tybee Island, GA meteorite.


The reporter threw away the information but she did provide me with a 
name of a local family member.  She also told me that the finders were 
visiting from Chicago and have since returned to Chicago.  I could not 
locate the local family member anywhere on Tybee Island or Savannah. 
Made a few cold calls - nothing.

Oh well, I have my doubts about the story anyway.



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