Originally posted by Pauligirl
It isn't my balloon, I work for the University of Wyoming.
It does look like a weather balloon from the National Weather Service. These are launched
from Oakland twice per day at around 3:30 Pacific Standard Time.
The balloon expands until it bursts at around 1000,000 feet.
It take about 2 hours for the balloon to rise to this altitude. The winds were from the
southwest on this day so the the timing and position are consistent with what was observed.
The radiosonde package is about the size of a box of tissues. It is attached to
a small chute and then to the balloon by a long sting. This would explain the
two small lights orbiting the larger balloon. At 100,000 the balloon and package
would still be illuminated by the sun at this time of day.
Another smoking gun thats quick to be shoved under the ever growing buldge of a rug...I think if its of manmade origin it may be a satellite that got hit by something,other wise who knows what it could be...
Originally posted by TheTruthOnlee
reply to post by ikonoklast
Thats insane! For anyone to try and debunk this would be ridiculous. Anything they say wether it be a weather ballon or meteor exploding would not make any sense because what about the object orbiting the 1st object?
I know what it is, and thats an intergalactic war is going on as we speak believe it or not but it's the truth
nevertheless good find op.
Originally posted by BigfootNZ
Sooo where is the vid then?
All we get is a single frame of the 'object' blowing up... which looking at it is exactly identical to a shooting star I saw break up in the night sky above a few years back.
Err so he tried selling the footage on Craigslist a week before taking it to the media, and they (CBS) got a second opinion from a Vatican expert... oh kay.. and im assuming the reason the CBS site hasnt got any of the video on it is because Mr Prychodzko wanted to keep all rights to it which would mean he still wants to sell it.
My verdict... guy was lucky enough to capture a meteor breaking up and threw a little glitter on the story, or someone did.
Unless we get to see the entire vid thats all id say we can think it was... or any other simple explanation.
edit on 31-12-2012 by BigfootNZ because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Originally posted by iamhobo
My first thought would be a satellite being impacted by debris (something manmade, space rock, etc)
Maybe North Korea's recently launched tumbling Satellite gave up the ghost with a little help from a "Friend"
Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff
reply to post by Phage
How the hell do you know what to look for
Did you see it and go "Yep thats one of them exploding weather balloons"
Is there some atmospheric anomaly database you go through to look for the best match?
Serious question, be honest I wont tell anyone...
Are you an MIB?
Originally posted by gottaknow
I have a serious problem with the way this was handled. The News is supposed to report accurate information and while of course, they don't and spin and lie and everything involved with all that jazz, there's no reason for misinformation or blatant stupidity with a report like this.
Originally posted by Thill
Originally posted by BSFC123
reply to post by IkNOwSTuff
MIB is the only good explanation. Dude knows more about every subject scientifically than anyone I have ever come across. I asked what he did for a living one time and he ignored me, lol.
Which is fine. Don't pinpoint my location and destroy me, Phage.
Who said it has to be the same "dude" every time ? Not hard to have multiple persons use one account if they are in the same location ... right ? Food for thought
Originally posted by gottaknow
And why would they go to the Vatican (disturbing on so many levels) if they felt it was so big they needed an observatory?