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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Village Suffers Mystery Illness After Meteor Hits

I KNOW I have seen this movie on scifi a time or two or three or

Lo and behold, life imitates art huh?

LIMA (AFP) - Villagers in southern Peru were struck by a mysterious illness after a meteorite made a fiery crash to Earth in their area, regional authorities said Monday.

Around midday Saturday, villagers were startled by an explosion and a fireball that many were convinced was an airplane crashing near their remote village, located in the high Andes department of Puno in the Desaguadero region, near the border with Bolivia.

Residents complained of headaches and vomiting brought on by a "strange odor," local health department official Jorge Lopez told Peruvian radio RPP.

Seven policemen who went to check on the reports also became ill and had to be given oxygen before being hospitalized, Lopez said.

Who knows what kind of stuff is in space or how our bodies will react to it.

Just an interesting story.

Western Union