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Old 07-15-10, 06:40 AM   #1
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UFO over China.

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untracked comet or meteor.
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Hmmm, I kept waiting for it to take a wicked left or go vertical in a split second .... but it seemed on a path like a meteor would ... (like the music though )
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Probably not a meteor--moving too slowly. Whatever it was was burning up pretty good though. It looked like it lost a chunk of mass in the middle of the video. I'd guess some sort of rocket debris.
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It just some of this I bet.
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The governments are going to have to start speaking soon before the aliens begin to reveal themselves this fall!
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nah, we have till late 2012.
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I have an interplanetary get out of jail free card, so this concerns me none at all.
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Yeah, heard about that. Hangzhou's about 1.5 hours away from here by train (depending on which train you take). Some of the pictures are pretty interesting:



I seem to recall hearing that it had something to do with military exercises. (Read: It was a weather balloon). My inner X-Files geek will always hope that these things are more than they are....
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nah, we have till late 2012.
No, that is the sudden cultural shift where we all start to love each other.
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I already love all y'all.
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No, that is the sudden cultural shift where we all start to love each other.
Exactly what kind of "love" are you talking about?
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you call it love on your planet. we call it probing on our ecosphere. it all works out in the end.
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you call it love on your planet. we call it probing on our ecosphere. it all works out in the end.
Thats the part I'm worried about.
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you didn't feel a thing the last three times we brought you up. just saying.
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Probably not a meteor--moving too slowly. Whatever it was was burning up pretty good though. It looked like it lost a chunk of mass in the middle of the video. I'd guess some sort of rocket debris.

I've never seen a meteor moving that slow or moving along without losing altitude! What looked like a loss of mass to you looked like a stage rocket or a "ship" dropping off a probe to me!
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Yeah, heard about that. Hangzhou's about 1.5 hours away from here by train (depending on which train you take). Some of the pictures are pretty interesting:



I seem to recall hearing that it had something to do with military exercises. (Read: It was a weather balloon). My inner X-Files geek will always hope that these things are more than they are....
That picture is very clearly a long exposure of an airplane moving right to left. I've taken similar pictures.

The continuous white streak is the landing lights, which are visibly reflected ahead by the haze. The red streak is the port side navigation light. The dots are strobes that are only lit for very brief instants during the exposure.

I'm pretty sure that picture is not of the same aircraft as the video, however. Actually, it looks very much like a rocket launch. I've watched a few, including under similar lighting. The plume expands very rapidly once the atmosphere thins out (the exhaust can move over a mile per second). The recently set sun doesn't light the ground, but it easily catches the high altitude rocket exhaust and makes it look pretty impressive.

Plus, looking on a map, the main Chinese launch center is due west of that airport, although I would have thought the Chinese learned their lesson about launching rockets over populated areas after the IntelSat 708 launcher crashed and killed 57 people.

Somebody editing wikipedia seems to agree:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twilight_phenomena
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That picture is very clearly a long exposure of an airplane moving right to left. I've taken similar pictures.
If that was the case, the windows would also be smeared lines like the light at the bottom of the plane. They would not be distinct pinpoint circles. Unless the windows were stationary and the bottom was moving...

Nah, it's the aliens picking up their new iPhone 4s directly from the manufacturer.

Some more close-ups in this video. Definitely looks like they're beaming something up or down...

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If that was the case, the windows would also be smeared lines like the light at the bottom of the plane. They would not be distinct pinpoint circles. Unless the windows were stationary and the bottom was moving...

Nah, it's the aliens picking up their new iPhone 4s directly from the manufacturer.

Some more close-ups in this video. Definitely looks like they're beaming something up or down...
I'm not sure what you mean by windows? The pinpricks of light are strobes on the wings.

That slideshow has a lot of different pictures that don't appear to be off the same object. I think most of them are long exposures of helicopters pointing searchlights at the ground.

Although aliens coming for an iPhone sounds pretty plausible. Was there an increase in UFO sightings after the iPad debut, too?

(sorry...I'm not very good at playing along)
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Here's one of my UFO pictures. I don't remember if it was a 737 or an MD-80, so I'll have to classify it as an unidentified flying object.

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Looks like a multi-stage rocket launch at dusk. The sky is dark, the sun is not visible, but the rocket is high enough that it's getting lit up by the sun along with it's exhaust trail. Happens all the time when they launch rockets out of Vandenberg AFB here in California. They always seem to launch them at the perfect time to freak people out. I actually got to see one afew years ago when I was coming out of the mall in the evening and happened to glance up and catch the rocket streaking by overhead.

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