Extraterrestrial object passing gas in Peru?

Over the weekend, people in a Peruvian town near Lake Titicaca saw a fireball fall from the sky. When they went to investigate, they found what appears to be a crater that is 65 feet wide and 22 feet deep. Check out the video: They also found themselves becoming ill with vomiting, headaches, irritated throats, and itchy ...

Over the weekend, people in a Peruvian town near Lake Titicaca saw a fireball fall from the sky. When they went to investigate, they found what appears to be a crater that is 65 feet wide and 22 feet deep. Check out the video:

Over the weekend, people in a Peruvian town near Lake Titicaca saw a fireball fall from the sky. When they went to investigate, they found what appears to be a crater that is 65 feet wide and 22 feet deep. Check out the video:

They also found themselves becoming ill with vomiting, headaches, irritated throats, and itchy noses. Around 600 people sought medical help, and animals have reportedly become sick as well.

The supposed crater, which may have been created by a meteorite, seems to be passing some fetid, noxious gases. One geologist said a chemical reaction between a meteorite and elements in the Earth's surface could have unleashed noxious gases.

Geologists from Peru's Geophysics Institute are planning to present a report about the mystery meteor later today, but meanwhile, Peruvians near the apparent crater are crying foul.

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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