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Gary Hobson

You realise this is all taking place at Roswell, New Mexico. It's notorious.

Those little blobs may well have been UFOs.

The clock seems to have stopped. I'd have thought that the baloon would take quite a while to inflate. There doesn't seem to be much visible sign of inflation on the picture at the moment. The actual jump seems to be quite a way off.

Enough time for me to watch ITT (6.30-7)


Gary Hobson
Dean Lovett wrote (see)

n what they did to that poor little guy Gary!

Don't believe what you see in films. Unfortuately, I'm unable to give the real details here, due to security reasons.

Was just about to turn over to BBCHD for ITT, then caught Sky News news flash - 'Coming Up Sky Jump'.

I'm sure it won't happen before 7.

Miss Becks

I think we can stop watching a while guys.

'Once launched, Felix will float to 120,000 ft in less than 3 hours. The 30-million-cubic-foot helium balloon is 1/10 the thickness of a Ziploc bag, yet weighs more than 3,000 pounds. Stretched out it would cover about 40 acres.'

Deanos Diggin It

I too was oblige to sign the official secrets act! So know where your coming from!

Pennine Petal
Evening, back from my flying visit to York, it was a lovely sunny day up there, but by the time I was home the sun had gone here.

Did anyone see the story about the couple who bought the cannabis plant at a car boot sale not realising what it was and it is now huge.Police say that they have never seen a cannabis plant so big.

Lovely photo on the web of the green northern lights over Kendal last night. apparently should be ale to see it tonight but probably not in Rossendale.
Miss Becks

We have countdown!!

Sorry. I love this spacey/geeky stuff. I get all excited.

Pottie Pam

I did see something like those white balloons in front and behind of a helicopter which was flying very low. The 'balloons' were travelling in the same direction as the helicopter and not in the same direction as the wind. Suddenly one 'balloon' shot of at right angles at a high speed of knots. I was so intringued and rang the local RAF base to see if the pilot had reported anything. Air Traffic said that as the pilot was flying low level it wasn't under their control.  the next day the station commander rang me to ask what I'd seen but never heard anything more. He didn't treat me like a batty woman.

Has anyone else seen something they couldn't explain? when they were sober that is.


Deanos Diggin It

614 mph decent! How can a human body deal with that?

Miss Becks

Dean, a friend tried to explain that to me. here's what he said!

Since the air is so thin 23 miles up there, he will actually be "Slowing Down", decending to a comfortable 118 MPH, from the 700 MPH supersonic free fall speed, from "whenced " he bailed out! lets see here: traveling 700miles/hr= falling 23 miles, in like... less then 3 minutes! Fortunately, since there is no air to carry sound, for the 1st half of his fall.. .we won't be hearing him screaming, for the first 90 seconds
Gary Hobson
pottiepam wrote (see)

Has anyone else seen something they couldn't explain?

Yes, I have. There are things that are hard to explain. But they are only a problem if you feel that you need to explain them to other people, who were not in on the original, and so can't understand what you're talking about. Don't worry about it. If they missed something, it's their problem, not yours.

Miss Becks

Not the answer you were after, but it amused me.

Well many years ago I saw what looked like a huge brown cigar shaped thing, looked funnily fuzzy and slightly out of focus. One end of it had a flashing White light. That light then went constant, then went off. Out of the other end, 5 or 6 small red lights shot out, and skittered around. Then the White light in the main big thing started flashing again, the little red lights all zoomed back into it, the White light went off and the whole thing whizzed off.
I was probably 18 years old....and sober!