UFO Conjectures

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Green Fireballs....redux too?

Anthony Bragalia writes that green fireballs are being spotted again.

Click HERE for his report.


  • AJB:

    I have not been able to watch this 8 minute film yet. What makes you think the fireball is exiting the earth's atmosphere and going into space? Are you saying it originated on earth (and is therefore not an ET craft)? This would make it an anti-UFO instead of a UFO.

    Also, has any professional astronomer or space scientist examined this film and if so, what is their conclusion?

    Further, why do you insert the phrase about it escaping the NASA censors? Are you suggesting that NASA censors UFO-like things from its footage (and forbids astronauts to mention them)? This is certainly false. The astronauts have been perfectly free to talk about any unusual objects they have seen, including possible UFOs.

    By Blogger cda, at Tuesday, July 17, 2012  

  • One of the videos sure looks like a meteor to me. Shrug.

    By Blogger purrlgurrl, at Tuesday, July 17, 2012  

  • Hi CDA-

    Watch the film, beginning at 1:58.

    And NASA has been known to shut off transmissions or redirect cameras when something anomalous is seen.

    I intend on consulting a professional astronomer on these images.


    The large-file image (too massive for a blog) on the NASA archives site shows the images far more clearly to be moving up and out of the atmosphere, something falling stars do not do.


    By Blogger Anthony Bragalia, at Tuesday, July 17, 2012  

  • I didn't mean one of the NASA films. I mean the one of a fireball flashing across the sky. Looks like meteors I've seen.

    By Blogger purrlgurrl, at Tuesday, July 17, 2012  

  • Paintshop's 'solarize' filter isn't an analysis tool; it's a special effects filter.

    Mr Allen's examples near the Capitol building look more like artifacts from flash photography and lens reflections. If so, he's comparing several different things (real and non-real) from different times using an effects filter.

    At 5:22, it's apparent that the lights are indeed reflected from the two brightest street lights - they radiate along a straight line directly from the source in the same way as standard lens flare examples. He could pause his film and hold a ruler (piece of string) against the lights - it's that simple.

    By Blogger Kandinsky, at Wednesday, July 18, 2012  

  • On the subject of green, here's an extract from a 1966 report filed with the British Ministry of Defence by a police constable, Colin Perks:

    "About 4am on the 7th I was checking property at the rear of a large block of shops which are situated off the main A34 road (Alderley Road) Wilmslow. At 4.10am I was still checking property and facing the back of the shops when I heard a high pitched whine, for a moment I couldn’t place the noise as it was most unfamiliar to the normal surroundings. I turned around and saw a Greenish/Grey glow in the sky about 100 yards from me and about 35 feet up in the air. I stopped in my tracks and was unable to believe what I could see. However I gathered myself together after a couple of seconds and made the following observations. The object was about the length of a bus (30 feet) and estimated at being 20 feet wide. It was elliptic in shape and emanated a greenish grey glow which I can only describe as an eerie greeny colour."

    And, a 29 December 1962 document from a Squadron Leader J.G. Mejor of the Air Ministry Operations Centre to UK Air Intelligence states:

    "A civilian pilot, call-sign GASCX, name and company unknown, flying from Renfrew to Manchester, was over Morecambe Bay at 7,000 ft at 1955z on 28th December, 1962, when he saw approx 1,000 ft below him a bright light, three times brighter than a star, travelling East to West at approx. 800 m.p.h. At exactly the same time a motorist, reporting via the Morecambe Police and Crosby Coastguard, said he saw a green flare. He was at LEVENS BRIDGE, Nr. HARROW, looking south. No radar confirmation."

    By Blogger Nick Redfern, at Wednesday, July 18, 2012  

  • Just a minor point. Meteors (I dislike the word falling star btw) can increase in altitude and exit the atmosphere. They are called earth grazing meteors. The best example is the August 10, 1972 daylight fireball. It all has to do with the entry angle of the meteor. If it comes in at a low angle it skips off the earth's atmosphere.

    By Blogger Tim Printy, at Wednesday, July 18, 2012  

  • A non starter in my book as others have duly commented. An enormous stretch.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Wednesday, July 18, 2012  

  • Just a quick note to say that I appreciate Kandinsky's comments and always love everything Purrlgurrl says!

    I think this is another miss for AJB.

    I am reminded when Robert Hastings made a fool of himself by soliciting further evidence for a dumb UFO video that showed a huge monolith-like craft hanging over Moscow (!) Hastings actually thought that such news would have only been revealed through an anonymous dubious video on YouTube.

    The mind reels at the paranoid delusion.


    By Blogger Lance, at Wednesday, July 18, 2012  

  • Tim-
    Not such a minor point, but one that I did consider. But with "earth grazing meteors" the deflection by the earth's gravity is outward from the earth- but not sharply upward- and certainly does not 'trail' its observers!-

    You must be in skeptic-heaven w/ Tim chiming in...I can tell...your comment "another miss for AJB" is as unnecessary as your other rude and snide remarks about my work over the years.


    By Blogger Anthony Bragalia, at Wednesday, July 18, 2012  

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