I'm terribly disappointed. Last week, a story out of Peru had all the hallmarks of a good alien invasion story -- a mysterious meteorite crashes near a small town in Peru, and local residents start to fall ill. ('Personal Demon' tipped me to the story a few days back.)
Speculation ran rampant, but much of it went against the locals story - some arguments suggested that it was an underground gas explosion that caused the crater.
Well, the verdict is in: it was a meteorite, and its crash to Earth did result in people falling ill - though they fell ill not due to some space-borne illness, but due to arsenic deposits in the groundwater being released into the air.
Alas, I was hoping for some sort of ray-gun toting aliens to leap from the crater. Scientists like me always get to be the heroes in stories like that...