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Was 'First Photographed UFO' A Comet?

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


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...]

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