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Did You See The Fire In The NYC Sky?
CBS 2 NYC ^ | Nov 11, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 11/11/2010 5:17:55 AM PST by Islander7

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Did you see it? Chopper 2 HD sure did.

It was a bizarre, glowing red-hot streak in the sky — right at sunset Wednesday — moving briskly behind the Manhattan skyline.

CBS 2 reached out to a top astronomer who looked at the video. He said it looks beautiful, but that is was like nothing more than what’s known as a “contrail” — condensation from a commercial or military jet.

The aliens, apparently, are not coming.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: newyour; strange; tinfoilbrigade; ufo
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Video at the link.

This thing is way too fast to be any kind of aircraft. Strange, very strange.

1 posted on 11/11/2010 5:17:58 AM PST by Islander7
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To: Islander7

What is it with CBS Choppers, this week??

A more conspiracy-minded soul than myself might find him/herself going ‘hmmmmmm’.....


2 posted on 11/11/2010 5:19:59 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Islander7

Well, it certainly looks too fast for a commercial jet, but perhaps it’s some sort of military aircraft? It’s staying very level, also. Odd.


3 posted on 11/11/2010 5:21:55 AM PST by livius
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To: Islander7

I agree, that thing is going way too fast to be a contrail from a plane.


4 posted on 11/11/2010 5:22:04 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Islander7
Pentagon and repubic party hacks state that they do not know what it is... but that there is no reason for concern. Give them two days and they will announce that it was a Cessna with an oil leak.

LLS

5 posted on 11/11/2010 5:22:55 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Islander7

Crap!! The Chinese are everywhere!


6 posted on 11/11/2010 5:23:09 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Islander7

No need to fear: Obama and the Dyke are on it!


7 posted on 11/11/2010 5:23:15 AM PST by Artcore
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To: Islander7

Aircraft contrail lit by the sun.

The short life of the contrail indicates a lower altitude, which accounts for it’s apparent speed.


8 posted on 11/11/2010 5:24:02 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: LibLieSlayer

FR really needs a ‘Like Button’. That’s a classic.


9 posted on 11/11/2010 5:24:32 AM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Islander7

There was fire in the sky. Any reports of smoke on the water? Doo doo doo, doo doo, do do, doo doo doooo, do do.


10 posted on 11/11/2010 5:24:39 AM PST by coaltrain (Obama's a Harvard lawyer like Elvis was a Black Belt)
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To: Islander7

I saw a *very* bright comet burn up quick in Austin at 6a Monday moving due east. Not slow and far away like a shooting star, this one was big and moving fast.


11 posted on 11/11/2010 5:25:08 AM PST by txhurl (If we can shake Congress like a can of pennies, we can uproot voter fraud like a D-9.)
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To: Islander7

The “V’s” are getting ready to land.

As if we didn’t already have enough to worry about.


12 posted on 11/11/2010 5:25:39 AM PST by dforest
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To: Islander7
Looks like something entering the atmosphere like that big satellite that came in over the Oklahoma panhandle back in ‘03. I saw that, and it freaked me out.
13 posted on 11/11/2010 5:26:22 AM PST by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: Islander7

14 posted on 11/11/2010 5:27:54 AM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: Islander7

Don’t worry, I’m sure Janet Neopolitano has declared it “no threat to Homeland Security”.


15 posted on 11/11/2010 5:28:12 AM PST by Calm_Cool_and_Elected (Free Iowahawk! (http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2010/11/crisisgate.html))
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To: Islander7

a small asteroid/Large meteor...

...cool.


16 posted on 11/11/2010 5:30:03 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: txhurl

White-green, horizontal tear-drop shape?


18 posted on 11/11/2010 5:36:51 AM PST by Roccus (Quondo Omni Flunkus Mortati)
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To: coaltrain

lol....


19 posted on 11/11/2010 5:37:42 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (What flavor kool-aid are you drinking?)
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To: Roccus

Bright white light. It was still dark out.


20 posted on 11/11/2010 5:38:18 AM PST by txhurl (If we can shake Congress like a can of pennies, we can uproot voter fraud like a D-9.)
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To: Islander7

Weather balloon, propelled by swamp gas.


21 posted on 11/11/2010 5:39:29 AM PST by ozark hilljilly (Had enough, yet?)
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To: Roccus

We might be going through a sizeable debris cloud right now...


22 posted on 11/11/2010 5:39:53 AM PST by txhurl (If we can shake Congress like a can of pennies, we can uproot voter fraud like a D-9.)
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To: Islander7

Back in the 60’s it would have been “swamp gas”


23 posted on 11/11/2010 5:40:25 AM PST by hadaclueonce ("Endeavor to persevere.")
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To: WKUHilltopper

Look at the trees in the foreground early in the video. The speed they pass by matches the speed of the the “object.” I would guess an optical illusion as the helicopter is moving in the same direction. Almost appears to be some thing on the lens, though the object does appear to go behind the Empire State building. Hard to tell because the tower is very narrow at the point where the object passes by.


24 posted on 11/11/2010 5:42:59 AM PST by tv_techie
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To: Islander7

Well, it’s not terrorism.................


25 posted on 11/11/2010 5:45:19 AM PST by Red Badger (The House finally fell on Nancy Pelosi..........)
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To: Islander7

It looks like a blimp in turbo-boost mode.


26 posted on 11/11/2010 5:46:07 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: tv_techie

LOL, you might be on to sumpin’.
The CBS locals may have found a new optical trick to keep the masses distracted.


27 posted on 11/11/2010 5:47:44 AM PST by ozark hilljilly (Had enough, yet?)
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Looked like a meteorite to me. But I am no expert.


28 posted on 11/11/2010 5:50:05 AM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: coaltrain

Inagodadavida?


29 posted on 11/11/2010 5:52:48 AM PST by listenhillary (A very simple fix to our dilemma - We need to reward the makers instead of the takers)
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To: Islander7

No, it must be another ICBM flying over our country. They are everywhere, and we can’t stop them.


30 posted on 11/11/2010 6:00:08 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Islander7

We saw some strange lights in the sky about 4AM the other morning. There were 2 objects with red and green blinking lights. Too low for airplanes and there was no sound. If it had been planes, there should have been sound. They were pretty low.


31 posted on 11/11/2010 6:01:44 AM PST by beckysueb
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To: Islander7

My 3rd cousin’s college roommate’s moose-bitten sister wrote on her Facebook that her Uncle Freddy tweeted he saw it and it’s for real a plane - it was right after someone moved his cheese while he was in the shower and his beeber was in the shop from too much stunning. And he was logged in too.


32 posted on 11/11/2010 6:04:00 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: tv_techie

Are they matching its speed and keeping the camera stationary or is the camera panning? It looks like it could go either way to me.


33 posted on 11/11/2010 6:09:16 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (If the GOP reaches across the aisle, we're gonna chop off their hands.)
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“The sun has a host...”
-classy green eyed blond-


34 posted on 11/11/2010 6:09:16 AM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: tv_techie

I was wondering if it could be sunlight... it was at sunset. Perhaps,a sunbeam cutting between some buildings just happened to illuminate a lingering contrail??

It could appear to move as the sun moved down. I’ve seem some strange things like that in the mountains...


35 posted on 11/11/2010 6:11:17 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim
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To: txhurl
"comet"?

You need to review grade-school astronomy...

36 posted on 11/11/2010 6:11:38 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: livius

Aircraft at Mach 5? I don’t think so.


37 posted on 11/11/2010 6:11:50 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: beckysueb
We saw some strange lights in the sky about 4AM the other morning. There were 2 objects with red and green blinking lights. Too low for airplanes and there was no sound. If it had been planes, there should have been sound. They were pretty low.

LOL. You're joking right? "red and green..." Surely you wouldn't suppose that UFOs try to be FAA compliant....

38 posted on 11/11/2010 6:13:21 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: txhurl
"We might be going through a sizeable debris cloud right now..."

The next recurring meteor shower is the Leonids on November 17-18...

39 posted on 11/11/2010 6:20:18 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Islander7

Thanks!

LLS


40 posted on 11/11/2010 6:36:52 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Islander7

It’s not “fast,” the helicopter is.

Put your finger on the streak in the video, and note how it stays in exactly the same position in the frame.


41 posted on 11/11/2010 6:44:21 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Islander7
Look...up in the sky....

Photobucket

42 posted on 11/11/2010 6:49:48 AM PST by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: Islander7

A planet grazer.


43 posted on 11/11/2010 6:53:06 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: TXnMA
"We might be going through a sizeable debris cloud right now..."
The next recurring meteor shower is the Leonids on November 17-18...
Which is only a week away.
44 posted on 11/11/2010 6:58:35 AM PST by wizzardude
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To: CharlesWayneCT

We’re triangulated!


45 posted on 11/11/2010 7:03:09 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Was it really going that fast? I have no idea how to judge these things.


46 posted on 11/11/2010 7:03:57 AM PST by livius
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To: livius

Just guessing. But it was really moving and appeared to be quite a few miles away. It looked like the helicopter camera platform was stationary. It was certainly a few multiples of commercial aircraft speed.


47 posted on 11/11/2010 7:06:20 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Artcore
No need to fear: Obama and the Dyke are on it!

Oh great, now jackboot TSA digital rectal and vaginal exams will be required to board an airliner.

48 posted on 11/11/2010 7:10:00 AM PST by Reeses
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To: Islander7

This would be a copycat story. They were hoping to hit another pr homerun.


49 posted on 11/11/2010 7:17:14 AM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Reeses

That is part of Obamacare.


50 posted on 11/11/2010 7:18:06 AM PST by verity
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