Strange lights in the sky

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20 Responses to “Strange lights in the sky”

  1. Jack says:

    Clearly some 8 year-old child blew one of the biggest soap bubbles on Earth. Bless the child!

  2. Rocketboy says:

    Saw something very similar to this once at dusk in Atlanta. While on a walk, I happened to look up and saw a ring of pink radiate explosively outwards just above the horizon, then disappear. A call to the FAA revealed it was a rocket from somewhere in Florida that dispersed barium in the atmosphere as part of a test. It looked exactly like what’s in the video, but was more surreal in person because it happened in an instant, and without a sound.

  3. hug h says:

    Similar effect at at approximately 1:54 in this video?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsDEfu8s1Lw&feature=player_embedded#

  4. VagabondAstronomer says:

    No one would have believed in the last… erm… early years of the nineteenth… uhm… twenty first century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.

  5. hassenpfeffer says:

    YOUR PUNY HUMAN LOGIC CANNOT DENY OUR ALIEN PRESENCE!

  6. Anonymous says:

    sigh, who are we at war with this time?

  7. MarkM says:

    it sure looks like a sonic boom shockwave…

  8. HurricaneChapman says:

    Am I the only one who read all that and thought “Wait, wait.. we launched an ICBM a week ago???”

    • Anonymous says:

      ICBM launches are a regular thing from Vandenberg. They splash down in the Missile Range in the Marshall Islands in the Western Pacific. I remember some years ago the Northern Mariana Islands was happy to have the DoD construct a tracking station on Saipan. That was until they heard that it would be tracking ICBM’s splashing down to the north…..

    • blake31a says:

      That was my first reaction.

      Wow, pretty lights! Now where did that effer “land”?

    • hassenpfeffer says:

      Well, we gotta keep Kim Jong-Il on his toes. Barry likes to send a nuke whizzing over his head every few weeks.

  9. Tristan Eldtritch says:

    Its the Elves telling Jones to shut his pie-hole.

  10. Mister44 says:

    Of all the BoingBoingers, Maggie is last one I expected to cover up the actions of the Reptilians.

  11. Zaren says:

    Reminds me of the missile test launch failure in Norway – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3m_06G6tYE

  12. phreatic says:

    Having just finished reading “Day of the Triffids”… I am irrationally afraid to watch this video lest I go blind and get myself killed by a walking plant.

  13. royaltrux says:

    Clearly it was a micrometeorite gun from the game Strange Adventures in Infinite Space.

  14. Bill Beaty says:

    A “known anomaly?”

    Instances of this phenomenon have been appearing on my anomalies reporting page. Usually they’re described as an “expanding dome of light.” Apparently that’s what they look like from below. I’ve even seen one of them myself, while camping. (Sherlock Holmes notes that, if you see one of these while camping, it means that someone has stolen your tent.)

    Here’s one report…

    A friend and I were driving into Hamilton Square in New Jersey and expirenced something thats kinda hard to explain but i will try my best. It was about 8:00pm on November 14, 2006. We were turning onto Rt. 33 and straight ahead of us we saw a huge blue light in the sky off into the distance. And this was nothing like anything ive ever seen. After a few seconds of silence my friend said quietly “did you just see that?” at that point i knew my eyes werent playing tricks on me. Now i know the first thing someone would say when reading this would be “lightning”. Iv’e seen lightning before and this was very different. It was like a giant dome or aura of bright and deep blue light almost in the shape of a rounded triangle, like an explosion of light. It pulsed for a few seconds the disipated. it was the strangest thing ive seen and ive looked all around in newspapers for reports of it and had no luck. I doubt ill ever know exaclty what it was. – T. Melito

  15. Anonymous says:

    The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus. It’s the only rational explanation.

  16. Parcanman says:

    Those red lights are the status lights on Zenu’s soul catchers over Hawaii.

  17. Anonymous says:

    HAARP. I’ve seen it before on local Doppler radar. It’s weird, and I have no idea what they’re doing, but it isn’t natural.

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