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Did I capture the wake of a UFO?

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posted on Aug, 15 2009 @ 03:57 AM
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This atmospheric event that I captured a couple of years ago (August 2007), really intrigued me as it was so unlike anything I've ever seen or heard about before or since.

I happened to be in my home office in the afternoon when something caught my eye through the window...it was an unusual dark cloud in the distance that appeared odd because of a strange protrusion sticking out of its side. It looked like a large cannonball had been shot horizontally through it, producing a plume effect.

At first I thought well cool look but probably just some air current effect, so I continued focusing back on my PC, until a few minutes later when I happened to look back through the window...I was rather shocked to see that this plume had grown massively in length and traveled many miles, so that it had already passed over my house!

I decided that I had to capture what I could on video so rushed around locating my camera and headed outside, where I was able to record a couple of minutes worth of footage of it before my battery ran flat.

Maybe someone with meteorological expertise has an answer for what this was, but it sure covered distance at an amazing rate (though the camera shot doesn't fully relate this).

Also there was no object (jet/plane) in view, no sound of it passing overhead. In fact before I got my camera working the front part of the cloud was only passing overhead (but very fast), and appeared to be like a ball of energy driving/pulling the the cloud trail along.

A possibility to consider is if there's no natural explanation, could I have witnessed a UFO (invisible) punching through a cloud and drawing a cloud wake behind it???

SCREENCAPS


Here's the 2 min's of footage...looking forward to any feedback!

STRANGE CLOUD




posted on Aug, 15 2009 @ 11:18 AM
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The is a Mexico UFO captured in a telephoto lens and there
is an obvious wake.
Perhaps all these 'strange contrails' are the wake to the Tesla ether
craft.



posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 07:04 PM
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Thanks for the feedback and made me realize a serious omission on my part!

This footage was taken over Christchurch, New Zealand in August 2007 and I've never found reference to it in any newspaper or news service, which I find really strange given that a lot of people would surely have seen it.



posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 07:25 PM
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Are you talking about that funnel cloud? Or am I missing something?



posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 07:58 PM
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That is what I thought it looked like too. It definitely looks like some type of cloud however. I am no meteorologist so I really do not know, maybe some type of stratus cloud? Anyways UFOs do not usually leave contrails or anything.



posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 08:27 PM
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I know that this is going to be zero help, but I have seen this type of cloud before. I can't remember what it's called, but I do remember that it creeped me out. I have only seen it a couple of times, but one time, I know for sure that the cloud was in part of a storm system that we got from a hurricane and the other time I saw one, it may have been also. I'm in Kentucky so we don't get hit directly by hurricanes, but we do get the leftovers of them and the strange clouds that go along with it.

Very nice pic, though! I only wish that I had gotten pics of the ones that I saw. I think they're beautiful but creepy at the same time.



[edit on 8/16/2009 by gemineye]



posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 08:58 PM
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I think you may have captured a developing tornado in your photos. In this video you can learn a little about tornados and see one take form:




posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 09:49 PM
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Thanks for the feedback guys, but let me say that this cloud formation was not a funnel cloud (totally horizontal), was moving ACROSS the sky at speed, having emerged from a large cloud some miles away.

There were also no unusual conditions on the ground (no storm) and it wasn't rotating...just moving forward like you'd see if a jet passed overhead and left a small cloud trail.

Also this cloud was probably only a few hundred meters above me.

To me it was like a cannonball had been shot thru the main cloud and kept drawing part of the main cloud behind it.

The interesting thing for me is how it could hold it's shape for such a vast distance, and the incredible speed it passed overhead at.

Still no logical answer to this yet...



posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 10:12 PM
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Wow, that's weird, when i first looked at the pic i thought it was coming down a little bit and the video would not work for me. There was a sighting over here in San Bernardino about a week ago where this object appeared from a cloud and changed colors and shapes and then disappeared. The second sighting in about six months. Keep looking at the sky, you just never know.



posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 10:12 PM
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You could just ask our resident meteorologist, OzWeatherman. I bet he would be willing to answer your question.

U2U OzWeatherman



[edit on 8/16/2009 by jkrog08]



posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 10:31 PM
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Thanks for that JK, I've sent off a message



posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 05:30 AM
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Thanks for posting your report, pictures & video, SpaceJockey.

I would have liked to watch the video but after I downloaded it, it would not work.

If you upload it to ATS media, that might make it easier.




posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 10:08 AM
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I can honestly say that it looks like a funnel cloud to me. I lived in tornado alley and I've seen quite a few of them.



posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 03:42 PM
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The masses are right on this. What you have there certainly appears to be a funnel cloud. Its hard to exactly say without the video, as the cloud above the funnel needs to be determined first, to confirm that it is in fact, a funnel cloud.

Were the conditions stormy at the time, because if they were or if the cloud was part of a large mass of towering cumulus clouds, the this i a classic funnel?

Nice work in getting this picture



posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 02:29 AM
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Sorry guys, I guess not everyone can play .DVIX files!

I've now uploaded it to YOUTUBE so should be easier to view now.

I can see why people might assume that this looks like a funnel cloud, as they probably only had the screen caps of the video to go by, and that gives the impression that the cloud is VERTICAL, but once you view the new video upload, you will clearly see that it is HORIZONTAL, passing overhead.

I know of no funnel cloud that travels sideways and also doesn't rotate




Hopefully we can now get some more feedback on what this strange atmospheric event was.

Cheers,

David



posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 04:04 AM
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Thanks for posting that on Youtube, SpaceJockey.

In this instance I will be guided by OzWeatherman.

Kind regards
Sam60



posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 04:06 AM
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your shots look like a typical sky to me, maybe an airplane flew through and its contrail expanded, to even make the assumption that the formation of the cloud/contrail has anything to do with a ufo is pretty funny



posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 04:30 AM
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Well Razimus considering that I watched this develop before I managed to get video footage, and I could SEE the leading 'ball' of cloud as it came towards me, I would have SEEN any jet, but should we discount the 'unseen' possibilities?

One thing for sure, it's no jet trail. No doubt there's a logical atmospheric answer...I'd just like to hear what it is.

Certainly plenty of crackpot theories abound but I don't discount them out of hand...Crop Circles anyone?



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