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Mysterious 'Ball Of Fire' Seen In Fla. Skies (Karl Rove's Ball ?)
Drudge/ ^ | 9/21/05

Posted on 09/21/2005 10:34:46 AM PDT by woofie

Dozens of people from Jacksonville to Ft. Pierce flooded the U.S. Coast Guard late Tuesday with calls about a mysterious ball of fire seen flying in the sky, according to a Local 6 News report.

Callers flooded the newsroom of Local 6 News partner Florida Today after they saw the object over the Space Coast Tuesday night.

"Starting at about 7:30 last night, we started receiving calls here in the newsroom," Florida Today online news editor Dave Larimer said. "In fact, the Coast Guard station in Port Canaveral got more than two dozen reports of people seeing a bright light in the sky over the ocean."

From Fort Pierce to about five miles south of Jacksonville, reports came in to Coast Guard offices starting about 7:30 p.m., said Dan Yates, a Coast Guard petty officer in Port Canaveral.

Yates said one caller who was walking his dog near the Sebastian Inlet described the object as "huge, like a giant fireball."

Yates said callers to the Coast Guard station thought a boater might have been in trouble. "A lot of people thought it might have been a flare that might have gone up," Yates said of other callers.

"One person thought this fire ball went into the ocean," Larimer said. "The Coast Guard said it probably didn't and it was just his perspective. We know it was not a rocket launch and we know the Air Force was not doing anything."

Experts said it could be a piece of space junk or a large meteor burning up in the atmosphere.

The Coast Guard base near Jacksonville also received calls.

Babs Angel, a public affairs spokeswoman for Patrick Air Force Base, said no local military activity was taking place Tuesday night.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: ball
Clearly this is Karl Rove's fault
1 posted on 09/21/2005 10:34:46 AM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie

Must a been the center fuel tank on a UFO.


2 posted on 09/21/2005 10:35:39 AM PDT by umgud (Comment removed by poster before moderator could get to it)
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To: woofie
Was it the sun?

I had a neighbor once who called the Fire Department because the woods behind her house were on fire.

It was the sun going down.

3 posted on 09/21/2005 10:37:12 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: umgud

Louis Farrakhan re-entry?


4 posted on 09/21/2005 10:38:41 AM PDT by yobid (Don't pet the sweaty things - Chicago CTA)
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To: woofie

Ray Nagin's political career?


5 posted on 09/21/2005 10:40:25 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (The best things happen just before the thread snaps.)
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To: yobid

Its the mother ship the guy was talking about on Hannity the other night.


6 posted on 09/21/2005 10:41:24 AM PDT by jbwbubba
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To: woofie

Goodness Gracious!


7 posted on 09/21/2005 10:41:40 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Making accusations of racism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.)
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To: woofie

Ummm....well...that was my fault. The steering system for hurricanes occasionally emits bursts of energy that look like balls of fire. We in the industry call it the Jerry Lee effect. It's harmless.


8 posted on 09/21/2005 10:41:46 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Nac Mac Feegle! The Wee Free Men! Nae king! Nae quin! Nae laird! We willna be fooled again!")
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To: SlowBoat407

It could be Cindy Sheehan


9 posted on 09/21/2005 10:41:56 AM PDT by woofie
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To: Constitution Day

Anyone else see something while staring at the sun?

WWCGEBD?


10 posted on 09/21/2005 10:42:36 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("Government is not the solution, it is the problem" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Disambiguator
Goodness Gracious!

I hate you for being clever quicker than me.

11 posted on 09/21/2005 10:43:20 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (The best things happen just before the thread snaps.)
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To: SlowBoat407

It's "The Bush" meisters fault.


12 posted on 09/21/2005 10:43:42 AM PDT by hildy123 (Bring back Patton)
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To: woofie

Two things I should really give up, Burritos, and Smoking...


13 posted on 09/21/2005 10:44:46 AM PDT by Paradox (Just because we are not perfect, does not mean we are not good.)
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To: woofie

I saw one of these about two weeks ago in Northern VA, roughly 10:40PM.

It was green, and moved west to east across the sky.

My mind registerd "helicopter" at first, but it would have been going about 750 MPH.

Didn't know who to call, so I let it go.


14 posted on 09/21/2005 10:45:22 AM PDT by angkor
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To: woofie

Interesting that it was seen from Ft Pierce to 5 miles below Jacksonville (that's a distance of approx 220 miles). That must have been one h3ll of a fireball.


15 posted on 09/21/2005 10:45:22 AM PDT by Dark Skies ("The only way to find yourself is in the fires of sorrow." -- Oswald Chambers)
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To: woofie

Jerry Lee Lewis :-]


16 posted on 09/21/2005 10:45:30 AM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: woofie
It shoots fireballs too!


17 posted on 09/21/2005 10:46:55 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: woofie; All

This might explain it:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1488729/posts


18 posted on 09/21/2005 10:48:29 AM PDT by CyberAnt (America has the greatest military on the face of the earth.)
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To: woofie
Could it have been this?
19 posted on 09/21/2005 10:49:11 AM PDT by LIConFem (A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Jacksonville is on the east coast of Florida. The sun sets in the west, so I doubt it very much.


20 posted on 09/21/2005 10:49:41 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: woofie

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue ...


22 posted on 09/21/2005 10:50:04 AM PDT by manwiththehands
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To: woofie

As long as strange-looking craft with tri-pod legs don't start popping up out of the ground, we will be OK.

Nothing to see here, move along!!


23 posted on 09/21/2005 10:50:16 AM PDT by Zetman (This tagline intentionally left blank.)
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To: woofie
Babs Angel, a public affairs spokeswoman

Now that's a name ....

24 posted on 09/21/2005 10:51:49 AM PDT by r9etb (Avast, ye scurrrrvy dogs!!!)
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To: jbwbubba
Did someone say something about "The Mothership"?


25 posted on 09/21/2005 10:52:29 AM PDT by rattrap
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To: woofie

26 posted on 09/21/2005 10:52:54 AM PDT by Honcho
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To: woofie; All

SG1 at it again...


27 posted on 09/21/2005 10:53:38 AM PDT by KevinDavis (the space/future belongs to the eagles --> http://www.cafepress.com/kevinspace1)
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To: Disambiguator

You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain


28 posted on 09/21/2005 10:53:59 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Robert Heinlein)
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To: r9etb

29 posted on 09/21/2005 10:54:48 AM PDT by maineman
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To: woofie

And Mulder is not to be found. How come?


30 posted on 09/21/2005 10:56:24 AM PDT by Paulus Invictus
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To: maineman

31 posted on 09/21/2005 10:57:19 AM PDT by maineman
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To: woofie
Was it ???
32 posted on 09/21/2005 10:57:33 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: LIConFem; CyberAnt

The dates don't match...this was reported last night- the crash just happened today..as I read it.


33 posted on 09/21/2005 10:58:48 AM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: woofie

34 posted on 09/21/2005 10:59:18 AM PDT by danneskjold
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To: Paradox

wow, we had a similar problem in MI at my bar last night, i had a guy drinking bacardi 151 and smoking..


35 posted on 09/21/2005 11:00:15 AM PDT by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: SE Mom

Okay - thanks!


36 posted on 09/21/2005 11:00:45 AM PDT by CyberAnt (America has the greatest military on the face of the earth.)
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To: woofie

Come on people, haven't you ever seen the Sun before?


37 posted on 09/21/2005 11:01:12 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: woofie

10 to 1 that Richard Hoagland somehow relates this to hyperdimensional physics and the man-made creation and steering of hurricanes.


38 posted on 09/21/2005 11:03:13 AM PDT by Miles the Slasher
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To: Paradox

Two things I should really give up, Burritos, and Smoking...





Hmmm....smoking burritoes?


39 posted on 09/21/2005 11:03:35 AM PDT by trubluolyguy (Say no to crack! Free overalls for all plumbers.)
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To: Miles the Slasher
"10 to 1 that Richard Hoagland somehow relates this to hyperdimensional physics and the man-made creation and steering of hurricanes."

LOL!

enterpri$mi$$ion.com

40 posted on 09/21/2005 11:10:19 AM PDT by add925 (The Left = Xenophobes in Denial)
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To: Dark Skies

The sun emitted a large burst of energy just recently (last week) and they may be from that.


41 posted on 09/21/2005 11:12:42 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (I jez calls it az I see it.)
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To: woofie; mad puppy
Just reported...
The mother ship landed, and this just walked out of it!


42 posted on 09/21/2005 11:21:36 AM PDT by SirChas (I seem to be rapidly approaching the apex of my mediocre career)
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To: jbwbubba

"Its the mother ship the guy was talking about on Hannity the other night."


Was he a kook or what?


43 posted on 09/21/2005 11:25:16 AM PDT by toldyou
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To: jbwbubba

I heard that!

Good thing I just got home or I would have laughed myself off the road.


44 posted on 09/21/2005 11:27:48 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy since 1992!)
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To: dead

That's a good one! HA!


45 posted on 09/21/2005 11:27:55 AM PDT by toldyou
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To: UCANSEE2

Considering the time (the moon didn't rise until around 9:30 p and this thing was seen around 7:30 p), it was most likely the setting sun reflecting on a silver jetliner from Miami moving north to D.C. or NYC.


46 posted on 09/21/2005 11:34:36 AM PDT by Dark Skies ("The only way to find yourself is in the fires of sorrow." -- Oswald Chambers)
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To: woofie

Ball Lightening!


47 posted on 09/21/2005 11:57:34 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: woofie

They're Triffids! Don't look. Cover your eyes!


48 posted on 09/21/2005 5:35:22 PM PDT by Waryone
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