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Just a major update on the black ring sighting over Kings Dominion, its was only the other day i joined the dots and realised there was a long history of black ring Ufos reported in Virginia dating back to the 50's . Previous reports i did on the black ring ufos which i did years ago happened to occur in the same area .. You can read more about the interesting topic of ring ufos by using the 'search function' (top right) on the blog When Denna Smith's family saw a black ring floating over the theme park they were visiting, they pointed their video camera to the sky.Kings Dominion, the Virginia theme park, said what the family caught on tape was just smoke from a roller coaster called Volcano: The Blast Coaste
One morning in September, 1957 an Arm private at Fort Belvoir, Va. was called from his barracks by his buddies to witness what appeared to be a black, ring-shaped UFO approaching. The private grabbed his Brownie camera and snapped 6 pictures of it, of which this was the first. After about 5 minutes, the black ring, which appeared "solid" to the soldier and glided steadily along, began to be "engulfed in white smoke."
A black ring that became obscured by an opaque white cloud, reportedly witnessed by about 15 persons and photographed by the principal witness, is identified as the by-product of an "atom bomb simulation demonstration" on the army base.
Time: Approx. 9 a.m.
Position: Looking NNE past building T741, Fort Belvoir, Va.
Terrain: Gently rolling hills with scattered technical buildings, residential areas, and woods.
Weather Conditions: Exact date unknown; hence weather conditions unavailable. Photographs show scattered cloud cover.
Sighting, General Information:
Private X, who worked as a draftsman with Post Engineers (1), has given the following account of the visual and photographic sighting. He was in one of several buildings facing on a parking lot flanked by buildings T741 and T742 (1,3). Someone from the outside called for the men to come out and see the curious object approaching overhead. Pvt. X and several others came out in time to see a dark, ringshaped object approaching in the north. He ran to his car in the parking lot and got his Kodak Brownie camera (1,2,5).
Pvt. X thought the black ring "seemed solid," as opposed to being "like smoke" (2), although he also stated that it was not metallic, shiny, or dull, but very black with no reflection (1).
In the light of identifications both by officials at Fort Belvoir and other technically competent observers familiar with the event, this case is considered positively identified as an atomic bomb simulation demonstration of the type commonly carried out at Fort Belvoir during this period.
The fact that this case did not come to light until nine years after it occurred because the witness was afraid of ridicule or possible reprimand for military security breaches testifies to the reality of the "hidden data" problem in UFO studies.
When the warbirds flew, the show was filled with pyrotechnics, one of which made the amazing smoke ring that floated across the sky!
Originally posted by GezinhoKiko
reply to post by internos
The second one aint no smoke ring tho, its a swarm of insects imo. Good post on the smoke rings.
Over a few days, several of these spun off into the air over the crowd. Sometimes they were perfect rings that appeared to be rolling on themselves. Other times it was just a cloud of smoke. I'm still trying to figure out how this was done. ...
Originally posted by Chadwickus
These are nothing more than smoke rings.
Originally posted by internos
I agree, with Chadwickus, they are definately all smoke rings.
, and I stick on my opinion because i have no reasons more convincing than the report itself in order to to reject their conclusion, and of course your post is far away from being convincing, (with all the due respect, of course).
While Condon Report's conclusions have been questionable more than once, i'd say that in this case their conclusion is perfectly acceptable
Originally posted by Heliocentric
Here's a video from an airshow in Santiago, Chile, which unfortunately didn't make it into your impressive collection of smoke ring photos and videos:
Chile, 1997. The attendants of a show of the Air Force in Pucon, Chile saw much more than the acrobatics of the group "The Hawks" on the afternoon of Feb. 28. A whitish ring appeared in the air and was seen by many witnesses, while recorded on video by a local TV channel. It said much about the UFO. However, Ruminot Carlos Nunez, air traffic controller and private pilot, explained the case to the Chilean researcher Diego Zúñiga:
"I can assure that the sighted object corresponds to one ` vortex ring ', produced for the compression of a smoke column due to traction of the helix of one of Extra 300 in the acrobatic presentation. This smoke column, being compressed , blows up until the edges, with small "mushrooms". One of them, the being crossed by some "air arrow", forms a ring (Vortex Ring), whose substance (smoke), turns around its proper axle. While it keeps its rotation, it will keep the circular form. The displacement and the time that this circular form keeps will depend on the direction and intensity of the wind."
Originally posted by internos
The ring was a side effect of a simulated atom bomb explosion carried out at the nearby military base of Holstebro.
The image can be found here: