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Re: Burning Gas In Tornadoes Causes Many UFOs?

From: Larry Hatch <larryhat@jps.net>
Date: Fri, 03 Jul 1998 08:34:20 -0700
Fwd Date: Sat, 04 Jul 1998 10:06:44 -0400
Subject: Re: Burning Gas In Tornadoes Causes Many UFOs?


> From: Greg St. Pierre <StrmNut@aol.com>
> Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Burning Gas In Tornadoes Causes Many UFOs?

> >From: Stig_Agermose@online.pol.dk (Stig Agermose)
> >Subject: Burning Gas Inside Tornadoes Cause Of Many UFOs?

> >A new theory advanced by a University of Canterbury scientist suggests
> >many unidentified flying objects are balls of burning gas trapped
> >inside tornadoes.

> >Researcher Peter Coleman said his theory, published in a book, Ball
> >Lightning: A Scientific Mystery Explained, could apply to the Kaikoura
> >UFO sightings of 1978 and 1979, the Tunguska explosion in Siberia in
> >1908, human combustion, and numerous types of mysterious lights in the
> >sky.

> >According to the theory, ball lightning is produced when natural gas in
> >the atmosphere is caught in a vortex, then ignited by an electrical
> >charge such as conventional lightning or static electricity.

> >"If you had a tornado and you had a flame inside you would expect it to
> >blow out but there is a property called vortex breakdown that allows
> >the flame to survive in this high air speed environment. The vortex
> >bursts and creates recirculation like an eddy in a stream which allows
> >reduced air flow or stagnant air.

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Dear sirs:

I thank you for identifiying the cause of UFO reports.

Now that they are identified, I can go back to my regular
business.

Yours truly

-  Larry Hatch