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!
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!
This Face Left Blank: Just someone testing their phase conjugate tracking system./ Ooh, popcorn!
gerbilpox: [img.gawkerassets.com image 532x299]Reversed fire this time?
dogdaze: More like some dumbass flicked a lit butt on that dry grass.
Yogimus: JonnyG: "We are baffled. We will not investigate further."Seems appropriate.Someone burned 10 square yards, and not a fark was given.
JonnyG: "We are baffled. We will not investigate further."Seems appropriate.
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