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Watch this skydiver almost get hit by meteorite

By Shawn Knight
Apr 4, 2014
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  1. As if skydiving wasn't a perilous enough experience, one man recently had to contend with something far more worrisome (and unlikely) while plummeting through the air: a meteorite. That's exactly what happened during a recent jump by skydiver Anders Helstrup....

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    Shawn its april 4th not april 1st, that meteorite is massive bet it blew a massive hole in the world.
     
  3. He should have planted a nuke on it
     
  4. Erik

    Erik TechSpot Staff Posts: 305   +18

    Looks like hoax to me : )
     
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  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,555   +2,898

    Yeah anyone can film a meteorite, they don't need to skydive to do it. Oh and the sky is full of skydivers, someone was bound to catch a meteorite on film eventually.</endsarcasm>

    Why is it some people think meteorites are always large enough to be globally destructive? Or why people think stories about meteorites are only newsworthy, when they are destructive.
     
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  6. Kinda reminds me of the World Trade Center UFO Video
    too cool to be true
     
  7. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,553   +2,361

    Now that's what I call... A close encounter. :cool:
     
  8. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    The "Meteore" is like the size of a gold ball someone could have thrown it once he dropped out of the plane I mean come on what are the chances a meteore is literally inches away from you when sky diving like 7billion to 1??? and it just SOOO happens to happen when the guy drops out of a plane with a camera catching it 100%.... I call failed april 1st post.
     
  9. I'd guess it came from the plane, it was moving too slow
     
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    I'm with you. If it survived entry it wouldn't be as angular as it is. I paused the video at one point when you can see a completely flat surface.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,498   +2,051

    Because they don't know any better and all their knowledge of asteroids & meteorites are gleaned from Sci-fi flicks, they have no idea that thousands of tons of space debris falls on the earth every year.
     
  12. Its was George Clooney on re-entry.
     

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