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Saw Something Weird in the Sky...Ideas?

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posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 12:15 PM
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a reply to: Box of Rain

Absolutely right!

I witnessed that green thing once. Initially due to perspective i thought it was falling to the earth making re entry or a falling flare.

Turns out it was actually gaining altitude and heading away from me over the horizon.
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posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 12:41 PM
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Saw something similar when I was I high school. I was on top of a big rock formation with some friends and all of a sudden about 200 feet to our right a giant yellow fireball appeared out of nowhere, flew slowly for maybe 15-20 seconds, then vanished leaving two trails of sparks that slowly drifted down to the ground. S&F



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 01:41 PM
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Fireball [at speed or rest] with no fiery tail in our atmosphere = Possible Foo Fighter

Fireball with fiery tail = Meteorite, aerial object in a malfunction [caught fire] mode descending to earth with a possible uncontrolled crash landing, or a Foo Fighter ejecting magnetically contained fusion plasma at an intended military target.
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posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 02:41 PM
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originally posted by: Erno86
Fireball [at speed or rest] with no fiery tail in our atmosphere = Possible Foo Fighter
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a reply to: Erno86

Not all meteors and/or fireballs have tails.

Here is a fireball meteor that was seen and filmed by many people in 1992 as it sailed across several states in the Northeast United States. Depending on where it was seen (and filmed), it sometimes had a tail and sometimes did not. The video below is of the Peekskill Meteorite event as it was seen from Fayetteville, NC -- without a tail.

As the same meteor continued northeastwards (before finally crashing through the trunk of a parked car in Peekskill, NY), it eventually grew a tail, as seen in this video of it from Pittsburgh:

Here is a compilation of other videos of the Peekskill Meteorite event. There are so many videos partly because it occurred on a Friday evening in October when so many people were at high school football games with their video cameras going. Prior to the ubiquity of security webcams and dash-cams, this was the most-filmed fireball in history:


By the way, I was lucky enough to be an eyewitness to the Peekskill Meteor (eventually a meteorITE) while in my car in Northeastern PA on that evening in 1992.


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posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 03:07 PM
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By the way, I was lucky enough to be an eyewitness to the Peekskill Meteor (eventually a meteorITE) while in my car in Northeastern PA on that evening in 1992.


Very cool


I was playing basketball outdoors with a buddy in California in the late seventies one night and saw what turned out to be a de-oribt of a Russian Satellite... went across the whole sky South to North (ish) with a really long tail. I have no idea which one it was, though.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 04:01 PM
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originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People

originally posted by: Erno86
Fireball [at speed or rest] with no fiery tail in our atmosphere = Possible Foo Fighter
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a reply to: Erno86

Not all meteors and/or fireballs have tails.

Here is a fireball meteor that was seen and filmed by many people in 1992 as it sailed across several states in the Northeast United States. Depending on where it was seen (and filmed), it sometimes had a tail and sometimes did not. The video below is of the Peekskill Meteorite event as it was seen from Fayetteville, NC -- without a tail.


In the first video you provided...the meteor does look like it has a tail; albeit a short one. The only way a witness is not going to see a fiery tail from a meteor, is that it's coming directly at the witness; or at a slight angle where the diameter of the meteor is too large to see the fiery tail --- Or the meteor has exploded in the atmosphere ---- reducing momentum --- so the resulting fragments do not have enough speed to burn up.





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posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 05:29 PM
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originally posted by: AboveBoard
I appreciate everyone's responses. The thing I can't get past in regards to it being a meteorite or micro-meteorite, is that it was, to my best ability to estimate, low down in the atmosphere. It was not high up and skimming the atmosphere. It was not a large thing, but still about a 1/4 inch from my POV.

I don't have a problem with it being prosaic and not mysterious. Am I missing something here? Can a meteorite be in the atmosphere without flaming and then suddenly start up when its lower down in the atmosphere??

I will also say, this is an area known for strange UAP phenomena, so perhaps I'm prejudiced toward it being an unknown or on the more mysterious side. It was yellow - the only greenish part was on the very edges of the yellow "tail" - the remnants of what it left behind, and that was just an impression, because it happened so darn fast.

Anyway. Thank you again for the responses.

- AB


Hey! Saw / experienced almost the same thing in Niceville, FL. Happened to be outdoors with hubby, son, son's friend, and son's friend's dad who is military. Special forces actually. We all saw it. We were all shocked except son's friend's dad who calmly explained that it was a shooting star. He said he saw them "all the time" when he was in the desert. Said we usually don't notice them when they are high up, only when we catch something out of our peripheral vision so that it seems they "appeared" low in the sky. Took a little of the wind out of the sails for the rest of us who thought it was something cooler. Or he could have been trying been covering something up - being special forces and all. LOL. But yeah - ours looked pretty much as you describe and none of us saw it until it appeared very low in the sky. :-)



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 12:10 AM
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Interesting. I'd say a really cool meteor, except you say it didn't seem to appear as they do. Seem a couple that were larger, with a trail, and they did appear, show for short moments, then vanish. Possible that's what this was? the ones I saw, neither seemed to "enter" the atmosphere, either, just showed up, and were gone quickly. Then again, maybe I didn't see what I thought I did!

Cool, at any rate! Any feeling when it happened, other than wondering?



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 09:34 AM
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originally posted by: nicevillegrl

originally posted by: AboveBoard
I appreciate everyone's responses. The thing I can't get past in regards to it being a meteorite or micro-meteorite, is that it was, to my best ability to estimate, low down in the atmosphere. It was not high up and skimming the atmosphere. It was not a large thing, but still about a 1/4 inch from my POV.

I don't have a problem with it being prosaic and not mysterious. Am I missing something here? Can a meteorite be in the atmosphere without flaming and then suddenly start up when its lower down in the atmosphere??

I will also say, this is an area known for strange UAP phenomena, so perhaps I'm prejudiced toward it being an unknown or on the more mysterious side. It was yellow - the only greenish part was on the very edges of the yellow "tail" - the remnants of what it left behind, and that was just an impression, because it happened so darn fast.

Anyway. Thank you again for the responses.

- AB


Hey! Saw / experienced almost the same thing in Niceville, FL. Happened to be outdoors with hubby, son, son's friend, and son's friend's dad who is military. Special forces actually. We all saw it. We were all shocked except son's friend's dad who calmly explained that it was a shooting star. He said he saw them "all the time" when he was in the desert. Said we usually don't notice them when they are high up, only when we catch something out of our peripheral vision so that it seems they "appeared" low in the sky. Took a little of the wind out of the sails for the rest of us who thought it was something cooler. Or he could have been trying been covering something up - being special forces and all. LOL. But yeah - ours looked pretty much as you describe and none of us saw it until it appeared very low in the sky. :-)


Thanks for joining in!

I appreciated the story. Yeah, it was almost directly above me, and appeared low and so it was quite confusing. I've seen something else that is still unidentified, but I'm leaning heavily towards this being a meteorite of some kind.

It pays to look up at the Sky! In the desert, if there weren't many lights, I imagine you could see so much more - the Milky Way even? Beautiful, I bet.




posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 09:39 AM
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originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
a reply to: AboveBoard

Interesting. I'd say a really cool meteor, except you say it didn't seem to appear as they do. Seem a couple that were larger, with a trail, and they did appear, show for short moments, then vanish. Possible that's what this was? the ones I saw, neither seemed to "enter" the atmosphere, either, just showed up, and were gone quickly. Then again, maybe I didn't see what I thought I did!

Cool, at any rate! Any feeling when it happened, other than wondering?


It happened really fast - just a couple of seconds. I barely had time to register what I saw! I am guessing, with all the input from our wise ATS crew, that it was a meteorite of some kind. That was my best "prosaic" guess at the time, but I'd never seen anything like that before, so I wasn't sure what to make of it. All I can say is was it was pretty cool and I'm glad I glanced up when I did.

I've seen something that is still a UFO/UAP before, and this didn't quite have that definitive mystery. I'm of the school of thought that says "if there is a strong possibility for a known explanation, then its best to go with that," rather than try to turn a most-likely-a-meteorite into something paranormal. I didn't have any "feeling" other than WTH???







posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 01:29 PM
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May I suggest reporting your sighting to NUFORC...in case you haven't already.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 02:21 PM
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Foo Fighters might exhibit a white vapor trail on occasion.

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posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 02:30 PM
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posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 03:03 PM
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posted on Sep, 18 2016 @ 06:24 PM
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originally posted by: AboveBoard
It happened really fast - just a couple of seconds. I barely had time to register what I saw! I am guessing, with all the input from our wise ATS crew, that it was a meteorite of some kind. That was my best "prosaic" guess at the time, but I'd never seen anything like that before, so I wasn't sure what to make of it. All I can say is was it was pretty cool and I'm glad I glanced up when I did.

I've seen something that is still a UFO/UAP before, and this didn't quite have that definitive mystery. I'm of the school of thought that says "if there is a strong possibility for a known explanation, then its best to go with that," rather than try to turn a most-likely-a-meteorite into something paranormal. I didn't have any "feeling" other than WTH???






Yeah, sen a couple, and FAST is a good term! One was a nice long trail, too, that I saw and the hubby somehow missed, just not looking in the right place. Very cool, I agree! Even if they are "just meteors", the ones that last longer are pretty neat. The other I saw, my dad and I saw, and it was much shorter. Just a somewhat longer trail than average, and brighter. Fun fact with that one, we both looked up, at the same part of the sky, just before it appeared! Why, I have no idea. We speculated about magnetic energy possibly being detectable, to some buried part of our senses, perhaps. I want to see one of the really awesome ones, like a couple of the dashcam types we can see online. That would be fantastic! Assuming, of course, it wasn't headed for me! Fun thread to read, in any case, especially with all of the crazy news these days!




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