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(The Week UK)   Not news: UFO spotted. News: UFO spotted by pilot. Fark: Pilot says he ducked to avoid incoming UFO   (theweek.co.uk) divider line 36
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2014-01-06 09:28:50 AM
I knew there was a better reason the series "Seven Days" was taken off the air; sounds like the backstep sphere.
 
2014-01-06 09:30:34 AM
ufo as in "i ducked because something was coming at me, and i dont know what it was?"
 
2014-01-06 09:34:27 AM
Bolide?
 
2014-01-06 09:35:33 AM
Weather balloon.
 
2014-01-06 09:36:49 AM
"The aircraft was cruising at 34,000ft, around 20 miles west of Heathrow Airport, over the Berkshire countryside,

Damn.  That is one heck of a streetlight.
 
2014-01-06 09:37:29 AM
Its a drone.... or a streetlight.
 
2014-01-06 09:42:36 AM
more of the same

Canada's ex-defense minister: Aliens would give us more tech if we'd stop wars

In case you feel you might have met one in your home town, some are tall ("Nordic blondes"), some are short ("Short Grays"), and some look like aliens in cartoons.
At this point, you'll be worried about whether these aliens are mean-spirited. Hellyer said that only one or two species might be threatening. He didn't mention whether they spoke Klingon.


LOL
 
2014-01-06 09:45:25 AM
FTFA: AVIATION authorities have been left baffled after a UFO in the shape of a rugby ball


 s1.cdn.autoevolution.com

Oh nooooeees! Alien attack.
 
2014-01-06 09:53:15 AM
Why is only one of the pilots reporting the sighting?
 
2014-01-06 09:54:41 AM
One of these got away?

www.balloonsandweights.com
 
2014-01-06 09:55:06 AM
Goodyear?
 
2014-01-06 09:55:31 AM
I guess a football could be mistaken for a rugby ball.

img.fark.net
 
2014-01-06 09:55:53 AM
This is surprisingly common.
 
2014-01-06 09:56:35 AM

jpo2269: Why is only one of the pilots reporting the sighting?


The other one wanted to hang on to his career?
 
2014-01-06 10:01:42 AM
All planes need dashcams to catch these sightings.
 
2014-01-06 10:02:38 AM

GungFu: FTFA: AVIATION authorities have been left baffled after a UFO in the shape of a rugby ball


 [s1.cdn.autoevolution.com image 500x313]

Oh nooooeees! Alien attack.


A blimp? Not at 34,000 feet.
Weather balloon? Maybe.
Probably one of those mylar jobbies.
 
2014-01-06 10:05:33 AM

jpo2269: Why is only one of the pilots reporting the sighting?


The other guy was probably like "Yeah, you should take this to the news media! I'll totally back you up. I definitely saw it too!"

Step 2: Silence
Step 3: Pilot gets let go, co-pilot is now pilot!
Step 4: Profit!
 
2014-01-06 10:11:34 AM

jpo2269: Why is only one of the pilots reporting the sighting?


He had the fish?
 
2014-01-06 10:16:59 AM
Years ago I had a fighter cross my path, I was the pilot in a C150.  I ducked at that speed the fighter was a memory, rather than actually seeing it.  Yes I puckered - don't know if he saw me.  I was vfr at 5000 feet. It was near Griffiths air force base in upstate New York. Those things make a lot of noise up close like that.
 
2014-01-06 10:26:14 AM
Honey, they're in EVERYBODY'S eggs.
 
2014-01-06 10:26:35 AM

dryknife: Goodyear?


Not bad... but only 6 days in.
 
2014-01-06 10:41:59 AM

exboyracer: Years ago I had a fighter cross my path, I was the pilot in a C150.  I ducked at that speed the fighter was a memory, rather than actually seeing it.  Yes I puckered - don't know if he saw me.  I was vfr at 5000 feet. It was near Griffiths air force base in upstate New York. Those things make a lot of noise up close like that.


Griffiss
Sure you were
 
2014-01-06 10:50:07 AM

neversubmit: more of the same

Canada's ex-defense minister: Aliens would give us more tech if we'd stop wars

In case you feel you might have met one in your home town, some are tall ("Nordic blondes"), some are short ("Short Grays"), and some look like aliens in cartoons.
At this point, you'll be worried about whether these aliens are mean-spirited. Hellyer said that only one or two species might be threatening. He didn't mention whether they spoke Klingon.

LOL


FTFA: The reason for this, he said, was that man was stupid enough to invent the atomic bomb. Aliens are frightened that we're going to use it again (and again) and that this will affect the whole balance of the cosmos.

Yeah.... no.

Us wiping ourselves out of existence is not going to matter to the universe one bit. Our entire planet, solar system, stellar cluster, and even galaxy could vanish into thin air and the universe would not even notice. We're just that small.
 
2014-01-06 10:50:57 AM
Cue Also Sprach Zarathustra!

blogs.ft.com
 
2014-01-06 10:56:25 AM

dryknife: Goodyear?


No. The worst.
 
2014-01-06 11:03:19 AM

sbchamp: exboyracer: Years ago I had a fighter cross my path, I was the pilot in a C150.  I ducked at that speed the fighter was a memory, rather than actually seeing it.  Yes I puckered - don't know if he saw me.  I was vfr at 5000 feet. It was near Griffiths air force base in upstate New York. Those things make a lot of noise up close like that.

Griffiss
Sure you were


Early 80s out of Rochester NY - my plane.  1969 c150 commuter.  Based out of Rochester International. Do you want the tail number it is owned now by an attorney in Rochester it is green and white with a brown interior.  So I am old and can't remember how to spell the name of a defunct air force base.  I used to actually fly into that base I sold them the explosion resistant doors for the cruise launch missile hanger.

So if it wasn't a fighter it must have been a UFO
 
2014-01-06 11:20:41 AM
He should of went to red alert and raised shields.
 
2014-01-06 11:23:09 AM
FTFA: "The incident was investigated by the UK Airprox Board, which studies "near misses" involving aircraft in British airspace. "

Meh. I think Mr. Carlin has something to say about that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuCN6CD8j_s
 
2014-01-06 11:25:58 AM

sbchamp: exboyracer: Years ago I had a fighter cross my path, I was the pilot in a C150.  I ducked at that speed the fighter was a memory, rather than actually seeing it.  Yes I puckered - don't know if he saw me.  I was vfr at 5000 feet. It was near Griffiths air force base in upstate New York. Those things make a lot of noise up close like that.

Griffiss
Sure you were


huh, no shiat. never seen the name in writing before and always thought it was Griffiths as well.
 
2014-01-06 11:28:07 AM
I was slightly bemused at the idea of an airport being both regional and international.

/europe is small
 
2014-01-06 11:46:16 AM
UNLIKELY tag is because every flying object is identified?
 
2014-01-06 12:15:26 PM
Best part of TFA: "For further concise, balanced comment and analysis ,,,, try ,,,"
Now, that is Media Gold right there.
 
2014-01-06 03:02:47 PM
My guess, the pilot was high?
 
2014-01-06 04:24:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7ahst8TMww

- Ben Rich, Lockheed Skunkworks
 
2014-01-06 06:48:04 PM
Are schizophrenics allowed to be pilots or are they generally discriminated against?
 
2014-01-07 02:08:54 AM
Have you read the comments? Holy Cow! Forget the UFO.
 
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