I would like nothing more than the proof of various cryptids, alien civilizations, even alien visitors to be found. But that proof will come only through rigorous science and objective analysis, and by holding evidence to the highest standards of scrutiny. Born in south eastern Pennsylvania, i have found myself at one time or another living in Chicago, Cleveland, Raleigh-Durham, on the island of Kaua'i and finally landed on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. I have turned my hand to various professions from early work in 3d graphics to historic building restoration, carpentry and log home building to working in a bronze art foundry on the WWII Veterans Memorial. Currently I am a writer, script writer and working for a non profit organization called Empowerment Through Connection which is involved in equine assisted therapy for veterans, at risk teens and women.

Fireworks to ring in the New Year seems to be a growing tradition in the US.

Apparently it is a growing tradition among ETs as well, as we can see in this video from CBS affiliate Channel 13 in Sacramento.

Wait just one silky slipper picking second, did they say he consulted the Vatican? Is that a new trend? See a UFO, ask the Pope what he thinks? Okay, the Vatican actually has and observatory with offices at Steward Observatory, attached to the University of Arizona in Tuscon. But… really?

Anywho, almost as soon as the story hit the web, this particular UFO at least loses its status and becomes an IFO, or I guess an I-EX-O and the culprit…

Weather Balloon

Yup, really. Here is a video of another weather balloon doing just the same thing.

The orbiting object is the payload swinging beneath the envelope of the balloon. At dusk, at high altitude the balloon would still be in the sun light, and look much brighter to an observer on the ground.

Lets say this one is case closed.

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  • We posted this same story with exact same videos and explanation on January 1. http://doubtfulnews.com/2013/01/local-news-blows-mystified-by-exploding-weather-balloon/

  • Indeed, I see you did. I am certain this is not the first or the last time we will carry parallel stories. I can also assure you that if you were my source I would have credited you and provided a link to your site.

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  • Blahable

    you are just looking for attention for your blog. calm down… Its on many sites. Work on your website development. layout is kinda bad

  • steve jones

    … or it could be a military project, perhaps the secret American space program taking out a competitor. For National Security reasons, of course. Have you heard of “Full-Spectrum Dominance”? I am simply reminding you of another possibility, that the news commentators forgot to mention.

  • Well, besides the video of a weather balloon popping being nearly identical to this, I suspect that someone might consider it unwise to carryout secret operations over highly populated areas. Witnesses tend to make thing less secret.