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Re: Swinging Pendulum Object Reported

From: Bob Young <YoungBob2@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 00:06:25 EDT
Fwd Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 08:01:02 -0400
Subject: Re: Swinging Pendulum Object Reported


Hi, Stan,  Jim and list:

>From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj@proaxis.com>
>Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 23:51:46 -0700 (PDT)
>Fwd Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 18:23:55 -0400
>Subject: Re: Swinging Pendulum Object Reported In Pennsylvania

>>From: Stan Gordon <paufo@westol.com>
>>To: UFO Updates -Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>,
>>Subject: Swinging Pendulum Object Reported In Pennsylvania
>>Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 17:30:16 -0400


>>This incident occurred near Latrobe, PA on the evening of April
>>10, 1999.  The witness who is a law enforcement officer for a
>>state agency, had taken a walk outside and at about 7:40 P.M.

<snip>

>>steadily from northwest to southeast.

<snip>

>>This witness has seen NWS weather balloon packages, and is sure
>>that this is not what he observed.

>Hi, Stan:

>It might possibly have been a large weather research balloon of
>some sort whose top portion only was mostly inflated, the lower
>part being uninflated and looking somewhat like a "stem", maybe,
>supporting an instrument padkage. This would be in case the
>balloon was not yet floating nearly as high as its final design
>altitude at which it would then be fully inflated.

>You should check out what the winds were between 20,000 and
>30,000 ft to see if the winds were from the northwest. If they
>were, that wouldn't prove anything, but would raise suspicions
>somewhat.

Unisys Weather sites provide the upper air data you need.  The
300mb chart gives wind directions for 30,000 ft at:

http://weather.unisys.com/archive/eta_init/9904/99041100.gif

This is for 0000 hours Zulu which is 8 PM on the 10th.  The wind
direction seems to be from the WNM... Hmm..

Clear skies,

Bob Young



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