Skip to comments.Google Map Mystery (Satellite imaging catches a UFO over Magnolia Gardens, Fla.)
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.
It looks exactly like a weather balloon as seen from the top.
I had sex in that zip code the day this photo was taken. It could be the tip of my condom.
Do they still even use weather balloons?
Balloons are ideal for gathering meteorological information and have been used for that purpose throughout their history. Meteorological measurements of wind and air pressure have gone hand in hand with the earliest balloon launches and continue today. Balloons can climb through the denser air close to the Earth to the thinner air in the upper atmosphere and collect data about wind, the different layers of the atmosphere, and weather conditions as they travel.
From the bit of research I did scientists also use balloons all the time to study the atmosphere and near space.
I envision this being the product of a small ground-burst thermonuclear or conventional device a few tens of microseconds thereabouts after detonation ...
"I wasn't trying to pull your speech cord, . . . If you're interested, I'll let you know how they turn out."
You didn't pull my speech cord. My wife simply describes it as having a big mouth and don't know when to quit.
Besides, there's something all right about a guy who includes apples in the barbeque. By all means--my mouth is drooling--let me know how your meal turns out.
UPF! UPF! Unidentified Pinging Freeper...
...with some links.
Small Comets and Our Origins
University of Iowa | circa 1999 | Louis A. Frank
Posted on 10/19/2004 11:13:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Satellite Photo: What is this?
Google Maps FL 33409 ^ | 17 May 2005 | Digital Globe, EarthSat
Posted on 05/17/2005 1:16:11 PM EDT by demlosers
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Rather interesting, to me, at least.
One might research the topic and phenomena before making brash statements.
There are other possibilities than the one you seem to have compulsively siezed on with a death grip.
You may be quite right.
It may be an artifact of the propulsion system which is known to do tricky things with light, highlights, colors etc.
A RATHER IMPORTANT POINT!
and we thought Skerry was a blowhar . . . errrr braggart!
I'd have to suppose that the only possible logical explanation would be line up markers but that is hard for me to swallow.
Major UFO Breakthrough in Brazil
AJ Gevaerd and Brazilian Air Force Official
The nation of Brazil is relaxing its policy of UFO secrecy. It is the first among a number of countries known to be considering the idea of abandoning the secrecy mandate that has been in place worldwide since the phenomenon first began to be publicly known nearly fifty years ago.
A.J. Gevaerd of the Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers reports that a number of important files have just been released, including a folder containing documents from 1977 that cover dozens of cases of UFOs in the Amazon with over 100 pictures made during Operation Saucer, an official Brazilian military investigation that was carried out between September and December, 1977.
This change in policy means that one of the countries with the most extensive amount of UFO activity is now going to share its previously secret knowledge with the public. To read Mr. Gevaerd's statement, click on full story.
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It's one of those super high bouncing rubber balls.
I have bounced them that high before.
I think I just found my new tag line.....
Judging from the objets on the ground, I don't think the things are as high as 20,000 feet, more like half of that, max. Considering tht the satellite is way up there, I'd have thought the depth of field would be shallow enough to keep everything in focus.
This is interesting, thanks for the ping. I've looked up sites of relatives homes in other cities on the Google map and have enjoyed using it.
I never though about an airplane or something else flying over when they 'take' the images!
Hello, the object needs to be higher than that. Mt. Everest is imaged by this and similar satellites and it is in focus (at 30,000 feet). So are clouds. The object cant be moving too fast since the color and black and white bands are pretty well registered. Moving cars and things like that get miss-registered. To judge the size simply count the pixels across. Commercial spy satellites (Quickbird and IKONOS) both image at around one meter (one pixel = one meter). Digital globes satellite (Quickbird) does just a bit better. Zoom in all the way in the viewer any you should be looking at one meter resolution. Given that the image is lit from the wrong side - and that it has to be very high and stationary to look the way it does in the image it must have been added later.
Has anyone seen a picture of an airplane in any maps captured by Google Maps?
For those of you that have google.earth, the coordinates for the Northwest Airlines jet on Google.Earth;
42deg 18min 51.25sec N x 83deg 12min 23.69sec W
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