astronomy club sent up a weather balloon w a gopro in it last friday. put in three packs of fruit snacks so they could have a giggle over eating fruit snacks that had been to space.

balloon went up into inner space, about 90,000 feet. came down right near the dinosaur park. a few physics teachers drive out to get it, crack it open on the way home to start watching the footage.

fruit snacks are missing.

multiple sources confirm that fruit snacks were put in balloon and sealed in with duct tape. physics teachers check entire balloon. no fruit snacks.

physics teachers watch footage. all 7 hours of it. right in the middle of footage, there are about 8 minutes of visual and audio static when balloon is in orbit. no other interference with balloon recorded.

conclusions: ???????

Thunderstruck! Weather Balloons Look for Lightning’s Signature

A triggered lightning experiment conducted in Florida as part of an ongoing research effort to better understand how lightning forms. The blue-green light in the image is from copper in the initial triggering wire being heated to the point of radiating light. Bright white strokes of lightning off to the side were displaced by wind blowing between strokes.

Credit: Doug Jordan and Martin Uman/International Center for Lightning Research and Testing


California UFO

This strange object was seen by many residents of Southern California on 11/07/15. Numerous videos of the sightings were posted on social media.

The Pentagon said in a statement that the Navy Strategic Systems Programs held a scheduled missile test flight at sea from USS Kentucky, which is a ballistic missile submarine and that is what the people saw that Saturday night.

Thousands of volunteers worked overnight to prepare for Balloonfest ‘86. Due to the threat of inclement weather, the balloons were released earlier than planned.

Sadly, what goes up, must come down… which caused a hell of a lot of problems. Rain caused the balloons to fall before they could spread out, which caused the closing of an airport runway, spooked some prize-winning horses, and created what the Coast Guard crew called an “asteroid field” of debris that prevented them from spotting the drowning fisherman. 

Money was raised, a world records was set, children were delighted, people were entertained, people were sued, people were killed, and millions of burst balloons eventually littered the ground.  But for charity! 



Two Star Wars fans use a giant weather balloon to put an X-Wing in space

UFO means “unidentified flying object”. It doesn’t mean “alien spacecraft”. If it’s in the air, and people aren’t sure what it is, then it’s a UFO. You can’t “mistake something for a UFO” if its true nature is unclear…. even if it’s a weird mass of birds, or an experimental aircraft, or a weather balloon, it’s still a UFO until people, well, identify it.


The Roswell Incident

In the summer of 1947, a rancher discovered unidentifiable debris in his sheep pasture outside Roswell, New Mexico. Although officials from the local Air Force base asserted that it was a crashed weather balloon, many people believed it was the remains of an extraterrestrial flying saucer; a series of secret “dummy drops” in New Mexico during the 1950s heightened their suspicions. Nearly 50 years after the story of the mysterious debris broke, the U.S. military issued a report linking the incident to a top-secret atomic espionage project called Project Mogul. Still, many people continue to embrace the UFO theory, and hundreds of curiosity seekers visit Roswell and the crash site every year. (Source)