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Man Captures Video Of Strange Explosion In The Sky
CBS13) ^ | December 30, 2012 11:59 PM

Posted on 01/03/2013 2:55:34 PM PST by BenLurkin

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento man scanning the night sky caught a sudden burst of light through his telescope. He recorded that strange sight with his smart phone.

CBS13 shared the video with experts to see if they could solve the mystery.

This mysterious little tale begins earlier this week when Good Day Sacramento’s Cody Stark got this message on Facebook: “I have something on video no one has ever seen. I had my telescope out, caught an explosion in space. Wanna see the video?”

Cody’s response? Absolutely!

The video was shot with an iPhone through the eyepiece of a telescope, so CBS13 had to enlarge it to get a better look. It was shot on Dec. 20 around 5 p.m. in Sacramento by viewer Elijah Prychodzko.

“I saw something that I’d never seen before. I saw another object orbiting this — whatever it was up there, and I’ve never seen anything like that before,” said Prychodzko.


TOPICS: UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bigsplash; california; catastrophism; louisfrank; sacramento; smallcomets
Fireworks?
1 posted on 01/03/2013 2:55:41 PM PST by BenLurkin
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News Report:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycPDg2vVLtA


2 posted on 01/03/2013 2:59:38 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Nah, just the Chinese launching another missile off the coast of California.......


3 posted on 01/03/2013 3:01:27 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: BenLurkin

Waste Management just cleaning up some space junk.


4 posted on 01/03/2013 3:02:43 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

DorkII EO missle piercing the debt ceiling.


5 posted on 01/03/2013 3:04:57 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: BenLurkin

Air Farce !?


6 posted on 01/03/2013 3:05:37 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: BenLurkin

7 posted on 01/03/2013 3:15:45 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: BenLurkin

pretty good timing. he just had his cell phone in the eyepiece, the telescope pointed in just the righth direction to catch this. how did he know far enough in advance to get setup for the recording?


8 posted on 01/03/2013 3:17:47 PM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: BenLurkin
CBS 4 also contacted a Vatican expert who said it could be some sort of light refraction.

The new plot for Men In Black 4.

It was just light refraction or perhaps a seraph with gas.

9 posted on 01/03/2013 3:19:54 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: BenLurkin
years ago i went out on my deck, turned off all the lights, and laid down on a deck lounge to look straight up and see if the coming meteor shower would be visible from my home.

right off the bat I saw a bunch of explosions. They were very brief.

Couldn't see the rest of the shower very well, but those initial collisions were head on and fantastic ~ lasting less than a second.

That's what they can look like when they come in from straight overhead ~

10 posted on 01/03/2013 3:21:19 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: camle
There are people who are set up to record anything at any time all the time. Sky watchers like to do this. We have a state park called sky meadows.

They're out there!

11 posted on 01/03/2013 3:23:12 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: BenLurkin

Vandenberg spook satellite went boom? (Considering the current regime, it would be to spy on US)


12 posted on 01/03/2013 3:30:42 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like a satellite kill. And he just happened to be looking at the right place at the right time? Sure. Concur w/ the astrophysicist: This is not an astronomical event.


13 posted on 01/03/2013 3:37:48 PM PST by Tenega
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To: Vaquero
Vandenberg spook satellite went boom?

A distinct possibility. I saw my share of them explode in mid air by command detonation when I lived on base as a kid.

14 posted on 01/03/2013 3:38:15 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: BenLurkin

There has been a meteor shower going on the last few nights.


15 posted on 01/03/2013 3:58:13 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: BenLurkin

Swamp gas!!


16 posted on 01/03/2013 4:07:07 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: BenLurkin

On January 25, 1878, The Denison Daily News noted that John Martin, a local farmer, had reported seeing a large, dark, circular object resembling a balloon flying “at wonderful speed.” Martin, according to the newspaper account, said it appeared to be about the size of a saucer, the first known use of the word “saucer” in association with a UFO.

Too bad he didn’t have an iPhone.


17 posted on 01/03/2013 4:11:58 PM PST by Morris70
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To: BenLurkin

Dry cleaning bags filled with marsh gas.


18 posted on 01/03/2013 4:12:59 PM PST by jaz.357 (Welcome to hell. Here's your accordion.)
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To: Vaquero

Some satellites release subsatellites, that could be killers following a grazing orbit. It’s impressive if they can orbit their targets before the kill.


19 posted on 01/03/2013 4:18:11 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: BenLurkin

It is an exploding weather balloon. The spot that seems to be orbiting is actually tethered below the balloon.

See this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG7xFt1FpCc


20 posted on 01/03/2013 4:39:54 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

That makes sense.


21 posted on 01/03/2013 4:54:12 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: Kirkwood

You just won the cigar!


22 posted on 01/03/2013 4:55:35 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: BenLurkin

That explosion does not appear to take place in outer space but much closer up.


23 posted on 01/03/2013 5:00:59 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: SunkenCiv

/mark


24 posted on 01/03/2013 6:22:43 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Kirkwood

Thanks ~ now, can you compute the altitude?


25 posted on 01/03/2013 6:56:48 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: KoRn; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...

Thanks KoRn.

Possible sidebars:
26 posted on 01/03/2013 7:06:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: TADSLOS
I saw my share of them explode in mid air by command detonation when I lived on base as a kid.

Small world. That wouldn't have been around the early 60's would it?

27 posted on 01/03/2013 7:42:50 PM PST by ForGod'sSake (2C7:14 If my people..shall humble themselves and pray..I will hear from heaven..and heal their land.)
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To: ForGod'sSake
64-68

Attended Crestview Elementary and 7th grade in Junior High on base.

28 posted on 01/03/2013 7:48:54 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: TADSLOS

Ah, I was a few years ahead of you then. The family left Vandenberg when my dad retired in ‘63. I would have been about 16 years old. To this day I can remember the rumble and roar; the occasional explosion and the rare treat of wind blown debris falling back to ground.


29 posted on 01/03/2013 8:56:32 PM PST by ForGod'sSake (2C7:14 If my people..shall humble themselves and pray..I will hear from heaven..and heal their land.)
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To: ForGod'sSake

Yep. I distinctly remember watching a missile launch from the front yard and it started heading inland soon after launch. I’m guessing it was at about 10,000 feet when it was command detonated. A remnant of one of the stages sliced through the roof of a trailer in Lompoc and came to rest over the top of a baby crib- no injuries, fortunately. Missile tests and failures were fairly common then.


30 posted on 01/03/2013 9:29:30 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: Kirkwood

BINGO


31 posted on 01/04/2013 12:48:31 AM PST by Prospero
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To: SunkenCiv

Wow. Those news chatterers are just brilliant, aren’t they. The possibilities that they posit are just so reasonable and likely. /s


32 posted on 01/04/2013 4:17:28 AM PST by TheOldLady
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