posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 12:17 AM
Originally posted by cavalryscout
reply to post by Druscilla
It does look similar. A bit more sophisticated.
How do you explain the report of flashing or diming lights on both ends? It was in an earlier post.
Unconscious sympathetic collusion from groups of people that never saw it, but want to be included in the hype, and/or conscious embroidery intended
to make the sighting just a tad more fantastic would account for such.
However, lightweight LEDs at either end of a solar balloon powered by watch batteries would weigh near nothing and would be completely feasible
attachments detracting very little from flight or flight profile.
Solar balloons can be small, medium, large and quite very extremely huge, all depending on how much time and effort an enthusiast puts into building
Solar balloons can be clear, black, grey, green, white, reflective mylar silver, and also be any sort of shape the builder imagines from tubes,
spheres, triangles, donuts, cubes, or anything.
Do a search string for "solar balloon" on youtube and you'll find lots of variety in sizes, shape, coloration and such. Some of the videos are even
labelled in terms of 'ufo'.
Additionally, solar balloons have been known and have demonstrated the ability to fly several hundred miles allowing a wide variety and area of
coverage for people to have a sighting.
edit on 20-10-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)