Re: FW: Electrophonic sounds

From: tlj18@juno.com
Date: Thu Jun 08 2000 - 16:56:47 PDT

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    > There have been anecdotal accounts of sounds being received by 
    > 'some'
    > observers in the presence of brilliant fireballs (the kind that cast 
    > shadows
    > on the ground, perhaps -10 or brighter). In past years, efforts 
    > locally have
    > been made to perceive reentries of the Space Shuttle (firebally only
    > magnitude -4 or -5) but there have been no systematic nor concrete 
    > records
    > obtained which conclusively prove that such 'sounds' are real or can 
    > be
    > predicted to be heard by individuals wearing metal rimmed glasses, 
    > for
    > example. More study on the subject is certainly needed and much of 
    > the work
    > in the past has been done by a gentleman in Australia. During the 
    > Leonid
    > meteor shower, I watched and listened from a site at 3,000 feet 
    > elevation
    > north of Beijing China in 1998 and witnessed at least a dozen 
    > meteors that I
    > thought might have been good candidates. No sounds were perceived by 
    > me
    > (wearing metal rimmed glasses) nor anyone else in the vicinity that 
    > I
    > questioned and yet some of these fireballs were truly brilliant.
    
    It's unfortunate that NASA has done ABSOLUTELY NO research in meteorics
    in 25 to 30 years, at least.
    
    Even the Russians have conducted experiments with meteors in Earth orbit,
    aboard the Mir space station (www.mirstation.com).
    
    Jonathan Wojack
    tlj18@juno.com
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