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RE: First Sigting

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Posted by Danioel on December 13, 2003 07:41:43 UTC

I know this is a few years after the original post. I stumbled upon it while surfing google. I used to be stationed at Mt. Home AFB. While I agree that what this person saw was almost certainly terrestrial I think some of the other explanations were a little off. First, as to the comment about the landing gear of a B1B creating the lights this person saw: a B1B crew would have no reason to lower their landing gear in a remote part of Oregon - especially at low altitudes in the mountains at night. Secondly, there is no way you can accurately judge the velocity - speed + trajectory - of an object traveling though the atmosphere under those conditions. To give an example, I was once privy to see a meteor streak across the sky. Not a shooting star but a real fireball. It looked like a giant bottle rocket and even appeared to be traveling about as fast as a bottle rocket. However, we donít need to jump out of our armchairs to know that the object was actually traveling much, much faster. Lastly, what this person describes sounds like a military aircraft that has released flares. Most people reading this board probably saw the same thing if they ever watched video of the string of lights over Phoenix. I am not trying to start a flame war so I will just state that the video purported to be UFO's over the mountains in AZ looks exactly like a pilot released a number of flares. Also, this person's report of loud jet engines should have been the first indicator that his sighting was Earthly.

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