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2015-Sep-22, 01:21 PM
36 years ago today, a strange event was detected over the Southern Indian Ocean that remains controversial. On September 22nd, 1979, an American Vela Hotel satellite detected an atmospheric explosion over the southern Indian Ocean near the Prince Edward Islands. The event occurred at 00:53 Universal Time on the pre-dawn nighttime side of the Earth. […]

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2015-Sep-22, 04:42 PM
As yes, the event that inspired both the worst movie I've ever seen (Alien vs. Predator) and one of my favorite episodes of one of the most critically-acclaimed TV shows of the 21st century ("The Warfare of Genghis Khan", Episode 13 of Season Five of The West Wing.)