JETLAG ARCHIPELAGO #24 for Reboot.fm :: The Wonderful World of Tomorrow
” … Then there were other points of dissimilarity between a meteor and the green fireballs. The trajectory of the fireballs was too flat. Dr. La Paz explained that a meteor doesn’t necessarily have to arch down across the sky, its trajectory can appear to be flat, but not as flat as that of the green fireballs. Then there was the size. Almost always such descriptive words as ‘terrifying,’ ‘as big as the moon,’ and ‘blinding’ had been used to describe the fireballs. Meteors just aren’t this big and bright.
No—Dr. La Paz didn’t think they were meteors.
Dr. La Paz didn’t believe they were meteorites either.
A meteorite is accompanied by sound and shock waves that break windows and stampede cattle. Yet in every case of a green fireball sighting the observers reported they did not hear any sound.
But the biggest mystery of all was the fact that no particles of a green fireball had ever been found. If they were meteorites, Dr. La Paz was positive that he would have found one. He’d missed very few times in the cases of known meteorites. He pulled a map out of his file to show me what he meant. It was a map that he had used to plot the spot where a meteorite had hit the earth. I believe it was in Kansas. The map had been prepared from information he had obtained from dozens of people who had seen the meteorite come flaming toward the earth. At each spot where an observer was standing he’d drawn in the observer’s line of sight to the meteorite. From the dozens of observers he had obtained dozens of lines of sight. The lines all converged to give Dr. La Paz a plot of the meteorite’s downward trajectory. Then he had been able to plot the spot where it had struck the earth. He and his crew went to the marked area, probed the ground with long steel poles, and found the meteorite.”
—Edward J. Ruppelt, former head of the United States Air Force Project Blue Book, the Report on UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS, 1956
Habesha 2000 (Staring into the Sun compilation, Sublime Frequencies, 2011)
Estonian Folk Music (Musical Art of the Peoples of the USSR Anthology, 1986)
On the marsh in the early morning (Singing Air of Estonia, 1989)
Brněský rozhlasový orchestr lidových nástrojů (Czechoslovakia, 1976)
Wakar Uwa Mugu (Extreme Music from Africa compilation, 1997)
Tutampiga (Extreme Music from Africa compilation, 1997)
Naše pjesme (Music from Gabela, Hercegovina, Yugoslavia, 1957-1974)
Bene Gesserit (Turkish Delight compilation, Netherlands, 1983)
Hafler Trio (All that Rises Must Converge, 1993)
Circassian melodies (Traditional World Musics/Musical Atlas, Abkhazia)
Vivenza (L’Enfer Est Intime, 1985)
RNA Organism (R.N.A.O Meets P.O.P.O, Japan, 1980)
Gülcan Opel (Yaz Dostum, Turkey, 1987)
(Broadcast on Feb. 24th, 2013)