In the second installment the quest for the meteor is sidetracked almost immediately by an unexpected discovery. Also, your friendly narrator would like to briefly remind you there was a man named Alan Watts.
The song is this episode is 28 Ghosts IV by Nine Inch Nails which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license.
Episode 2: The Quadrocoptor
The morning after the meteor fell I hadn't yet learned how largeit was, how many people saw it, that it was visible hundreds of miles away. Being ignorant of these facts I assumed it was small and likely had come down near my house. The streak across the sky appeared to lead towards a small subdivision less than a mile from my house. So I started out for a walk that morning, unsure of how I would search for the rock, but as it happens, my search didn't last long. A few hundred feet down the road I found it, sitting next to a storm drain. No, not the meteorite. The Quadrocopter. A small radio controlled drone. Sitting there in a puddle. No apparent damage, it didn't look like it'd crashed, simply landed. I picked it up but decided to leave it on the front porch in case anyone came looking. As it happens, aside from finding the drone my search was uneventful and I came home feeling a bit silly. A few minutes of searching the web made me more embarrassed. The fireball had ended up on the news, recorded on video and a number of photographs and had actually landed a good hundred miles southwest of me. However the more I read, the more my perception of the seriousness of the event grew. And that Quadrocopter, well in a way hadn't the meteor led me to that? After an hour the urge to examine the drone grew and grew. Retrieving it from the porch I figured out how to open it up, disconnecting the battery lead from what seemed to be the control unit. Underneath that I found a USB key, wrapped in a translucent rubberized yellow material. There was some sort of button in the center. When I squeezed it, the button pulsed red three times, fading slowly in and out. More and more curious, I plugged the key into my MacBook. It registered as a drive, with a single folder in it. Inside of that were several files, each of which was a few hundredmegabytes in size. I didn't recognize the format, but clearly these were video recordings. Doing some quick research I leaned that I needed to power up the drone itself to access some of the files - which meant id need to charge the battery. But one file stuck out, it was a regular old .mov and not a long one. Loading it up, it took me a second to realize what I was looking at. The video was steady, if it had been shot by the drone then the machine was clearly on the ground at the time. It took me a few seconds to realize what I was seeing. The video was of a bungalow style house, with a small front porch lined by a row of hedges, rather like my own home. Then I noticed the window, the large picture widow, and the silhouette of a person sitting at their desk. I felt my skin begin to crawl as the person stood up, turned and faced the window. This can't be, I thought. But I couldn't resist. So I stood up, turned, and faced the window. And there was the second Quadrocoptor.