Meteor lighting up skyline in image caught on dashboard camera
Not yet, many fervently hope.
Last night, only two weeks after President Obama publicly ridiculed conservatives across America by explaining how after signing health-care reform into law he looked up to check whether an asteroid was streaking through the sky, a chunk of one apparently whizzed across the central United States.
The middle-of-the-night event was captured on video several places, including on a dashboard camera in a sheriff’s vehicle in Howard County, Iowa:
Reports indicate the huge “ball of light” was visible from five states – Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Iowa. Besides the Iowa dashcam, it also was captured at the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Building at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
One WND reader juxtaposed the comments from Obama with the newest headline:
“I looked around to see if there are any asteroids falling or some cracks opening up in the earth …” and “Soaring meteor lights up skies.”
The AP reported the National Weather Service said the meteor hit somewhere in southwestern Wisconsin.
Authorities also told AP there were reports of “explosions or rumbling.”
The object probably was part of the Gamma Virginids, a meteor shower that started 10 days ago and will last nearly another week.
Only hours earlier, NPR reported a strong earthquake struck in the Tibetan area of China, collapsing structures and killing hundreds.
Armageddon in the New Testament is the scene of the final battle between kings of the earth at the end of the world and features massive destructions and upheaval.
WND had reported when Obama was addressing a crowd in Portland, Maine, shortly after signing into law his massive health-care-reform plan.
“There has been plenty of fear-mongering and overheated rhetoric,” he said at the time. “And if you turn on the news, you’ll see that those same folks are still shouting about how the world will end because we passed this bill.
“This is not an exaggeration,” Obama said.
“Leaders of the Republican Party have actually been calling the passage of this bill ‘Armageddon.’ They say it’s the end of freedom as we know it,” he continued.
“So after I signed the bill, I looked up to see if there were any asteroids headed our way. I checked to see if any cracks had opened up in the ground. But you know what? It turned out to be a pretty nice day,” Obama said.
His comments begin at about 7:45 of the video: