Thursday, November 11, 2010
Mystery Missile Explanation a Stretch?
Allegedly, the missile launch is an optical illusion. The contrail was produced by a passenger jet combined with the effects of the setting sun and the atmospheric conditions. This may very well be the explanation, but I'm not convinced just yet. I can say I have never seen a contrail like this before at any time of the day. The only time I have seen such a contrail is from documentary footage of missile launches, or shuttle launches. I have never seen flickering flame come from the lead portion of the contrail, which I can clearly see in the video. I have never seen a contrail from a passenger jet have a trajectory that looks like it came from the ground to the air, whereby the beginning of the trail looks very thick. Contrails I have seen are scatter streaks caused by water vapor in the exhaust of the jet engine. This looks to be a single plume of solid smoke, as you would expect from a rocket. I find the explanation to be a convenient one for the government. The reason they would want to cover up the possible true nature of the contrail was made in my previous post. In summary, I suppose I should just trust my government implicitly and move on.
Posted by jrchaard at 9:11 AM