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2013-03-03 07:48:10 AM
8 votes:
pbfcomics.com
2013-03-03 07:46:17 AM
6 votes:
An alien laser pointer did that?
Their cat must be huge.
2013-03-03 07:34:38 AM
6 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-03-03 07:27:57 AM
5 votes:
Must have been one very bright street light !
2013-03-03 11:50:06 AM
4 votes:
Someone hit the button.

ninjamonkey.us
2013-03-03 07:29:58 AM
4 votes:
derbyimages.woot.com
2013-03-03 10:55:43 AM
3 votes:
Wanted for questioning

www.kazak.com
2013-03-03 07:26:21 AM
3 votes:
Just someone testing their phase conjugate tracking system.

/ Ooh, popcorn!
2013-03-03 11:31:50 AM
2 votes:
So no one thinks it's China hacking one of our secret star wars satellite killer satellites?
2013-03-03 10:29:52 AM
2 votes:
SFC: Spontaneous Field Combustion.

It's rarer than the human (SHC) form but there has been several recorded instances of SFC throughout history.
Many experts of SFC believes one of its first mentions is that of the biblical 'Burning Bush' of the Old Testament.

In more recent times, SFC has been seen in the Southern Yorkshire town of Bothamburp, England.
lh3.ggpht.com(note the mysterious grey ashes in the center of the burnt circle)


A field in Stockholm, Finland. A photo from 1952 with SFC experts investigating the phenomenon. They recorded the diameter of the area to be over 23ft.
www.outdoors.fi


In this extremely rare photo from 1998, a SFC event was captured for the very first time in progress.
apps.carleton.edu
The photographer, David Ellis, a teenager out photographing wild birds in North Hampshire, USA, is recorded as saying that the fire didn't seem hot. He said, 'It was like no fire I ever saw, man. The smoke I noticed first but I thought it was just kids getting high. Then I saw the flames but it felt cold. It was weird.'
2013-03-03 09:23:43 AM
2 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2013-03-03 08:20:09 AM
2 votes:
What the culprit might look like:

i.imgur.com

/ill-tempered
2013-03-03 07:36:26 AM
2 votes:
2013-03-03 07:28:18 AM
2 votes:
This is why, serviceman Chung, We do not "eyeball it".

/You will be ruining someone's day.
/sometime, somewhere.
2013-03-03 07:27:12 AM
2 votes:
Praise Him!
2013-03-03 04:50:53 PM
1 votes:

brantgoose: Could this "LASER beam" be something called "lightning"?

Or a tiny fire ball? These consist of plasma and while they are not totally understood, scientists have admitted that they exist ever since one flew through an airplane full of scientists. Sometimes you have to practically hit a scientist with the evidence before they will believe in it. Not that long ago, they refused to believe rocks fell from the sky, but one almost hit a French scientist with enough credit to make the argument that they do.

Two scenarios I think most likely: the grass was set on fire by a natural cause which is fairly rare, such as clear sky lightning or a meteorite of very small size but high temperature, or two, the scorched ground is unconnected with the light seen falling from the sky. The grass is clearly dry and flammable, but not very high. A cigarette tossed by a hoaxer who saw the light could be the cause rather than the light itself.

Either way, we are unlikely to ever know what caused it because it is a tiny localized fire and they sometimes happen spontaneously, and otherwise can be the result of any number of different causes.

If you want scientists to believe in something, you may have to hit them with it.

The gorilla was a myth until the mid-1860s, meteorites until the early 1800s, and fireballs until, IIRC, a bit before I was born.

This is a case where "it was on the ground already" just might be the truth, whatever Charles Hoy Fort would say with his tongue in cheek. But I am willing to entertain alternatves, but not believe it was a laser, human or alien.

LASERS DON'T WORK THAT WAY!


You mean Earth lasers don't work that way...
2013-03-03 01:28:25 PM
1 votes:
HEY NOW!

She said they were on Dantooine, not Earth, Dantooine.
2013-03-03 12:23:04 PM
1 votes:
Spotted nearby, whistling nonchalantly:

i.imgur.com
2013-03-03 11:02:47 AM
1 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-03-03 10:22:46 AM
1 votes:
i49.photobucket.com

Stellar Converter warning shot?
2013-03-03 09:49:48 AM
1 votes:

here to help: Madbassist1: TommyDeuce: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 439x337]

I forget what star trek movie/show that was from, but it looks like it was created for a farking godzilla movie.

[its a fake.jpg]

Not sure if joking but I believe that is from Weird Science.

Yay, popcorn!


I don't know if you guys are trolling or what.  Everyone knows that is from Revenge of the Nerds.
2013-03-03 09:10:26 AM
1 votes:
At least they didn't greet anyone in person.  Because it usually means this...
1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-03-03 09:03:49 AM
1 votes:
Sorry about that, was aiming for Kane.

1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-03-03 08:41:13 AM
1 votes:

This Face Left Blank: Just someone testing their phase conjugate tracking system.

/ Ooh, popcorn!


Stop touching yourself, Kent!
2013-03-03 08:34:55 AM
1 votes:
It's NIBIRU!!! Everybody panic!!1!!1!!!!
2013-03-03 08:16:05 AM
1 votes:
The Fire Service says it will not investigate further.

Of course they won't. The government doesn't want people to know the truth about aliens.
2013-03-03 08:04:36 AM
1 votes:
LAY-ZUR.
www.iwatchstuff.com
2013-03-03 07:58:04 AM
1 votes:

gerbilpox: [img.gawkerassets.com image 532x299]

Reversed fire this time?


newsimg.ngfiles.com

he's cha cha cha cha... delicious
2013-03-03 07:48:08 AM
1 votes:
Remember on Star Wars where some of the laser blasts didn't connect?

Some of those must eventually connect with something flammable.
2013-03-03 07:39:04 AM
1 votes:
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-03-03 07:36:17 AM
1 votes:
Sorry, my bad. I just got one of those overdriven 30-LED flashlights that takes a car battery to run. I was trying to find my car keys.
2013-03-03 07:28:34 AM
1 votes:

dogdaze: More like some dumbass flicked a lit butt on that dry grass.


You're probably right.

Yogimus: JonnyG: "We are baffled. We will not investigate further."

Seems appropriate.

Someone burned 10 square yards, and not a fark was given.


Hey, I don't disagree. Let's say some big beam of light did shine from the sky and start a fire, though... That's something that should be investigated.

But, yeah, my first thought was that it was far from some mysterious beam of light. Maybe it was just a giant magnifying glass. Or someone wearing hipster glasses.
2013-03-03 07:21:49 AM
1 votes:

JonnyG: "We are baffled. We will not investigate further."

Seems appropriate.


Someone burned 10 square yards, and not a fark was given.
2013-03-03 07:18:26 AM
1 votes:
"We are baffled. We will not investigate further."

Seems appropriate.
 
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