Where are Mulder and Scully when you need them?

Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday morning, Arctic Bay was visited by some unidentified object from space .... .... sadly, i don't think it was a UFO :-(. Around 7:00 am, a loud bang could be heard throughout the community (for those that were awake at that hour or who sleep with a window open as their furnace has a mind of its own).

A large trail of strange orange "light" could be seen over the mountains slicing through the early morning darkness.

Early speculation was that it was the AWOL US spy satellite re-entering orbit, but nothing in the news today has indicated that the satellite has re-entered Earth's atmosphere. However, through the Arctic Tundra Telegram system up here, apparently it was the satellite and it crashed some where's around Mary's River ... but yet again, nothing about this in the news....

So readers, what exactly is this mysterious glowing light in the sky above Arctic Bay? And did anyone else up North see something similar in their community?


photo: Ron Elliot

photo: student

photo: student

7 comments:

c'est moi said...

Hey Kennie,

I've commented over at the house and Way up that I suspect it is the international space station with the shuttle attached. We could see it very clearly from Ivujivik on Friday night. However, the erratic movement pattern makes me second guess this thought.

Kennie said...

Well if that was the space station with the shuttle attached ... I don't want to know what it was doing ... as that light pattern is pretty out there.

Aleks said...

What was happening to the light? Was it moving, shimmering, shooting, etc? I'm trying to picture it.

Kennie said...

Aleks, I have no idea what the light was doing as I was still in bed while it was happening (gotta remember to go out and check on those loud noises next time). I'll ask the kids at school as most of them saw it and find out if it was moving, shimmering, shooting .....

Anonymous said...

Did you ever find out what this was? It wasn't the satellite as it's still out there! Could have been the space station reflecting light somehow.
down south

Kennie said...

No idea yet ... but we are thinking that it was a meteorite as it was seen throughout the High Baffin and Greenland.

Troy Neilson said...

craziness!!