Hi just to add my piece here. Saw the documentary last wed on channel 5 in the UK.
Was called Mega Lightning stranger than fiction.
The evidence of the suttle being struck in that documentary was confiscated by nasa and has since not been released. There were 3 seperate pieces of
evidence of a possible strike.
1. The photo of the blu-jet or similar megalightning clearly in the wake of the columbia on rentry at an altitude of 50miles above san fransisco. They
had 3 of the infermous 5 pictures. There is very little known about high altitude lightning, either its creation or effects. All we can say is its
very big somtimes bigger than whole mountain ranges, so to judge its power is very difficult, since the only way is on re-entry. 50 miles high is to
high for weather balloons and to low for satelites. The air is simply to thin. more information below. (im trying to track these pictures or a copy of
the documentary that im very angry i didnt rip) any1 has a copy pls contact me. The pictures where astonishing.
2. Evidence of high altitude lightning strikes on meteors has been video taped in the past and is another sign that a strike is a possibility. The
chances where predicted of a possible lightning strike during re-entry, before the columbia mission where put at 1/100. The columbia mission was 103
(speaks for itself)
3. Infrasound picked up in nevada gave even further evidence of high altitude electric activity above california during re-entry as well as a peak
showing a possible strike on the columbia. timed almost exactly the moment the photos where taken over san fran.
Things to remember here:
Nasa initially dismissed there final conclusion from the outset and only turned back to it when they had no feasable (understood) other possibility
for the break up of the columbia since Nasa knows very little (almost niothing) about high altitude lightning. It has only been confirmed to excist
since the late 90's. They didnt want to tell the world they didnt understand what caused the accident, they would prefer to think and tell the public
they know EXACTLY what happend. Nasa are a gov funded operation they had to know the answer, there was no other option. (possible coverup)
why have the pictures taken above san fran never been released to the public? if it had no effect on the shuttle surely they are proof a shuttle can
survive a strike. Not to forget the shuttle broke up within minuites of the photos above san fran (speaks for itself) how did the shuttle get so far
without damage or loss of comm's with mission control. Debris was also found much further west than originally published
There have been many cases of lightning (commonly know as + lightning that have blown planes out of the sky) + lightning is 5% of all normal lightning
strikes and is much strnger due to the time duration.
Clouds are not needed to make lightning higher in the atmosphere.
Personally I dont like to think all this evidence tells me the answer but I dont think nasa has done enough of a job dismissing it as a cause or
helping themselves by removing the pictures, which I will be trying to get my hands on.
Please contact me if you have a copy of the docu, and watch it if you see its going to be on. Those pictures are astounding.
What we must not forget. NASA IS A GOVERMENT FUNDERED ORGANISATION. THEY HAVE TO BE ABLE TO GIVE US AN ANSWER WHEN THEY ARE SPENDING BILLIONS OF TAX
IF THEY CANT, WHAT WILL THE PUBLIC THINK THEY ARE DOING WITH IT. CALL GURLS.... I DONT LIKE TO TRUST THEIR REPORTS. HISTORY TELLS US GIOVERMENTS COVER
[Edited on 31-5-2004 by Andy Robins]