From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 10:06:40 -0400 Archived: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 10:06:40 -0400 Subject: Was 'First Photographed UFO' A Comet? Source: UniverseTody.Com http://tinyurl.com/3dumcbs October 14, 2011 Was The 'First Photographed UFO' A Comet? by Jon Voisey On August 12th, 1883, Mexican astronomer Joss Bonilla was preparing to study the Sun at the recently opened Zacatecas Observatory. However, the Sun's surface was marred by numerous objects quickly travelling across its disk. Over the course of the day and the next, Bonilla exposed several wet plates to take images of the 447 objects he would observe. They weren't released publicly until January 1st, 1886 when they were published in the magazine L'Astronomie. Since then, ufologists have crowed these photographs as the first photographic evidence of UFOs. The chief editor of L'Astronomie passed the observations off as migrating animals, but a new study proposes the observation was due to the breakup of a comet that nearly hit us. [More at site - thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead...] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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