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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. – NASA says it successfully launched a rocket in Virginia as part of an experiment, and the blast may have caused dozens of people to report seeing strange lights in the sky.
The space agency said it launched the Black Brant XII on Saturday evening to gather data on the highest clouds in the Earth's atmosphere. About the time of the launch, dozens of people in the Northeast started calling local television stations to report seeing strange lights.
The calls came from as far away as Boston, which is about 380 miles northeast of the launch site.
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Originally posted by space cadet
I was just reading what the expirement was for, they were trying to create a cloud. I would call that proof that the US government cannot in fact control weather......yet
[edit on 20-9-2009 by space cadet]
Normally, the Black Brant XII is flown in northern latitudes in the winter months where magnetic anomalies such as the Aurora Borealis are visible.
Originally posted by childzies
Ok... maybe this looks a little more like what people saw... Debunked?