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chessplayer Villagers in southern Peru were struck by a mysterious illness after a meteorite made a fiery crash to Earth in their area, regional authorities said today. Around midday Saturday, villagers were startled by an explosion and a fireball that many were convinced was an airplane crashing near their remote village, located in the high Andes department of Puno in the Desaguadero region, near the border with Bolivia. Residents complained of headaches and vomiting brought on by a "strange odor," local health department official Jorge Lopez told Peruvian radio RPP. Seven policemen who went to check on the reports also became ill and had to be given oxygen before being hospitalized, Lopez said. doodad Residents complained of headaches and vomiting brought on by a "strange odor," local health department official Jorge Lopez told Peruvian radio RPP. More likely, some Frenchmen from Reuters were probably out there to do a story on the meteorite and their odors made the locals sick... View Replies To: chessplayer Boiling water started coming out of the crater and particles of rock and cinders were found nearby. The reporter/reporterette of this story won't last long. View Replies To: Uncle Ike Soon the brigade will show up with the wisecracks about tin foil. I doubt there is anything to it, but am reminded of the old saying "Some things are true whether you believe in them or not" Alien DNA or pathogens could easily eradicate much of the life on Earth. We have no resistance, our immune systems might not even recognize it as dangerous. An example would be you can get a piece of glass embedded in your body and you have no immunological responses at all. View Replies To: Thudd I remember when they shot that Body Snatchers movie in my old hometown! When it was done they premiered it in our town's only theater! View Replies To: sure_fine Agent K: "Do you know what you're doing?" I'm about to take on the most feared alien in the universe with four worms and a mailman." View Replies To: doodad "The Color Out of Space" by HP Lovecraft (1927) was the best rendering of this idea. I'll be expecting some of Cthulhu's minions to show up on Hillary's campaign staff any day, now. View Replies To: chessplayer Let me guess The dead rose and started feasting on the living? Any bite from the infected would turn the victim into a zombie in just minutes? We're still puzzling over whether or not the Viking probes found life on Mars, only to eventually find out in 2851 that most of the virii and bacterial life on earth is widely scattered throughout space and rained down here millions of years ago. last Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.