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South East
2007-Mar-28, 01:53 AM
From Somalia LATEST NEWS
http://somalinet.com/news/world/Somalia/8920



Unkown satellite-like device falls into Somalia

Mon. March 26, 2007 01:42 pm.- By Mohamed Abdi Farah. - Send this news article






(SomaliNet) A baffling device which resembles a satellite or Unidentified Flying Object (U.F.O) has landed in a rural area close to Buulo-Burde town, 220km north of the Somalia capital Mogadishu, eyewitnesses told Shabelle radio on Monday.

Villagers report that the device had fallen in a remote jungle area, some 40km north of Bulo-Burde, killing one camel. No experts have reached there to find out exactly what the object is.

The unknown object is sitting on an area of one 100 meter square as people grew more concern over the device that it might explode or contaminate the area.

The device is said to be intact and not broken as it gives alarming signals. No one knows where the satellite-like device had come from.

“In the evening of last Wednesday, a large device flew over us and some time later, we heard a big sound, BAM” said Ilyas Ali, a villager who lives nearby where this large device has fallen.

Ilyas said in the daylight it glitters and but in the nighttime, it turns lights and speaks a strange language which can’t be understood by the villagers.

The news of the fallen device was too late because of the remote area it landed and poor communication. Details are emerging in the coming days.

News Category: Somalia
http://somalinet.com/news/world/Somalia/8920

A baffling device - speaks languages?

Musashi
2007-Mar-28, 02:18 AM
Wouldn't any language a satellite was programmed to speak likely be unfamiliar to Somalian villagers?

01101001
2007-Mar-28, 02:19 AM
http://somalinet.com/news/world/Somalia/8920


Ilyas said in the daylight it glitters and but in the nighttime, it turns lights and speaks a strange language which can’t be understood by the villagers.

A baffling device - speaks languages?

"It glitters[...]"
"[...] in the nighttime, it turns lights [...]"

I wouldn't give much stock to "[...] speaks a strange language [...]" when the reporter employs so many other creative English constructs.

Any noises, signals, lights issued, not understood, could be a strange language in this context.

South East
2007-Mar-28, 02:27 AM
Question for those who know about satellites:

What kind of satellite is equipped with speakers, and emits sound?

"...n the nighttime, it turns lights and speaks a strange language which can’t be understood by the villagers."

yet another thing ...a couple of days ago there was as reported a 7.9 earthquake
and a tsunami on the Somali coast

http://www.shabelle.net/news/ne2633.htm

Nowhere Man
2007-Mar-28, 02:42 AM
Probably some formerly-balloon-borne scientific instrument. A satellite would not have survived re-entry.

Fred

Delvo
2007-Mar-28, 02:53 AM
What kind of machine can continue working after falling such a distance?

South East
2007-Mar-28, 03:05 AM
Here is a second link with
slightly different translation.
http://groups.google.co.uk/group/soc.culture.somalia/browse_thread/thread/56b15b19e5dc7dcc/fda514becdabf4f8?hl=en#fda514becdabf4f8
A mysterious device looking like a satellite or UFO has landed and
spotted near buulo burde town in south Somalia.

Villagers report that the device fell five days ago in area which lies
forty kilo meters north of Buulo burde town.

The device is occupying in an area of one hundred Meters Square as
villagers who spotted this device confirmed to Shabelle Radio.[/B]


...


and also this news of today are puzzling >

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Whirlpool
2007-Mar-28, 03:09 AM
Wouldn't any language a satellite was programmed to speak likely be unfamiliar to Somalian villagers?

Maybe that village is very remote that the people living there knows only their own language and nothing else.

:think:

danscope
2007-Mar-28, 03:38 AM
Good way to get some people to fly in and spend some money investigating.
Maybe the weekly world nuze will pick it up. :D

The Backroad Astronomer
2007-Mar-28, 03:44 AM
Good way to get some people to fly in and spend some money investigating.
:D
it worked for Roswell.

danscope
2007-Mar-28, 04:48 AM
;) ;) ;) ;)

NEOWatcher
2007-Mar-28, 01:11 PM
I had comments... but they are now in the locked duplicate thread. (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?p=957926)
Oh well, not important.


Here is a second link with
slightly different translation...
The device is occupying in an area of one hundred Meters Square as
villagers who spotted this device confirmed to Shabelle Radio.

Great; another occupation.



Jet's flaming space junk scare
...
Discussion on Progress 23P here (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?t=56386).

Fazor
2007-Mar-28, 02:42 PM
OOOO! Can I pretend to be Jay for a minute and say something (I think) I've seen him say before?

The article says it resembles a satelite or a UFO. Assuming they mean alien space craft, and not the literal Unidentified Object (it was never seen flying, just falling ;))

How do they know it resembles a UFO? We don't know what a UFO looks like.

NEOWatcher
2007-Mar-28, 02:51 PM
...
How do they know it resembles a UFO? We don't know what a UFO looks like.
See, I said my comments on the other thread weren't important, but they get repeated anyway. Gee, I knew I should have re-posted here. :think:

Fazor
2007-Mar-28, 03:07 PM
LoL. Well, at least I credited someone. Even if they were also your comments.

I also would like to echo what nowhereman said in that I have a hard time believing something would go through reentry and crash land, yet still be able to operate.

More likely that it fell from a plane or a helicopter or a balloon.

Donnie B.
2007-Mar-28, 06:16 PM
That's assuming the reports are even close to being accurate and/or properly translated. Some of those sentences can't be parsed. Others could easily have been mangled in translation to the point of meaninglessness. "Talking in an unknown language" may have originally meant something closer to "making funny sounds".

Doodler
2007-Mar-28, 06:44 PM
Maybe that village is very remote that the people living there knows only their own language and nothing else.

:think:

Given conditions in the region, that would be most of them. I sincerely doubt English is a common language out there.

Blob
2007-Mar-28, 07:49 PM
French Satellite SARA?

TLE Data

SARA DEB
1 28065U 91050H 07085.05779825 .10953440 48627+0 31329-1 0 7303
2 28065 098.0244 133.6889 0011872 243.7790 116.2271 16.03010503830919
1 28065U 91050H 07085.05779811 .10968108 48417+0 31292-1 0 7299
2 28065 098.0244 133.6889 0011850 243.7713 116.2339 16.03007529830919
1 28065U 91050H 07085.05779818 .10944159 48758+0 31352-1 0 7314
2 28065 098.0244 133.6890 0011882 243.7580 116.2480 16.03012447830910
1 28065U 91050H 07084.93277252 +.08958712 +15857-0 +25972-1 0 07295
2 28065 098.0225 133.5434 0018642 222.3763 137.6117 15.98398124830892
1 28065U 91050H 07084.80744441 .07869520 10901+0 25973-1 0 7281
2 28065 098.0232 133.3927 0019021 220.8370 139.1219 15.95553196830871

Gillianren
2007-Mar-28, 09:54 PM
Maybe that village is very remote that the people living there knows only their own language and nothing else.

In Africa, speaking only one language is actually pretty rare. However, as was pointed out before, most of those languages would not be used by cultures which have sent satellites into orbit.

Blob
2007-Mar-28, 10:25 PM
Hum,
perhaps it was SpaceX`s falcon 1 demosat....

Nicolas
2007-Mar-28, 10:27 PM
I also would like to echo what nowhereman said in that I have a hard time believing something would go through reentry and crash land, yet still be able to operate.

The only crashed satellite that still was functional (non-passive) that I can remember is that vanguard launched sputnik wouldbe that fell out of the nose cone of the vanguard while the latter fall back onto the pad and exploded after reaching the record(ed) altitude of 2 meters. Somehow the sat survived the inferno :).

Nicolas
2007-Mar-28, 10:28 PM
Hum,
perhaps it was SpaceX`s falcon 1 demosat....

Given that it did not reach orbit, that would be a little bit possible. It did go fast though, would have had a pretty rough ride. Was the demosat not some kind of mass ring rather than a satellit? Or did it have active functions?

South East
2007-Mar-28, 10:52 PM
Probably some formerly-balloon-borne scientific instrument. A satellite would not have survived re-entry.

FredA scientific balloon talking thingy? Wow...:whistle:

Blob
2007-Mar-28, 11:04 PM
Was the demosat not some kind of mass ring rather than a satellit? Or did it have active functions?

The Demosat carried some US military satellites

http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?t=52528

Extravoice
2007-Mar-29, 12:58 AM
Hum,
perhaps it was SpaceX`s falcon 1 demosat....

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