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July 07, 2008

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That's no moon...

It's only a model.

Oh, good GRIEF!

(*facepalm*)

Somebody better warn this idiot to expect to see another, even brighter luminous object slowly traversing the sky on a daily basis, generally between the hours of dawn and dusk.


~David D.G.

He's a looney! [rim shot]

That's it. Humanity is DOOMED! Been nice knowing your species. Sometimes.

This is another argument against compulsory education. After 12 years of schooling this fellow was unable to identify the moon. He was, however, capable of dialing the number and speaking to the operator, and capable of making simple descriptions. Yet despite this level of........um........no....no...not even the school system can be blamed for this. Oh Jesus.

A U.S. judge, who necessarily first graduated from high school, completed college and then finished law school chewed out of lawyer in his court for using the term "black hole" on the grounds that it was a racially prejudical reference, but he had never heard of the astronomy term.

Well, Phil Plait has a plausible explanation for this incident (though it doesn't absolve the UFO sighter). He says that nowadays very few people look at the sky at night, and thus they are sufficiently ignorant of its contents to be unable to identify familiar objects when they look a bit different. This is just a rather extreme example, I'd say.

I've seen things in the sky that I could not explain, and still can't. However, rather than assuming that I have the sum total of all human knowledge in my mind, I simply figure that somebody who knows more then I do about it will figure it out (which tends to be the case, anyway).

In case anybody is curious, what I can't explain is that once I was with my parents, beside our car on the side of the road, and we where watching the sun behind some clouds, and a slightly less bright light close to it behind the same cloud. I never did figure out what that was, but I am not about the base a universe-wide conspiracy on that bit of ignorance.

Hey, ohwilleke; I think I have an explanation for your case. It sounds like a case of refraction of the sun's image in the upper atmosphere; this is the effect that gives rise to double rainbows. Usually what happens is the air is very clear, and the light is refracted by either moisture or ice crystals in the upper atmosphere. The fact the sun was behind a cloud makes this explanation a little more likely.

Not saying that's *really* what it was; you may well have been the first to sight the Vitrion Invasion Fleet, hell-bent on destroying the Earth because, well, everyone needs a hobby...

In case anybody is curious, what I can't explain is that once I was with my parents, beside our car on the side of the road, and we where watching the sun behind some clouds, and a slightly less bright light close to it behind the same cloud.

It could have been an alien invasion fleet decloaking or .... sun dogs.

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

Now to be completely fair the cloud cover has ensured that we simply haven't seen the damned thing in several centuries. We've assumed that the sky is a boiling mass of particularly vigorous cotton wool all this time.

Why does this story not surprise me at all...?

. . . it's a space station!

How the fuck do any of you know what he saw from that description. Thanks for being a bunch of WANKERS!!

on a camping trips in the Trinity Alps in Northern California I looked up at one of the peaks and saw a car driving towards our camp--the headlights coming through the trees...however, we then realized it was impossible because the peak it was coming over was mostly sheer cliffs, was at 10,000 feet and there were no roads for miles...we had hiked in over 20 miles. The effect of the mushrooms wearing off along with the moon continuing it's rise finally revealed the car to be the moon and not the car...

Shopped! It was PhotoShopped!

Tod:

The person in question obviously pointed to the object in the sky when the police officer arrived to investigate. That is why the police officer was then able to identify the object as the moon. It really is hard to mistake the moon for anything other than the moon unless you are younger than 2 or an idiot.

Perhaps you need to go back and try reading and understanding the story. Otherwise you might make yourself look like a complete moron.

Oh...

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