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'Smoke-ring' UFOs?

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posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:56 PM
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Originally posted by TeslaandLyne
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Only rings mysteriously appearing in photos that were not visible do we have
cause for concern of a ship being present at one time.

Ahh, got it, yea I agree.

I'll have to see if the photographer from the OP returns with more info on the 'strange' phenomena witnessed, I'm thinking they are perhaps related to the volcanos.




posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 12:25 AM
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Originally posted by ScientificUAPer
Here's an interesting vid (go to 0:30) with various torroidal vortices:
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Are you guys saying these things pop up out of nowhere?

Shrike, the one you posted is interesting but it's impossible to determine if there's not an airplane nearby that just cleared its pipes, as it were.


edit on 16-10-2012 by ScientificUAPer because: (no reason given)


By posting the photo I didn't mean to imply that it had any connection to a UFO. I selected it because, normally, when photos of "smoke" rings are presented the ring is usually by itself and "automatically" linked to UFOs. In "my" photo the ring is at a low altitude and it's above a human gathering which can be interpreted as having somehow created the ring.

I'm also not saying that all rings were created by humans but I haven't seen ring photos that include UFOs so in reality no one can claim that they know what created the rings. There are many atmospheric wonders that can only be explained as created by nature and, perhaps, "smoke" rings can be added to the list.

It's always evidence versus belief.



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 10:54 AM
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Originally posted by The Shrike
I'm also not saying that all rings were created by humans but I haven't seen ring photos that include UFOs so in reality no one can claim that they know what created the rings. There are many atmospheric wonders that can only be explained as created by nature and, perhaps, "smoke" rings can be added to the list.
It shouldn't be that hard to find a source for a ring-shaped vortex, unless you don't really want to look.

If a photographer takes a photo of a smoke ring off in the distance, and doesn't bother to investigate the source, he can claim it's mysterious all he wants, but that doesn't make it mysterious. If he had gone toward the source to see it came from an amusement park (or volcano, or whatever the source happens to be), he probably could have identified the source.


Originally posted by ScientificUAPer
"A particularly well-documented type of rings are the steam rings ejected from circular vents on the sides of volcanoes. Dependent on the orientation of the vents, these rings can take a horizontal or a vertical position. "

This seems to explain the situation in this case!
Yes that's a well documented source in general, though I haven't seen any confirmation of that source of the OP pic ring, though it seems to be a likely suspect! Maybe the photographer will investigate more. In the case of volcanoes, the phenomenon often repeats, which is why it can be documented so well. But winds can also disrupt it, and as calm skies are not always present, the repeat pattern depends on other factors like wind.



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 01:38 PM
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Are you saying Rex Heflin took a photo of a ring he did not see?

“The UFO continued moving away, slowly gaining altitude…
seemed to gain stability, then it increased its velocity and altitude
more rapidly leaving a deposit of smokelike vapor” (Heflin, 1965).

It then disappeared into the distance traveling north northeast over the Santa Ana Freeway
that cut across the landscape about seven eighths of a mile away. A ring of
bluish-black smoke hung in the sky at the same altitude and azimuth as the
craft’s position before it began its rapid departure.

Heflin drove north on Myford Road 100 or 200 yards toward the smoke
ring, which was slowly rising in altitude and traveling northeast with the wind
at an angle of about 50-degrees elevation. When he got close to the smoke
ring, he got out of his van and photographed it."



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 09:24 PM
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You can't trust some of those reports.
Well I don't.
His photos were taken and never given back until UFO Hunters looked
again after their return. Science handlers do not want accurate data
especially of invisible rings. That put them on the spot as to how to
make an invisible ring only exposed in photos. From what I recall he
didn't notice any ring in the sky. So you show me a report he saw
a ring and went after it. That is conflicting reports making explaining
the photo a lot easier because thats their job to make reasonable stories.

How many rings left from UFO do we know about.
How many UFO disk ship photos do we have.
These are the only ones seemingly belonging together.

He was taking photos as fast as he could.
I don't think he would go after some ring, what for.
That is not the account I heard.




 
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