[meteorite-list] NPA Nov. 21, 1914: Falling Meteor Digs Up Tunips
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Sat Sep 11 17:08:29 EDT 2004
Paper: Syracuse Herald
City: Syracuse, New York
Date: November 21, 1914
FALLING METEOR DIGS UP TURNIPS
Another Celestial Visitor Nearly Destroys Silo.
Explosions That Were Heard for a Long Distance Occur When Meteors Hit the
Ground - Both Are Buried Deep in the Earth.
Batavia, Nov. 21. - Meteors have fallen in the vicinity of East Bethany
on three nights within a week, exploding, evidently, when they struck the
ground with a noise that was heard for a long distance.
One meteor fell in John D. McNally's barnyard, grazing his silo, marks
made by it in its fall being left on the side of the structure from top to
bottom. Beside the site was a hole in the ground, only a few inches in
diameter, where the meteor had buried itself.
Another meteor fell on the same farm Wednesday night, with an
extraordinarily loud explosion. and Thursday morning McNally found that he
had been saved the trouble of digging the turnips in a small patch in his
garden. The meteor heard the night before had struck squarely in the center
of the patch, throwing the turnips out of the ground and burying itself
apparently to a great depth. Mr. McNally has made no effort to unearth
either of the meteors, but he expects to do so.
Young men driving between East Bethany and Pavilion one night this week
reported a meteor falling some distance ahead of them, and an instant later
heard an explosion similar to that made by the discharge of a heavily loaded
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