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Originally posted by itssomethingyoudid
Making bets on the "outcome" so that someone else will look silly or uninformed comes across as juvenile, IMO.
Originally posted by JayinAR
Also, I understand those videos seem to have compression artifacts...
But in a few of those, it really appears that the lights are illuminating some sort of hull, or something.
...Hard to tell. But they do not appear to be meteors. Think of the area that these things apparently covered. Seen in two different countries. Moving slow as heck. If it as BoneZ suggests, why aren't we seeing them explode? I would expect to see that if these objects were "small enough to move slowly through our atmosphere", as suggested.
Originally posted by Bybyots
... This is good stuff, ATS, it'll likely get better fast. But it would be even better if we had someone searching out Argentinian or Chilean news sources for this event.
Have you looked at my link to the 1963 Kiev, Ukraine report?
Try googling "OVNI Chile" -- OVNI is spanish for UFO.
Ball lightning is a rare effect in which a glowing, drifting bubble of light, typically some eight inches in diameter, appears...
Ball lightning lasts only a couple of seconds, or up to a minute, then it disappears by either exploding or dissipating. Exactly what it is is still unknown, but some scientists believe it is a sphere of plasma...
One of the best observations of the phenomena occurred when Professor R. C. Jenninson of the Electronics Laboratories at the University of Kent was flying in an Eastern Airlines Jet from New York to Washington in March of 1963. The plane was caught in a thunderstorm and struck by regular lightning. A few seconds later a glowing sphere emerged from the pilots cabin and floated down the aisle. The ball, which was also seen by a stewardess, continued down the aisle and disappeared near the rear lavatory. ...
An artificial version of ball lightning has been reported on submarines that use huge batteries to operate their engines. Improper connection of the battery causes an electrical discharge that sometimes reportedly spawns glowing, hot balls....
Unless there is some new development, I believe that my two SeeSat-L posts will serve as my announcement:
The first one correlated the Temuco, Chile UFO with 2013-016D / 39145. The second one resolved the confusion that arose from USSTRATCOM having associated the wrong object name with 13016D.
Since making those posts, I have seen videos on Youtube from Argentina. One of the Argentinian locations was said to be Neuquén. There seem to be several places with that name. If the one at 38.95 S, 68.06 W is correct, then my calculations confirm that the re-entry trajectory was visible from there at the same time as in Temuco, Chile. The track was from approx. WSW to NNE. Culmination was about 25 deg above the NNW horizon.
Temuco, Chile and Neuquén, Argentina are 391 km apart, and the trajectory passed between them. That is why the direction of motion across the sky seen from one was opposite that seen from other. From Temuco, the motion was right to left, from Neuquén it was left to right. That is a common occurrence in meteor and re-entry sightings, and can be exploited by analysts to narrow down the trajectory.
Originally posted by Kuroodo
My eyes are good at outlining things...
I see a perfect outline of one massive ship