posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 04:39 PM
Interesting topic matter, and I actually have something to add.
In the summer I took a Golfing holiday in Scotland, and whilst having lunch at a friends residence we started to feel the house rattle, then shake and
we headed outdoors.
The most amazing contrail I have ever seen in my existence curled overhead, and its like no other I have ever witnessed.
From the distant approach over the ocean it was straight, then it completed a viscious 90 degree right turn, followed by an identical left which
graduated into a curving sweeping turn out towards the United States.
On the photo it can be seen that high altitude winds were harsh that day, with streaming cloud edges. Whats apparent is the contrail is complete and
untouched by the wind even though the airframe was way out over the distant horizon.
One thing I will note is that having seen a shuttle launch, the rumble in the gut was very eerily similar and I actually wondered for a second until
logic took hold!