reply to post by this_is_who_we_are
I'm bumping this thread because I think it deserves a closer look at what the OP is basing what we are seeing as of the last week with the lights in
the sky over the US ..
Phage's research to help bring us back down to earth a bit, found & posted night sky diving with Mag flares.. however..a few of us, looked into the
vid's he posted and it looks VERY similar but, not entirely exact. Hard to judge what it exactly is in the cover of night.
My thoughts on Phage's vid to sharpen up some logical thinking, here's my first thoughts if it was night sky diving..
~jumping at night is EXTREMELY dangerous, but with the right equipment (night vision goggles) could be achievable as it is in the vid
~Jumping over a major populated area, El Paso, (pop. 620,447 2009) definitely to me doesn't sound like something just 3 guys would try and do, even
for master jumpers, but.... never know..
~Mag flares attached to the foot of one jumper, looks like it burn's out in a min or so, but, in the skies over El Paso, they still are lit which to
me, would increase the dangers of catching the clothing on fire of the jumper or, if they popped the chute could burn the cords..
~Jumping over a populated area, with glider chutes you could direct yourself where you wished to go .. but, I've never jumped out of a perfectly good
airplane, never will, but, to me, you would have to have GPS to KNOW exactly where you needed to land. Also, should you overshoot your LZ, you'd
could end up in the desert of TX, hmmm.. cactus, rattlers, spiders etc, all waiting your arrival ..
Conclusion: none at moment and thus is the reason I wanted to bump this thread, the only other thing would be that it's Illumination rounds (flares)
which look similar but, why fire them over a major populated city?? Lum rounds will hang (slowly float downward) for a good 10-15mins if my memory
serves me right.. I don't know if the the technology has gotten better but, 'usually' Lum rounds are fired singlely but in groups .. but, now days
they 'may' be able to fire a single one which would split off in the 3 to light up a wider area .. *shrug* ..
your comments would be much appreciated..