From: "Richard Hall" <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 14:47:52 +0000 Fwd Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 18:50:30 -0400 Subject: Re: Spider Webs Spark Theories Of 'Angel Hair - >From: Stig Agermose <firstname.lastname@example.org> >To: email@example.com >Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 02:50:44 +0200 >Subject: Spider Webs Spark Theories Of 'Angel Hair' >Source: AP Wire via Bayarea.com, >http://www.bayarea.com/mld/bayarea/4238723.htm >Stig >Posted on Tue, Oct. 08, 2002 >Spider webs float through Santa Cruz >SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Long, floating spider webs are bobbing >through the skies of Santa Cruz this week, confusing some >community members concerned about biological weapons, UFOs and >other phenomena. >The gossamer-thin, shimmery "sky webs" are between 18 inches and >several feet long, and have been seen drifting through the sky, >sailing along the coastline and, at times, catching on fences or >draping on trees. >The webs come from young spiders that launch themselves on their >homemade parachutes after hatching to be blown to a new home. >Independent television producer Bob Andruszkiewicz said he >called police after becoming worried about biological weapons, >"but then I thought, why would they pick Santa Cruz?" >People looking for UFOs have called the gossamer webs "angel >hair" and "aerial anomalies." Web sites say it could be an >indication of extraterrestrial beings or a spirit presence. >No such thing, said University of Wyoming molecular biology >professor Randy Lewis, a leader in spider web research. >"It's not a government plot or anything," he said. "This is just >a way for spiders to get out and find a new place to live." >In Wyoming, said Lewis, dozens of the webs can been seen >floating across the prairie in the spring. >"Nobody out here would probably even think about it," he said. >c. 2001 bayarea and wire service sources. All Rights Reserved. >http://www.bayarea.com Back in the 1950s when NICAP first began studying 'Angel's Hair' reports in conjunction with CSI of New York, the first thing we noticed is what Isabel Davis referred to as the "Octoberishness" of the reports. October is spider migration season in North America. - Dick
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