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Rue
2010-Jan-29, 12:17 AM
Mystery UFOs seen in Newfoundland (http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/286606) Digitaljournal.com

First it was the French, now the French say it was not them. Maybe the Russians are trying to make another pretty spiral. Maybe someone is testing a scud in a bucket!

Rue
2010-Jan-31, 03:21 PM
The woman claims it is a coverup. (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100129/koddities/nl_object_in_sky_7)


"To me it sounds like they know what happened and somebody's trying to cover something up," she said. "Somebody made a blunder somewhere."

Of course, that's because it is a ghost rocket! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_rockets) (wiki link)

If they are not hobby rockets then someone was firing missles well within NORAD's jurisdiction.

BigDon
2010-Jan-31, 03:40 PM
A comment on the wiki link:

I thought a meteor's ionization trail could be picked up on radar?

rommel543
2010-Feb-01, 07:23 PM
The article states that it could have been model rockets but I have doubts looking at the picture. Looking at the image (http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/3758/012710.jpg) that the woman took, it looks more like something on fire instead of a rocket.

Here is an image of a model rocket flying (http://www.redglarerockets.com/images/Firestorm_Launch.JPG)

SAM missile firing (http://www.grahamowen.com/images8/B-Missle.jpg)

ALG (ground to air) missile (http://www.discovery.org/blogs/discoveryblog/alg_missle_sun.jpg)

Looking at smoke and flame from the missiles and toy rocket you can see it coming from a central point from behind and expanding. The image from the Newfoundland object has flames that are wider than the actual object, like it's are coming from the sides and the back.
Also there is no heavy smoke trail. I used to fire off model rockets and there were always smoke trails from them, regardless the size, in fact the bigger they were the more smoke.

There is now a post (http://uforum.blogspot.com/2010/02/newfoundland-ufo-mystery-solved.html)that states the pictures are contrails back lit from the sun. I've seen contrails lit from the sun and they never look like the original posted image.
Orange lit contrails (http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/83318177.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=6C4008C0FD9EB5A539E77BA38AE2935D6A11EF7856BD1C31 AD6A84690E283590)

JustAFriend
2010-Feb-04, 07:12 PM
If you flip it 180degrees it could also be space junk burning up on re-entry....

NEOWatcher
2010-Feb-04, 07:15 PM
If you flip it 180degrees it could also be space junk burning up on re-entry....
You don't even have to flip it since there's no other objects in the picture to give it any kind of directional reference.

Rue
2010-Feb-04, 07:22 PM
Link (http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iAoiyFGNLxUmdTjEEPYySD29T-RA) - CP

It seems the contrail-in-the-sunset idea is being accepted as an explanation for this.

NEOWatcher
2010-Feb-04, 07:39 PM
Link (http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iAoiyFGNLxUmdTjEEPYySD29T-RA) - CP

It seems the contrail-in-the-sunset idea is being accepted as an explanation for this.

If you want to take the word of a tennis player. Oh; wait, wrong Bjorn Borg. This one's a retired economist (not that that's any more reassuring).

At least the story is backed up by an astronomy representative.

Judging from the description about a rocket would have left a plume trail probably is similar reasoning to rule out a reentering spacejunk.



"We didn't hear any noise. No noise. Every airplane that comes over here, whether we're inside or the TV's going, you still hear them. A jet may be farther off but it still makes noise.

Sorry; but those are the low altitude ones that you notice. If you don't normally notice the ones high enough not to hear, then how would you know they don't exist?

mugaliens
2010-Feb-06, 09:25 AM
Perhaps someone is simply trying to spin the test-firing of a missile into something which it's not...