"Did you ever notice the meteor that I think the crew unwittingly captured on tape in episode 17 (1991) at about 10:25 into the show? It's Red interviewing Dougy on his monster Jeep. Watch the blue sky closely! It zips by quickly."
Frankly this took me by surprise - I had never noticed it!!!!
I reviewed the episode in question (You can find it here) and find it hard to conclusively say that it is a meteor as the footage is too grainy.
So What is it??
While a meteor is possible, given the colour, swoop angle, and shape/size, I have to ultimately suggest that this was a passing bird in the background (likely a sea gull) and not a meteor. I got there as if you look at 10:25 of the footage, it comes downward quickly and sharply, however halfway through where we can see it on the screen at 10:27, it appears to fall slightly more horizontal and a touch slower, as if it was going into a curve - much like a bird would do.
So as I promised Carl, I leave it up to you, the lodge faithful - what was on the footage from episode 17? Was it a bird? Was it a meteor? Did Bill blow up the hot water tank? Was it something else? Vote in the poll below and feel free to post your comments as to what you think it is.