Tuesday, September 18, 2007

It Came From Outer Space!

Here's a weird story in the news for you. In a scene reminiscent of 1950s campy sci-fi movies, a meteorite hit the earth Saturday in Peru. Now the residents of a nearby village are coming down with a mysterious malady. Villagers started complaining of headaches and vomiting from odd odors in the air. Seven policemen who went to investigate had to be given oxygen and put in the hospital. The crater, which is 100 feet wide and 20 feet deep, was filled with boiling water and surrounded by chunks and particles of rock and cinder.

Could this be the beginnings of a pandemic caused by a microbe from outer space? Time will tell.

Actually, some scientists think that life on earth began with microbes brought in by meteorites and comets. So who knows?

This also reminds me of the wacky 1985 movie called "The Stuff", about a yogurt like substance that fell to earth, but that was packaged and marketed as food. The movies slogan was "The Stuff; are you eating it, or is it eating you?"

In any case, this is too unusual to let go by without a comment! Be afraid...be very afraid!!

CLICK HERE to read the news article about this incident in Peru.

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