'I thought it was the end of the world!' Space debris lights up sky in Southern California and sparks alarm among some
More than 60 people reported seeing 'a meteor' flash through the sky on Wednesday evening in a fireball so bright it was described as 'the end of the world'.
According to the American Meteor Society, the bright streak was more likely caused by the burn-up of space debris than by a meteor but the object has not yet been identified.
A event was reported by residents around Los Angeles and San Diego, many taking to social media to share the phenomenon. More than 60 people reported to the American Meteor Society that they had seen a bright flame streaming across the sky and breaking up into separate fireballs. The event was first spotted around 10.30 pm PST. Source
Fireball blazes over Puerto Rico as locals fear 'end times' after earthquakes
A blazing meteor-like fireball has been spotted hurtling through the sky in Puerto Rico after a series of powerful earthquakes.
The unusual celestial phenomenon has been branded a sign of the "end of times" by locals on the Caribbean island.Citizens of the US territory have been jolted by a series of powerful earthquakes since the beginning of 2020, and assumed the blaring light ball was "something catastrophic".
The island has been recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria since 2017, a deadly natural disaster that destroyed the territory and killed 3,057 people. Frightened Puerto Ricans who witnessed the phenomenon took to social media to share photos and video of the fireball.
One Twitter user said: "Just saw a huge meteor or fireball about a mile into the ocean over Rincón, Puerto Rico. Source
The moment Iran blew a jetliner out the sky after 'mistaking it for a US bomber': New video shows 'missile' hitting Ukrainian Airlines Boeing 737 before it crashed killing 176 - after Trump and Trudeau both said attack was a 'mistake'
New video appears to show a missile hitting the Ukrainian plane that crashed in Iran moments before it went down, killing all 176 people on board.
The footage emerged Thursday afternoon, hours after President Donald Trump revealed he has serious doubts the crash was caused by mechanical failure, as Iranian officials have claimed.
'It was flying in a pretty rough neighborhood. Somebody could have made a mistake,' Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday. 'I have a feeling that something very terrible happened, very devastating.'
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau later echoed Trump's concerns, saying that evidence indicates an Iranian missile downed the and that the strike 'may have been unintentional'.
Trudeau said Canadian and allied intelligence supports that conclusion. He declined to get into the specific intelligence, but said it appeared it was a surface-to-air missile that struck the plane.
'The intelligence evidence suggests very clearly a possible and probable cause for the crash,' Trudeau told a news conference.
US intelligence officials are 'confident' that Iran shot down the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 after detecting a radar system being turned on before two missiles were launched, shortly before an explosion believed to have come from the jet, CBS reported.
Two Pentagon officials added that the missiles were likely launched in error by Iranian anti-aircraft crews awaiting a US response to Iran's rocket strikes against American bases in Iraq hours earlier, according to Newsweek.
The plane, a Boeing 737-800 en route from Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport to Kyiv's Boryspil International Airport, encountered a problem moments after takeoff in the early hours of Wednesday.
The latest video appears to show a missile hitting the plane as it flew over Parand, the area where it stopped transmitting its signal before the crash.
A small explosion occurred when the missile struck but the plane did not explode. It continued flying for several minutes and turned back toward the airport while engulfed in flames before it exploded and crashed quickly.
If Iran is responsible for the incident, it would be hugely embarrassing for the nation which had sought to avoid killing anybody in Wednesday's strikes. Eighty-two of the plane's passengers were Iranians.
It could also spark fresh tensions in the Middle East just a day after Trump said Iran seemed to be 'standing down'., as the plane was also carrying 63 Canadians, three Britons, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, four Afghans and three Germans.Source
7 JANUARY 2020
50+ DIE IN STAMPEDE
Stampede kills 50 mourners at funeral of Qassem Soleimani and leaves more than 200 injured after huge crowds gathered in his home town
More than 50 mourners have been killed and more than 200 injured after a stampede broke out on the final day of Qassem Soleimani's funeral in Iran today.
Iran's farewell to the general descended into chaos after thousands of people thronged to his home town of Kerman, where he is being buried on the third day of his funeral.
With a sea of mourners clamouring to see Soleimani's coffin, state media said the overcrowding had caused a stampede which left 56 people dead and 213 injured.
Footage which circulated online appeared to show emergency workers desperately trying to rescue mourners who had been thrown to the ground and badly hurt during the crush. Source
Stampede kills 40 mourners at funeral of Qassem Soleimani and leaves more than 200 injured after huge crowds gathered in his home town ahead of his burial
Forty mourners have been killed and more than 200 injured after a stampede broke out on the final day of Qassem Soleimani's funeral in Iran today.
Iran's farewell to the general descended into chaos after thousands of people thronged to his home town of Kerman, where he was due to be buried later on the third day of his funeral.
With a sea of mourners rushing to see Soleimani's coffin, state media said the overcrowding had caused a stampede which left 40 people dead and 213 injured.
Footage which circulated online appeared to show emergency workers desperately trying to rescue mourners who had been thrown to the ground and badly hurt during the crush.
Soleimani's burial was later postponed, further prolonging the funeral.
Iran today renewed its vows of revenge against America, which regarded the general as a terrorist leader and killed him in a drone strike in Iraq last Friday.
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who yesterday wept in public over Soleimani's casket, has ordered his country's forces to retaliate directly against US interests rather than relying on its proxies in the region.
Tehran says it has lined up 13 'revenge scenarios' and revolutionary guards leader Hossein Salami told the crowds today that Iran would 'set ablaze' US allies.
US forces are braced for a reprisal but their future in the Middle East was thrown into confusion yesterday when a letter confirming a withdrawal from Iraq was apparently circulated by mistake.
Donald Trump has vowed to retaliate if Iran strikes against US targets, despite lukewarm support from his allies including Israel which today declared its intention to 'stay out of it'. Source
There will be a kind of false peace in the world. Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)
Blood will flow on all sides. Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)
Blood will flow in the streets. Frenchman will fight Frenchman, Italian will fight Italian. A general war will follow which will be appalling.Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)
The full text of his intention is below:
In a divided and fragmented world, I want to invite all believers, and also all people of good will, to reconciliation and fraternity.
Our faith leads us to spread the values of peace and mutual understanding, of the common good.
We pray that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote together peace and justice in the world.
Thank you. Source
“The great chastisement will come, because men will not be converted; yet it is only their conversion that can hinder these scourges. God will begin to strike men by inflicting lighter punishments in order to open their eyes; then He will stop, or may repeat His former warnings to give place for repentance. But sinners will not avail themselves of these opportunities; He will, in consequence, send more severe castigations, anxious to move sinners to repentance, but all in vain. Finally, the obduracy of sinners shall draw upon their heads the greatest and most terrible calamities. Mélanie
“We are all guilty! Penance is not done, and sin increases daily. Those who should come forward to do good are retained by fear. Evil is great. A moderate punishment serves only to irritate the spirits, because they view all things with human eyes. God could work a miracle to convert and change the aspect of the earth without chastisement. God will work a miracle; it will be a stroke of His mercy; but after the wicked shall have inebriated themselves with blood, the scourge shall arrive Mélanie
“What countries shall be preserved from such calamities? Where shall we go for refuge? I, in my turn, shall ask, What is the country that observes the commandments of God? What country is not influenced by human fear where the interest of the Church and the glory of God are at stake? (Ah, indeed! What country, what nation upon earth?) In behalf of my Superior and myself, I have often asked myself where we could go for refuge, had we the means for the journey and for our subsistence, on condition that no person were to know it? But I renounce these useless thoughts. We are very guilty! In consequence of this, it is necessary that a very great and terrible scourge should come to revive our faith, and to restore to us our very reason, which we have almost entirely lost. Mélanie
MARIA OF THE CROSS,
Victim of Jesus nee MELANIE CALVAT,
Shepherdess of La Salette
"I protest highly against a different text, which people may dare publish after my death. I protest once more against the very false statements of all those who dare say and write First that I embroidered the Secret; second, against those who state that the Queen Mother did not say to transmit the Secret to all her people." Mélanie