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Re: Strange Sighting Puzzles Satellite-Watcher -

From: Stan Friedman <fsphys.nul>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 19:13:03 -0400
Fwd Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 09:08:57 -0500
Subject: Re: Strange Sighting Puzzles Satellite-Watcher -

>From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 10:32:14 -0800
>Subject: Strange Sighting Puzzles Satellite-Watcher

>Source: The Huddersfield Daily - UK

Examinerhttp://ichuddersfield.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100localnews/content _objectid=13906933_method=full_siteid=50060_headline=-Strange-sighting-in-sk ies-puzzles-satellite-watcher-name_page.html

>Feb 2 2004

>Strange Sighting Puzzles Satellite-Watcher

>Strange lights have been seen in the sky above Linthwaite.


>Robert Williams, a member of Huddersfield Astronomical and
>Philosophical Society, said no-one had spotted the object from
>the society's Crosland Hill observatory.

>But he said there were several rational explanations for the

>He said it could be the International Space Station, which is
>sometimes visible above Huddersfield.

>He said the space station was very bright and moved quickly.

>Alternatively, the object could have been a man-made satellite,
>said Mr Williams.

>There are about 30 man-made satellites which pass over the
>Earth, some travelling in groups at an altitude of 200 miles.

>There is one particular group of three - in a triangle shape -
> which passes over Huddersfield.

>Finally, Mr Williams said the object could have been an `iridium
>flare'. These flashes of light, lasting just seconds, occur when
>communication satellites catch light from the Sun as they

>Mr Williams added: "I would imagine that anything anyone sees in
>the night sky is not strange or unusual."

I have heard many silly comments but doesn't this just
epitomize the pseudoscience of anti-ufology? This of course
rules out new aircraft as well as UFOs. I will have more
examples of such foolishness once I receive the videos of my
January 28, debate.

>He added that anyone keen to study the night sky could come
>to the observatory on Blackmoorfoot Road during an open
>week, which starts next Monday.

Anybody know how many satellites are actually in orbit as
opposed to the 30 noted above?

Stan Friedman

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