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originally posted by: WhyDidIJoin
a reply to: mirageman
Why would they need their own nuclear weapons when they have so much power over the u.s. and NATO countries?
originally posted by: galadofwarthethird
a reply to: mirageman
OK so there[sic] criteria is that the second peak has to last longer and have 99% of the energy of the first?
OK. Well whatever, if there[sic] saying that they never saw something like that in nature, who am I to judge. I mean maybe they didn't for all I know. So there[sic] saying that there may have been a mushroom cloud, but they dont know if it was a mushroom cloud? That is strange indeed.
originally posted by: mirageman
a reply to: humanoidlord
If you don't understand why South Africa, Israel or any other nation might test a nuke above the ocean. Or that this occurred nowhere near to any populated territory then you need to learn a lot about recent history that is beyond the scope of this forum.
he Prince Edward Islands are two small islands in the sub-antarctic Indian Ocean that are part of South Africa. The islands are named Marion Island (named after Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne) and Prince Edward Island (named after Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn). The islands in the group have been declared Special Nature Reserves under the South African Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, No. 57 of 2003, and activities on the islands are therefore restricted to research and conservation management. Further protection was granted when the area was declared a "Marine Protected Area" in 2013. The only human inhabitants of the islands are the staff of a meteorological and biological research station run by the South African National Antarctic Programme on Marion Island.
I am confident that if this had happened today, the suspect would have been a huge exploding bolide in the atmosphere, or perhaps even a water impact, in the extreme southern ocean. Double or multiple flashes are very consistent with meteors slamming into the atmosphere, along with traveling shock waves and luminous remnants in the extremely high atmosphere.
The event was registered by 94 seismic stations and two infrasound stations in the CTBTO’s network. The data processing and analysis are designed to weed out natural events and focus on those events that might be explosions, including nuclear explosions.
Source : www.ctbto.org...
In the last half century humans have concentrated in unprecedentedly tight clusters compared to really any other point in history. This is why when people talk about there being less and less sightings of weird phenomena and etc these days like it's surprising, I kinda laugh.
The one question I've always had about the Vela incident is, how did the device get there? Was it aboard a ship? An aircraft? If it was an aircraft, that must have been one hell of a scary mission! ...Was it maybe not a test at all, but rather some kind of an accident?