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Hole In The Clouds [was: NARCAP's O'Hare Report

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2007 15:49:45 -0400
Archived: Thu, 09 Aug 2007 09:05:32 -0400
Subject: Hole In The Clouds [was: NARCAP's O'Hare Report

Hole In The Clouds (HIC)

The HIC is discussed in the NARCAP report where they suggest
that the hole was created by radiant energy or atomic particles,
in either case resulting in a large extinction coefficient for
the radiation (i.e., it doesn't travel far into the cloud). They
suggest that the hole was "bored" as the UAP (AFC?) moved upward
through the cloud. Hence they suggest that the UAP was radiating
energy at a power level sufficient to evaporate the moisture in
the cloud, i.e., convert it from droplets to (invisible) vapor

This requires heating each drop from about 10C to 100C and then
adding enough energy to evaporate the drop (to "carry" the water
through the liquid- gas transition, i.e, to add the latent heat
of evaporation to the droplet).

In a calculation that must be considered illustrative or
qualitative rather than definitive, they suggest that the object
might have been traveling at about 300 m/sec and thus evaporate
a cylindrical volume 300 m long by about 7 m in diameter. This
would require a radiated power level on the order of 100 MW.
Modifications to the assumptions of speed, size, etc. will
change the result, but it seems likely that, _if_ heating is the
explanation for the HIC, then the power added to the cloud by
the UAP must have been at least tens to hundreds of MW .

I bring this up because seeing this calculation reminded me of
calculations I have done in the past: the Canadian Air Force
pilot (Childerhose sighting) and the New Zealand light/UFO/AFC.

In the case of the Canadian AF pilot I estimated power levels in
the range of 10^9 to 10^10 watts within the spectral range of
the film. See:


IN the case of the New Zealand UFO of Dec. 31, 1978, I estimated
a power level equivalent to several hundred thousand watts of
electrical power used to drive incandescent lights. See


The point is that high radiated power levels are no unusual for

The Delphose KS case where the soil appears to have been baked
dry to some depth is another such case.

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