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Bolide of September 17, 1966

Title: The Bolide of September 17, 1966
Authors: Halliday, I.

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"Sir: I was sitting around a large outdoor fire at my summer mobile home located on the shore of Lake Huron in Port Hope, Michigan last Saturday evening when the meteorite appeared at 7:46 p.m. It appeared out of the southeast and looked to be traveling in a northwesterly direction. It appeared to be a shooting star and then exploded like a large fire works in a northerly direction. It left a vapor trail due east of Port Hope that was blown inland and passed over Port Hope going in a westerly direction. It was over a minute before we heard the sonic booms and they were numerous sounded like thunder in distant rain clouds. I thought of taking pictures of the vapor trail but did not think that it would be very clear and of use to anyone. "I drove to a public phone and called the city desk of the Detroit News and they said that they were receiving numerous calls on the meteor. "I believe that if there was any part of the meteor left when it reached the earth, that it fell into Lake Huron, north of Port Hope and near Grindstone City, but several miles off shore."

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