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(Daily Mail)   A pilot and his co-pilot have spotted a mysterious orange and red glow over the Pacific Ocean near the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka. "[It was] the creepiest thing so far in my flying career"   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 120
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2014-08-26 10:48:24 PM  
He's here. Your world is about to end.
 
2014-08-26 10:53:51 PM  
www.hometheaterforum.com
This MEANS something.

/it means fishermen were using lights to attract fish.
 
2014-08-26 11:00:25 PM  
cds.a9t2h4q7.hwcdn.net
 
2014-08-26 11:08:22 PM  
diarioam.es

Might have been an invasion from Irkutsk
 
2014-08-26 11:08:33 PM  

Hector Remarkable: He's here. Your world is about to end.


Can't be Dave. Dave's not here, man.
 
2014-08-26 11:11:46 PM  
media.treehugger.com
 
2014-08-26 11:12:11 PM  
уличный фонарь
 
2014-08-26 11:19:28 PM  

gopher321: Hector Remarkable: He's here. Your world is about to end.

Can't be Dave. Dave's not here, man.


You don't understand. Dave's got the stuff.

i229.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-27 12:10:39 AM  
And so it begins... Prepare for Kaiju.

www.empireonline.com
 
2014-08-27 12:35:12 AM  
TFA: 'Last night over the Pacific Ocean, somewhere South of the Russian peninsula Kamchatka I experienced the creepiest thing so far in my flying career,' he said.

And it's coming right at us!!

shawnsmucker.com
 
2014-08-27 01:00:19 AM  
Whoa, man.. the sun?...
 
2014-08-27 01:18:43 AM  
It's just something those hollow earth folks are up to.  Dont worry about it.
 
2014-08-27 01:27:26 AM  
Undersea streetlight.
 
2014-08-27 02:00:59 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-08-27 02:10:01 AM  
So was it located within the vicinity of an active seamount?
 
2014-08-27 03:35:47 AM  

DesertDemonWY: TFA: 'Last night over the Pacific Ocean, somewhere South of the Russian peninsula Kamchatka I experienced the creepiest thing so far in my flying career,' he said.

And it's coming right at us!!

[shawnsmucker.com image 353x200]


Looks like I picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue!
 
2014-08-27 03:43:50 AM  
The sun is there.
 
2014-08-27 03:44:12 AM  
Fishing boats.. How do they work?
 
2014-08-27 03:44:52 AM  
An optical delusion, caused by the reflecting of neutrinos from icebergs, who by a strange quirk of nature, melt and form concave surfaces, and stuff.

And there really was a global flood!!! Really!
 
2014-08-27 03:57:29 AM  

DenisVengeance: [upload.wikimedia.org image 342x342]


love that album, thanks for the reminder
 
2014-08-27 03:58:07 AM  
Volcano?
 
2014-08-27 03:59:06 AM  
The creepiest thing I ever experienced in a plane, was when I was a kid and got to see the cockpit during a cross country flight. It was fine at first, but then the pilot started talking about gladiator movies, turkish prisons, and grown, naked men.
 
2014-08-27 03:59:08 AM  

SquiggsIN: Sprites?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper-atmospheric_lightning


The red flashes from sprites only last for a second and occur VERY high up in the atmosphere, not at cloud level.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-08-27 04:01:11 AM  

Dansker: The creepiest thing I ever experienced in a plane, was when I was a kid and got to see the cockpit during a cross country flight. It was fine at first, but then the pilot started talking about gladiator movies, turkish prisons, and grown, naked men.


Where me and you on the same flight? I remember taking a piss once and saw a stewardess playing guitar while a sick girl was dying
 
2014-08-27 04:05:16 AM  

styckx: Dansker: The creepiest thing I ever experienced in a plane, was when I was a kid and got to see the cockpit during a cross country flight. It was fine at first, but then the pilot started talking about gladiator movies, turkish prisons, and grown, naked men.

Where me and you on the same flight? I remember taking a piss once and saw a stewardess playing guitar while a sick girl was dying


Oh my god, I must have blocked it out, but now I remember! That stewardess killed that little girl!
This is terrible.
 
2014-08-27 04:08:17 AM  
That would freak me right out too. I am pretty sure a pilot knows the difference between points of light that resolve to points and those that "light up the underside of the clouds"

That lightning bolt - i can't imagine the charge underwater that formed to throw a bolt into the stratosphere, but if you believe in life making it to space (i.e the story about plankton found outside of the space station alive and well), this is how stuff like that happens.

just thinking about flying over a spot with differentials like that? shiattin' pants time.
 
2014-08-27 04:09:51 AM  

Dansker: styckx: Dansker: The creepiest thing I ever experienced in a plane, was when I was a kid and got to see the cockpit during a cross country flight. It was fine at first, but then the pilot started talking about gladiator movies, turkish prisons, and grown, naked men.

Where me and you on the same flight? I remember taking a piss once and saw a stewardess playing guitar while a sick girl was dying

Oh my god, I must have blocked it out, but now I remember! That stewardess killed that little girl!
This is terrible.


And the food...urgh...did you have the fish?
 
2014-08-27 04:12:38 AM  
Nothing new, just Godzilla farting after a meal.
 
2014-08-27 04:14:43 AM  

Gawdzila: SquiggsIN: Sprites?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper-atmospheric_lightning

The red flashes from sprites only last for a second and occur VERY high up in the atmosphere, not at cloud level.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 451x350]


You should check your sources. The first reports of sprites came from airline pilots at about 45,000 feet, IIRC. And they can be seen from vantage points in the Rocky Mountains above Denver, if the conditions are right. Now it's unlikely that this was a sprite, because of the duration; but pilots can see sprites under the right circumstances.
 
2014-08-27 04:20:13 AM  

Public Savant: Dansker: styckx: Dansker: The creepiest thing I ever experienced in a plane, was when I was a kid and got to see the cockpit during a cross country flight. It was fine at first, but then the pilot started talking about gladiator movies, turkish prisons, and grown, naked men.

Where me and you on the same flight? I remember taking a piss once and saw a stewardess playing guitar while a sick girl was dying

Oh my god, I must have blocked it out, but now I remember! That stewardess killed that little girl!
This is terrible.

And the food...urgh...did you have the fish?


That's right.... they served chicken, or fish!

/I had the lasagna
 
2014-08-27 04:21:22 AM  
 
2014-08-27 04:24:52 AM  
fishermen butts getting probed.
 
2014-08-27 04:26:13 AM  
Putin's secret weapon
 
2014-08-27 04:26:56 AM  
ˆˆˆ
That was supposed to look like this:

sobriquet by any other name:
That lightning bolt - i can't imagine the charge underwater that formed to throw a bolt into the stratosphere, but if you believe in life making it to space (i.e the story about plankton found outside of the space station alive and well), this is how stuff like that happens.


Lightning is caused by underwater charges and plankton travels htning bolts and make it to outer space? Now, go on.
 
2014-08-27 04:27:03 AM  
Weather ballons
 
2014-08-27 04:27:57 AM  

Dansker: That lightning bolt - i can't imagine the charge underwater that formed to throw a bolt into the stratosphere, but if you believe in life making it to space (i.e the story about plankton found outside of the space station alive and well), this is how stuff like that happens.

Lightning is caused by underwater charges and plankton travels through lightning bolts and make it to outer space? Go on.


You do know charges are present even when a lightning bolt isn't visible? In situations like this, charges imparted to organisms aerosolized near the surface of the ocean can pull them along the differential. It's the whole basis of ionic purifiers.
 
2014-08-27 04:29:52 AM  

Public Savant: Dansker: styckx: Dansker: The creepiest thing I ever experienced in a plane, was when I was a kid and got to see the cockpit during a cross country flight. It was fine at first, but then the pilot started talking about gladiator movies, turkish prisons, and grown, naked men.

Where me and you on the same flight? I remember taking a piss once and saw a stewardess playing guitar while a sick girl was dying

Oh my god, I must have blocked it out, but now I remember! That stewardess killed that little girl!
This is terrible.

And the food...urgh...did you have the fish?


I was laid to the bone. Jacked me up.
 
2014-08-27 04:40:34 AM  

sobriquet by any other name: Dansker: That lightning bolt - i can't imagine the charge underwater that formed to throw a bolt into the stratosphere, but if you believe in life making it to space (i.e the story about plankton found outside of the space station alive and well), this is how stuff like that happens.

Lightning is caused by underwater charges and plankton travels through lightning bolts and make it to outer space? Go on.

You do know charges are present even when a lightning bolt isn't visible? In situations like this, charges imparted to organisms aerosolized near the surface of the ocean can pull them along the differential. It's the whole basis of ionic purifiers.


I know that lightning bolts are caused by electric differentials in clouds, and that the charge imparted in a lighting at sea tends to spread along the surface, not downwards. I also know that lightnings create extreme heat, and that any nearby plankton would tend to be either fried, boiled or electrocuted, not aerosolized and sucked into the sky. But I'm interestyed in the part where plankton travel from a cloud to outer space.
 
2014-08-27 04:48:04 AM  
Is Putin accounted for?
 
2014-08-27 04:52:17 AM  

Dansker: sobriquet by any other name: Dansker: That lightning bolt - i can't imagine the charge underwater that formed to throw a bolt into the stratosphere, but if you believe in life making it to space (i.e the story about plankton found outside of the space station alive and well), this is how stuff like that happens.

Lightning is caused by underwater charges and plankton travels through lightning bolts and make it to outer space? Go on.

You do know charges are present even when a lightning bolt isn't visible? In situations like this, charges imparted to organisms aerosolized near the surface of the ocean can pull them along the differential. It's the whole basis of ionic purifiers.

I know that lightning bolts are caused by electric differentials in clouds, and that the charge imparted in a lighting at sea tends to spread along the surface, not downwards. I also know that lightnings create extreme heat, and that any nearby plankton would tend to be either fried, boiled or electrocuted, not aerosolized and sucked into the sky. But I'm interestyed in the part where plankton travel from a cloud to outer space.


again, you know that differentials exist when there is no lightning (and that those differentials define a field that is vastly larger than a bolt that equalizes it? You can detect changes in ground charge as a thunderstorm passes overhead as a function of it's distance, not how much lightning it has.

In fact, that region could be totally swamped in powerful differentials that can move things hours around such a bolt as they saw - and the lightning, when it happens, fries only a VERY narrow column of the total charge distribution. No, it could happen.
 
2014-08-27 05:03:40 AM  

sobriquet by any other name: Dansker: sobriquet by any other name: Dansker: That lightning bolt - i can't imagine the charge underwater that formed to throw a bolt into the stratosphere, but if you believe in life making it to space (i.e the story about plankton found outside of the space station alive and well), this is how stuff like that happens.

Lightning is caused by underwater charges and plankton travels through lightning bolts and make it to outer space? Go on.

You do know charges are present even when a lightning bolt isn't visible? In situations like this, charges imparted to organisms aerosolized near the surface of the ocean can pull them along the differential. It's the whole basis of ionic purifiers.

I know that lightning bolts are caused by electric differentials in clouds, and that the charge imparted in a lighting at sea tends to spread along the surface, not downwards. I also know that lightnings create extreme heat, and that any nearby plankton would tend to be either fried, boiled or electrocuted, not aerosolized and sucked into the sky. But I'm interestyed in the part where plankton travel from a cloud to outer space.

again, you know that differentials exist when there is no lightning (and that those differentials define a field that is vastly larger than a bolt that equalizes it? You can detect changes in ground charge as a thunderstorm passes overhead as a function of it's distance, not how much lightning it has.


Lightning doesn't mean there was a build up of underwater charges. Lightning does not work that way. It discharges to the surface.

In fact, that region could be totally swamped in powerful differentials that can move things hours around such a bolt as they saw - and the lightning, when it happens, fries only a VERY narrow column of the total charge distribution. No, it could happen.

And by "it" you mean plankton being sucked, sill living, into the cloud by lightning, and then somehow achieving escape velocity and leaving the atmosphere.
It's a long way from the troposphere to outer space, even if step 1 were possible.

sobriquet by any other name: Dansker: sobriquet by any other name: Dansker: That lightning bolt - i can't imagine the charge underwater that formed to throw a bolt into the stratosphere, but if you believe in life making it to space (i.e the story about plankton found outside of the space station alive and well), this is how stuff like that happens.

Lightning is caused by underwater charges and plankton travels through lightning bolts and make it to outer space? Go on.

You do know charges are present even when a lightning bolt isn't visible? In situations like this, charges imparted to organisms aerosolized near the surface of the ocean can pull them along the differential. It's the whole basis of ionic purifiers.

I know that lightning bolts are caused by electric differentials in clouds, and that the charge imparted in a lighting at sea tends to spread along the surface, not downwards. I also know that lightnings create extreme heat, and that any nearby plankton would tend to be either fried, boiled or electrocuted, not aerosolized and sucked into the sky. But I'm interestyed in the part where plankton travel from a cloud to outer space.

again, you know that differentials exist when there is no lightning (and that those differentials define a field that is vastly larger than a bolt that equalizes it? You can detect changes in ground charge as a thunderstorm passes overhead as a function of it's distance, not how much lightning it has.

In fact, that region could be totally swamped in powerful differentials that can move things hours around such a bolt as they saw - and the lightning, when it happens, fries only a VERY narrow column of the total charge distribution. No, it could happen.

 
2014-08-27 05:07:13 AM  
Man, I'm not having a lot of luck with quoting, typing, or editing today.
 
2014-08-27 05:08:40 AM  

styckx: Dansker: The creepiest thing I ever experienced in a plane, was when I was a kid and got to see the cockpit during a cross country flight. It was fine at first, but then the pilot started talking about gladiator movies, turkish prisons, and grown, naked men.

Where me and you on the same flight? I remember taking a piss once and saw a stewardess playing guitar while a sick girl was dying


I remember that flight well, but I didn't notice the little girl. I was still trying to get over Macho grande.
 
2014-08-27 05:09:27 AM  
Dansker:

And by "it" you mean plankton being sucked, sill living, into the cloud by lightning, and then somehow achieving escape velocity and leaving the a ...

NOT by lightning. By the charges present that eventually spawn lightning, dont get confused. There is plenty of evidence to show cellular life is present in the upper atmosphere- how do you think it gets there?
 
2014-08-27 05:33:59 AM  

Gyrfalcon: You should check your sources. The first reports of sprites came from airline pilots at about 45,000 feet, IIRC. And they can be seen from vantage points in the Rocky Mountains above Denver, if the conditions are right. ... pilots can see sprites under the right circumstances.


Yeah.  So?
I would point out that simply being able to see sprites, and seeing them below you, are two VERY different things.  Sure, you can see a sprite that is at 30 mile altitude from 45,000ft, or even from up in the mountains in clear conditions, because they're enormous.  But you'd be looking up, just like in the picture I posted (which was taken from an aircraft).  Seeing a red sprite below the clouds would be unprecedented, and in the article the lights were very clearly coming from below the clouds considering that explanations like "squid-fishing vessels" and "underwater volcano" were considered... and, you know, the pictures.

Anyway, I've never heard of an instance of sprites happening below clouds, especially not the big red ones.  They are exclusively considered upper atmosphere phenomena.
If you can find sources that contradict that then I'll stand corrected, but I don't think you will.
 
2014-08-27 05:35:43 AM  

sobriquet by any other name: Dansker:

And by "it" you mean plankton being sucked, sill living, into the cloud by lightning, and then somehow achieving escape velocity and leaving the a ...

NOT by lightning. By the charges present that eventually spawn lightning, dont get confused.


So aerosolized plankton (I assume you mean in droplets of water whipped up by a strong wind) is lifted into the sky by electric charges that build up under water? Has this ever been shown to happen?

There is plenty of evidence to show cellular life is present in the upper atmosphere- how do you think it gets there?

Bacterial life has been found in the stratosphere, not plankton.
I don't know how it got there, but bacteria are much smaller than plankton (unless you're going to get technical and call water living bacteria picoplankton), some can get by with a minimal amount of moisture, they are known to float still living through the air, and air can be carried upwards by simple heat. I have never heard of ocean living plankton surviving in the sky.
 
2014-08-27 05:44:38 AM  

whither_apophis: Weather ballons


Which one?

xmb.stuffucanuse.com
 
2014-08-27 05:46:00 AM  
...bacteria can also be lifted high into the sky on things that fly, of course. Like birds or airplanes.
 
2014-08-27 05:46:56 AM  

farkingismybusiness: [www.hometheaterforum.com image 300x300]
This MEANS something.

/it means fishermen were using lights to attract fish.


That's my guess too. Only for squid. And possibly Japanese fishermen illegally doing it in Russian waters.
 
2014-08-27 05:54:08 AM  
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