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Two men, a white man and an Indian were tending a ditch at Bald Hills when the explosion occurred. The former, a man of intelligence and veracity, states that while he and the Indian were passing along the ditch he observed a sudden flash of yellowish light which illuminated everything around, followed by explosive sounds so loud he was stunned. While the sounds were still reverberating he saw something resembling an immense ball of blazing fire fall with great velocity to the earth, and the earth trembled beneath his feet. His first impression was that the falling body had struck within a few hundred yards of him but afterwards concluded that the distance was much greater. The air smelled strongly of the peculiar odor of that caused by friction-generated heat in machinery.
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It was on Feb. 5, 1869, when a strange thing occurred in the vicinity of Bald Hills. The day was fair with no indication of storm. The people residing in the western part of the county, around noon noticed a dense, peculiar cloud hanging over the Bald hills near the head of Roaring River. About 3 p.m. the residents of Bal Hills, Roaring River, Eagle Creek and Janesville were startled by an explosion so terrifically loud and strange in sound as to cause confusion and fear to some that the fatal hour of account had come to the world.
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Somewhere in the Bald Hills is a meteorite waiting to be found

In 1876 a giant meteor fell in the Bald Hills at the head of Roaring River in Duncan Basin. It fell with a thud so loud it was heard all the way to Shasta, Bass, Stillwater, and Woodman's.
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