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Re: Was 'First Photographed UFO' A Comet?

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 09:16:35 -0500
Archived: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 10:28:05 -0400
Subject: Re:  Was 'First Photographed UFO' A Comet?

>Source: UniverseToday.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.

Ufologists "crowed"?  Gee, silly me: I thought some had merely
speculated. Not good enough for Jon Voisey's rhetorical
requirements, I infer.

But what the hell, in the spirit of the occasion:

"A new study crows that the observation was due to the breakup
of a comet..."

Or better:

"A new study crows that the observation was due to a flight of


Jerry Clark

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