History Uncovered

Episode 4 - Plague & Pestilence - The Carancas Meteorite Sickness

May 2, 2020

On September 15, 2007, villagers in the remote Peruvian town of Carancas saw a glowing fireball soar toward Earth — then felt the meteorite crash into the ground. 

Not only was the meteorite able to reach Earth without burning up in our atmosphere — but its arrival sparked a mysterious plague that caused hundreds of people to inexplicably fall ill. These strange circumstances have baffled scientists to this day.



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