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Real-life Superman in our midst? Mysterious impact in New Jersey confounds authorities

Screencap from an episode of SMALLVILLEOfficials from a small township in New Jersey are standing around a mysterious crater and looking to the sky for answers, and what I’m wondering is this: is Kal-el here?

The Associated Press is reporting that a small crater was found in Liberty Somerset County with no word on its origin — or what it was exactly that crashed. The local township’s police captain Edward Byrnes said that the crater measures approximately 18 inches deep, and is roughly the side of “a coffee table,” the report says. A bomb squad sent out by state authorities says it wasn’t an explosive.

An expert from the nearby planetarium, who conducted tests on the site and the debris field that spread out 100 feet in each direction, is at a loss.

“We dug around and couldn’t find anything. We used metal detectors because all meteors have metal in them, and we couldn’t find anything, large or small,” said Jerry Vinski, director of nearby Raritan Valley Community College’s planetarium, to the AP.

Vinski goes on to speculate that the hole could have been caused by a falling object from a plane, but rules out the possibility of a meteor.

“When you see meteor showers in the upper atmosphere, they’re traveling 50 miles a second,” he said. “Even if it’s slowing down through the atmosphere, you’re still going to have a sonic boom. And it would have left something behind, it wouldn’t have completely disintegrated.”

But what if it was a spaceship — say, from Krypton?

More as this story develops.

(Thanks to Valerie G. for the scoop!)

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If I were investigating, I’d start by questioning every 50-something year old farming couple w/ no children.

Um, there is no Liberty County in New Jersey…

I see a Liberty Township, NJ and a Liberty Corner, NJ, but as saint tweedy pointed out, no Liberty County. I’d say it was some early viral marketing campaign for the new Superman movie, but doubt they’d move the mythos to New Jersey.

Mysterious hole found in Liberty Meadows; located approximately 1.5 feet south of the giant hills.

Andrew Collins

May 18, 2011 at 4:11 pm

New Jersey makes me think more War Of The Worlds than Superman. Now if this happened in Kansas…

It could also be the starting of a War of the Worlds sort of scenario.

I’m just saying, if a tripod comes out of the earth and starts lasering people, I called it.

This May Be A Real Artical Theyve Discovered Krytonite In WW1

Hmmm. Are there any Kents nearby?

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