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The Mystery of the Icebergs in the Sky

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The Mystery of the Icebergs in the Sky

Tales of falling chunks of ice from the skies in the 1950's by Russell Scott
The Mystery of the Icebergs in the Sky
Scientists have not yet found the answers to the mystery of the great chunks of ice that came hurtling to earth, year after year. Where did they come from and why?
The inhospitable moor which stretches alongside the Bristol Channel, in north Devon and Somerset, is noted chiefly for its fine sheep and the sought-after woolens woven from their fleece. But on the night of November 10, 1950 something new was added to the records of that quiet windswept countryside.
Several times during that particular night Edward Latham heard his sheep dog barking furiously. The collie did that only when something was amiss. Latham got up and went outside. The sky was clear, the weather chilly, but not colder than the wind which romped over the moor and probed through his clothes. Seeing nothing unusual, Latham decided that the dog was merely serving notice that it was on duty.
But when morning came, Latham had a surprise awaiting him. His dog was again barking furiously; this time in the field about fifty yards from the house. When Latham reached the spot, he found one of his sheep lying dead, a deep diagonal slash across the shoulders and down the neck, as though it had been struck with an axe. Beside the body of the sheep was a chunk of ice which he later ascertained weighed fourteen pounds... a chunk of ice that had fallen with such velocity that it was buried into the sod to a depth of about eight inches.
Latham later told the authorities, “That sheep had been killed as if it had been struck by lightning! Around the field and down the roadway I found many other chunks of clear, hard ice, most of them the size of dinner plates or larger. I have never seen its equal!”[1]
After lengthy investigation, the British Air Ministry had to admit it was baffled. The ice had not come from planes or from storms, and strangely enough the Air Ministry added, “the conditions do not suggest that this is any normal meteorological or weather phenomenon....”
The excitement over this incident had hardly subsided before it was repeated, on November 24, 1950. Again the weather was mild, the skies were clear. During the early hours of the night, a chunk of ice, a one foot cube of it, came plunging to earth. It crashed through the roof of a garage in Wandsworth, near London, and made such a bang that the night watchman called the police and reported a bomb explosion. Again, scientific study by the Air Ministry failed to solve the riddle.
These unexplained ice falls were by no means peculiar to England. In the middle of April, 1958, a shower of ice came rattling down into the yard of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kozlowski in Napa, California; big, jagged pieces of ice that were from two to twelve inches in diameter. Some of them buried half their length in the ground. No planes were in the area....
Giant chunk of ice as filmed by the BBC
And then there was the remarkable experience of Edwin Groff, a farmer near Reading, Pennsylvania. He heard a whistling sound and a moment later a fifty pound chunk of ice about two feet in diameter smacked in the earth only a short distance from where he stood. He called his wife to come outside, and as they stood looking at the first chunk of ice, another, slightly smaller, came whistling down.[2]

They called the sheriff... he called the Air Force... they called a meteorologist, and he called it natural ice that had been carried on the jet stream... that great river of air that wraps itself around the globe from west to east at speeds up to three hundred miles an hour, but the jet stream theory of the falling ice had to be abandoned for the simple reason that it could not carry massive chunks of ice suspended in mid-air.

Ed Groff’s ice blocks came whistling down on July 30, 1957. On August 14, more ice came down in formidable chunks at Gowen City, Pennsylvania... and on September 8, 1958, a whopping big chunk of ice roared through the roof of a warehouse at 510 North Third Street in Chester, Pennsylvania. Like the others, it defied any explanation which covered the facts.

Strangest of all, perhaps, was the experience which befell Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Bacigalupo of 336 Greystone Road, Old Bridge, New Jersey, on the night of September 2, 1958. They were watching television in their living room around 9:00 P.M. when Mr. Bacigalupo went to the kitchen to get himself some coffee. As he sat down in front on the TV set, there was a shattering roar... a chunk of ice had torn a three-foot hole in the roof and through the ceiling of the kitchen.[3]

Like all the similar falls before it, it remains unexplained.

As the British Air Ministry said, “This phenomenon is one of the biggest mysteries of the century....”

[1] Stranger Than Science - Frank Edwards - Copyright 1959 - Ace Books
[3] Unexplained: Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurrences & Puzzling Physical Phenomena - Jerome Clark
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014, 10:31:37 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2014, 05:22:58 pm »

Comets come from space and are 90% of ice and 10% rock and other materials.

Mystery solved !!!
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