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(Daily Star)   Ex-U.S. Marine films huge light in sky near nuclear power plant, which is clearly the "biggest UFO story of 2019." All other UFO stories will now be declared non-existent (possible nsfw content on page)   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line
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2019-04-15 09:44:42 AM  
Well, that sounded like a true rural Wisconsin resident - he spent half the time talking about the UFO and the other half talking about the great fishing around the plant discharge.
 
2019-04-15 10:12:13 AM  
Ex-Marine?
 
2019-04-15 10:13:17 AM  
Looks like Chinese lanterns to me.
 
2019-04-15 10:13:29 AM  
That was a quick bite subby, only took two comments. Good job.
 
2019-04-15 10:14:02 AM  
Looks like a flare up close, even trailing smoke.
 
2019-04-15 10:14:02 AM  

UberDave: Well, that sounded like a true rural Wisconsin resident - he spent half the time talking about the UFO and the other half talking about the great fishing around the plant discharge.


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2019-04-15 10:15:10 AM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: Looks like a flare up close, even trailing smoke.


Or a streetlight on fire?
 
2019-04-15 10:15:16 AM  
Myles Panosh - a US Marine Corps veteran - was on a phone call when he spotted a "huge" UFO hovering over the Wisconsin section of Lake Michigan in the US.

When I was a kid I would read UFO stories, and the ones that involved cops and military types were given more legitimacy than UFOs sighted by a layman.

Then I graduated high school and many of my classmates became cops and/or joined the military.  I no longer assign increased legitimacy to anything relating to cops and/or military personnel.
 
2019-04-15 10:16:56 AM  

UberDave: Well, that sounded like a true rural Wisconsin resident - he spent half the time talking about the UFO and the other half talking about the great fishing around the plant discharge.


Well, if the fishing is that good, then who wouldn't hop on over from Proxima Centauri b? You only have to schlep 12 light years for some of the finest lake trout this side of Barnard's Star!
 
2019-04-15 10:19:07 AM  
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2019-04-15 10:19:49 AM  

Rapmaster2000: I no longer assign increased legitimacy to anything relating to cops and/or military personnel.


I think you kind of have to look at military MOS before you make that call, although of course stupid people are found at all levels. Anyone who was a cook or infantry without specialization or further MOS change, yeah, usually go ahead and ignore them. At least if they never did anything else with their lives.

Cops, that's all over the place. In my experience the more rural, and the farther south, the less training and education they've probably had. And don't get me wrong, I support LEOs, but... a lot of high school bullies take that route.
 
2019-04-15 10:20:01 AM  
Videographer?  Is focus not a thing anymore?

Looks like a sodium vapor security light to me.
 
2019-04-15 10:20:12 AM  
How you gonna keep them on Alpha Centauri IV once they've seen Karl Hungus.
 
2019-04-15 10:20:30 AM  

jdmorgan82: That was a quick bite subby, only took two comments. Good job.


TFA said ex Marine, so subby didn't lie.

/ If I was on my phone and saw the biggest UFO of 2019, I wouldn't ask someone else to record it.  I'd hang up my phone and record it myself.
 
2019-04-15 10:22:37 AM  
They were just recharging the tachyon batteries from the nukular wessel.
 
2019-04-15 10:23:47 AM  
A bigger story than the rest doesn't make all the other stories non-existent, subby.

Pete Davidson has stories about being with Ariana Grande, but that doesn't erase my stories about getting with your mom. (Nice lady, but she's no Ariana. More of a low moaner than a singer.)
 
2019-04-15 10:24:28 AM  
Someone found the Spacey button on their Korg synthesizer.

Korg: Hey, min. We're just abouta add soundtrack to that ginormous spaceship. Wanna hep?
 
2019-04-15 10:28:55 AM  
"I've figured it out.  Bigfoot is blurry!"  -Mitch Hedberg
 
2019-04-15 10:32:34 AM  

kendelrio: Ex-Marine?


Not everyone who was in the Marines has rosy memories about the experience.

I suspect it's a more common sentiment with those who were drafted into it.
 
2019-04-15 10:32:52 AM  
So what does his being an ex-marine have to do with anything?  Does that somehow give his "I don't know what that light is therefore aliens!"nonsense any more legitimacy?
 
2019-04-15 10:33:37 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Myles Panosh - a US Marine Corps veteran - was on a phone call when he spotted a "huge" UFO hovering over the Wisconsin section of Lake Michigan in the US.

When I was a kid I would read UFO stories, and the ones that involved cops and military types were given more legitimacy than UFOs sighted by a layman.

Then I graduated high school and many of my classmates became cops and/or joined the military.  I no longer assign increased legitimacy to anything relating to cops and/or military personnel.


This always always reminds me of the story Neil Degrass Tyson once told of a sheriffs deputy who was chasing down a UFO that was zigzagging back and forth across the sky. Turns out that it was the planet Mars and the deputy wasn't accounting for the fact that he was driving down a road that was weaving left and right through the hills.
 
2019-04-15 10:34:58 AM  
If I got kicked out of the Marines I'm not sure I'd be bragging about it.
 
2019-04-15 10:45:05 AM  

Gaddiel: Rapmaster2000: Myles Panosh - a US Marine Corps veteran - was on a phone call when he spotted a "huge" UFO hovering over the Wisconsin section of Lake Michigan in the US.

When I was a kid I would read UFO stories, and the ones that involved cops and military types were given more legitimacy than UFOs sighted by a layman.

Then I graduated high school and many of my classmates became cops and/or joined the military.  I no longer assign increased legitimacy to anything relating to cops and/or military personnel.

This always always reminds me of the story Neil Degrass Tyson once told of a sheriffs deputy who was chasing down a UFO that was zigzagging back and forth across the sky. Turns out that it was the planet Mars and the deputy wasn't accounting for the fact that he was driving down a road that was weaving left and right through the hills.


The joke's on Tyson. He always claims the deputy was looking at Mars, but that's incorrect. It was Venus.

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2019-04-15 10:46:13 AM  

UberDave: Well, that sounded like a true rural Wisconsin resident - he spent half the time talking about the UFO and the other half talking about the great fishing around the plant discharge.


Dhose aliens dhere were messin up my fishin. Alien bastards!
 
2019-04-15 10:46:47 AM  
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you people need to take this more seriously. this shiat is real and we need to understand it
 
2019-04-15 10:47:09 AM  
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2019-04-15 10:57:28 AM  
Well if he's an ex-marine, it must be true.
 
2019-04-15 10:58:08 AM  
It isn't stupidity that causes people to believe in things like UFO's, God or gods, or liberal politics, it is the human inborn need to believe in something bigger. It is normal and it's ok as long as you don't hurt other people. So forgive people for things that make them happy.
 
2019-04-15 10:59:55 AM  
Well, I'm sold. Especially after counting the 26 rivets around the aft emergency egress port. You can't fake that stuff.
 
2019-04-15 11:02:13 AM  
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2019-04-15 11:07:49 AM  

Cbillrun: It isn't stupidity that causes people to believe in things like UFO's, God or gods, or liberal politics, it is the human inborn need to believe in something bigger. It is normal and it's ok as long as you don't hurt other people. So forgive people for things that make them happy.


You're only a bit off.

It's not stupidity to see UFOs or Jesus Mugshots or the Hand Of God.  That's a natural human process called pareidolia.

It's only stupidity to believe that that blurry light in the sky is a xenomorphic specimen collector, or the skid marks in your chonis is a divine likeness of the Virgin Mary.
 
2019-04-15 11:13:11 AM  

moofburger: [img.fark.net image 529x640]


Conclusions from Project Blue Book fall into two categories. Category one is incidents where ignorant people mistook natural phenomena for aliens. Category two is incidents where ignorant people mistook classified military tests for aliens.
 
2019-04-15 11:14:03 AM  

RoomFullOfMonkeys: moofburger: [img.fark.net image 529x640]

Conclusions from Project Blue Book fall into two categories. Category one is incidents where ignorant people mistook natural phenomena for aliens. Category two is incidents where ignorant people mistook classified military tests for aliens.


I forgot to add: all incidents of category two were explained to the public as belonging to category one.
 
2019-04-15 11:16:23 AM  

DRTFA: jdmorgan82: That was a quick bite subby, only took two comments. Good job.

TFA said ex Marine, so subby didn't lie.

/ If I was on my phone and saw the biggest UFO of 2019, I wouldn't ask someone else to record it.  I'd hang up my phone and record it myself.


I guess I jumped the gun. Usually people posting things like that are just trolling... unless he's covertly trolling under the guise of using the article... dun dun dunnnnn.....

/get your tinfoil hats ladies and gents
//add a second layer because spaceships
///threesies
 
2019-04-15 11:24:37 AM  
Thats no ufo.  That is a rift in space leading to an alternate universe.  I really wish people would learn their anomalies.


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2019-04-15 11:28:34 AM  

Truck Fump: Videographer?  Is focus not a thing anymore?

Looks like a sodium vapor security light to me.


And some tall antenna with lights that blink just like they do on tall antennae.

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2019-04-15 11:29:42 AM  
Around the age of ten because it would have been fourth grade I was outside with a buddy throwing the football in the afternoon under a partly cloudy sky. I don't remember who spotted it, but there were a few shiny objects flying around in seemingly random patterns in relatively close proximity to one another but they weren't in formation while doing so. They weren't making movements that were physically possible by anything I was or am aware of now. After perhaps ten seconds or so they seemed to merge and then shot straight up through the clouds, moving at one hell of a clip after being still before it disappeared. Neither one of us remember it making any sound and we don't remember the height of the clouds being particularly tall that day though neither the silence or how close we were to it really mean too much since who knows how off our memories might be.

I'm sure that time has altered my recollection from whatever the initial experience was. What I would really like is a chance to go back and see it as it happened, but this time as an observant adult.

ladyfortuna: I think you kind of have to look at military MOS before you make that call, although of course stupid people are found at all levels. Anyone who was a cook or infantry without specialization or further MOS change, yeah, usually go ahead and ignore them.


Inserting a word such as "combat" in front of "paper pusher" still means you're just a pogue.
 
2019-04-15 11:33:55 AM  

kendelrio: Ex-Marine?


He used to be in the Core. Not anymore. It's perfectly cromulent.
 
2019-04-15 11:47:22 AM  
So.. if it was me that filmed the UFO would the headline read  "Ex Quality Control Professional films huge light in sky near nuclear power plant" ?  Why did they think that "Ex-Marine" was so relevant?
 
2019-04-15 11:58:10 AM  

ladyfortuna: Anyone who was a cook or infantry without specialization or further MOS change, yeah, usually go ahead and ignore them.


Got to watch though as sometimes the cooks are the smartest because they knew which career field to go into that will not land them in any harms way.  I knew a cook in the Air Force National Guard that during the week was removing veins for heart surgery.
 
2019-04-15 12:08:52 PM  

FarkingReading: UberDave: Well, that sounded like a true rural Wisconsin resident - he spent half the time talking about the UFO and the other half talking about the great fishing around the plant discharge.

Well, if the fishing is that good, then who wouldn't hop on over from Proxima Centauri b? You only have to schlep 12 light years for some of the finest lake trout this side of Barnard's Star!


Scanty Em: How you gonna keep them on Alpha Centauri IV once they've seen Karl Hungus.


Are y'all reporters for the Guide? Do ya do commissions? I have a special place...a planet, really. It's really nice and I'm thinking of opening it up for visits... invitation only. I'd could really use a write-up to build public presents. It'd be a B&B because stellar distances are soooo long.
 
2019-04-15 12:18:40 PM  

Mikeyworld: FarkingReading: UberDave: [redacted]

I could really use a write-up to build public presents

presence . It'd be a B&B because stellar distances are soooo long.

The babel fish doesn't correct for synonyms ...or stupidity
 
2019-04-15 01:12:44 PM  

edmo: Well, I'm sold. Especially after counting the 26 rivets around the aft emergency egress port. You can't fake that stuff.


Shiat, a rivet counterlp!

;)

/ Derogatory term for overly pedantic modellers
 
2019-04-15 01:25:47 PM  

kendelrio: Ex-Marine?


That's how they refer to it in the Core.
 
2019-04-15 02:13:37 PM  
While I am fully supportive for our military and the sacrifces they make daily, I'm also perplexed as to why people or the mass media more than often bring up someone's military background on wholly unrelated topic.
I mean had this guy been an engineer, janitor, IT programmer or store clerk would his vocation or past occupation to be even brought up?

Uness he is/was an astronomer, rocket scientist or high level NASA employee what does an 'Ex-Marine' got anything to do with anything?!?!?!
 
2019-04-15 02:47:23 PM  

RoomFullOfMonkeys: RoomFullOfMonkeys: moofburger: [img.fark.net image 529x640]

Conclusions from Project Blue Book fall into two categories. Category one is incidents where ignorant people mistook natural phenomena for aliens. Category two is incidents where ignorant people mistook classified military tests for aliens.

I forgot to add: all incidents of category two were explained to the public as belonging to category one.


Clearly you haven't been watching the scrupulously fact-based expose of Project Blue Book on the History Channel. You left out category three, where sightings of alien ships and/or beings really were sightings of alien ships and/or beings, and Blue Book was tasked with explaining them away as categories one or two. Also, your wife's best friend is almost guaranteed to be a dangerous Russian spy who's tried to initiate a lesbian affair on multiple occasions. The History Channel wouldn't just make this stuff up, would it?
 
2019-04-15 05:47:56 PM  
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2019-04-15 06:19:07 PM  

Lake Royale: [img.fark.net image 850x566]


How'd you get a picture of my cats ass?
 
2019-04-15 09:26:51 PM  

dr_iacovone: Lake Royale: [img.fark.net image 850x566]

How'd you get a picture of my cats ass?


ok what the heck are ya feeding your cat to make its ass glow ?
 
2019-04-16 10:07:56 AM  

Idiot Stick Bearer: dr_iacovone: Lake Royale: [img.fark.net image 850x566]

How'd you get a picture of my cats ass?

ok what the heck are ya feeding your cat to make its ass glow ?


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