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India contrail UFO caught on camera (Good Quality video)

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posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 07:09 PM
My last post appears to have vanished, along with my Stellarium image (?) Anyway, I don't think the object was Venus, which was far too high in the sky. The logical explanation is the planet Jupiter, which rose shortly before the sun and was easily visible by eye before being swamped by the light. The position of Jupiter is right if you locate the sunrise at the 0500 position and the object at 1100. Stellarium puts Jupiter nearer vertical above the sun, but if the observer says the sun rose from the 0500 position, then Jupiter had to be at 1100.
The apparent motion as seen in the video is the optical illusion I described earlier and is due to the drift of the contrail.

Venus itself would have been extremely bright at magnitude -3.5. Why is there no mention of that in the discussion/video notes? The OP said they didn't think the object was Venus. That's a strage comment to make when Venus was shining like a beacon higher up in the sky and pretty obviously not what they were filming.


posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 01:32 PM

Ok so there are few possibilities:

1. A weather balloon: I personally feel this could be the closest match. As it is balloon it will take jet stream and could travel from 1100 to 0500. And its speed will vary as per wind speed. Still i am checking if there are any observatories near that place.

2. It can be a Air force jet. But we haven't heard the sound. Indian air force have Sukhois and it is famous for Cobra maneuver. See this video. Please hear the noise level produced by this maneuver.

But Air force will never do these things in commercial jet path. garyo1954 has posted excellent zoomed shots of clip on page 3. Sukhoi has twin engine and the jet exhaust looks similar. At 1.57 in above video you can see similar pattern of jet exhaust. (two bright spots) but do you think Air force will do such maneuvers in commercial jetliner path? NEVER. I doubt. Same thing for the weather balloon. I am not at all expert so can somebody guide? Is releasing of weather balloons in commercial jet liner path which is busiest at morning is allowed?

3. Third possibility is of planet. I did some calculations. The object did traveled from 1100 to 0500 so on horizon it took approximately 20 degrees of travel? Now if it is planet the position of the planet will change with respect to earths rotation. so for moving 20 degrees it will take approx. 80 min!! (Earth rotates 1 degree in 4 min so for 20 degrees 80 min?) Again i am not expert so what i am doing may be totally wrong. So please correct me.

One thing sure, if we had tripod lot of things could have been clear.....

I think it is time now. All countries must start a joint venture and should admit that there are few things which do not have any explanation. They should start doing research and give correct information to civilians like us.

Best regards


posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 07:01 PM
reply to post by waveguide3

waveguide3, Jupiter seems even less likely based on the position shown in stellarium. Jupiter should be really low in the eastern sky just above the sun. Why do you say Jupiter is a possibility?

posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 07:03 PM
reply to post by ashutosh

Ashutosh, I agree. I think planets can be ruled out at this stage. A balloon is a reasonable explanation. To that end, do you recall the behaviour of the object post filming did it just silently continue on that path, or did it change directions?

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