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Old 10-17-2009, 08:47 PM
 
Location: NM
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Did anyone else see the huge ball of light in the sky today? It was way to big to be a star and not big enough to be the moon.

Then when the sun just went down the ball dropped a very small ball out of the bottom of it, then the little ball went down then switched places with the larger ball of light (so it went down and then UP!!)... then the larger ball shrunk to the size of the smaller ball and appeared to be red.


This was soooooooooo weird! I would of never believed it unless I saw it.

*I am in Clovis NM just for the record*
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:53 AM
 
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Clovis NM, No I diden't hear or see of it over here in Albuquerque. And I have been
wanting to hunt Feral Hogs over there anyway I woulden't mind seeing both over there. Do you know of any wild pigs or hogs over there???

Wildjo
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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Got a video?
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Generally, those kinds of objects are weather balloons.

They are way brighter than the brightest natural object in the sky - Venus,
but to the naked eye, they appear only as a point of light that does not
twinkle. They can be well over 100,000 ft up, so they will still be illuminated
by the sun even after it is almost completely dark.

With a telescope of 40x power or so, it can be resolved into a 'teardrop'
shape - a shiney gas bag with a payload. Even good 7x binoculars and
good eyesight will resolve it. The balloons appear larger than Venus
at its largest ( a crescent shape - like the moon ).

I can't explain the one oject dropping out of the other, but it's entirely
possible that there was supposed to be something released out of the
original combined package.

Even at that great height, the balloon will still experience a sunset and
thus be bathed in more and more reddish colors, so even a balloon the
color of aluminum foil will turn red/redder then purple then become invisible.
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:09 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Some say they are UFO attacks:
UFO Attacks. Clovis, New Mexico (http://www.itworld.com/comments/68287 - broken link)

The V Factor: Clovis, New Mexico UFO Ex Air Force Serviceman Talks About What He Knew
I didn't see anything....



Rich
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Old 10-18-2009, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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Sorry to burst the OP's balloon, but here is the nitty gritty of what goes on in the Ft. Sumner region on a fairly regular basis:

NASA RESEARCH BALLOONS

And here's a story out of Lubbock about the Saturday evening event:

400 FT. DIAMETER BALLOON LAUNCHED



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Old 10-19-2009, 01:45 AM
 
Location: NM
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I am not saying that it was a visit from another world....lol

I am however saying that it was very very odd. The "balloon" did not move and it was up there almost all day.


It was just really really odd. I wouldnt of thought much about it ... but then it dropped something out of it.. etc Thats when it got freaky.

That Nasa link did look like the light in the sky.
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:53 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I am not saying that it was a visit from another world....lol

I am however saying that it was very very odd. The "balloon" did not move and it was up there almost all day.


It was just really really odd. I wouldnt of thought much about it ... but then it dropped something out of it.. etc Thats when it got freaky.

That Nasa link did look like the light in the sky.
The scientific balloons many times stand still for long periods, some of them are tethered, many of them are shiny mylar type plastic (that's why they appear to glow, they are reflecting light).

In addition to Jaxart's post above with URL's Huge light in sky..... which is informative there is another similar thread with pictures here: Did anyone see that bright light in the sky last night? (picture)


Rich
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