Giant chunk of ice slams to Earth near kids playing in Tenn.

Giant chunk of ice slams to Earth near kids playing in Tenn. (Image 1)
Giant chunk of ice slams to Earth near kids playing in Tenn. (Image 1)

A Tri-Cities man has video of what appears to be a large chunk of ice that he says fell from the sky on Wednesday and landed in a yard in Gray, TN.

Andy Miller says his children were playing outside along Keeview Drive off Hales Chapel Road around 4 p.m. when they heard what sounded like a rocket.

“They ran into the house shaking,” Miller said.  He used his phone to record video of the children inspecting the pile of pure white ice sitting in a gouged out hole in the ground near where they were playing.

Miller did a quick web search and found information that lead him to believe it's a megacryometeor.

For what it's worth, here's a quick definition we found on line:

“A megacryometeor is a very large chunk of ice which, despite sharing many textural, hydro-chemical and isotopic features detected in large hailstones, is formed under unusual atmospheric conditions which clearly differ from those of the cumulonimbus cloud scenario (i.e. clear-sky conditions). They are sometimes called huge hailstones, but do not need to form in thunderstorms.”

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