Tuesday, August 22, 2006

What?

Somehow I don't seem to have heard about this last week...


United Press International - NewsTrack:

"Hawaii UFO looked like a wayward missile

HILO, Hawaii, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- No one Thursday was claiming ownership of a tubular flying object that buzzed a Hawaii airport this week and looked a lot like a missile.

Officials at the Pohakuloa Training Area told the Honolulu Star-Bulletin that there were no military exercises involving missiles taking place when the object was spotted Tuesday over the Hilo Airport on the Big Island.

Witnesses told the newspaper the silver object was silver and emitted a vapor trail; however it had no apparent fins or markings on it.

One man told the newspaper, 'The noise was super loud.'

The object didn't seem to threaten any air traffic around the airport, the report said.

Hawaii officials said the FBI and Transportation Security Administration were looking into the matter."
This is not to be confused (I assume) with a regular meteor shower like this one, which prompted folk in the Hebrides to think there was a plane crash.

2 Comments:

Blogger Meatball One said...

A similar phenomena hit Norway on Monday:
http://tinyurl.com/gg667

any connection?

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 2:03:00 PM PDT  
Blogger steve said...

and one over the Hebrides over the weekend:

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=1225042006

and scads more the past few weeks. But those all sound like meteors.

none of those the characteristics of the one in Hawaii. Namely:

-it "buzzed the airport"
-it "had no markings on it"

something has to be pretty darned close before you can say you "had no apparent markings on it."

-it was a "tubular flying object"
-"the noise was super loud"

sounds like some sort of metal craft with an engine.

-it was "silver, emitted a vapor trail"

Friday, August 25, 2006 at 6:52:00 PM PDT  

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