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UFO over Albuquerque
Self, Vanity | 09/24/12 | Self

Posted on 09/24/2012 4:40:12 PM PDT by Crusher138

There was a strange bright object handing in the sky over Albuquerque on Saturday evening, around 7:00pm. The VERY quickly disseminated story was that it was a high altitude weather balloon. It was stationary for the over 15 minutes I watched it. Since they test all sorts of stuff out here I thought the story was a little fishy. Do weather balloon hang motionless in the sky for long periods of time?


TOPICS: Astronomy; UFO's; Weather; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: albuquerque; ufo; weatherballoon
Any input from the great, wise body of Freepers would be appreciated.
1 posted on 09/24/2012 4:40:16 PM PDT by Crusher138
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To: Crusher138

here they come.....

2 posted on 09/24/2012 4:42:27 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Crusher138
Any pics available?


3 posted on 09/24/2012 4:43:02 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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4 posted on 09/24/2012 4:43:24 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Crusher138

Probably just Hillary on her broom. Halloween is coming you know.


5 posted on 09/24/2012 4:43:24 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Crusher138

***Do weather balloon hang motionless in the sky for long periods of time?***

Yes. So does swamp gas. Nothing to see here, citizen, just go back to your house and draw the shades. We were not here, we did not visit you. Enjoy your day. When you wake, you will not remember what happened. Ignore the pain in your buttocks. It is nothing.


6 posted on 09/24/2012 4:43:27 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: Crusher138

Did you take any photos?
Any other details like color, shape, size?


7 posted on 09/24/2012 4:44:15 PM PDT by odds
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To: mass55th

lol.. yeah she is very talented incl. the ability to remain stationary mid-air for long periods of time before she turns into a complete b*tch umm i mean witch..


8 posted on 09/24/2012 4:47:40 PM PDT by odds
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To: Crusher138
I've seen weather ballons launched from Holloman as far north as Las Vegas, NM. Lighting conditions, dusk on the ground, daylight at altitude make them stand out brightly.

They don't move very quickly. Next time, use a pair of field glasses, and take a look. It's pretty obvious what they are.

/johnny

9 posted on 09/24/2012 4:48:21 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Doogle
Don't be so quick to ridicule:

http://archive.org/details/gov.archives.341-roswell-16

10 posted on 09/24/2012 4:52:16 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Crusher138

11 posted on 09/24/2012 4:58:49 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: Crusher138

12 posted on 09/24/2012 5:01:24 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Crusher138

In springfield, mo a couple of years ago my son, his friend and I saw a light hovering and weaving silently but low enough if it had been a helo we would have heard it because I am a military helo/jet freak and always run out of the house day or night to watch. I love them.

After the disposal of ben lady in Pakistan I figured it was the new stealth helo. Its as loud as a lawn mower so we would not have heard it. Just an idea. Got to see the stealth fighter & bomber in a flyover a couple of times out there before the wars. Unforgettable.


13 posted on 09/24/2012 5:04:03 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Crusher138

It was just making a right turn.


14 posted on 09/24/2012 5:16:31 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: OldMissileer

15 posted on 09/24/2012 5:17:36 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Crusher138
There was a strange bright object handing in the sky

I just hate when they do that. They should keep their dang hands to themselves!

16 posted on 09/24/2012 5:19:44 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Crusher138

Somebody posted a video of it on youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3GNVvhh5Ww&feature=player_embedded#!


17 posted on 09/24/2012 5:21:08 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Crusher138

It was probably Obama’s narcisistic ego.


18 posted on 09/24/2012 5:22:09 PM PDT by Skywarner
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To: MHGinTN
Thanks for the link. This kinda caught my eye and made me chuckle.....

Please read the Thaioouba Prophecy, it is on this site, and study the Pleiadean messages to us

Got to admit tho, your site looks official enough......LOL!

19 posted on 09/24/2012 5:22:31 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: al baby

Jumboprise. Those two really should just get a room.


20 posted on 09/24/2012 5:25:32 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Nuke Mecca.)
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To: Crusher138

Here’s another one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drYSJ8HKCy4&feature=player_embedded#!


21 posted on 09/24/2012 5:29:09 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Weather balloons, tethered together and to the ground station.


22 posted on 09/24/2012 5:31:22 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

Weather balloons, why is it always weather balloons?

23 posted on 09/24/2012 5:42:17 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Crusher138

It’s a ballon. That’s what they do.

A REAL UFO is a object that defies known operational envelope.

A ballon can float motionless, can appear bright from the reflected sun.

This does NOT mean I don’t believe in UFOs.

The question about a UFO is what is the source of the craft?

Keep in mind the SR-71A was a well kept secret for 30 years. It had characteristics (and appearances) and flight capability that would surely have seemed like alien technology in 1964.

So, there ARE UFOs, they belong to US.

If there were a real alien, who could traverse the universe, the only craft of his we would see would be the on he visits the zoo in, because we would be so far behind them we would be considered basically not interesting.....

Why are we so vain as to think any other intelligence would beat a path to our door?


24 posted on 09/24/2012 5:58:00 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: Crusher138

Ask George Noory.


25 posted on 09/24/2012 6:12:21 PM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: dfwgator
"Did you post the Bugs Bunny pic to throw them off like I told you"?

Photobucket

26 posted on 09/24/2012 6:19:25 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: Crusher138

***There was a strange bright object handing in the sky over Albuquerque on Saturday evening,***

So? Albuquerque has the Balloon festival there every year! Maybe someone checking out their airborne gas bag.


27 posted on 09/24/2012 6:24:41 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Crusher138

You have possibly witnessed a visit by entites not of this world, and there is no need for consensus on what you saw.

I don’t think we should dismiss the existence of aliens. They definitely have much higher intelligence than we do. Look no further than their transportation: undetectable by any of our equipment, coming into our dimension with ease and in complete silence. Compare that to the efforts and massive rockets we had to employ in order to reach other planets.

But no need to worry, they are all from God and mean us no harm.


28 posted on 09/24/2012 6:44:40 PM PDT by sun7
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To: Crusher138

Sorry, meant to say even the aliens are under the dominion of God. Not that they are necessarily sent directly by God.


29 posted on 09/24/2012 6:45:00 PM PDT by sun7
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To: MHGinTN

LOL! Why be so quick to ridicule when you can waste 47 minutes getting ready to ridicule?


30 posted on 09/24/2012 7:43:44 PM PDT by dangus
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To: odds

Just looked like a bright dot on my camera phone. While it wasn’t perfectly circular, it was a kind of flat oval. Just bright white.


31 posted on 09/24/2012 7:44:03 PM PDT by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: lonevoice

Sorry, iPad keyboard + aggressive spell check - reading glasses = stupid typos!


32 posted on 09/24/2012 7:47:34 PM PDT by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: smoothsailing

Yep, that’s it.

A friend who works for the AFRL told me before I could finish asking that it was a weather balloon. With a funny smile on his face.

I think it was us testing something.


33 posted on 09/24/2012 7:52:44 PM PDT by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: Crusher138
Ever drive by an airport and the planes in the air look stationary?
It happens even if your not moving depending on the distance.
34 posted on 09/24/2012 7:55:11 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Crusher138

Uh, yeah. That’s EXACTLY what weather balloons do.


35 posted on 09/24/2012 7:58:05 PM PDT by dangus
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To: Crusher138

I don’t know what to think of these supposedly ufo sightings.
Many photos I’ve seen look like a “bright white” object too. I guess a camera phone can’t capture things clearly from such a distance.
A Japanese friend, who is very sane & sober, told me once that she along with a number of people while sitting in a restaurant in Osaka Japan, all saw two objects in the sky moving very quickly across the sky, then suddenly stopping motionless mid-air, and then making extraordinarily rapid vertical moves (straight up & down) unlike anything that a balloon or an airplane, we generally know of, can make, and then suddenly disappearing. Completely silent, no engine sound...So, don’t know...
I suppose in many cases, there is a ‘logical’ explanation, e.g. weather balloons, fabricated stories/hoaxes, or some other phenomenon..


36 posted on 09/24/2012 8:07:40 PM PDT by odds
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To: Crusher138

Alien craft have been known to mimic the appearance of weather balloons
.


37 posted on 09/24/2012 8:29:42 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Crusher138

Alien craft have been known to mimic the appearance of weather balloons
.


38 posted on 09/24/2012 8:29:56 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Crusher138

Did it look like this?

http://www.rokemneedlearts.com/carsindepth/wordpressblog/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/chevy-volt-destroyed-in-fire-500x265.jpg


39 posted on 09/24/2012 8:37:16 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil-- A-merican)
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To: Hot Tabasco

That isn’t ‘my site’. I watched the interview and found the interviewee compelling. Watching the man while being interviewed, I saw no signs of deceptiuon/deceptive behavior. Have you ever studied the meta communication of lying? The man being interviewed was not lying, he was telling what he believes is the truth of what he witnessed at five years old. I happen to remember things from when I was two, so five is not that impossible, especially when the experience was so dramatic ...


40 posted on 09/24/2012 9:02:35 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Bwahahahaha ... that’s the best one of the thread!


41 posted on 09/24/2012 9:05:41 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

When I was four or five (’59 - ‘60) I saw a huge Navy battleship escorted by a number of fighter jets fly over Denver. I’m not making that up and I remember it vividly.


42 posted on 09/24/2012 9:23:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Crusher138
Aww, no apologies. I thought it was funny, and figured it was an iPad thing. :-)
43 posted on 09/24/2012 9:26:31 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Crusher138

It’s the new iPhone 5... Those things are incredible...


44 posted on 09/24/2012 10:40:14 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Crusher138

It was swamp gas reflecting light from the planet Venus. Oh wait...we don’t have swamps here in Albuquerque.

Seriously, i say it was a weather balloon. This time around.


45 posted on 12/15/2012 10:30:42 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Crusher138
Stationary for 15 minutes?

Then there must be loads and loads of high definition, high quality photos and video.

46 posted on 12/15/2012 10:39:23 PM PST by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: airborne

Actually a bunch of people did post stuff on YouTube.

Did seem kinda weird that folds on the radio were almost immediately (while it was going on) telling us that it was only a weather balloon.

Here in New Mexico there is a lot of testing of vehicles that aren’t, let’s say, fully unclassified. Sometimes these tests don’t go as planned and the damage control folks appear telling us “nothing to see here, move along, move along...”

This felt like one of those times.


47 posted on 12/17/2012 8:35:07 AM PST by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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