now it would seem that another type of rock altogether has struck Peru. On Saturday Sept. 15th an unconfirmed meteorite has left anywhere from 150 to 500 residents ill (I did see one report that claimed 600), and the surrounding area has been declared an emergency zone.
Depending on what source you are reading about this situation you are libel to get differing views on exactly what landed, if anything according to some...conspiracy abounds, with the Russian newspaper Pravda getting in on the action suggesting the U.S. Military shot down one of it's own satellites, and hopes to blame the downing on Iran in order begin invasion operations of the country.
According to geophysicist Hernando Tavera this isn't the first time such an even has been reported in Peru, in fact he claims similar encounters in 2002 and 2004, although meteorites were never confirmed in either episode.
As reports are still sketchy at best (5 days later?), I don't know what more can be said for the time being but the possible ramifications certainly stir the imagination...2012, The Mayan Caper, Lake Titicaca...and somewhere author H.P. Lovecraft is starting to look more and more like a visionary rather than a pulp writer. Stay tuned...