A meteorite-like object fell from the sky in Rajasthan’s Sanchore town on Friday morning.
The object resulted in a one-foot-deep crater and created an explosive sound that was heard up to two kilometers away, triggering panic across the region.
Even three hours after it hit the ground, the meteor-like object was emitting heat, leading many to believe it may explode.
It weighs three kilograms and made an explosive sound at the time of its crash, say locals.
Officials advised locals to stay away from the impact area. After it cooled down, it was put in a jar. The unidentified object is currently with the police and under investigation.
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Meteorite like object falls in Sanchor area in Jalore district at 7 AM on Friday , (June 19 , 2020 )
The object weighs 2.78 Kg approx
As per geologists it is a metallic meteorite – very rare and most valuable. @ParveenKaswan pic.twitter.com/6upY31jPLF
“There was a massive sound in the morning when the object fell from the sky — it was as if an airplane had crashed. However, no one could spot what had fallen.
“It was only after sometime that the object was noticed in a one-foot-deep pit in the ground. It had fallen about 100 meters from my house. We immediately informed local authorities,” says Ajmal Devasi, a local.
Mangal Singh, Information Bureau Inspector, Jalore district, said, “After we received information about the unidentified object, department officials reached the spot. The unidentified object was found to be three kilos heavy and was very hot. Investigation is underway.”
But such meteorite impacts don’t seem to be a rarity in India. Beginning of March 2020, another powerful meteorite impact occurred in Uttar Pradesh:
A month before, another weird meteorite event occurred in Alwar, Rajasthan, creating a huge 20-foot deep crater:
Four years ago, 1 people died and 3 others were injured after a meteorite hit the ground in a University Campus in India:
Finally, just about a week ago, the colour of water in Maharashtra’s Lonar lake, formed after a meteorite hit the Earth some 50,000 years ago, has changed to pink.
Is this new meteorite impact a bad omen? Is it a new sign that an asteroid is going to impact Earth in the near future? Isaiah 34:4: The stars will fall like fruit from a fig tree, and the Universe will be rolled up like a scroll. More apocalyptic headlines on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [India Today, Sputnik News]