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Aliens visit Manitoba, look around, go home

WrenWren Registered User regular
edited July 2008 in Singularity Engine++
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Is it a comet, an aircraft, or satellite debris burning up in the atmosphere? A Winnipeg woman is asking for help to explain a mysterious object she caught on camera.

"It was like a red fireball falling down from the sky," Sylvia McLeod, 31, told CTV.ca Tuesday.

"I have no idea what it is. I thought it would be all over the news. I went on the Internet and tried to find any information, but couldn't find anything."

McLeod said she filmed the strange object Monday night between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., just as the sun set.

"It was moving kind of slowly. But I knew it was falling. I couldn't get the whole shot of it because my camera didn't have enough memory," she said.

Asked whether she had ever seen anything like it before, McLeod answered: "Only in movies."

Prof. Jaymie Matthews, of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia, said he wasn't sure exactly what was caught on camera -- but he ruled out several possibilities.

"A comet that bright, that close to the Sun, visible in the twilight sky, would have been spotted by professional and amateur astronomers long before last night," he wrote in an email from Paris. "And it would have been visible to people across North America last night, and still tonight."

He added that it was also definitely not a meteor, fireball or a disintegrating space debris.
"It would have moved across the sky or even below the horizon in the time covered by the video footage," he wrote.

Dr. Andrew Howell, with the University of Toronto's Astronomy Department, said if the video had been taken in January 2007 it would have probably been Comet McNaught.
Since it was taken this week "then it isn't a comet, since no other recent comet has been that bright," he told CTV.ca.

So what was it?

Paul Delaney, a professor of physics and astronomy at York University in Toronto, said it could be a bolide (bright meteor).

However, he said "assuming the video timing is 'real time' it is not moving anywhere near fast enough."

Howell added that meteors don't usually have a bright spot at the end, making it an unlikely possibility.

Chris Rutkowski, who has seen hundreds of strange unexplained images as director of the Winnipeg-based Ufology Research Institute, said his best guess would be a plane.

He said it would be "high enough that it's still in sunlight as the sun was setting," and the tail of the object would be the contrail of the aircraft -- the vapour trail left by the plane's engines.

Howell backed Rutkowski's opinion saying it could be "sunlight reflecting off of an aircraft with a contrail."
but could it have been an.. alien plane?

anyone else had close encounters of the unidentifiable kind?

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  • GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    That was my exact itinerary when I went to Canada as well.

  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2008
    Publicity stunt for the new X-Files movie.

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    The Geek wrote: »
    Publicity stunt for the new X-Files movie.

    I have no idea who in hollywood would have greenlighted such a terrible idea. a sequel that is

    but they should probably maybe die

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Lucky aliens, I got into a wreck when I was in Canada and had to stay in a crappy hotel for a week while I waited for pickup.

  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    the flash of light you saw in the sky was not a u.f.o.

    swamp gas from a weather balloon
    was trapped in a thermal pocket...
    and refracted the light from venus

    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
  • babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I guess they thought that being in the middle we would be the city in charge of North America.

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    whats that aboot, eh?


    but seriously, i don't believe anything that originates from canada

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  • babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Apparently James Bond is based on a Winnipegger.

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    pooh dear?

    yes. just winnie. the. pooh.

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  • NuzakNuzak Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    potatoe wrote: »
    the flash of light you saw in the sky was not a u.f.o.

    swamp gas from a weather balloon
    was trapped in a thermal pocket...
    and refracted the light from venus

    glorious movie

    i thought the sequel was enjoyable too but i assume i might be alone in that regard

  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Nuzak wrote: »
    potatoe wrote: »
    the flash of light you saw in the sky was not a u.f.o.

    swamp gas from a weather balloon
    was trapped in a thermal pocket...
    and refracted the light from venus

    glorious movie

    i thought the sequel was enjoyable too but i assume i might be alone in that regard
    I didn't think it was too terrible.

  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    i thought it was great
    not as great as the first one
    but still pretty awesome

    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
  • GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Mysst wrote: »
    Nuzak wrote: »
    potatoe wrote: »
    the flash of light you saw in the sky was not a u.f.o.

    swamp gas from a weather balloon
    was trapped in a thermal pocket...
    and refracted the light from venus

    glorious movie

    i thought the sequel was enjoyable too but i assume i might be alone in that regard
    I didn't think it was too terrible.
    Big Willie Style.

    Him being a scientologist gives those movies a whole new meaning.

  • BoredGamerBoredGamer Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    "You used to be like...flush me Jay, flush me....."

    "And I'd be like, nawh...........nawh....."

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  • NuzakNuzak Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    also ol' an bustd

    new hotness

    ol' an bustd

    new hotness

  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    welcome ta 'erf!

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    also my favourite part of I, Robot was when he saved the kitty from the big crushing robot

    I was all "d'aaaaawww!"

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  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Canada:

    Pretending aliens visit to make them feel more important since July 1st 1867

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2008
    Wren wrote: »
    also my favourite part of I, Robot was when he saved the kitty from the big crushing robot

    I was all "d'aaaaawww!"

    My favorite part of I, Robot is the movie poster that's in spanish that says "Yo, Robot".

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    GRMike wrote: »
    Mysst wrote: »
    Nuzak wrote: »
    potatoe wrote: »
    the flash of light you saw in the sky was not a u.f.o.

    swamp gas from a weather balloon
    was trapped in a thermal pocket...
    and refracted the light from venus

    glorious movie

    i thought the sequel was enjoyable too but i assume i might be alone in that regard
    I didn't think it was too terrible.
    Big Willie Style.

    Him being a scientologist gives those movies a whole new meaning.
    Man, will smith isn't a scientologist

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    ahahhaha manitoba

    STEAM
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  • GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Mysst wrote: »
    GRMike wrote: »
    Mysst wrote: »
    Nuzak wrote: »
    potatoe wrote: »
    the flash of light you saw in the sky was not a u.f.o.

    swamp gas from a weather balloon
    was trapped in a thermal pocket...
    and refracted the light from venus

    glorious movie

    i thought the sequel was enjoyable too but i assume i might be alone in that regard
    I didn't think it was too terrible.
    Big Willie Style.

    Him being a scientologist gives those movies a whole new meaning.
    Man, will smith isn't a scientologist

    That's not what Xenu told me and Tom as we were astroprojecting last night in our hot tub.

  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    he's dabbled in it

    maybe owns some copies of their sci-fi novels

    but its not too surprising considering how many sci-fi movies he's been in

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  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    in my eyes, will smith can do no wrong

    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    his kids are going to star in the movie adaptation of The Amulet

    should be interesting

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    GRMike wrote: »
    Mysst wrote: »
    GRMike wrote: »
    Mysst wrote: »
    Nuzak wrote: »
    potatoe wrote: »
    the flash of light you saw in the sky was not a u.f.o.

    swamp gas from a weather balloon
    was trapped in a thermal pocket...
    and refracted the light from venus

    glorious movie

    i thought the sequel was enjoyable too but i assume i might be alone in that regard
    I didn't think it was too terrible.
    Big Willie Style.

    Him being a scientologist gives those movies a whole new meaning.
    Man, will smith isn't a scientologist

    That's not what Xenu told me and Tom as we were astroprojecting last night in our hot tub.
    since astroprojecting is not a real word, I'm going to assume you meant 'having anal sex'

  • GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
  • potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    too much information

    I tried to write "but that" and my hands naturally wrote "butt hat", which is vastly superior in every way.
  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    In retrospect, I had to look up an uncomfortable amount of Canadian history to do my joke.

    Hella waste of time.

    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    Keith wrote:
    What would be your ultimate slam dunk??
    I would dunk it so hard my parents would love each other again
  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Mysst wrote: »
    GRMike wrote: »
    Mysst wrote: »
    GRMike wrote: »
    Mysst wrote: »
    Nuzak wrote: »
    potatoe wrote: »
    the flash of light you saw in the sky was not a u.f.o.

    swamp gas from a weather balloon
    was trapped in a thermal pocket...
    and refracted the light from venus

    glorious movie

    i thought the sequel was enjoyable too but i assume i might be alone in that regard
    I didn't think it was too terrible.
    Big Willie Style.

    Him being a scientologist gives those movies a whole new meaning.
    Man, will smith isn't a scientologist

    That's not what Xenu told me and Tom as we were astroprojecting last night in our hot tub.
    since astroprojecting is not a real word, I'm going to assume you meant 'having anal sex'

    Gettin' jiggy with it just got a whole new meaning.

  • MonkeybombMonkeybomb Registered User
    edited July 2008
    I Am Legend was good but damn why didn't they go with the DVD ending

    that theater ending was stupid

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  • GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    astroprojecting involves astroglide.

  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    lasted longer than the USSR

    has that going for it

    doesn't it?

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  • UrianUrian __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2008
    guys can we talk about aliens now please

  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
  • snapsnap Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    anyone ever notice that shooting star/scary alien craft that crosses in the background near the of jaws?

  • babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Monkeybomb wrote: »
    I Am Legend was good but damn why didn't they go with the DVD ending

    that theater ending was stupid

    Oh god what is it? This will probably decide whether or not I buy the dvd at all.

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  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    You know what's rad? The Tunguska Event.

    I remember when people thought it was because of Nikola Tesla.

    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    Keith wrote:
    What would be your ultimate slam dunk??
    I would dunk it so hard my parents would love each other again
  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Monkeybomb wrote: »
    I Am Legend was good but damn why didn't they go with the DVD ending

    that theater ending was stupid

    Oh god what is it? This will probably decide whether or not I buy the dvd at all.

    he makes happy with the zombies and lives happily ever after

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  • babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
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    The only two aliens that come to mind that show up in this manner are The Thing or the Predator.

    I don't know which is worse.

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