posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 03:53 PM
reply to post by Julie Washington
Just to clarify, is this
the blog post you
It seemed to be the same and it cited the local newspaper "O Paraná
Here is a snippet of the news article:
Palotina – In a week where the dominating topic is the end of the world, seen by the supersticious as coming to pass this Friday, the 21st of
December, any curious situation, especially in the skies, grabs the public's attention and awakens commentary. One of the most recent cases was
documented and photographed at nightfall on Monday by Tiago Testa, administrative assistant and resident of Esquina Progresso, in Palotina.
I thought this happened on the 26th, looks like it happened on the 17th.
The natural phenomenon even got the attention of SIMEPAR, interested in the photographic evidence in order to conduct a deeper analysis. The
funnel-shaped light was first observed by Tiago's father..
SIMEPAR - is a technological institute linked with the state government of Paraná and their Federal university. They have Doppler radar and handle
meteorology for the state itself....interesting to me, as though NOAA had 50 versions here in the US. Wiki
art in Portuguese
Many have said that it has to do with sunlight, but that is impossible, because the image appeared at 8:15pm where the sun rises and not where it
sets. The light lasted for 10 minutes and then dissipated, according to Tiago Testa's account.
So, 10 min and then it ended, so he stopped taping it.
"Some neighbors also said they had seen this intriguing ray of light."
I realized they put this in quotes, which tells me it is what Mr. Testa told them, and not based on the accounts of his neighbors that they actually
went and interviewed.
The ray of light was emitted between the municipalities of Palotina and Francisco Alves.
I couldn't figure out screen capture on this computer, but you can go to google maps and do a driving directions search for A) Francisco Alves - PR,
Brazil to B) Palotina - PR, Brazil.
The photo circulated social networks and caused a series of commentary, even relating it to UFOs.
So, could this have been overblown, or maybe a hoax? It was before the 12/21/2012 stuff...after all.
edit on 28-12-2012 by Sphota because:
Forgot to add the links....