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Re: Nua Blather: Alphabeti Reticulans

From: Greg St. Pierre <StrmNut@aol.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 14:52:24 EDT
Fwd Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 19:51:18 -0400
Subject: Re: Nua Blather: Alphabeti Reticulans

>From: Dave Walsh <dave@nua.ie>
>Subject: Nua Blather: Alphabeti Reticulans
>Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 18:17:45 +0100
>To: blather@lists.best.com

>Joseph Trainor of UFO Roundup
>(http://ufoinfo.com/roundup/) begged to differ. In Volume 3, Number
>28 for July 12th 1998, he says that 'luminous meteor trails last
>between five and ten seconds -- twenty seconds tops. They do not
>persist in the sky for over an hour. Whatever this phenomenon was, it
>was no meteor.' (http://ufoinfo.com/roundup/v03/rnd03_28.html)

I beg to differ with his begging to differ.

Large meteors, (yes, I know I'm preaching to the choir) can and
do leave residual smoke trails, as well as the initial ionized
air.

I don't know what time the event occured, but if the smoke trail
was at a sufficient altitude to be illuminated by the sun (even
though those on the ground were in the dark), it could have been
visible for some time, and stirred up a bit by high level winds.
The path of the smoke trail would have been at a downward angle,
and the trail could have been passing through wind currents of
differing speeds and directions, hence the strange shape.

The data should be avaiable to determine if the sun would have
been visible from the top of the atmosphere at that location. If
not, then I guess I'm blowing hot air.

Greg