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posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 01:53 PM
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Originally posted by randyvs


WTF ? Is Texas really so big that everything happens there ?


Yes! Texas is that big. It takes about sixteen hours to drive across from east to west or west to east. And that is traveling about 75 mph on straight highway.




posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 03:53 PM
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Checked the news website. Found this video posted.

Early Morning Jet Contrail in Texas

This is clearly just a completely normal jet contrail lit up by rising sun.
I hope that there is more to this story than this!

Note: From what I can see in the few images posted, there was more than one "event", at different times, but at least one is just a jet contrail.
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posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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At last, a decent video of the fireball has been posted on the BBC website. It looks authentic to me - I've certainly not come across this particular footage before.

Despite the commentary seemingly suggesting that this footage is from NASA, once again the media has got it wrong. It's certainly not footage from one of NASA's fireball network cameras, although it may be that someone working for NASA caught the footage on a personal "dash-cam". However I think it's more likely that the BBC has got their lines crossed again, and this footage is not from someone related to NASA.
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posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 01:39 PM
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Awesome capture. Thanks for bringing that Master Fireball. Surely some of the accounts of "Flashes over Texas" can be attributed to this.

How fast would you speculate it was moving? And are they even close about the size of it being "like a basketball"?



posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 05:55 PM
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Originally posted by intrptr
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Surely some of the accounts of "Flashes over Texas" can be attributed to this.


Almost certainly I would say, and not just related to this particular event. We get lots of material entering our atmosphere on a daily basis.

But lets not forget there are many other potential causes of "flashes" (which is quite a loose term anyway), so every case would have to be looked at on it's own merits.



Originally posted by intrptr
How fast would you speculate it was moving?


It would just be "speculation" as you suggested, but it did appear to be fairly fast paced compared to the average "big fireball". Perhaps around 40km/s, which is just a bit faster than a Geminid at 35km/s, but I would not be surprised if it was as much as 50k/s.


Originally posted by intrptr
And are they even close about the size of it being "like a basketball"?


It was very short lived, and if it was at the upper end of the speed range I suggested, I would say that it's not impossible.

That speed range puts it well into the territory of cometary material, so despite what I said earlier in this thread, there may be a chance this was a small comet fragment. I've seen cometary fireballs (Perseids and Leonids) in the past that disintegrated in a way very reminiscent to this one, although they were not quite as bright as this one.

Cometary material in general disintegrates more readily than asteroidal material, but if it's fast enough, so will asteroidal material. Where I'm going here is that, slower moving asteroidal material suggests that it may have been a bit larger than what was suggested, whilst a relatively fast cometary fragment would not have to be that large.

There are so many variables involved which will influence what we see with a fireball like this, it's impossible to say for sure without doing a bit investigation into this particular event. I haven't really had the time I have to admit.



posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 01:29 AM
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There was a place in Texas people would drive to some ranch and all these crazy lights beaming up, down left and right. Any relation? Maybe was called Mystery, Texas??


Freaky place....I had no cocclusion of what or why they are there. Besides there is like a line that runs down the states that tends to see more solar activity but I'm not sure how it might relate? Aurora Borellis?



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 11:48 PM
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I just saw a low flying one in a direction planes or helicopters
Never go..

Same pattern as the video, flicking slowly like a flame changing, wobbling, drifting.. slowly



posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 11:48 PM
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I just saw a low flying one in a direction planes or helicopters
Never go..

Same pattern as the video, flicking slowly like a flame changing, wobbling, drifting.. slowly



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 12:38 AM
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Are you thinking of Marfa, Texas? Marfa Lights en.wikipedia.org...
Went thru there on Amtrak years ago, it was at night and the train actually slowed down so we could watch for lights, alas, saw nothing



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 08:26 AM
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This reminds me in 1908 there was blue lights that came down in Russia near a small town, except unlike the modern UFO voices of crying wolves there was evidence as in many of the rich past cases in our history, ones that the liars of today will not touch because they have absolutely no motivation for any kind of truth including the ability to care for other people but would rather laugh at the inconvienience of others because they think they're in an enclosed door of ignorance and egoism.

In this case the blue lights hit the ground, and knocked down the trees for 25 miles.



After research the information had been collected that it was witnesses to be a large blue glowing cigar shaped UFO as see in this video.



Funny I just saw that a scientist claims they have proof of it being ET a couple years ago, that may deserve a thread.
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