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Discussion in 'Ufology' started by Anonymous, May 30, 2007.

  1. kamalktk

    kamalktk Justified & Ancient

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    hunck Justified & Ancient

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    Hmm..looks a bit CGI to me. Would a meteor ascend?
     
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    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    I know what you mean about the CGI bit ... The sudden flare seems too regular and never seems to vary, as if it's something overlaid on the image (e.g., a video-editing highlighting).

    In principle, a meteor sufficiently distant and coming in at a shallow approach angle (relative to the camera's horizontal line of sight) might display the apparent trajectory we see in this video.

    The first thing that occurred to me is that it's an airplane climbing out after takeoff or possibly on approach for a landing.

    I believe the nearer / more prominent peak is the Popocatepetl volcano, and the lesser one is Popocatepetl's sibling volcano Iztaccíhuatl. On the other side of those peaks lies Mexico City. From an elevated position south of Puebla's city center a line projected to the 'right' (north) of Popocatepetl would extend to Mexico City's dense center (and its international airport) circa 40(?) miles distant.

    My best guess is that it's an aircraft climbing out from Mexico City's airport and heading east / southeast.

    There's low altitude atmospheric haze visible at the horizon. I've seen lighted aircraft self-'halo' themselves when flying above an haze layer between it and the observer (think of it as a sort of back-lit glory effect). However, I don't recall ever seeing such a back-projected halo flare so brightly or maintain such a regular appearance.

    The more paranormal suggestion would be some sort of earth light emanating from the area around Popocatepetl - possibly relating to the volcano per se or a minor earthquake occurring a few hours earlier that day.
     
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    kamalktk Justified & Ancient

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    Agreed, the green flaming tail matches well.
     
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    eburacum Papo-furado

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    It need not be ascending; it could be simply passing overhead, or even on a shallow grazing angle towards the surface (which would explain the brightening).
     
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    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    Were drones available or affordable in 2009 ? ..

     
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    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    A quick search says they were available for domestic use at least as early as 2006, but they did not take off (heh) in sales until 2015.
     
  9. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Looks like a flying cock.
     
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    DougalLongfoot Abominable Snowman

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    Looks like a kite to me.
     
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    Swifty The Great Glass Elevator

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    I think Mytho's right but let's compare and contrast, you know ... for science .. NSFW

     
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    Vardoger Skeptical by nature

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    Coal Polymath Renaissance Man

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    Not an internet sighting but I had a minorly interesting night time UFO sighting, in as much as it was flying & I couldn't immediately identify it as an obvious aircraft, on a clear night last week in Oxfordshire. It was flashing sort of glittery white lights about every couple of seconds & I was following it's path but the next time it flashed, it was slightly off the path I expected it to be & appeared to have 'jumped' slightly. That could have been an optical illusion I suppose. I couldn't see any coloured or continuous lights at all. I followed it for about a minute until it disappeared from view. It appeared to be extremely high altitude as it was quite faint & if so, would have been moving fast, & there was no sound audible - wind direction could affect that, or maybe it was too high to hear. Seemed to be closer than & moving too quickly for a satellite & they probably don't flash regularly.

    It must surely have been an aircraft of some sort but as I say, it didn't display regular passenger plane lights. Maybe military or Elon Musk testing one of his machines..
     
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    Bigphoot2 Justified & Ancient

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    Could it have been a drone? Quite recently I've seen a cluster of lights around my area which seemed to zip about. I first thought they might be high up and far off but one night I had the window open and could hear the sound of the motors and more importantly, the voices of the people in the other street who were flying it.
     
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    hunck,

    Sounds to me like the strobes on a high altitude plane.

    INT21
     
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    hunck Justified & Ancient

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    Could have been a high altitude drone I suppose. I'm 100% certain it wasn't a smaller domestic type.

    That's more than likely it. Would they be white light with no coloured lights? and do they switch off the coloured ones at high altitude? It was a really clear night in a very rural spot, no glow of a town on the horizon & consequently a mass of stars visible which is always a real treat for me & something I seldom get to see. There were other aircraft around which were obvious airliners. This one was different. I watched it over half the sky from overhead to where it disappeared. Shortly afterwards I saw a shooting star.
     
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    hunk,

    ..Would they be white light with no coloured lights? and do they switch off the coloured ones at high altitude?..

    No, the coloured ones are navigation lights and are for the purpose of letting other pilots know their relationship to the plane at night.

    You always pass on the green side. I believe the same applies to shipping.

    The reason you can't usually see them is that they are quite dim when compared to the brilliant strobes. You can see them quite easily if the plane is at a lower level.

    Also you mentioned the apparent movement. If you watch a satellite passing overhead on a clear night it will be seen to apparently jerk about a bit. This is down to water in the atmosphere distorting the light path. It is, of course, following a true path.

    INT21
     
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    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    I don't know what the regulations are in the UK, but here in the US the green / red side marker lamps are required equipment only for aircraft operating above a certain altitude.
     
  21. Gambeir

    Gambeir Devoted Cultist

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    International Aviation and sea lighting regulations are the same. Red Right is a rule they pound in and it means steer right, which means you're seeing on-coming traffic if you're seeing a red light on the right and a green on the left. To avoid traffic steer right. This way each side is veering towards their right. This is the same for boats and ships.
    https://www.whelen.com/pb/Aviation/System Requirements/Anit-Collision Systems.pdf

    However....The USAF likes to fly with all red lights, as I can attest since they like to fly about these parts like they own the joint.

    However this video is why I'm at this thread. I grew up in Spokane Washington. I've been on this Airbase. They give airshows every year around the 4th of July. It's had it's share of fatal accidents during airshows.

    WWII SB2C Helldiver Mid-Air Collision July 23rd, 1944.

    1994 B-52 crash



    The UFO's can be seen at the marks. Not much to see really, but certainly not any aircraft.
    0:40 and 1:31 marks and in slow mo at 2:40 and 3:14

     
  22. eburacum

    eburacum Papo-furado

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    One insect and one bird. Unidentified in the respect that the species can't be identified.
     
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    Gambeir Devoted Cultist

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    There's a couple reason's I posted the video. One the local news carried the video, which is significant in itself, and two I know the area, and finally because this base was a nuclear base. I don't think they claim it is any longer.
     
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    Krepostnoi Hoarse Bronzeman

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    That's some cheeky commentary from the narrator at about 1.50: "before confirming or debunking that intelligent life made an appearance at the airshow..."
     
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