spiral blue light display hovers above Norway

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10 Dec 2009 08:51 #27083 by Garm
Very interesting it may very well be tha missle as claimed, but the link at the bottom of the post takes you to the article complete with a four minute video of the event - neat! :woohoo:

spiral blue light display hovers above Norway

By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 12:51 PM on 10th December 2009

What's blue and white, squiggly and suddenly appears in the sky?
If you know the answer, pop it on a postcard and send it to the people of Norway, where this mysterious light display baffled residents yesterday.
Speculation was increasing today that the display was the result of an embarrassing failed test launch of a jinxed new Russian missile.
The Bulava missile was test-fired from the Dmitry Donskoi submarine in the White Sea early on Wednesday but failed at the third stage, say newspapers in Moscow today.
This emerged despite earlier reports denying a missile launch yesterday. Even early today there was no formal confirmation from the Russian Defence Ministry.
The light appears to be unconnected with the aurora borealis, or northern lights, the natural magnetic phenomena that can often be viewed in that part of the world.
The mystery began when a blue light seemed to soar up from behind a mountain in the north of the country. It stopped mid-air, then began to move in circles. Within seconds a giant spiral had covered the entire sky.
Then a green-blue beam of light shot out from its centre - lasting for ten to 12 minutes before disappearing completely.
Onlookers describing it as 'like a big fireball that went around, with a great light around it' and 'a shooting star that spun around and around'.
Yesterday a Norwegian defence spokesman said the display was most likely from a failed Russian test launch.

TromsM Geophysical Observatory researcher Truls Lynne Hansen agreed, saying the missile had likely veered out of control and exploded, and the spiral was light reflecting on the leaking fuel.
But last night Russia denied it had been conducting missile tests in the area.
A Moscow news outlet quoted the Russian Navy as denying any rocket launches from the White Sea area.
Norway should be informed of such launches under international agreements, it was stressed.
However this morning media reports claimed a missile had indeed been launched from the White Sea. Test firings are usually made from the White Sea, close to the Norwegian Arctic region.
Kommersant newspaper reported today that a test-firing before dawn on Wednesday coincided with the light show in the northern sky.
It also emerged today that Russia last week formally notified Norway of a window when a missile test might be carried out.

This included a seven hour period early on Wednesday at the time when the lights were seen.
The submarine Dmitry Donskoy went to sea on Monday, ahead of the test, and some reports suggest the vessel is now back in port.
A Russian military source said today that 'the third stage of the rocket did not work'.
The Russian Defence Ministry, with characteristic secrecy, has so far been unavailable for comment.
The Bulava, despite being crucial to Russia's plans to revamp its weaponry, is becoming an embarrassment after nine failed launches in 13 tests, prompting calls for it to be scrapped.
In theory, it has a range of 5,000 miles and could carry up to ten nuclear weapons bound for separate targets.
A previous failure in July forced the resignation of Yury Solomonov, the director of the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology which is responsible for developing the missile.
However, he is now working as chief designer on the jinxed project.
The Norwegian Meteorological Institute was flooded with telephone calls after the light storm yesterday morning.
Totto Eriksen, from Tromsø, told VG Nett: 'It spun and exploded in the sky,'
He spotted the lights as he walked his daughter Amalie to school.
He said: 'We saw it from the Inner Harbor in Tromsø. It was absolutely fantastic.
'It almost looked like a rocket that spun around and around and then went diagonally down the heavens.
'It looked like the moon was coming over the mountain, but then came something completely different.'
Celebrity astronomer Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard said he had never seen anything like the lights.
He said: 'My first thought was that it was a fireball meteor, but it has lasted far too long.
'It may have been a missile in Russia, but I can not guarantee that it is the answer.'
Air traffic control in TromsM claimed the light show lasted 'far too long to be an astronomical phenomenon'.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1234430/Mystery-spiral-blue-light-display-hovers-Norway.html

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10 Dec 2009 15:58 #27087 by RyuJin
yep missile failure.

the russian government said they test fired a new nuke missile from a sub and the missile failed

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10 Dec 2009 17:54 #27091 by
I know one UFO that caused a stir but the story is generally swept under the carpet.

Im not sure which country this was - but essentially - some guy took his friends expensive radio controlled plane (as you do when slightly drunk) and strapped a load of glosticks to and took it for a flight in the pitch dark - - - -

Over a field next to a military air base.

Apparently this was one of those pro level models and very expensive

The story ends with 3 arrests and a very shot up model plane and a black hole in the bank balance of the owner and some jail time for the 'pilot'

Something to do with security breaches etc etc etc

Anyway - how true this is I dunno - but if so _ i can imagine how such activity could be at first mistaken for a UFO or something (those models dont half shift)

A 'blue missile' - wouldnt that be an engine failure? or at least a fuel mixing mess-up - ie alcohol burn off or some other bad mix?

You gotta love those vodka bombs the russians have :D

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10 Dec 2009 18:15 #27092 by RyuJin
vodka bombs rofl :laugh:

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11 Dec 2009 07:42 #27095 by Garm
There were some very good clear videos on the news last night that showed the blue inner spiral nicely...not sure I buy the missile story, a little too neat for an out of control rocket, but who knows, I'm by far no rocket scientist.

Really cool none-the-less. B)

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if the fuel mix is wrong - the rocket wont be 'out of control' as such - just the range, speed, trajectory etc would all be wrong and 'unknown' and thus warrant an immediate abort - think of it as a dodgy firework :D

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13 Dec 2009 16:39 #27102 by
http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-GB&vid=4e7a8b9d-75ea-4a62-8ba2-14491dae6d4e

found this link on the very same topic ...

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