A strange phenomenon seems to be occurring all around the world, in which large chunks of ice fall from the sky. In many cases, there isn’t a cloud in sight. Certainly not a frequent event, but perplexing nonetheless. And unlike ball-lightning, the Lockness Monster and Big Foot, this phenomenon has been well documented with pictures and insurance reports, time and time again.
Megacryometeor is a term used to describe a large block of ice that falls from the atmosphere under clear sky conditions. Just how large are we talking? Most have weighed between 25 to 35 pounds, but one found in Brazil weighed an incredible 440 pounds! That’s big enough to leave a 10-foot hole in the ground and make whooshing noises loud enough to be heard by people hundreds of feet away!
It’s not a question if they exist. There are countless reports and documented proof from all around the world that huge chunks of ice are falling from the sky.
What’s causing them? No one knows.
One possibility is that ice forms on some part of a high flying jet aircraft which becomes dislodged, then falls to the ground. A jet flying at 35,000 feet with a speed of 500 mph will be a good 20 to 30 miles away before the chunk of ice hits the ground below. So those witnessing one of these events may never connect the jet to the falling ice chunk.
The FAA has checked their flight records and found no aircraft in the vicinity when such events are reported. This would seem to suggest the ice must have come from someplace else. However, large chunks of ice have been found in the flight paths of local airports.
Is the FAA or airline companies holding back the truth for fear of liability lawsuits? There could be millions of dollars at stake in trying to prevent or eliminate megacryometeors from forming. What about military aircraft that may have been in the area and had their flight paths kept secret? The FAA wouldn’t know about these aircraft or their flight paths.
Meteorologists say these chunks of ice are not weather related. Even though the megacryometeors share similar textural, hydro-chemical and isotopic features of large hailstones, meteorologists say even the largest of the supercell thunderstorms — those responsible for creating the largest hailstones and tornadoes — could never produce chunks of ice this large. The updraft required to grow 25 pound hailstones is impossible on Earth.
In the Midwest, it’s not uncommon to get hailstones the size of baseballs or even softballs which is remarkable in itself, but nothing the size of what’s reportedly been falling all around the world. For example, the record setting grapefruit-sized hail that fell in North Dakota back on June 22, 2003 only weighed 1.7 pounds. This is nowhere near the heft of the documented megacryometeors. Moreover, most recorded megacryometers fell when there were no clouds present.
Another theory suggests that the large chunks of ice could be the result of atmospheric changes caused by climate change. Ice chunks have fallen in Africa, England, Brazil, United States, Spain, China and Scotland. This implies there are no localized conditions conducive to megacryometeor formation.
One of the most bizarre incidents happened in Spain where in January of 2000, 6 lb chunks of ice fell from the sky over a period of 7 days (Source: Sciencemag.org). The atmosphere is a very complex system and changes in one variable can have profound consequences throughout the whole system. So maybe something has changed atmospherically that is now causing ice to form when it hasn’t in the past.
The chance of them being extraterrestrial in origin is highly unlikely. Their isotopic-signature matches that of terrestrial based water found on Earth. Comet ice usually has lots of trapped gases. They also contain pollutants such as dust and iron, but the ice from the megacryometeors are lacking these contaminants. Even though they leave relatively large craters when they smash into the ground, they are not from outer space.
A Mercedes-Benz dealership in Brazil was the unlucky winner of the refrigerator-sized 440 pound chunk that crashed through the roof. Second place goes to a Ford Mustang in Florida where a 100 pound chunk caved in the roof of the car. Local authorities are not investigating either incident as a criminal act. Besides, how would a vandal quietly hoist a 100 pound chunk of ice high enough to destroy a car in a quiet city neighborhood without being seen? Not to mention the 440 pounds chunk!
Or how do you get a 50 pound chunk of ice to crash through the roof of a home, like 78-year-old Jan Kenkel had happen to him when he found insulation, bits of wood and a block of ice beside his TV?
Just how big can these things get and who’s next?
To date, no one knows what’s creating these large chunks of ice. Maybe there’s a change in atmosphere conditions due to climate change. Perhaps there’s an increase in atmospheric water vapor at higher elevations promoting ice development. Could ice form on an aircraft which then dislodges and falls to the ground? Only time will tell. The frequency of these events does not seem to be subsiding.
God forbid someone gets hurt or killed. But that may be what has to happen before anyone starts taking this seriously.