***UPDATE: INJURED 500 PEOPLE*** Spectacular footage of meteorite falling over Russian Urals region


The details on the video translated say this: Sverdlovsk region February 15, 2013, 9-25 min.

RT is saying that Russia shot down the meteorite which might explain why it got really bright in midair. You can read more about it at the link.


UPDATE: Here’s a second video (via Buzzfeed):

UPDATE: CBN News is reporting this morning that the meteorite injured at least 500 people when it struck:

A meteorite burst through the atmosphere over Russia, injuring about 500 people. It happened in Siberia and was actually captured on video.

Car dashboard cameras and phones captured video of the meteorite — a blinding flash of light, streaking across the sky.

Chaos followed as fragments slammed into the ground. Witnesses say they thought a war had broken out.

The meteorite shattered windows and damaged buildings; it knocked down a wall at a zinc factory.

The Russian government has confirmed more than 400 people were injured, mostly from broken glass.

The Russian Academy of Sciences estimates the meteorite weighed about 10 tons and entered the Earth’s atmosphere at a speed of at least 33,000 mph.

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  • crosspatch

    I am going to seriously doubt they “shot it down”. These things general explode on their own on entry to the atmosphere anyway.

    • proverbs2611

      Yeah no way they shot it down… meteorites fly faster than any rocket or missile. Plus you probably would have seen the missile flying towards it. It’s my understanding most meteorites flash as they burn, break-up, and/or explode due to the different mineral compositions and densities.

      • crosspatch

        Yeah, there were a lot of broken windows. I am going to guess that the vast majority of injured were from broken glass and from fleeing in panic (falling down stairs, slipping on icy sidewalks, etc) and not from impact damage from anything.

  • TexasPGRRider

    I`m guessin` we`re viewin` this on the dash cam of a Police cruiser….

    • proverbs2611

      Most Russian cars are equipped with dash cams because there is a high incidence of accident fraud.

      • GJPinks

        Good idea! perhaps we could extend it to members of Congress and the Executive Branch?

  • PFFV

    Cool 😀 Now I Want a UFO Video!

  • WOW. The one that hit the factory looked like it caused a great bit of damage. I wonder if anyone was inside when it hit.

  • SMOD‘s Herald has arrived!

    • lol

      • las1

        A Canadian version of Sweet Meteor of Death below…

    • las1

      I’m sure K-Bob, that this is a prayer even you could agree with.

      O, Sweet Saint Of San Andreas, hear our prayer

      A regular feature of the blog Small Dead Animals http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/ has this title whenever they post another in the long line of dumb stories coming out of California. One such story would be this:http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/feb/14/maureen-oconnor-mayor-gambling-money/

      San Andreas’ “platform” is somewhat more targeted than the “Sweet Meteor of Death”. Just give California a good shaking and a good portion of America’s problems would be over… that and New York and Washington… And after San Andreas has completed his job, those liberals who were once so ubiquitous will be as scarce as this: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JChxeFIr7LU/Trit12DH-cI/AAAAAAAAFPA/35LIvPsKIEw/s1600/sar-dog-9.jpg

      I rather like the expression myself and think I’ll use it more often.

      • Heh. It fits alright… to a fault!

      • 3seven77

        I live about 8 miles as the crow flies from the epicenter of the Ash Wednesday quake that hit Western Washington in 2001. I was at work in a small office that is located next to a warehouse district. We actually thought it was a semi truck going by at first. Then it became evident that it was more than the vibration from a big truck. The woman that shared the office space with me started to panic. She got the back door open and we both got out. I stood in the parking lot and watched the power poles along the street rolling up and down like they were in the water instead of on land. It was like they were riding a wave. Weirdest thing I have ever seen.

        Western Washington has several fault lines besides the Cascadia Fault, which is a big one. Most people don’t know that Washington State is more seismically active than California.


        • las1

          For sure I’ve seen clips and heard some amazing stories including one from a minister from our city who was stuck in a school with his sister who was a teacher in that school during the Haiti earthquake in 2010.

          Luckily all the kids were let out before the quake hit. The whole two story school collapsed around him. His sister managed to get out, but he was left in the only remaining section of the second floor. They motioned him to get down from the second story when the second wave of the earthquake hit. Miraculously he was able to escape.

          Later they asked him if he saw the “light” that surrounded him. They could see him enveloped in light while he was still stuck on the second floor. He, however, was totally unaware.

  • Philo Beddoe

    If obama had a meteor it would look like this one

    • Philo Beddoe

      We can just substitute his administration for the crashing meteor

    • BlueGood

      They DID not shoot it down…Meteors will flash like that as they enter the atmosphere….In 2008 I saw a “Bolide” (large meteor)…it was spectacular….here’s one from 1992..

      There’s a pretty comprehensive site FYI, called Meteor Watch….


      People from allover the world send in data & records of sightings….

  • Pity it didn’t land on either Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid’s house.

  • celestiallady

    I live in Maine and since the first of the year, twice I have seen two meteors that were huge – bigger than I have ever seen. The second one was early in the morning on the way to work. Lots of people saw it and called into a MA radio station that I listen to at work.

  • n8sebaka

    There is NO WAY they shot it down – Impossible with today’s technology. My MOS was 14 Echo – PATRIOT. Russia Today is full of kakashki (poo poo in Russian).

  • Sober_Thinking

    In the first video, there does appear to be a concussion wave near the end of the video… but to claim you shot down a meteorite is kind of silly. For what purpose?

    Regardless, VERY cool and freaky footage.

  • Islam_Sucks

    dang…. was hoping it would hit the white house

    • jrt1031

      Careful what you wish for… I live in close proximity of dc and thank god it didn’t hit dc…. plus most of the corruption coming from dc rarely spends much time at work in the office. Aren’t they all off for a paid vacation next week…..tax dollars going to this

  • tinker_thinker

    It’s meteors to music day!

  • Smith Smith

    Only in Russia could the odds of them caputering happen, since they have a law over there that all cars/trucks have video cams installed. Odd law! But explains why you can see so many car vids of different types of things from that country.

  • ryanomaniac

    Too bad it was Russia. I wish it was Iran. Bye mullah.

    • jrt1031

      Russia is the ring leader of the middle east and far east. And some say the source of the lack of peace on earth.

    • warpmine

      If it were a movie occurrence, it would have been La or NY and would have destroyed those cities. Shame it only happens in the movie fictions.

      • I’ll settle for San Fransicko.

      • OneThinDime

        Can we toss Chicago in?

        • c4pfan

          I’d take that and most of the Left Coast cities too.

    • las1

      Nah! Given Muslims, any fragments they will find, they’ll start worshiping them… just like in Mecca. And you can see here what they did with the last one that fell out of the sky. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wkTOt82TnMI/Thr8JWodyII/AAAAAAAAAMc/JmjQ72JrTzg/s1600/Black+Stone+Mecca.jpg

      Nuf said.

  • Rshill7

    Boy, I’d like to interview some dinosaurs and ask them if the last thing they saw looked something like this.

    The first dinosaur I’d like to interview is our very own NYGino.

    • las1

      That’s funny… I was all set up to take my video and sound equipment to Michigan to interview a little famous dinosaur somebody myself.



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    While you’re far away and dreaming
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  • MiketheMarine

    Ok, folks, keep up the prayers for a meteorite to strike the white house. This is proof that God is hearing us. Now we need to specify where we’d like the strike. LOL

    • jrt1031

      I pray that God will expose those and their corruptions. The truth needs to come to light

      • aliswell

        The den of vipers on Capitol Hill ARE exposed. Probably 70% of the citizenry sees what they’re doing. The tragedy is that almost half those who see what’s going on want what Obama and his elitist cohorts want, especially those who own the propaganda machine (media).

    • StrangernFiction

      We should only be so lucky.

    • We’d just have to pay to fix it.

      • DebbyX

        It would be well worth it!!

  • jrt1031

    Interesting how and where God chooses to leave his marks. Who will be next? Maybe Russians greatest ally in the far east…God can’t be happy with humanity at this time. Or did the bomb testing done by the far east cause the upset in the atmosphere. The libs are so quick to blame those of us that drive a car of global warming and yet they don’t call out this administration for not having a hold on global bombs being tested

    • OneThinDime

      Bingo, North Korea!

  • Conniption Fitz

    BREAKING (Drudge): Russian official denies meteorite – claims US weapon test: http://en.apa.az/news/187943

    • OneThinDime

      But I thought Obama was going to have more flexibility after the election…..

    • tshtsh

      Brain dead come in all countries and languages.

  • aliswell

    Translation: “Don’t make me come down there!”


    …I like the music what station is it ?”

    P.S. … & Where is SUPERMAN when we need him ?”

    • DebbyX

      🙂 I have that song on my IPod.

  • bobbybstrd

    Shot it down? The thing exploded from the atomsphere.

  • 911Infidel

    I don’t see any evidence of a Russian anti-missile strike in any vids that I’ve seen. I see a piece of space debris exploding above the ground. I call BS on RT. Lets not tell the AGW chicken little crowd that the sky is really falling this time. So lets not scare them into heart failure about 2012 DA14. M-kay?

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  • 1217Chic

    It’s nothing more then the after effects of Wookie eating too many tamales.

  • OneThinDime

    Uh oh, Wal-Mart sales are tanking in February. Oooops, guess when you sleep with the Obama Admin the power of the consumer slaps you in the face!