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 >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. 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 crows...." Crowing, Jerry Clark 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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