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Re: Was 'First Photographed UFO' A Comet?

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 16:48:39 -0300
Archived: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 17:21:34 -0400
Subject: Re: 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.

Crowed? And just proposed. huh. No proof either way. Still an
anomaly; still unsolved.

Don Ledger

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