Archive for July, 2016

Meteorite Strike in Strasburg Virginia

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

At approximately 10:30pm last night a fireball was seen in the in the vicinity of Strasburg, VA a small but troubled community in the Shenandoah Valley. The fireball lit up the sky as far away as neighboring Kernstown, VA resulting in a number of calls to authorities. The strike happened at a now defunct Paintball range which ignited a number of structures on the property.

Strasburg and Shenandoah County fire teams arrived on-site just before 11pm and worked to contain the blaze until just before 1am this morning.

Investigators from James Madison University departments of Astrophysics and Geology have begun to survey are the area to more definitively define the incident. An expert described the event as a type IIIb Fireball which is commonly caused by comets.

Illegal Weapons Cache Found in Detroit Yard

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Detroit, MI- A large personal armory, including dozens of grenades, was recovered from a small shed behind a residence in a Detroit suburb.  Remains of two people, both male and in states of advanced decomposition, were also found at the scene.  Neither body has been identified.