- With more people now capable of gathering more data about
the mysterious objects and strange contrails and material filling our skies,
intriguing new information is now surfacing...
- In our atmosphere, dark/colorful objects surrounding
what appears to be white spheroidal shaped material move out of some types
of persistent contrails (PCs) or "chemtrails". These mysterious
objects appear to glow and produce intense flashes of light (heat) at times
both day and night.
- Polymer or "angel hair" falls also occur with
some frequency --consisting of long strands of silk-like material moving
through the atmosphere and descending to earth. (see http://tracers.8m.com/ahair.htm).
These falls are often accompanied by the PC-related objects over the same
areas. These atmospheric phenomena have found their place in the halls
of the "unexplained" for decadesyet new data is shedding some
light on these enigmas.
- Although lab analyses of some polymer falls (http://tracers.8m.com/ah.htm)
have been fascinating and have provided clues to these atmospheric mysteries
-- one of the most fascinating and potentially revealing sky phenomena
are the large and intensely bright "fireball-like" spherical
objects moving horizontally across our skies. On rare occasions, these
bright objects result in air or ground explosions and unusual fires and
residueproviding an opportunity to test samples.
- Through analysis of stunning and revealing new videos,
photographs and witness reports--there now may be evidence that suggests
a possible link between these most unusual fireballs (non-meteoric events)
and the PC-related objects. Although no conclusions can be reached at this
time, there certainly appear to be some intriguing connections that require
- Potential connections between unusually bright, colorful
horizontal path "fireballs" and PC-related "combo"
objects seen and videotaped include the following:
- The PC-related objects: (a) possess similar characteristics
of shape and size to the unusual "fireballs" (i.e., larger variety
of "combos" with multiple dark objects); (b) appear to create
low altitude daytime horizontal trails which are a characteristic of daylight
fireballs; ( c) have similar colors to reported "fireballs" as
they appear at night (i.e., glowing "combos" at night with colors
of green, orange, red, blue, purple, etc..; and (d) are likely composed
of or contain chemicals and materials which could produce bright intense
flashes of light similar to that witnessed with some unusual "fireballs".
- Excellent photographs taken during daylight may also
illustrate the transition of a large "combo" (whiter material
surrounded by multiple dark objects) into a 'fiery ball. Persistent contrails
and smaller dark/white "combos" have also been witnessed near
- Strange "Fireballs"
- To examine this possibility more closely"we need
to take a closer look at any available witness reports and documentation
regarding unusual "fireball" events. (see http://tracers.8m.com/fireballs.htm
for photographs of a variety of fireballs)
- Fireball events have been witnessed during both the daylight
and night time hours"but are more frequently seen at night and are
described as a larger and brighter version of normal meteoric events. According
to the American Meteorological Society, meteors are usually split second
events as a small rock collides with the atmosphere and burns up quickly
high in the atmosphere appearing as a small white light in the night sky
followed by a long tail of sparks (known as a 'shooting star') lasting
a split second to a second.
- Occasionally, this small chunk of space debris does not
disintegrate completely and when it reaches approximately 50,000 feet or
a bit lower, what is left (a meteorite) then falls to the ground at ambient
temperature. At times, a bolide may explode high in the atmosphere splitting
into several pieces"all of which fall as ambient temperature meteorites
producing no fires or ground explosions.
- Often witnesses report hearing an explosion overhead
(with a bolide hitting the atmosphere) and others may hear a hissing or
whistle-like sound as the meteorite whizzes by before striking the ground.
The angle of trajectory is at from 20 to 40 degrees not horizontal or
following the curve of the earth.
- What is significant about particular "fireball-like"
sightings is that these do not follow the characteristics of normal meteors.
The unusual "fireballs" in question are very bright and large;
traverse the skies in a horizontal pathsome reportedly stopping, hovering,
or reversing course. Many move at low altitude (2,000 to 50,000 feet)
without a sound"some roaring like a gas torch-- and all displaying
colors not seen in meteor falls (many green, red or blue-white).
- Most intriguing is that these "Special Fireballs"
(like Spheres, "Foo-Fighters "Angel Hair" or Polymer Falls,
and Ice Falls) have been reported over a span of many years the most infamous
reports gathered by the military in 1948.
- These unusual 'fireball-like" objects certainly
appear to have been occupying our skies for decades or longer with relatively
little harm or damage on the ground or to any aircraft (yet reported)
with ground events being few and far between.
- Because current reports and studies conducted by the
military or the scientific community are not readily available to the public
at this time-- the following reports are of interest and may provide some
valuable clues to present events.
- Green Fireballs
- A plethora of very unusual fireball reports were presented
in a transcript taken from a conference on "Aerial Phenomena"
sponsored by the 4th Army (along with the Air Force and FBI) at the Los
Alamos Scientific Laboratory (now LANL) in 1949. Reportedly in attendance
were Dr. Lincoln LaPaz of the University of New Mexico and Edward Teller.
- The discussion focused on the multiple sightings of "green
fireballs" near nuclear and military facilities in the U.S. and in
particular those spotted in the skies over Los Alamos. Dr. LaPaz had an
opportunity to personally witness a bright green fireball on the evening
of December 12 and presented his findings of this sighting and reports
of similar events. He was convinced that these fireballs were not meteors
and concerned that they might be artificially constructed. All were concerned
that these could be a weapon system of some sort.
- What distinguished these fireballs were their large intense
light, unusual color, long horizontal path, no long tail of sparks, low
altitude, lack of sound in most cases and explosion and fragmentation without
a finding of meteorites on the ground. In the discussion between LaPaz
and Teller, the fact that these fireballs did follow the curvature of the
earth for such a long distance convinced both that these objects were propelled
forward by a type of internal energy source.
- Although LaPaz was most impressed with the specific color
of green for these fireballs, sighting reports of a fireball that traveled
from New Mexico into Texas (a 143 mile journey) mentioned that this fireball
was green at one point.. then red, blue and even purple at other points
along its path. And although total silence accompanied most of these fireballs"several
witnesses reported hearing what sounded like a gasoline blowtorch rumbling
overhead at the time.
- "Bright Skies" in Australia
- This particular roaring sound also accompanied large
intensely bright fireballs sighted across Australia during the 1990's.as
reported in the findings of a geologist Harry Mason in his article "Bright
Skies" (1997). Mason provides a most revealing study and survey of
more current horizontal path fireball-like objects rolling across the skies
- Mason was contracted to study seismic activity in the
Eastern goldfields of Banjawarn in 1993 which led to multiple interviews
of witnesses to extraordinary fireball events. An intense fireball was
witnessed over this area at 11 pm over May 28, 1993 which was followed
by a seismic activity reading of 3.9. (No seismic activity had ever been
recorded in this area previously). Very unusual destruction was seen at
the Alycia mine with 3 inch pipes severed underground.
- The fireball reported in this incident was orange-red
in color with a short conical tail traveling slow on a horizontal path
at about 1,000 to 2,000 feet above the ground. This fireball followed a
"250 km trajectory and ended in a high energy burst of blue-white
light seen from 100 km all around the site."
- Other reports of 'fireball-like' objects over Australia
during the 1990's were accompanied by a loud roar with no sound during
the air explosions that followed And no meteorites were ever found on the
ground during searches after these events.
- Mason continued to gather fireball reports and data up
to 1998 and provides the following brief assessment of his findings for
all Australian states.
- These unusual fireballs had the following characteristics:
- *low altitude horizontal path *small conical tails *no
fragment drop off or meteorites found *velocity less than sound (no sonic
booms) *sudden change in course reported *increase in speed or dead stop
and hover or reverse path *some change to vertical path moving upwards
toward space *intense vibration of ground and housing during a passover
*explode over horizon in massive blue-white arcing light displays *sudden
intense high altitude light flashes *power generator over-voltage outages
and other electrical effects
- These characteristics hardly meet the criteria for meteor
or bolide event or falling space debris but it does match some of the activities
and characteristics of the PC-related objects.
- One important fireball report from the Tom Price area
in Australia contains a most graphic description of a fireball moving at
low altitude overhead. The witness reported seeing: "an intense spherical
ball or orange-red fire swirling in a spiral pattern"the flame disappearing
internally upwards into a central black hole or void within."
- This suggests the possibility that either a plasma or
gaseous substance is swirling around a steady central coreperhaps moving
from the 'top' of the object and flowing all around it to move back into
it from the bottom of the object.
- Interestingly enough, many reports of spheroidal objects
contain references to a 'misty' or cloudy flow emanating from the top of
the whitish objects suggesting a possible propulsion or energy source.
- The Arkansas Fire & Fireball Mystery
- The night of March 9, 2000 heralded one of the most revealing
series of events in unusual "fireball" history. Witnessed over
much of the state of Arkansas--sightings of bright spherical lights, flashes
of intense light that illuminated the ground, low horizontal fireballs
traveling overhead and mysterious fires and ground explosions were reported
to local agencies and ufo centers.
- Although most of the reports centered around Little Rock
and north to Mountain Home some fireballs were seen as far west as Ft.
Smith that night. The first set of sightings reported this night occurred
between 7 and 9 pm in the towns of Memphis, Eureka Springs, Timbo and
- A courier for a pharmacy was driving from Little Rock
to Blytheville and witnessed "a ball of lava" the size of a softball
(relative at arm's length) in the distance between 7 and 7:30 pm CST. This
fireball was moving from southeast to northwest "not looking anything
like a meteor".
- Another person reported a widespread bright light looking
much like "a diffuse sheet of lightning" in a clear sky near
Eureka Springs at about 8:25 pm followed by a large fireball moving horizontally
from north to south. A man with a physics-astronomy background witnessed
a bright green fireball with an orange tail traveling by about a half mile
away at an approximate altitude of 1000 feet which disappeared over a ridge
near Conway Arkansas.
- Two sisters traveling together on a dirt road near Timbo
both witnessed the sky suddenly turning bright white for several seconds
followed by pitch dark. This event was followed by a black-orange fireball
moving overhead. One sister described this strange ball of fire as "a
large black and red ball with red lightning" streaks emanating from
it. (This description is reminiscent of the black and orange fireball over
- The most spectacular sky sighting the night of March
9, 2000 was seen by a couple near Mountain Home in the northern part of
Arkansas at 10 pm (which may have been witnessed by others looking north
from the Little Rock area). They had stepped outside to look at the stars
and were startled to suddenly see a "bright white golfball size (at
arm's length) orb" appear to hit what could only be described as a
"glass dome" high in the atmosphere and totally illuminate the
surrounding forest in an intensely bright white light.
- After approximately 45 seconds the light receded and
they described a golden red teardrop shaped fireball following the same
track as the orbthis fireball having "two blue trails emanating from
either side in the southwest sky "at the 11 o'clock position".
The fireball appeared to be 4" long and " wide at arm's length.
- At the same time this couple in Mountain Home witnessed
this event (at about 10 pm), five friends were looking north "from
the most northeastern side of one of the tallest hills in North Little
Rock (approximately 90 miles south of Mountain Home) when "the northern
nigh sky lit up like a fireball". "There was no streak from
the sky, it looked more like a tremendous explosion."
- During this evening, while cruising over Arkansas --
a commercial airline stewardess reported to the crew that a reddish spherical
object was just off the wing of the aircraft. The co-pilot and a passenger
were also witness to this strange light. Further information is now being
pursued about this report.
- At about 11:50 pm that night after hearing about this
event, a friend of the five witnesses was sitting outside looking to the
north and suddenly heard a loud explosion coming from the southeast of
his position in Little Rock. "I turned around and saw what appeared
to be a mushroom cloud" in that area.
- And at 11:50 pm in the Little Rock area, Al Collier (reporter
and journalist) heard reports over his police scanner that alarmed him.
A commercial airline pilot had apparently witnessed a strange light in
the sky followed by "mushroom clouds" on the ground southwest
of Little Rock. Concerned about a possible downed aircraft, he radioed
officials and reported what he had seen.
- Witnesses on the ground in the area southeast of Little
Rock in the adjoining counties of Lonoke, Pulaski and Jefferson were also
reporting to local officials loud explosions and mushroom cloudsand strange
fires covering a 40 mile area.
- As the firemen and police arrived at the scene, they
encountered strange fires indeed. One firemen reported that the heat from
these fires was so intense that the paint began melting on his truck. When
they were able to get closer to begin trying to get these fires under control,
the firefighters were overcome by a strong sulfur-like smell seeing yellow
sparkling small fires leaving circular patterns, and trees only burned
halfway up their trunks. It was almost as if a corrosive molten liquid
had spilled over the area burning into the roots of the trees and certain
areas of grass and vegetationleaving adjacent areas completely untouched.
(see http://tracer.8m.com/fireballevid.htm for scene photographs)
- Al Collier visited the area the following day and witnessed
a most unusual scene. (see http://www.ipa.net/~historyhides/fireball for
his full reports) and took pictures for the record. The pictures reveal
a white ash covering some of the grass, tree branches and vegetation in
the area, foot deep craters in the ground with burned roots and soil. Only
a few trees in the whole area had been burned a their tops most appeared
to be singed only a fourth inch into the bark and burned up about 3 feet
from ground level. A branch lay totally burned to a white ash lay next
to green untouched grass and leaves
- Firefighters remarked that they had never encountered
a ground fire with these patterns of burning and sparking with not one
tree totally consumed. One witness to these unusual fires stated that globs
of fire were falling from tree branches to the ground (perhaps creating
- So what chemical or substance could account for this
type of fire and explosive activity? Other pictures were taken at the scene
by Craig McGinley. These show not only a whitish-gray residue covering
much of the vegetation, but an unusual purple caked or powdery substance
deep within some of the small craters in the area. Witnesses described
the earth looked like baked clay with a light gray ash on top of it
- Not only were there unusual fires and substances in this
area. Al Collier was witness to what he described as a long "groove'
cut into the ground which ended in an embankment of earth. He gathered
samples of soil and substances from the area and reportedly gave these
over to a research group for lab analysis...which has not been forthcoming.
When he returned to the scene later, the whole area had been covered by
new dirt and tracks of bulldozers and equipment was evident.
- Others on the scene from government agencies also examined
the area and took samples promised to make public lab reports and an assessment
of the scene. No reports from any of the parties collecting samples have
surfaced to date and follow-ups have run into dead-ends. Anyone with any
information about "The Arkansas Fire Mystery" is invited to contact
me or make reports available to researchers and the public. No doubt put
together with other findings, these reports could be most enlightening.
- Fireball & Fire Of Ventura County California 1998
- Another event that seems to connect bright white lights
with resulting unusual fires happened in Ventura County California in 1998
(see http://tracer.8m.com/fireballevid.htm for scene photographs)
- Excerpts from a report by Don Robertson:
- "On September 10, 1998, the sky above the greater
Los Angeles area lit up. Thousands of people saw a blue-white fireball
arch from west to east, appearing to crash near Calabasas area in the valley.
Two women, one in Simi Valley, and another in the mountains between Santa
Monica and Calabasas, were witness to the event
- "It was dusk, It wasn't that dark. I could still
see the mountains. I was on the phone talking to a friend, looking out
the window. 'My God!' I said to my friend, 'There's something on fire in
the sky passing over my house!' There was no sound. It looked like something
dropped off of it as it disappeared behind a nearby hill."
- Simi Valley resident, further east, was about to enter
her home. "It was getting dark enough to see the early stars, I just
looked up as I was going back in the house, and there was a real bright
light that came overhead from west to east. It looked like a comet with
a tail. Sort of like a gas flame; blue and white in color. Once it passed
my head, it changed into a Vee shape; like a Stealth Bomber, only more
- "The object traveled faster than a plane, about
the same height as aircraft going into LAX [Los Angeles International Airport]
and Burbank airport. As it continued eastward, all of a sudden there was
a big blast of light, and poof, it was gone! It reminded me of a Star Trek
movie when they're going into warp drive."
- Evidence was gathered from local vegetation by the Ventura/Santa
Barbara MUFON group and analyzed at a lab, along with radiation readings
of a site near one of the witness' home. Analyses revealed that the vegetation
was dehydrated, bark had separated from branches, an greyish-purple substance
formed on top of leaves and bark, and trees exploded. Evidence was photographed
- The similarities of this fire to that witnessed by the
firefighters in Arkansas in 2000 is striking. Evidence of extreme heat
that singed only the outer parts of vegetation and the caking and crusting
of the ground and bushes with a strange grey material along with the sightings
of a bright white light may indeed connect these two events.
- Trailmakers & Daylight "Fireballs"
- As I have said before there are contrails (short and
long-lived) created by the exhaust of aircraft forming ice crystals and
then there are some unusual long-lived trails in the atmosphere which may
be created by something quite different from conventional aircraft.
- In the 'green fireball' report referenced above, LaPaz
refers to several different kinds of fireballs and attempts to distinguish
the green fireball from others of different colorand those daylight smoky
contrails left by "white lights". Many reports of these mysterious
daylight 'fireballs' have surfaced over the years and some rather spectacular
photographs and videos have been taken and documented on Tracers (see
- Some of these photographs clearly show and witnesses
testify that the PC-related dark-white "combos" are responsible
for at least some of the persistent contrails filling our skies. Some
interesting photos of daytime "fireballs" reveal a rolling spherical
light out in front of long persistent contrails while others appear to
show remnants of a possible explosion or luminescent burst at one end of
- One such photo was taken by Jon Burnett over Wales in
the UK which was featured on NASA's "Picture of the Day" site.
While still somewhat controversial, the photo does show a long persistent
contrailhorizontal flight path with a mysterious rather luminescent 'burst'
at the end of its run.
- The UK trail was photographed and witnessed by yet another
person from a different direction and angle 10 miles away (Julian Heywood)
and there simply is no downward angle in its trajectoryleaving the possibility
open that this is something other than a 'normal' contrail or a meteor.
NASA certainly believed it to be something at least the size of a sofa
exploding in the lower atmosphere.
- Many reports indicate that the trails of both spherical
lights and 'fireballs' appear luminous both during the day and at night.and
that the evening sun reflects upon these trails in a different way than
that of aircraft contrails. In addition to this, some report these "fireball"
trails while very long and have been suspended for several minutes suddenly
- Multiple sightings of a "fireball(s)" in the
Tulsa Oklahoma area at about 7-7:30pm on 10/13/2000 (confirmed by FAA sources)
all contained reports of a long horizontal trail that appeared to be luminous
differing greatly from aircraft contrails in the same areas. Luminosity
in trails day and night indicate the presence of materials the fluoresce
or self-illuminate (i.e., chemiluminescence or bioluminescence) which is
a key in understanding both the process occurring within the trails and
their capacity to make sudden 'disappearances'.
- Yet another report was sent in earlier that day and the
evening before from the Tulsa area which may also tell us something about
the capability of the participating objects.
- At about 6:45 that morning, a witness sent in a report
describing a "huge orange fireball" that was stationary in the
morning sky. This object then suddenly disappeared leaving a short vapor
trail which then too vanished. As soon as this occurs another orange 'fireball'
appears in the path and the sequence repeats itself for several more times.
The similarity to my report of January 10, 1999 near Lewisville Lake in
Texas is of interest (see: http://tracers.8m.com/jan10.htm)
- This suggests a short burst of propulsion followed by
a bright illumination of the object the trail dissipating rapidly and
the object fading or 'winking out'. This pattern repeats itself suggests
a particular type of propulsion. This is reminiscent of the 'skating' pattern
of the 'NightFlyers' moving across the night skies at high altitude although
these rarely show any signs of trails. (see http://tracers.8m.com/flashes.htm)
- The day before at about the same time as the 'fireball'
events reported on 10/13/00 a pink 'fireball' was reported above Tulsa
"making small circles in the sky" at about 1000 feet in altitude.
The witness reported that as a helicopter widely circled this object the
object "broke into 2 balls that circled and eventually burned out."
- These illuminated or fireball-like objects are a far
cry from the quick, angled meteors which take a straight path across the
atmosphere burning out at 50,000 feet. One is not like the other.
- Unexplained "Meteor" Trails
- On November 17, 1998 at 1:31 UTC, two parallel 'fireballs'
described as a "flashes" with long luminescent trails were videographed
during the Leonid meteor showers over the southern UK. These fireball-like
objects followed a path on a straight trajectory. The unusual luminous
trails remained in the atmosphere for at least 30 minutes following this
bright sky eventexhibiting the billowing and spread of daylight persistent
- Although these trails moved through the atmosphere at
a 29 degree angle similar to a meteor, scientists at the Starfire Optical
Range in New Mexico and others studying these "chemiluminescent"
persistent contrails-- found it difficult to explain some of the striking
- During their path (shown on the video) from 116km to
86km in altitude, the brightness of the 'fireballs' varied significantly
from normal meteoric train brightness which decreases continuously with
descent. The parallel trails burned brightly to lower their intensity before
flaring up once again before fading.
- The trails were described as "tubes" and were
noted to have a significant differential in brightness in opposite sides
of each trailone side measured at 50% greater brightness than the other
sidean unusual finding that also remained unexplained.
- Na airglow or the normal ablating meteoric metals --could
not account for the color or characteristics of these 'fireballs' and subsequent
trails. The center of the tube was "dark" while the exterior
showed extreme heat.
- These persistent trails or "tubes" expanded
at a constant rate of 10.5 plus or minus 0.5 ms with the highest region
of heat on the outer edges which was 100 times the heat that would be
expected. No adequate explanation could be offered for the constant rate
of expansion and separation of the walls (not due to diffusion) or the
extreme amount of heat on the exterior of the expanding contrail. (see:
- Tubular shaped expanding persistent contrails have been
described by many observers over the years of 'chemtrail' data gatheringand
the 'flash' is reminiscent of the Jon Burnett sightingthe luminescence
of many daytime and nighttime PC reports. Yet what is most interesting
is the mystery of the extreme heat differentials between the interior of
the November 17th fireball trails and the exterior walls of these tubes.
- I offer a possibility that might be a plausible explanation
for this heat differential.and the amount of heat on the exterior of these
trails. As I have spoken of before in my articles, two types of objects
are formed within a trail one which I refer to as "dark objects' (although
these can be various colors) the other the larger "white objects"
which appear to consist of polymers and other fluid or gaseous substances.
(The dark objects and white objects are composed of different materials
and perform different functions).
- As the trail forms, the dark objects which can heat
up and produce an orange glow and flash of light - line the outer edges
of the trails.while the larger white objects are formed within the interior
of the trails. If indeed the persistent contrails behind a fireball and
luminous trail videographed and studied on November 17 1998 was one and
the same as the PCs crossing the skies on a daily basis (simply occurring
at the same time as the Leonid showers) -then the extreme heat of the dark
objects flaring up could account for the heat in the exterior of these
tubular trails. In addition -- luminous trails certainly are associated
with the daylight and nighttime 'chemtrail' and PC sightings.
- Cloud By Day - Fire By Night?
- It is now apparent that the colored chemicals or gases
contained in the materials of the dark objects can combine with the material
of the white objects and produce light in the daylight hours. This light
can be an intense flash or a more subtle glow. (see http://tracers.8m.com/glow.htm)
- Phoenix Arizona has seen much activity ranging from sightings
and video of dark/white 'combos'. See the wonderful shots taken by Jeff
Willes of Phoenix at http://tracers.8m.com/tracers.html which show the
flexibility of the materials of the white objects during 'combo' activity.
Rich Giordano also of Phoenix has taken some interesting shots of these
- While certainly not limited to Phoenix (photos of PCs
and these related objects have been taken over many countries all over
the planet), Phoenix has had its share of observable activity both day
- Jeff Willes' observation that the daylight photos that
he took on the day of the widely observed and publicized Night of the Phoenix
Lights on March 13, 1997 was recognized and featured by a local Phoenix
television station. (see http://www.katmax.tv/phoenixlights.htm).
- When comparing the daylight sightings/photos with those
taken at night over Phoenix, several factors certainly seem to link these
sightingsother than the fact that all objects are spherical in shape and
relatively the same size.
- The night time photos taken by Dr. Lynne Kitei and Rob
Kritkausky both of Phoenix and the day photos taken by Jeff Willes and
Rich Giordano Exhibit the characteristics seen in dark/white 'combo' objects
in other parts of the U.S. and world: (see http://www.thephoenixlights.com/pages/03.html
and http://tracers.8m.com/nighglow.htm for night photos and video captures)
- There is growing evidence to strongly suggest a connection
between at least some of the spheres producing various degrees of light
and color at night and the "cloudy" objects moving out of persistent
contrails by day.
- A remarkable photo taken during the evening hours by
Mark Olson (http://www.sonorasightings.com and http://tracers.8m.com/nighglow.htm)
does appear to show a dark/white 'combo' object beginning to glow after
the sun has set. One can readily see two dark objects on either side of
a larger white one the white object producing the low glow.
- From Glow To Fireball?
- A most interesting series of photographs taken at different
times and locations illustrates a possible metamorphosis of very large
'combo' objects with multiple dark objects on the perimeter into much more
than a mere glow or light in the sky.
- The first in the series was taken by Dennis Hawley (at
that time Chief Investigator for MUFON in Tampa Bay Florida) and clearly
shows a large white spherical shaped object surrounded by dark objects
below several PCs or trails. If one looks closely at the enlarged photo,
one can see a reddish glow emanating from the area where each of the dark
objects 'attach' to the larger white object. (see http://tracers.8m.com/glow.htm)
- This red stream corresponds with what appears to be
chemicals or gases moving into the atmosphere from the connection of the
dark and white objects near Mt. Popo Mexico. (see http://tracers.8m.com/poposeriesII.htm).
- The colors may be released by the dark object and mix
with the white material of the larger white object to produce the various
colors associated with night time glowing objects. And the release of these
chemicals or gases may also be a source of light and/or heat. The mention
above in the Arkansas Fire Mystery section of a fireball with two blue
trails on either side of the object suggests the possibility that the dark
objects may provide propulsion for the object at times.
- The dark objects do flare up at times producing both
heat and light with the color associated with this process an orange-red.
In addition ionization around these 'combo' objects can produce a whitish-pink
glow but apparently is not related per se to the release of the reddish
chemical or gas.
- The next in the series taken over Nevada shows two separate
whitish spherical objects (here only one for illustrative purposes) which
appear to have a colorful corona of luminous light. The prominent colors
in this display are red, blue and yellow suggesting the release of these
colored chemicals/gases from the various attached dark objects (some releasing
redothers blueetc.) The light and colors are of course seen better as the
light from the sun recedes.
- The last image is a cropped and enlarged object from
a photograph taken by Denise Patterson of the skies over Nevada. In this
dramatic sighting and subsequent photograph, a large persistent contrail
was seen forming across the desert on a relatively clear daythis soon followed
by a large rolling fireball-like object moving over and very near the contrail.
- Upon closer examination of the photograph, one can see
not only the large fiery appearing spherical object and the long PC but
several dark/white 'combo' objects and one yellowish spherical object.
These 'combos' are much smaller and in close proximity to the trail. In
the cropped and enlarged image of the fiery ball, one can see in addition
to the goldish-orange glow of the central object and multiple dark areas
lining the perimeter!
- These three images do suggest a possible ignition process
one initiated by the dark objects setting the entire white object "afire"
the whole object then rolling across the sky. It appears from the video
taken by Anthony Woods that the dark objects can and do release heat at
times--which in turn may 'ignite' the material of the white object(s) producing
in that case an intense flash of reddish colored light.
- An amazing report came from a man in Willets, California
who videotaped a fireball event on the night of January 21, 2004 and discovered
a very interesting occurrence while freeze-framing the footage. Within
split seconds, he reports, the large fireball-like object appears to change
shape into a oblong object containing 11 small balls of light in various
pastel colors. (This is reminiscent of the variety of colors seen the Rob
Kritkautsky's video capture mentioned above). The captures from the witness'
videotape then show these 11 objects progressively combine 11 objectsto
10to 8to 4to 2 and then one large fireball-like object.
- If this video is an accurate representation of at least
one type of intense fiery light in the sky it does suggest that some 'fireballs'
crossing the skies may indeed be composed of more that one object.
- And considering that the larger version of the dark/white
PC related objects are composed of several dark objects (which glow orange
at night) and a large white one (as seen in the 'fireball' photo by Patterson
above) it is plausible that at lease some of the unusual and unexplained
"fireball" sightings may indeed be those most unusual large
PC-related "combo" objects moving across the night sky.in a most
- Perhaps these objects of cloud and fire have been with
us in our skies for longer than we might imagine reaching further into
earth's history than most could conceive. Consider the following:
- A sighting occurred at 9.45 pm on the evening of August
18, 1783 when four witnesses on the terrace of Windsor Castle observed
a luminous object in the skies of the Home Counties of England. The sighting
was recorded the following year in the Philosophical Transactions of the
- Tiberius Cavallo, Fellow of the Royal Society, wrote
in his memoirs.
- "Northeast of the Terrace, in clear sky and warm
weather, I saw appear suddenly an oblong cloud nearly parallel to the horizon.
Below the cloud was seen a luminous body, brightly lit up and almost stationary...
This strange ball at first appeared bluish and faint, but its light increased,
and it soon began to move. At first, it ascended above the horizon, obliquely
toward the east. Then it changed its direction and moved parallel to the
horizon. It vanished in the southeast. I saw it for half a minute, and
the light it gave out was prodigious. It lit up every object on the face
of the country. It changed shape to oblong, acquired a tail, and seemed
to split up into two bodies of small size. About two minutes later came
a rumble like an explosion.
- References: http://www.rense.com/general50/whatret.htm