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Title: Mystery Contrail
Post by: dhacker on November 11, 2010, 02:15:20 AM
After 2 days of not knowing anything, the Pentagon has concluded the "Mystery Missile" was in fact an airplane leaving a contrail...case closed.

I know jetliner contrails, and that ain't one! 


So . .  what do you think?
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: capozzoli on November 11, 2010, 02:24:13 AM
I say jetliner.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7042326n&tag=related;photovideo
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: euge on November 11, 2010, 02:24:30 AM
Just from the few seconds when I saw that weirdly red trail I was struck by how much it looked like a rocket launch. But after looking at it again for longer this appears to be a matter of the perspective and an airplane contrail. Depth of field and camera angle.
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: flapjack on November 11, 2010, 02:30:42 AM
I'm going with a UFO  ;D
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: BrewArk on November 11, 2010, 02:34:06 AM
I'm going with a UFO  ;D

Don't go with them - they'll probe you!
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: majorvices on November 11, 2010, 02:58:56 AM
I'm going with a UFO  ;D

Don't go with them - they'll probe you!

Bwahaha! Good one!

I think it was a time machine launch.
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: bluesman on November 11, 2010, 03:10:01 AM
...and the beat goes on.  :)

We may never know...but likely a jet.
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: punatic on November 11, 2010, 03:16:53 AM
Take it from somebody who lived in Central Florida, saw hundreds of rocket/missle launches at all hours of night and day, under all sorts of lighting conditions, over 50 years - that is exactly what a rocket/missle launch looks like.  I'd be more inclined to believe it was swamp gas or a weather balloon, than believe it was an airplane.

My bet is that it was a Trident SLBM launched from an USN Ohio Class sub.  The time and location were chosen to send a message to those who might think that the USA is becoming soft and weak, that we are not.  

"The USA is still top dog with big teeth.  You want some of this?"
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: corkybstewart on November 11, 2010, 04:22:38 AM
I bet it was a North Korean submarine outfitted with ICBM's.  They launched a missile back at themselves so they could declare war on America but nobody really noticed so they gave up and went back to eating tree bark.
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: EHall on November 11, 2010, 05:02:19 AM
Sorry for the confusion everyone... I opened a way over carb'd brew...
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: tschmidlin on November 11, 2010, 06:10:12 AM
Sorry for the confusion everyone... I opened a way over carb'd brew...
;D

Airplane.  It does look like a rocket, but rockets don't move that slowly.
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: dhacker on November 11, 2010, 11:57:41 AM
Yeah . .  I've looked at it several times now and seems most likely to be the moistest jet contrail ever! That and there were no pireps of anything out of the ordinary.

Odd how the FAA could not see whatever it was on their radars . . makes me feel safer!  :-\
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: kerneldustjacket on November 11, 2010, 01:28:45 PM
I'm going with a UFO  ;D

? What!?!?!  No way...an "UnFermented Object" does not look that 'puffy/foamy.'
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: nicneufeld on November 11, 2010, 02:40:57 PM
Has to be a SLBM.  Well, doesn't -have- to be but certainly seems likely.  I take Navy/Pentagon denials with a Utah Salt Flats quantity of NaCl..."sure, wasn't us, we know nothing about it..."  Seems to me if they knew nothing about it, they'd be that much more likely to freak out and come up with a cover story to claim it -was- them.

Could of course have been a nork sub trying to spook us with a test launch.  That of course assumes a nork sub is capable of trolling all the way over here without springing a leak, and that is not a minor assumption. 

Although, looking at this recent news article, in context, I wonder:
http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/hticbm/articles/20101013.aspx
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: uthristy on November 11, 2010, 03:33:31 PM
Take it from somebody who lived in Central Florida, saw hundreds of rocket/missle launches at all hours of night and day, under all sorts of lighting conditions, over 50 years - that is exactly what a rocket/missle launch looks like.  I'd be more inclined to believe it was swamp gas or a weather balloon, than believe it was an airplane.

Yep I've seen rockets since the 70s and it sure looks like a launch.

Its not like the goverment would ever lie to us.... ::)

(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-alien011.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: denny on November 11, 2010, 04:03:39 PM
I'm going with contrail.  I've seen very similar looking things in the past.
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: bonjour on November 11, 2010, 05:04:48 PM
It was Unidentified, It was Flying, and it was an Object!!!

It was a UFO, and I have my foil cap to prevent brainwashing ;)
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: bluesman on November 11, 2010, 05:18:56 PM
It was Unidentified, It was Flying, and it was an Object!!!

It was a UFO, and I have my foil cap to prevent brainwashing ;)

I like your logic there Fred...but I'm not sure about the foil cap part though.  ;D
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: narvin on November 11, 2010, 06:11:20 PM
Clearly a chemtrail released to fluoridate our precious bodily fluids...
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: nicneufeld on November 11, 2010, 08:43:38 PM
LOL!  General Ripper finally got his squadron up in the air to settle it once and for all! 

"Now, pour me a drink of grain alcohol and rainwater, and help yourself to whatever you'd like."
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: tubercle on November 11, 2010, 08:51:43 PM
Tubercle don't like the "we don't know what it is" statement.

Isn't somebody responsible for protecting our coast from intruding aircraft and missiles? They should be aware of anything flying in, toward, away or around.

 Tubercle would have felt better if they said "Oh! That was______ and we knew about it the moment it left the ground" even if it was a lie.

  Its already hard enough to sleep at night with all those black helicopters buzzing around.
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: denny on November 11, 2010, 09:42:42 PM
  Its already hard enough to sleep at night with all those black helicopters buzzing around.

That's what the foil hat is for!   ;)
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: BrewingRover on November 11, 2010, 10:53:10 PM
LOL!  General Ripper finally got his squadron up in the air to settle it once and for all! 

"Now, pour me a drink of grain alcohol and rainwater, and help yourself to whatever you'd like."
"Ice cream, Mandrake, children's ice cream!"


I need to watch that again. I wonder how my VHS tape is holding up
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: capozzoli on November 11, 2010, 11:01:30 PM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whml6FHfIkM
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: hopfenundmalz on November 11, 2010, 11:10:35 PM
Brigadier General Jack Ripper.
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: hermsman on November 11, 2010, 11:27:05 PM
The closest airport to that location is LAX and jets are a lot higher then this object. It was a missle and the military is on BIG TIME coverup. No doubt!
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: nicneufeld on November 12, 2010, 04:43:12 AM
Cap, I'm no fan of our former redski adversaries, but I will hand it to them, they have one of the more musically rich and beautiful national anthems, in my book.  Very classically Russian sounding too.  I'm glad the post-soviet Russian federation reinstated the anthem (with modifications), too.  Sometimes the timeless beauty of music is, well, more important than political squabbles...at least, its nice to think that sometimes it is.  I love that mobile tuba "bass line".

Mandrake...do you recall what Clemenceau once said about war?  He said war was too important to be left to the generals.  When he said that...50 years ago...he may have been right.  But today...war is too important to be left to politicians.  They have neither the time...nor the inclination for strategic thought.

I really have this whole movie memorized.  When I was a kid, seriously, it was my absolute favorite movie.
Title: Re: Mystery Contrail
Post by: Mikey on November 12, 2010, 05:35:50 AM
Cap, I'm no fan of our former redski adversaries, but I will hand it to them, they have one of the more musically rich and beautiful national anthems, in my book.  Very classically Russian sounding too.  I'm glad the post-soviet Russian federation reinstated the anthem (with modifications), too.  Sometimes the timeless beauty of music is, well, more important than political squabbles...at least, its nice to think that sometimes it is.  I love that mobile tuba "bass line".

Mandrake...do you recall what Clemenceau once said about war?  He said war was too important to be left to the generals.  When he said that...50 years ago...he may have been right.  But today...war is too important to be left to politicians.  They have neither the time...nor the inclination for strategic thought.

I really have this whole movie memorized.  When I was a kid, seriously, it was my absolute favorite movie.

OK???