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"Mysterious Light In Sky Made Motorists Stop..."  
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2711 times:

*Unbelievable...*

According to Norway's biggest selling newspaper, VG, a light phenomenon in the sky above Haugerud, Oslo, Norway, got a lot of attention from people on the ground.

Eyewitness Lill Signe Larsen, who was among many who contacted the newspaper, said "It was just unbelievable! At Skedsmokorset (a location) the light was so bright, people were pulling over and getting out of their cars to look at it."

Norway's most profiled astronomer, Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard, was contacted, and asked to give his opinion on what this phenomenon might be. And he didn't take long to reach his conclusion.

Before I tell you what it was, have a look at an exclusive photo, taken from one of the witnesses:

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That's right... A photo which the a.net screeners would have rejected, before it had even been taken...

I know most people may not know as much about aviation as us who roam this website, but for crying out loud... What on earth did they think it was!?
Must have been a slow newsday. And just for the record, The astronomer, Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard, got the explanation right...

Full (norwegian) article for those interested... http://www.vg.no/pub/vgart.hbs?artid=164551

Thom@s


"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2707 times:

WTF

Contrails. They thought contrails, something seen in the sky everyday were UFO's

Weird


User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2705 times:

It must have been the first time EVER the clouds had cleared long enough for them to catch a glimpse of a plane contrail  Silly


Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

Hmmm, probably a few members from here (that shall stay nameless lest I be banned) beaming back up to the Mother Ship . . . musta lost the tin foil hat connection . . .

User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

There was a thread here recently about a similar sighting carried on the local television news in Seattle. The news-monkeys went on about the suspicious nature of the "government story" of it being a contrail.

What frakkin' planet have these people been living on? I see contrails looking just like these far more often than I see palm trees but I don't call the television station when I see a palm tree.



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

Quoting Trekster (Reply 1):
They thought contrails, something seen in the sky everyday were UFO's

Forgive them, they are Norwegian after all  duck 

It is a pretty dumb mistake to make though, if it was just one tiny spot then understandable, but not a long strip. They should remember that UFO's are round, like saucers  yes 

Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 5):
Forgive them, they are Norwegian after all

I was going to say thoat, but wanted to wait for some poor sap to say it

UR that poor sap lol


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

Quoting Trekster (Reply 6):
I was going to say thoat, but wanted to wait for some poor sap to say it

UR that poor sap lol

I feel used now, like a tool  grumpy 

But yeah, somebody had to say it, lol Big grin



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21620 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):
Hmmm, probably a few members from here (that shall stay nameless lest I be banned) beaming back up to the Mother Ship . . . musta lost the tin foil hat connection . . .

Could also be Libturdslayer being raptured.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2478 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 5):
Forgive them, they are Norwegian after all

What can I say, there are plenty of dumb people here...

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 7):
like a tool

Wooo, Tool!  Wink

Anyway, the fact that the newspaper contacted an astronomer to find out what it was, is just sad...

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

Hmmm, what do you guys think - has it happened again?...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200611/s1798687.htm

QFF


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 10):
Hmmm, what do you guys think - has it happened again?...

Sounds more like the real deal to me, as they suggest in the article a meteorite.

Excert;

Quote:
It shot across the sky soon after 8:00pm ACDT and was followed by what sounded like a large explosion.

Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2407 times:

Double post, sorry.

filler
filler

[Edited 2006-11-27 22:59:05]


...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 39
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 10):

That sounds rather scarey actually. I wouldn't be surprised if it caused afew car crashes around the place.



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2402 times:

Looks like a chemtrail to me.
  
  

[Edited 2006-11-27 23:17:20]

User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 2):
It must have been the first time EVER the clouds had cleared long enough for them to catch a glimpse of a plane contrail

Are you comparing the weather there to here in Cleveland?  Big grin


That is just too damned funny, though.


User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

Jeez...Houston drivers don't even stop for this strange light in the sky.



User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 13):
That sounds rather scarey actually

It couldve been space debris falling to earth, I remember reading somewere i think it was in the range of 100 tonnes of space debris falls to earth each year and only 1 tonne ever survives, the majority of that lands in the ocean.
Sorry i cant back that up with a source as i read it, but im sure it was something along them lines.

Rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

Definitely chemtrails. Too bad for you Thomas, now you are being brainwashed by your government and the evil corporations and of course, George Bush. It's been happening here for quite some time now.

I just made myself a new tinfoil hat and I suggest you do the same immediately.




-NWA742


User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 39
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 17):

That's a scarey thought also. Reminds me of the simpsons episode where Ned Flanders bomb shelter gets destroyed by the meteorite

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 15):
Are you comparing the weather there to here in Cleveland?

Lol, actually I had Irish weather in mind when writting it.

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 16):
strange light in the sky.

Now that is a strange light! I have never noticed one of those before!



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineAgill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1011 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 9):

What can I say, there are plenty of dumb people here...

Mmmhmmm  duck 

(well actually <3 @ Norway)


User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2336 times:



User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 11):
Quote:
It shot across the sky soon after 8:00pm ACDT and was followed by what sounded like a large explosion.



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 11):
Sounds more like the real deal to me, as they suggest in the article a meteorite.

Might have been a plane... and the loud bang was probably just a hard landing... ( Big grin )

Quoting Agill (Reply 20):
Mmmhmmm

Still, thank God that stupidity in Norway hasn't reached Swedish proportions...

Thom@s  Wink



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1799 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2261 times:

It looks like some defunct satellite falling down to earth and getting burned up.

There is a lot of debris floating out there, mostly old satellites which have ended their active service lives. Infact, such satellite falls can be dangerous. There was an incident when a former Soviet satellite with a nuclear reactor on board fell over Canada, scattering Nuclear waste over a wide area.



Never argue with idiots. They will bring you down to their level, and beat you with experience.
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2193 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 4):
What frakkin' planet have these people been living on?

Is it possible there are people in the world who don't give a hooping funt about aviation whatsoever and thus never look up?



The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
25 SlamClick : I am sublimely uninterested in embroidery (since you mentioned hooping) but I am also aware that there is such a thing as an embroidery machine. I th
26 ShyFlyer : All of my "aviation illiterate" friends and associates would have recognized a contrail in an instant.
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