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They seem to think these sprites can form into solid metal spheres and triangles..maybe not. What a joke.
Originally posted by fleabit
Perhaps some of the sightings can be attributed to this phenomena, but not even close to all.
When someone films a strange array of lights not anywhere near a storm, that move slowly and for a period of time, no... these are not sprites.
I'd not let this bother you. If some ufo footage is so short and erratic and questionable so that a spite (or ball lightning among other things) could be attributed to it, it's fairly worthless as ufo sightings go anyways. Only the most desperate who find it a necessity to explain away ALL UFO sightings with a natural explanation, even if it does not fit in any way, would try to explain away most legitimate sightings with this sort of theory.
Originally posted by secretstash
In defense of my beloved Yahoo! the story originated from Space.com
Originally posted by atsbeliever
And I have never ever heard of or met someone who has actually witnessed a 'sprite' don't you have to be up at like 20,000 feet?!
Originally posted by RFBurns
reply to post by Majorion
It is a classic tactic. Use a very popular medium, such as a magazine, tv show or website. Word it up with some fancy theories by some unknown but reputable phd and your set to slam and bam the gullable into believing an elephant can hang by holding a daisy by its trunk off a cliff.
That's the problem with articles like this, as this was not an article about UFOs they do not have to show the other view as well, because if there is a "other view" about it it would be about the sprites, not the UFOs themselves.
Originally posted by Majorion
Why don't Yahoo, show an article from a pro-UFO biased angle as well? .. Wouldn't it be fair, to present the other view as well?
Originally posted by Majorion
The other day, I was reading another article on 'Yahoo' that said that UFOs were actually b-2's and other "secret military craft".
So two different debunking attempts in one week alone.
Originally posted by Djarums
I have seen red sprites during a particularly strong August T-storm in upstate NY probably around 12-15 years ago.
While it was unbelievably fascinating to watch, and very beautiful, I don't think it matched what most people state they have seen when discussing UFOs.
The lights I saw during the storm were like red balls that would appear intermittently and were pretty clearly part of the weather system. They didn't "fly around" or move but rather flashed in and out.
I don't think they're a valid explanation for the phenomena people see in the sky at all. They are their own phenomenon,yes, but quite different from what people report at UFO sightings.
Apples and oranges imo.
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