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#31    ChrLzs

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 05:14 AM

It's a compelling illusion if you are moving - Venus seems to follow you as it is effectively stationary in the sky, and you and the background are all moving.  Your brain is always comparing things to the background to 'identify' movement.  It can also strongly appear to follow you as you go around a bend - because you are changing your velocity vector, Venus is also changing its position in a different way, so again your brain thinks it did that to keep up..  This illusion not only fools us ordinary pedestrians and drivers, but also those supposedly excellent observers in the emergency services.

And even professional pilots can make complete and utter fools of themselves - eg witness the Mexican Air Force UFO sightings ... near the ground-based Cantarell Oilfields.  Ooops.

Thing is, in some ways professionals (esp. pilots) can be *worse* observers as they are programmed to look out for anything in the sky that might be a hazard and immediately consider it as an airborne threat, or perhaps take evasive action.  It would hardly be surprising if.. rather than admit they got taken in by a star/planet (oilwell flare..), to beef up the story to something cigar/disc shaped that was .. coming right at 'em...

Anyway, I shall now step down from my soapbox, as i don't want to attract any zoserianisms.  Again, I thank Sakari for enquiring and investigating, rather than leaping to unwarranted conclusions.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:16 PM

View Postxzfhmnxhqing, on 10 December 2013 - 07:26 AM, said:

Posted ImageWhy did you have to move. Job? Health?
It was because Bigfoot was always coming to his back door for a handout and he was going bankrupt feeding that sucker.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:26 PM

View PostDieChecker, on 10 December 2013 - 09:16 PM, said:

It was because Bigfoot was always coming to his back door for a handout and he was going bankrupt feeding that sucker.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:41 PM

View Postxzfhmnxhqing, on 10 December 2013 - 07:26 AM, said:

Posted ImageWhy did you have to move. Job? Health?



For a job, yes....Wish I did not have to. Health mo, but, I was diagnosed ( and had succesful surgery ) for Melanoma, stage 2 skin cancer 3 weeks before we left.




View PostDieChecker, on 10 December 2013 - 09:16 PM, said:

It was because Bigfoot was always coming to his back door for a handout and he was going bankrupt feeding that sucker.


Poor Deer that we left....I bet they miss their Cob. That was making us broke :)

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:10 AM

Hi there, Sakari. Good to see you again.

I cant be sure , of course, but it sounds like a geostationary satellite to me.

I still await the compelling Exhibit A.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:01 AM

View PostHazzard, on 13 December 2013 - 12:10 AM, said:

Hi there, Sakari. Good to see you again.

I cant be sure , of course, but it sounds like a geostationary satellite to me.

TY Hazzard, glad to be back.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 05:12 AM

View Postwsrtjwryjqing, on 13 December 2013 - 03:54 AM, said:

Apologies if this has been covered,Posted Image

?????

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 11:38 AM

View PostSakari, on 13 December 2013 - 02:01 AM, said:

TY Hazzard, glad to be back.

Love the Ouija board, and yea, I miss that guy too. Hope he will be back some day.

I still await the compelling Exhibit A.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 03:25 PM

View PostHazzard, on 13 December 2013 - 11:38 AM, said:

Love the Ouija board, and yea, I miss that guy too. Hope he will be back some day.

That is not up to him, unfortunatley....

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 05:42 PM

Too bad that you had to move from here where Bigfoot terrorizes us daily to someplace where alien spacecraft terrorize people daily.


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 03:18 AM

View Postsfyjdgykqing, on 14 December 2013 - 02:24 AM, said:

This went on for the last 3 monthsPosted Image


I am confused...I have been in Arizona the last 3 months. I have been in this house about 2 weeks.
I got star charts ( or whatever that app is ) and Venus is lining up. It is / was Venus.

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