MOXEE, WA – Everyone is looking for ways to beat the heat, but giant ice cubes falling from the sky probably isn’t your first choice to stay cool; one family came home to a bizarre surprise in their house.
Homeowner Dwaine Morrison was in shock to come home and find a giant chunk of ice in his closet, “I mean it was just covered with insulation from the hole and I was just in disbelief I mean you randomly hear about things like this but to actually have it happen is another story.”
Morrison and his wife were at a baseball game, when their daughter called, saying ice was raining from the sky.
Rich Ascani of Dallas said he was at his mother’s house in Exeter when he heard the ice falling and then crashing into some bushes right next to him.
Ascani couldn’t figure out where it came from. He figures it must have come from a plane passing overhead. He said it looked like the ice was frozen around something. He’s just glad it didn’t hit him or someone else. He said it was falling really fast.
Fragmentos del segundo capítulo de la novena temporada (nº 161, 2011) de Los cazadores de mitos (Mythbusters), en el que se examina la veracidad de la formación del llamado “hielo azul”; es decir, de proyectiles de hielo generados en los fuselajes de los aviones a consecuencia de pérdidas de agua en los lavabos. Estrenado en EE.UU. el 13 de abril de 2011. © Discovery Channel.
Los resultados indican que es perfectamente posible la formación de proyectiles si la pérdida de líquido es gradual (no si es abrupta), pero para ello deben fallar hasta tres distintos mecanismos que en condiciones normales impiden la salida del agua del lavabo al exterior.
Imphal, January 31 2010: Mystery shrouded Mongshangei Maning Leikai area with the sudden landing of an icy substance from the open sky today.
The bluish icy mass, weighing around 5 kg, fell on the tin-roofed kitchen of one Sougrakpam Jugeshwar of the locality with a sudden bang.
“We heard a loud bashing sound on the roof of our extension kitchen at around 2:15 pm.
Upon checking what was going on, we found the bluish icy substance on the floor”, said Jugeshwar’s son Rajiv.
The unknown mass created a huge hole in the roof of the kitchen with its forceful landing. Continue Reading Mysterious mass falls from sky…
By LORNA COLQUHOUN
Union Leader Correspondent
BETHLEHEM – Friday was one of those nice fall days — clear and sunny, with a cloud or two poking around the sky.
It was a good day for yard work and that’s what Brad Chapman and groundskeeper Trevor Houston were doing, down by the stone wall, just before 12:30 p.m.
“All of a sudden, we heard a whoosh — it was like a two-second whoosh — and it was kind of eerie,” Chapman said. “And then we heard a thump and we looked around and saw this ball of ice, 30, 40 feet away, tops.” Goodness, gracious.
“It was eerie, that whoosh,” said Chapman, innkeeper at Adair Country Inn. “I looked around to see if someone was throwing snowballs — that was my first thought. And then I thought, ‘That’s a big snowball.'”
Continue Reading The sky’s falling? All anyone knows is, it’s ice…
Un hombre de Bristol, ha descrito la forma en que fue golpeado por un bloque de hielo que el 5 de julio de 2009 cayó de un avión cuando él estaba sentado en su jardín. Continue Reading Cae hielo del cielo y golpea a un hombre…
By PABLO FERNANDEZ AND JIM WELLS — Sun Media. Sat, December 27, 2008. UPDATED: 2008-12-27 13:20:57 MST
Ice from a plane, possibly from a toilet, plummeted to earth and punched through the roof of a southeast Calgary house yesterday, narrowly missing a woman who was in the home.
Marian Liknes said she had just entered her bedroom to answer the phone shortly before 9:30 a.m., when a massive chunk of ice crashed through the ceiling with a deafening blast, mere centimetres from where she was sitting. Continue Reading Ice from plane almost hits woman…
80-100 pound mass leaves gaping hole in roof
By Airan Scruby, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/18/2008 05:16:22 PM PST
PICO RIVERA (CALIFORNIA) – Lupe Murillo was sitting in the family room of her home, a few yards from the Christmas tree, when she heard a crash-landing on her roof.
It wasn’t Santa Claus.
Reported by: Ben Russell. Last Update: 10/09 7:00 am
A York Township woman is lucky to be alive after a piece from a six-pound block of ice fell from the sky, crashed through her roof and struck her on her forehead Wednesday morning.
“It’s the weirdest thing that ever happened in my life,” Mary Ann Foster said.
Foster was lying in her bed when, around 5:30 a.m., the incident happened.
She called out to her husband to ask if he had heard anything.
“I think something weird happened upstairs,” Foster said.
“You better go up and check it out.” Continue Reading Ice crashes through home…
Wade Liknes holds up a bag full of ice that allegedly fell off a plane, crashed through the roof of his house narrowly missing his wife who was sitting on her bed talking on the phone. The ice passed through the shingles, plywood and drywall and left a hole about a 12 inches in diameter. (SUN MEDIA/Jim Wells
February 8, 2008. Ice from a plane, possibly from a toilet, plummeted to earth and punched through the roof of a southeast Calgary house yesterday, narrowly missing a woman who was in the home.
Marian Liknes said she had just entered her bedroom to answer the phone shortly before 9:30 a.m., when a massive chunk of ice crashed through the ceiling with a deafening blast, mere centimetres from where she was sitting.
“I thought it was a gunshot at first and I ducked, I ducked down and I was scared, I was really scared,” said Marian.
“Then I got a bit hysterical, crying and shaking.
“Two feet over and it could’ve killed me … the police said it would’ve killed me.”
The frozen missile punched through roof shingles, wood, insulation and drywall with explosive force, leaving a half-metre hole in the house, located on Riverbend Dr. S.E. — and the bedroom littered with debris and ice, said the grandmother of four.
Marian was struck by flying shards of ice, which at the time she thought was glass.
She ran for cover, ducking into the couple’s ensuite bathroom.
“I peeked out and there was this huge hole in the ceiling … and there was ice everywhere and this huge chunk of ice on my bed, about two feet from me.
“Two hours earlier, my husband would’ve been lying on the bed.”
The couple lives under the approach path for Runway 34 of the Calgary International Airport and are accustomed to seeing jets above them, said Marian’s husband Wade.
“Some days you can see them stacked up one right behind the other,” he said.
“So, it’s not unusual to see planes coming in, but it is unusual to have stuff fall off of them.”
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is gathering information on the incident, but is not clear what kind of plane or which airline was involved.
Although the safety board has not officially determined the cause of the incident, investigators believe it was likely frozen waste water from an airplane’s toilet system, said board spokesman Johnathan Lee.
In the past, O-ring valves — used to drain planes’ toilet water — have leaked while in flight, prompting the water to freeze to the outside of the fuselage and dislodging in the form of an ice chunk when the aircraft drops in elevation, he said.
“These kinds of occurrences are rare, but not unheard of,” said Lee, adding this is the first such incident in the Calgary area in at least nine years.