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So i am not sure if this type of thing has been posted about before , but here is an article link (with a couple older photos ). I have read some other articles about this in the past , but it strikes me as strange to say the least . If you consider the possibilty of this , one would wonder if this could be some kind of little known natural phenomena, but with all the flying these days , you would think there would be more sightings. Just wondering if anyone has heard of this or has any thoughts on it.    

                                                                                Surreal Encounters with Flying Jellyfish, Sky Squids, and Other Utterly Bizarre Beasts | Mysterious Universe

 

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Mr Walker

Looks like someone's plasma drive needs servicing, to me :) 

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Iread the source 

yep you CAN make such a story up.

Indeed it sounds to me like a very deliberately constructed spoof. 

Thats not based on the content (which one must decide on for one self  )  but on the style of writing  

It reads like a constructed imaginative narrative which supplies answers  which,  in real life would be left unanswered.  

it also has some dubious possibilities about the effectiveness of some of the inventions and  (for example)  the altitudes achieved  eg

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This coalescence of “space jellies”, as we called them, was assumed to be part of a seasonal migration pattern in and about the western Pacific. With a small joint grant fund from several philanthropic scientific organizations (which shall remain unnamed), I developed a small, high altitude, long distance ultralight aircraft (the first of its kind) assisted by an in-flight deployable and detachable ovoid helium balloon. This platform was developed as it had become evident through observation and experimentation that the behavior of these creatures was disturbed by the approach of larger aircraft. It was not by coincidence that the craft bore a distinct resemblance to the large, presumably mature form, of “space jelly” creatures themselves.

Working within a shoe-string budget, I deployed a modified aqualung attached to a motorcycle helmet and a small forge bellows that was fashioned into a crude but effective and light weight re-breathing system for high altitudes. For warmth I wore a gorilla suit (procured from a costumer’s auction in Emeryville) and had it fitted with a lining of goose down.

Most light weight planes including those built during ww1 simply couldn't reach an altitude where oxygen was required 

Modern aircraft must supply oxygen above about 13000 feet  but, in ww1, reconnaissance flights went as high as 20000 feet  and dogfights a t 15000 were common 

A grappling hook and a lengthy piece of rope would add considerable  weight to an aircraft, and also make it very difficult to fly if it was light weight and low powered 

Ps I've observed huge weather balloons a t extreme altitudes which do look a lot like a large jellyfish .They appear partly deflated with a bulbous "head " and lengthy attenuated " tail"   They also appear almost translucent. 

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Sir Wearer of Hats

Arthur Conan Doyle wrote what wss, effectively, a creepy pasta about sky jellies last century. Horror in the Heights.

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Manwon Lender
4 hours ago, razman said:

So i am not sure if this type of thing has been posted about before , but here is an article link (with a couple older photos ). I have read some other articles about this in the past , but it strikes me as strange to say the least . If you consider the possibilty of this , one would wonder if this could be some kind of little known natural phenomena, but with all the flying these days , you would think there would be more sightings. Just wondering if anyone has heard of this or has any thoughts on it.    

                                                                                Surreal Encounters with Flying Jellyfish, Sky Squids, and Other Utterly Bizarre Beasts | Mysterious Universe

 

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It appear these are actually a natural weather phenomenon that are associated with lighting and thunder storms, they also go by the name of Sky Sprites. 

Sprites are a type of transient luminous event, like lightning, but fainter, faster and significantly larger, Jessica Leigh Hester explains for Atlas Obscura. Stephen Hummel, a dark sky specialist at the University of Texas at Austin, photographed a red jellyfish sprite on July 2 from the McDonald Observatory in Texas. The bright red formation appears to float between 28 and 55 miles high in the atmosphere, with a dispersed red cap and a flurry of tentacles underneath, Hummel tells Smithsonian magazine via email.

"Sprites usually appear to the eye as very brief, dim, grey structures. You need to be looking for them to spot them, and oftentimes I am not certain I actually saw one until I check the camera footage to confirm," Hummel tells Business Insider’s Aylin Woodward. "While this is ordinarily true, this was no ordinary sprite," he writes Smithsonian magazine in an email. "I could clearly and unambiguously see it with the naked eye, although it was extremely brief.

I immediately knew I had something spectacular. The coloration was very subtle to the eye because the human eye is not adept at seeing color in low light conditions, especially red, but the structure was all apparent." To capture a sprite on camera, he usually needs to collect several hours of footage. This year, he's collected 70 hours' worth of footage amounting to about 70 sprites, half of those appearing in one storm, he tells Business Insider. He recorded four and a half hours of footage in order to photograph one sprite.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-spot-elusive-jellyfish-sprites-thunderstorm-180975677/

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Manwon Lender
8 hours ago, Mr Walker said:

Iread the source 

yep you CAN make such a story up.

Indeed it sounds to me like a very deliberately constructed spoof. 

Thats not based on the content (which one must decide on for one self  )  but on the style of writing  

It reads like a constructed imaginative narrative which supplies answers  which,  in real life would be left unanswered.  

it also has some dubious possibilities about the effectiveness of some of the inventions and  (for example)  the altitudes achieved  eg
 

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This coalescence of “space jellies”, as we called them, was assumed to be part of a seasonal migration pattern in and about the western Pacific. With a small joint grant fund from several philanthropic scientific organizations (which shall remain unnamed), I developed a small, high altitude, long distance ultralight aircraft (the first of its kind) assisted by an in-flight deployable and detachable ovoid helium balloon. This platform was developed as it had become evident through observation and experimentation that the behavior of these creatures was disturbed by the approach of larger aircraft. It was not by coincidence that the craft bore a distinct resemblance to the large, presumably mature form, of “space jelly” creatures themselves.

Working within a shoe-string budget, I deployed a modified aqualung attached to a motorcycle helmet and a small forge bellows that was fashioned into a crude but effective and light weight re-breathing system for high altitudes. For warmth I wore a gorilla suit (procured from a costumer’s auction in Emeryville) and had it fitted with a lining of goose down.

Most light weight planes including those built during ww1 simply couldn't reach an altitude where oxygen was required 

Modern aircraft must supply oxygen above about 13000 feet  but, in ww1, reconnaissance flights went as high as 20000 feet  and dogfights a t 15000 were common 

A grappling hook and a lengthy piece of rope would add considerable  weight to an aircraft, and also make it very difficult to fly if it was light weight and low powered 

Ps I've observed huge weather balloons a t extreme altitudes which do look a lot like a large jellyfish .They appear partly deflated with a bulbous "head " and lengthy attenuated " tail"   They also appear almost translucent. 

You know sometimes it's better to do a little research before totally discounting something because they do exist and they are also a Natural Weather Phenomenon according to Smithsonian Institute see the link below!

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-spot-elusive-jellyfish-sprites-thunderstorm-180975677/

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razman

Yea i wasn't sure if this could be some kind of natural phenom , or made up entirely , i just had seen things about it before and it was odd , but this helps shed light on it . I know the middle story in the article with the balloon and guy in suit sounds off , but there have been multiple different sightings and stories.

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razman

That is a really cool pic.

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moonman

First pic looks like a sonic boom.

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ChrLzs

Sigh.

1. Note that whenever the OP image is dragged out, it is almost always just a small crop of the actual image?  Here's the full-frame:
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2. Oh look, the SUN is in shot.

3. What happens when you shoot towards any bright light source?
(Hint - you will very likely get lens flares..)

4. What is the most common type of lens flare and how can you tell it's a flare?
(Hint - if it's roughly diagonally opposed (CHECK!) to where the light source is, and it consists of ellipses and similar shapes and streaks all angled along that same diagonal (CHECK!), it's VERY likely to be a lens flare)

That is a simple lens flare.  I'm not at my home PC right now, but later I can show some lens flare examples I've captured that look very, very similar.  For a site calling itself "mysteriousuniverse" and then dismissing the possibility of lens flare without any reason..... well, I'd suggest you are browsing sites that are in the sewers of the Interwebz...

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Nobu
On 9/2/2021 at 5:02 AM, Manwon Lender said:

You know sometimes it's better to do a little research before totally discounting something because they do exist and they are also a Natural Weather Phenomenon according to Smithsonian Institute see the link below!

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-spot-elusive-jellyfish-sprites-thunderstorm-180975677/

I think he was making fun of the guys story of flying apparatus which was spot on. It read like a 1880 science fiction piece for the St Louis Gazette. 

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Mr Walker
On 9/2/2021 at 7:32 PM, Manwon Lender said:

You know sometimes it's better to do a little research before totally discounting something because they do exist and they are also a Natural Weather Phenomenon according to Smithsonian Institute see the link below!

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-spot-elusive-jellyfish-sprites-thunderstorm-180975677/

Of course

I knew that  BUT my bet is that the writer also new it and constructed a story  of fiction/fantasy around it  Or didn't know, but made up a story based on the phenomenon 

 

I don't believe the events in the narrative, although I accept the natural phenomenon exists  

It is like the cowboy who lassoed  a  tornado  (Pecos Bill) .

Tornadoes' are real. The story is fiction 

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Mr Walker
On 9/11/2021 at 12:10 AM, Nobu said:

I think he was making fun of the guys story of flying apparatus which was spot on. It read like a 1880 science fiction piece for the St Louis Gazette. 

yep that was my point .

IMO   it was either a  quite clever deliberate spoof, or a poorly constructed lie. 

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Manwon Lender
1 minute ago, Mr Walker said:

Of course

I knew that  BUT my bet is that the writer also new it and constructed a story  of fiction/fantasy around it  Or didn't know, but made up a story based on the phenomenon 

 

I don't believe the events in the narrative, although I accept the natural phenomenon exists  

It is like the cowboy who lassoed  a  tornado  (Pecos Bill) .

Tornadoes' are real. The story is fiction 

Yes I can agree with your point, makes sense to me!

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Manwon Lender
On 9/10/2021 at 11:40 PM, Nobu said:

I think he was making fun of the guys story of flying apparatus which was spot on. It read like a 1880 science fiction piece for the St Louis Gazette. 

Yes you could certain be right, my friend!

Peace

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Manwon Lender
On 9/2/2021 at 9:32 PM, razman said:

That is a really cool pic.

Yes it is really cool, I don't know for certain if is CGI or actually real but if I saw that, not knowing what I now know, I would think holy crap we are being invaded.

Peace 

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