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Unusual Object Seen in Sky Tonight (vanity)
self | 01-28-20111 | self

Posted on 01/30/2011 5:33:57 AM PST by ironwill333

Irregular sky object seen Saturday night.


TOPICS: UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 2nooby; boobs4noobs; moon; noob; signedup2day; strangeskyobject; vanity
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I spottted a strangely behaaving object in the sky
this evening around 7:00 PM CST.
I live near Memphis, TN (35.0 N, 89.6 W).
The sky was clear and I had gone out to my car to retrieve something.
This looked like a star of medium magnitude except that
it was moving in an irregular motion. It was not moving
much relative to other stars but every 10 - 15 seconds
it would move jerkily in a seemingly random direction.

I watched for around 15 minutes and called my wife out to verify
what I was seeing. I wondered if this might have been some country
testing a space plane. This could not have been the regular orbit of a satellite
due to the irregular movement of a degree or so of arc.
It was located about 30 degrees southeast of Orion almost aligned with the belt.
It did seem to get a little brighter as we watched and my wife said she saw
color shifts, though I really could not see that (looked white).
I have degrees in chemistry and math and have never seen
anything like this before in my 64+ years.

Comments or suggestions will be appreciated - thanks.

1 posted on 01/30/2011 5:33:59 AM PST by ironwill333
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2 posted on 01/30/2011 5:38:36 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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3 posted on 01/30/2011 5:39:36 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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I hope there were no alien abductions and anal probes involved in this!


4 posted on 01/30/2011 5:40:30 AM PST by jmckay8497 (Cut Government)
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5 posted on 01/30/2011 5:41:28 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: ironwill333
ironwill333
Since Jan 30, 2011

Welcome to FR.

I have degrees in chemistry and math and have never seen anything like this before in my 64+ years.
Perhaps a degree in astronomy would have helped.
6 posted on 01/30/2011 5:42:04 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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7 posted on 01/30/2011 5:43:18 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: jmckay8497
I hope there were no alien abductions and anal probes involved in this!

You just got Barney Franks's attention.

8 posted on 01/30/2011 5:44:05 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: ironwill333
Irregular sky object seen Saturday night.

Metamucil will make everything regular again.

9 posted on 01/30/2011 5:44:35 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: ironwill333

These folks want to talk to you -

http://www.tnmufon.com/


10 posted on 01/30/2011 5:44:41 AM PST by shibumi (I am the Astro-Creep, demolition style an American Freak!)
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11 posted on 01/30/2011 5:45:40 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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12 posted on 01/30/2011 5:45:40 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: oh8eleven
Takes a while for LSD to totally dissipate from the body. Flashbacks even 40 years later are not as rare as one would think............Wow, I just saw LBJ on tv smoking a joint
13 posted on 01/30/2011 5:46:56 AM PST by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin B)
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You signed up today to post this? Ok.


14 posted on 01/30/2011 5:48:09 AM PST by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: ironwill333

Have you checked Uranus?


15 posted on 01/30/2011 5:48:18 AM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: ironwill333

It was Elvis, checking on Graceland.


16 posted on 01/30/2011 5:50:32 AM PST by digger48
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To: jmckay8497

My first grader came home from school with some assignment in which they were supposed to connect words beginning with the letter “U” to a list of descriptions on the other side of the page. When he got to the last one the only things left were “UFO” and “a space ship.” I told him not to bother connecting them and, when the teacher says something or marks it wrong, ask the teacher what the letters in UFO stand for and then point out to him that if it’s “unidentified” it can’t very well be identified as “a space ship.” I told him it was an example of sloppy thinking and not to let the teacher get away with it. He’s had the gift of sarcasm since he was at least two and is really sharp so I think he’ll be able to lead the teacher unsuspecting into the trap.


17 posted on 01/30/2011 5:52:39 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Vaquero

IT’S A COOKBOOK!!!


18 posted on 01/30/2011 5:55:16 AM PST by freedumb2003 (The TOTUS-reader is a Judas Goat, leading the American sheeple to the slaugherhouse /Parmy)
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To: ironwill333
I have degrees in chemistry and math and have never seen

Since there was only one of them and you didn't get a chance to pour acid on it, how would the degrees have helped?

19 posted on 01/30/2011 6:00:06 AM PST by Stentor ( "All cults of personality begin as high drama and end as low comedy.")
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To: ironwill333

I stopped one night in West Memphis last December. There were some really um...uh..unique people there. This must have been their Mother Ship.


20 posted on 01/30/2011 6:03:39 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: ironwill333
Look anything like this?
21 posted on 01/30/2011 6:03:39 AM PST by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: Vaquero
Am I the only one who gets angry again when I see a picture of the New York skyline with the WTC towers still standing?
22 posted on 01/30/2011 6:05:36 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: ironwill333
Swamp gas

Or maybe a Chinese missile

23 posted on 01/30/2011 6:05:50 AM PST by JRios1968 (This is me, in a nutshell: "Let me out of here...I'm trapped in a nutshell!!!!")
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To: KarlInOhio

I hear you....makes me want to do something that this government is not ready, willing of able to (especially now, but with the Bush admin. too.)


24 posted on 01/30/2011 6:09:45 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: shibumi
It was located about 30 degrees southeast of Orion almost aligned with the belt.

"And don't forget my dog, fixed and consequent" ping.


25 posted on 01/30/2011 6:13:11 AM PST by Salamander ( I think I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest......)
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26 posted on 01/30/2011 6:14:35 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: ironwill333

...klaatu barada nikto*

*Andromedan for "IBTZ".

27 posted on 01/30/2011 6:19:28 AM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: ironwill333

Welcome to Free Republic.


28 posted on 01/30/2011 6:20:15 AM PST by cc2k (If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse?)
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To: ironwill333
It was a giant spaghetti monster.

I heard the spaghetti monster was on the prowl in your area.

29 posted on 01/30/2011 6:23:03 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: ironwill333

According to Heavens Above Satellite Tracker you had this going over about 7:00 pm.

TITAN 4B R/B 1.5 19:04:53 10° SSW 19:09:14 55° SE 19:09:14 55° SE

It would have lined up with Orion very nicely.

This was a rocket booster, so, it would have been tumbling and looking like it was moving in a odd motion. If you look, you can see these kind of things all the time right after sunset or just before sunrise.


30 posted on 01/30/2011 6:24:21 AM PST by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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ACK! Scrubb that, that was for Tonight! not last night.

Then again, if you go out at 7:00, you would see this.

The magnitude is showing 1.5. That’s pretty bright.


31 posted on 01/30/2011 6:28:44 AM PST by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: ironwill333

According to Heavens Above Satellite Tracker you had this going over about 7:00 pm.

TITAN 4B R/B 1.5 19:04:53 10° SSW 19:09:14 55° SE 19:09:14 55° SE

It would have lined up with Orion very nicely.

This was a rocket booster, so, it would have been tumbling and looking like it was moving in a odd motion. If you look, you can see these kind of things all the time right after sunset or just before sunrise.

_____________

One day, we saw something really weird in the western skies. We grabbed our AR’s and headed towards it. Finally realized it was a missile launched from Vanden Burg Air Force Base that went off course so they blew it up. It makes a HUGE impact on the sky. We felt a bit like country hicks thinking we might have to shoot us some aliens.


32 posted on 01/30/2011 6:52:25 AM PST by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: ironwill333

are you series?


33 posted on 01/30/2011 6:53:04 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: ironwill333

Welcome to Free Republic.

You really do need to filter whatever it is you are making through some activated charcoal before you drink any more of it; whatever it is seems to have badly stuned your beeber...


34 posted on 01/30/2011 6:58:03 AM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: humblegunner

The Enterprise was circling Uranus wiping out Klingons.


35 posted on 01/30/2011 7:00:39 AM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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I’ve heard that Uranus is dark and icy.


36 posted on 01/30/2011 7:02:55 AM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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Was the object near the horizon? It sounds like Sirius, the Dog Star as it is known, in Canis Major. When stars are near the horizon and very bright like Sirius our turbulent atmosphere causes them to “jump” around. This does not always happen because the atmosphere is not always that turbulent.

Ravenstar
Mathematics/Astronomy/Space Systems Degrees


37 posted on 01/30/2011 7:19:37 AM PST by Ravenstar (Reinstitute the Constitution as the Ultimate Law of the Land)
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Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

38 posted on 01/30/2011 7:23:01 AM PST by The Comedian (It's 3am all over the planet.)
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To: ironwill333

Merely the Galactic Overlords going about their business. Now back to your domicile, thrall! Do not anger the Tau Ceti Central Command Authority!


39 posted on 01/30/2011 7:41:23 AM PST by Free in Texas (Martin Luther King was a Republican and Karl Marx played the stock market...'nuff said.)
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To: humblegunner

I’ve heard Uranus is quite large and gaseous.


40 posted on 01/30/2011 7:45:30 AM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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NASA has close-up photos of Uranus.


41 posted on 01/30/2011 8:06:35 AM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: JaguarXKE

If Mars were the size of a raisin, Uranus would be the size of a watermelon.


42 posted on 01/30/2011 8:18:14 AM PST by Bon mots ("Anything you say, can and will be construed as racist...")
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Natalie recommends Black Swan tissue for Uranus.


43 posted on 01/30/2011 8:30:58 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: ironwill333

Sternschwankung. It is a well-known illusion where a star appears to have random motions.


44 posted on 01/30/2011 8:35:28 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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If Mars were the size of a raisin, Uranus would be the size of a watermelon.

Depends.

45 posted on 01/30/2011 8:38:10 AM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: ironwill333; Quix

Ping Quix. He will have some comments and questions.


46 posted on 01/30/2011 8:40:12 AM PST by winodog
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

My goodness, it looks like she's visited Uranus...at least up to her elbow!

47 posted on 01/30/2011 8:40:20 AM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: ironwill333

Here is a description of sternschwankung:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autokinetic_effect


48 posted on 01/30/2011 8:41:34 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: ironwill333
We saw something similar in south Texas while deer hunting years ago. Several stars seemed to be moving around in irregular circles. they weren't going anywhere just moving around. Never heard a word about it so we figured it was just a strange light phenomenon.
49 posted on 01/30/2011 8:43:57 AM PST by Ditter
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Set your Beeber for Stune.


50 posted on 01/30/2011 8:50:03 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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