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Re: UFO Encounter In San Juan Bautista - Stanford

From: Ray Stanford <dinotracker.nul>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 18:43:04 -0400
Fwd Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 07:54:38 -0400
Subject: Re: UFO Encounter In San Juan Bautista - Stanford

>From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 06:34:47 -0700
>Subject: UFO Encounter In San Juan Bautista

>Source: Profind Pages



>UFO Encounter In San Juan Bautista


>The report explains the sighting, a buzzing noise and a rumbling
>that was similar to an Earthquake (the house his Uncle lives in
>sits on top of the San Andreas Fault!)


>I remember twice encountering events similar to this event in
>the old house. The only difference was that the object appeared
>to be much higher above the house. Also, several times I was
>driving in from another town and could clearly see an object
>hovering about the small town. I could not get very close to the
>object before it evaporated.

While not insisting on such a solution, this sounds to me very
much light earthquake lights. I recall, years ago, attending an
APRO (Aerial Phenomena Research Organization, for recent
arrivals to whom the late organization may be unknown) in
Tucson, Arizona, during which a well-known geologist gave a talk
on earthquake lights and showed impressive photos of some

A generalized glow, accompanied by some individual balls of
light characterized the phenomenon, thought to have been due to
piezoelectric (meaning the generation of electricity or of
electric polarity in dielectric crystals subjected to mechanical
stress.) stress of vulnerable rocks.

Years later, a group from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, including
physicist and friend David E. Fields, went out to test whether
the famous Brown Mountain Lights might possibly be the result of
localized piezoelectric stress. They strategically set of a
dynamite blast at a place where it would stress a certain area
of rock and, as predicted by their hypothesis, generated a
pseudo-earthquake light through piezoelectric stress upon
crystals in the rock mass.

I doubt that earthquake lights account for many UFO reports, but
the phenomenon is unquestionably responsible for some
observations of mysterious lights.

Ray Stanford

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