600 Sick, Showing Symptoms Of Radiation Poisoning, National Emergency Could Be Declared
The aftermath of the meteorite strike in Peru just keeps getting weirder.
Reports from Peru now claim that more than 600 people have fallen ill after coming into contact with the "glowing rock" or having inhaled 'toxic gases' while visiting the massive 30 metre wide crater.
The Peruvian Regional Health Directorate has been forced to set up medical tents near a health centre in Carancas to deal with the casualties, which most reports now claim are well above 600 people.
More than 150 people have reportedly shown up with dermal injuries, which include heat burns. Most of the other casualties have reported feeling nauseous, suffering from respiratory problems, dizziness and had been vomiting :
According to Peru's La Republica newspaper, due to the high number of illnesses, district authorities are considering placing the town of Carancas, Puno, Peru in a state of emergency.Scientists dispatched to the site by the Peruvian government claim to have examined the meteorite and are now stating it is a "chondrite" meteorite. But the same scientists, according to the Peruvian government's official news service, are claiming that chondrite meteorites are not radioactive, nor do they release substances or gases which might cause people to feel sick.
According to the townspeople, the illnesses began after the meteorite crashed and they began to touch the glowing rock believing it had some type of monetary value.
Police and locals who visited the crater soon after the crash claimed a "foul odour" was coming from the crater.
The government is putting the story out that the meteorite itself is not to blame for hundreds of people falling ill. But at the same time a declaration of an official state of emergency is being considered. While a health centre in the closest town to the Puno crash site has had to establish an auxiliary 'tent hospital' to cope with all the sick people flooding ill.
Read on to find out why a cover-up as to what actually crashed into the earth near the Bolivian border appears to be well and truly underway.
One of the more intriguing theories gathering momentum online is that the 'meteorite' might actually be a crashed US spy satellite. The KH-13 'brand' of thermal imaging reconnaissance satellites, purportedly weighing some 20 tons, is being discussed on some satellite watcher chat boards as the most likely candidate.
The United States has dozens of spy satellites in orbit that are not listed on any official registers of what's actually up there.
The KH-11 and KH-12 satellite programs, launched soon after the 9/11 attacks, to detect objects as small as 10cm in diameter, and to 'see' into tunnels beneath the earth, were used in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Both programs are supposedly top secret. KH-13 might not even exist. Well, officially, anyway. It's not unheard of for the US military to run space-based surveillance and weapons programs that are beyond the knowledge spectrum of even the president.
A crashed, ripped apart spy satellite powered by Pu238 (plutonium) fuel cells would also explain the bizarre accounts of Peruvians who visited the crater suffering from radiation sickness, reports that the 'meteorite' was seen glowing soon after it hit the ground, and the even stranger claims that boiling water was seen bubbling in the crater' :
A small heap of Pu238-O2 is warm to the touch and in more abundant quantities can boil water. In some configurations, the surface temperature of a Pu-238 fuel element can reach 1050 degrees C.The possibility that locals are being exposed to radiation from Pu238 fuel cells used in satellites would also explain the concern expressed by local doctors near the crash site that the dust thrown up by the impact might be making the crater visitors ill.
Again, a crashed spy satellite is only a theory for now, and even if it's true, you're probably never going to hear a confirmation of it on the evening news.
Unless, of course, the US wants to blame Iran, or China, for shooting down one of its spy satellites, then you'll hear all about it.
It will be fascinating to see how this story unfolds, particularly how it is reported in the mainstream media.
If it was indeed a spy satellite, particularly one carrying an extremely radioactive nuclear fuel like Pu238, you can expect a flurry of rumours to begin any day now that what tore into the ground in Peru just might have been a crashed alien spacecraft. Anything to distract from the truth.
And there's nothing like a good UFO story to cover up a military secret.
UPDATE : BBC News, helped by a prominent link on the Drudge Report, suggests the 600 sick Peruvians could be suffering from mass hysteria :
Symptoms could well be caused in part by what is known as a Mass Sociogenic Illness (MSI).
There are countless examples of this through history and up to the present day.
The BBC then goes on to question whether or not the meteorite even exists :
...there is some debate as to whether this is a meteorite - or indeed an object from space - in the first place.
Some scientists are suggesting that people may have witnessed a fireball, set off to investigate, and found a lake of sedimentary deposit that was already there.
As detailed above, Peruvian scientists have already begun investigations and reached a preliminary conclusion that the meteorite is real. The illnesses experienced by at least 150 Peruvians, if not more, are real. Confirmation on whether the crash site is radioactive has not yet been made public.
Why this urgency to float the fake reality that the witnesses in Peru are somehow experiencing "mass hysteria"? And how downright insulting to the Peruvians who fell ill after being exposed to something at the crash site.
Expect more layers of rubbish like this BBC Q & A to pile up over the truth in the coming days.
The louder the chorus of claims and counter-claims about what actually happened in Peru gets in the Western media, the more likely it is that something other than a 'chondrite' meteorite made that huge hole in the ground, and sickened hundreds.
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