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Google Map Mystery (Satellite imaging catches a UFO over Magnolia Gardens, Fla.)
unknowncountry.com ^ | 18May2005

Posted on 05/20/2005 11:38:21 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave

< snip >....Satellite map of Magnolia Park, Florida shows a clear view of an unusual object floating above 39th Street in the town.

The shadow on the object is similar to the shadows on the ground, meaning that it is in the atmosphere relatively close to the surface, probably no higher than 20,000 feet.

There are no towers or unusual objects in the area that could account for the formation, which appears to be in rapid vibrational movement. Because of the unusual motion visible on its surface, it is not likely that this is a balloon.

Without knowing its distance from the ground, it is impossible to determine the size of the object, but it would seem to be quite large, even huge.

Calls to individuals living in the area and a search of news sources for 2005 revealed no reports of UFOs over Palm Beach or Magnolia Park this year. The last National UFO Reporting Center report for Palm Beach was in 1999.

This is a confirmed unknown object in the air above a populated area in the United States, recorded sometime in 2005.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Science; UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: ufo
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1 posted on 05/20/2005 11:38:22 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: ALASKA; ActionNewsBill; airborne; albertp; andysandmikesmom; areafiftyone; aruanan; ...

Pinging the list.....


2 posted on 05/20/2005 11:39:42 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Las Vegas Dave

An out of focus golf ball snapped over a small town?


3 posted on 05/20/2005 11:41:00 PM PDT by Stonedog (I don't know what your problem is, but I bet it's difficult to pronounce.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Neat!


4 posted on 05/20/2005 11:41:30 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The noisiest people in the libraries these days are the librarians. (battlegearboat))
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To: Las Vegas Dave

As Spock would say ' i believe there is a logical explanation for all this'


5 posted on 05/20/2005 11:43:20 PM PDT by 1FASTGLOCK45 (FreeRepublic: More fun than watching Dem'Rats drown like Turkeys in the rain! ! !)
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bookmark


6 posted on 05/20/2005 11:43:31 PM PDT by F15Eagle
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To: Las Vegas Dave

weather balloon?


7 posted on 05/20/2005 11:43:37 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: Las Vegas Dave
There are no towers or unusual objects in the area that could account for the formation, which appears to be in rapid vibrational movement.

Wow...amazing how blurry focus is now called "rapid vibrational movement" lol

8 posted on 05/20/2005 11:43:57 PM PDT by Gondring (Pretend you don't know me...I'm in the WPPFF.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Excellent photo of a classic "flying saucer". Looks like it is vibrating rapidly - Electromagnetic propulsion?


9 posted on 05/20/2005 11:44:58 PM PDT by Pro-Bush (Can't afford Medical care? Thank an illegal alien.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Could have been Michael Moore in the backyard BBQing.


10 posted on 05/20/2005 11:47:18 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Cool! My guess is that it's US Military.
There's no such thing as alien life - otherwise we'd be sending them foreign aid by now.


11 posted on 05/20/2005 11:47:21 PM PDT by Jaysun (No matter how hot she is, some man, somewhere, is tired of her sh*t)
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To: Pro-Bush

No, just Jack Bauer of "24" blowing something up to save the country.


12 posted on 05/20/2005 11:48:24 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Jaysun

Jaysun wrote:
Cool! My guess is that it's US Military.
There's no such thing as alien life - otherwise we'd be sending them foreign aid by now.

--> LMAO! Good one!!! Don't forget the aliens would be getting representation by the ACLU and the US government would be held liable for destroying their way of life by not letting them pursue the gay lifestyle they saw on the beams we broadcast into space and for what ever other reason they could think of to sue.


13 posted on 05/20/2005 11:50:13 PM PDT by 1FASTGLOCK45 (FreeRepublic: More fun than watching Dem'Rats drown like Turkeys in the rain! ! !)
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To: Las Vegas Dave
Because of the unusual motion visible on its surface, it is not likely that this is a balloon.

What's being interpreted as "unusual motion" could just be fuzziness due to the camera's being focussed on the ground. So it could be a balloon. I'm not saying it is, just that it could be.

14 posted on 05/21/2005 12:02:29 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: A CA Guy

I hear ya! 24 has gotten out of hand this season.


15 posted on 05/21/2005 12:03:15 AM PDT by Pro-Bush (Can't afford Medical care? Thank an illegal alien.)
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To: Pro-Bush

Wonder what kind of gas mileage a thing like that could get?


16 posted on 05/21/2005 12:07:19 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: brigette

swamp gas


17 posted on 05/21/2005 12:08:59 AM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry (Praise be to the LORD, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave
Ahhhhh......Whitley Strieber. Read one of his UFO books...Full of anal probing.
18 posted on 05/21/2005 12:11:47 AM PDT by Dallas59 (" I have a great team that is going to beat George W. Bush" John Kerry -2004)
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To: Dallas59

Which is related to the Sun's pictures of Saddam I hear.


19 posted on 05/21/2005 12:12:52 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

Energy needed is supplied by irradiating Element 115.


20 posted on 05/21/2005 12:16:18 AM PDT by Pro-Bush (Can't afford Medical care? Thank an illegal alien.)
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To: Pro-Bush

Why not use magnetic fields to get the job done?


21 posted on 05/21/2005 12:20:30 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

No clue.


22 posted on 05/21/2005 12:26:42 AM PDT by Pro-Bush (Can't afford Medical care? Thank an illegal alien.)
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To: Dallas59
I have read two of his books, interesting to say the least. But the photo posted is from digital globe earthsat, not associated with WS in any way.
23 posted on 05/21/2005 12:29:16 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Las Vegas Dave
Took a few moments to find the image they were talking about - thankfully google helped me find the zip code.

Image hosted by TinyPic.com

Notice the trees on the right hand side of the image. The shadow of the trees is heading northwest, whereas the object has the light coming from the southwest.

It is an artifact added to the photo either as part of the processing, to cover up something else (take a glance at Washington DC on maps.google.com, especially federal buildings), or just put there to entertain us. It can not be an object that was originally part of the image because of the reflective highlights on the object vs the shadows from the trees.

For those who wish to view the image themselves, the zip code is 33407 - simply type that in at maps.google.com and you can see the same images.
24 posted on 05/21/2005 1:22:24 AM PDT by kingu
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Nah, it's the litte ball on top of some car's VERY long radio antenna held close to the lens.....


25 posted on 05/21/2005 3:14:41 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 meant never having to say I was sorry......)
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To: kingu
I took a look at the shadows of the buildings, too close to call.

I am guessing the satellite is in orbit in the neighborhood of 300 miles above the surface of the Earth, the object in question is said to be at an altitude of approximately 20,000 feet. Assume that the properties are 100ft x 100ft per lot, the object appears to be the size of three of those lots, or 100 yards in diameter.

Of course it also can be one of the new M&M's silver candies that someone placed in front of the camera lens 300 miles high?
26 posted on 05/21/2005 3:43:12 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Las Vegas Dave

It's a Republican testicle.


27 posted on 05/21/2005 5:37:17 AM PDT by thoughtomator (A government-funded artist is an incompetent whore)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

It's intellegent design I tell ya.


28 posted on 05/21/2005 6:16:53 AM PDT by shuckmaster
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To: Las Vegas Dave

That's kind of UFO that makes crop circles. It's headed to the UK.


29 posted on 05/21/2005 7:55:23 AM PDT by dennisw (He writes everything's been returned which was owed...)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Thanks for the ping.


30 posted on 05/21/2005 8:36:29 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Bright lines between soldiers and citizens blind both.)
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To: kingu
So which do you think it is?

It is an artifact added to the photo either as part of the processing, to cover up something else (take a glance at Washington DC on maps.google.com, especially federal buildings), or just put there to entertain us. It can not be an object that was originally part of the image because of the reflective highlights on the object vs the shadows from the trees.

31 posted on 05/21/2005 8:40:24 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Bright lines between soldiers and citizens blind both.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave
Maybe it is one of the spaceships from the planet the Scientologists say they come from. B-P How close are they to St. Petersburg?

Oops, I forget, their spaceship resembles a plane where the DC-8's design was based on. Personally, I think Douglas' DC-8 was a pirated version of a Boeing 707, but what do I know? B-) B-P
32 posted on 05/21/2005 8:46:00 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (Lutheran, Conservative, Neo-Victorian/Edwardian, Michael Savage in '08! - DeCAFTA-nate CAFTA!)
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To: MindBender26
Nah, it's the litte ball on top of some car's VERY long radio antenna held close to the lens.....

Hmmm, must be working the longwave frequencies then. B-) Come to think of it, maybe instead of the Scientologists, it could be an emissary from Louie Farrikan's "mother ship." B-D
33 posted on 05/21/2005 8:47:54 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (Lutheran, Conservative, Neo-Victorian/Edwardian, Michael Savage in '08! - DeCAFTA-nate CAFTA!)
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To: Nowhere Man
emissary from Louie Farrikan's "mother ship."

I miss "Rita X" from the early Rush years. I wonder what happened to her.

34 posted on 05/21/2005 8:54:01 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (Never draw to an inside straight.)
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To: Nowhere Man

But think of the DX they can work on 1 watt on 1/4 HZ per hour!

:~)


35 posted on 05/21/2005 10:35:43 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 meant never having to say I was sorry......)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

OMG .. it's a sign!
War of the Worlds is NOT a movie .. repeat NOT a movie .. it's a government psy-ops plan to make you THINK it's just a movie, all the while they are REALLY coming for us...

Art Bell --- Save US!


36 posted on 05/21/2005 10:38:32 AM PDT by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: Jaysun

"There's no such thing as alien life. . . ."

You wouldn't be saying that if you lived here
in Arizona.


37 posted on 05/21/2005 10:41:43 AM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: Lawgvr1955
I miss "Rita X" from the early Rush years. I wonder what happened to her.

I dunno she was a hoot. I also miss listening to "Charlie Liberal" and "Dr. Democrat" who used to call Art Bell all the time. Back in the mid to late 1990's, they were a hoot to listen to, provided a lot of laughs. Oh yes, we can't forget "J.C." either, he really rambled on homosexuals and accused Art of defending them. I dislike the homosexual lifestyle and politics and I am a staunch opponent of their agenda but geez, "J.C." was one of the ones who would most likely stuff 'em into railroad cars and drown them into the Ohio River. B-P "J.C." was way out there but he sounded so much like H. Ross Perot, he was a laugh to listen to as well.
38 posted on 05/21/2005 11:09:49 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (Lutheran, Conservative, Neo-Victorian/Edwardian, Michael Savage in '08! - DeCAFTA-nate CAFTA!)
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To: MindBender26
But think of the DX they can work on 1 watt on 1/4 HZ per hour!

And all on a quarter wave antenna too. B-) I think Marconi did believe in alien life and tried to set up various radio receivers to see if there are any aliens out there "talking." Think of it as SETI, 1890's style." B-) Also at that time, one thing I did find fascinating that Dr. Chandra Bose in India, noted electronics engineer, was working on microwaves at that time and some say he got up as high as 50,000 Mc, even higher at that time.
39 posted on 05/21/2005 11:13:51 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (Lutheran, Conservative, Neo-Victorian/Edwardian, Michael Savage in '08! - DeCAFTA-nate CAFTA!)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

bookmark bump


40 posted on 05/21/2005 11:27:04 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Las Vegas Dave
Image hosted by TinyPic.com

The thick orange line in the above picture is my best guess as to the direction the sunlight is coming from. I was trying to be as generous as possible, I do believe that the line is actually too far counter-clockwise to the actual direction, but for the sake of argument, I put it where I did.

The following picture is of three tall buildings on the south side of Magnolia Lake, part of the President Country Club. The tall buildings give us a wonderful opportunity to see what angle the satellite is at as well as a strong shadow to determine the direction of the sun. The thin orange lines extend from the building along the shadows - the sun would be in opposition to those shadows. Even trying to be generous, there is no way to match up the highlight on the object vs the direction of the sun as indicated by the shadows.

Image hosted by TinyPic.com

It isn't a silver M&M up in space, it isn't an alien object, it isn't anything other than a manipulation of the image after it was taken.

There is another one (more matching with the solar direction) along the Florida Turnpike just north of the 710 Bee Line Highway. Where there are two, there are likely more - the position of the second one leads me to believe that neither are there to cover up any particular location. Graphics used to help line up the photos? Doubtful but remotely possible. I'm sure that Digital Globe has some explanation, one or another, that someone can squeeze out of them. :)
41 posted on 05/21/2005 11:40:40 AM PDT by kingu
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To: GOPJ
So which do you think it is?

Well, now that I've found a second one diagonally to the northwest... I donno. Fuzzing out something might make sense over in one area - but in this second area it doesn't. Unless these are markings for Jeb's drinking buddies, I'd have to suppose that the only possible logical explanation would be line up markers but that is hard for me to swallow.

Perhaps you can find a few more of these in and around West Palm Beach and the larger pattern might make more sense. All I know is that while the second object lines up better with the shadows, it is still not good enough to support the idea that these objects existed in their locations when the images were taken.

Artifacts added after the fact.. I'll be really annoyed if it turns out that it was someone's child who was playing with the raindrop tool on Photoshop.
42 posted on 05/21/2005 12:03:28 PM PDT by kingu
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To: kingu

Don't rely on the shadows. These are photos from many different passes pieced together. If you look at the ground based shadows in both of your photos you can see that they are from different overhead shots. Look at downtown Atlanta if you want a good example of this. Building are casting shadows in at least three different directions in a very small area.


43 posted on 05/21/2005 1:18:49 PM PDT by CaptainTrips (Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave
it would seem to be quite large, even huge

Then there would be a shadow, right? I'm sure they have a photo of that...not.

44 posted on 05/21/2005 1:26:49 PM PDT by laredo44 (Liberty is not the problem)
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To: Las Vegas Dave
which appears to be in rapid vibrational movement

Must feel like riding in my car when the wheels need balancing.

45 posted on 05/21/2005 1:28:00 PM PDT by laredo44 (Liberty is not the problem)
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To: Nowhere Man
Former Congresswoman Bella Abzug was proof that there is alien life on this planet.

:~)
46 posted on 05/21/2005 2:26:25 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 meant never having to say I was sorry......)
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To: righttackle44
"'There's no such thing as alien life. . . .' You wouldn't be saying that if you lived here in Arizona."

You have a point, but I was sure you guys had started calling them something different by now:

intruders, invaders, refugees, squatters, wetbacks, greasers, deportees, defectors, boat people, lettuce pickers....
47 posted on 05/21/2005 2:56:54 PM PDT by Jaysun (No matter how hot she is, some man, somewhere, is tired of her sh*t)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

it's a golf ball out of focus.


just kidding.


call fart bell.


48 posted on 05/21/2005 2:58:56 PM PDT by ken21 (if you didn't see it on tv, then it didn't happen. /s)
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To: Jaysun
". . .but I was sure you guys had started calling them something different by now: . . ."

That's exactly what the lefties want us to do. Start the buddying process by political correctness and dilution of labels. They want these guys known as undocumented workers, Mexican nationals, or a whole lot of other nice-sounging names.

These guys are still illegal aliens, and the human scum who charge them $4,500 to bring them north of the border and leave them to die in the deserts, are still coyotes. Coyotes can eat a whole lot of bad stuff and still live. What begins to happen when you start with the political correctness is to lose, eventually, the reality. For example, twenty-years ago, American Indians started referring to themselves as Native Americans. One day, the United States government has every right to pull the plug on their distinctive tribal sovereignty by saying, "Hey, the treaties were made between the United States and Indian tribes--not Native Americans. You guys defined yourself out of business." Sorry. I didn't mean to lecture. But we're not going to start re-naming them. Otherwise, they'll simply be known as the lost, wandering children of Mexico or some other nonsense.
49 posted on 05/21/2005 3:07:46 PM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Probably not too big, if you can judge by the scale of the suburbs below it.


50 posted on 05/21/2005 3:12:31 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Deport them all; let Fox sort them out.)
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