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Re: American Civil War Sighting? - Young

From: Bob Young <YoungBob2@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 01:44:43 EDT
Fwd Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 09:40:54 -0400
Subject: Re: American Civil War Sighting? - Young

 >From: Karl Rotstan <karl.rotstan@verizon.net>
 >To: <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 18:21:04 -0400
 >Subject: American Civil War Sighting?

 >Greetings All,

 >While reading 'A Rising Thunder' by Richard Wheeler (1994,
 >Harper Perennial, ISBN 0-06-09222612-0), I came upon the
 >following passage referring to what seems to be a UFO sighting
 >at the beginning of the American Civil War.


 >"[In the evening] a curious phenomenon occurred. Some men in the
 >regiment... had been singing - with all that delicious effect
 >that music at sea produces - several of the finest psalms in our
 >liturgy..... While we were singing, the moon swung clear into the
 >air, and round her white disk was seen three circles, clear and
 >distinct - red, white and blue!

 > I would be grateful for any further information regarding this

Hello, Karl:

This seems to be a meteorological optical phenomenon, akin to
"ring around the Moon". They often take on the colors of the
rainbow. See the following for more info:


Clear skies,

Bob Young

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