Monday, February 23, 2009

Adventures in Misleading Headlines

Natural Explanation Found for UFOs

Read the article and you will find out it is about thunderstorm sprites - a phenomenom that has been scientifically recognized for some years now. In the article, a scientist is quoted as saying sprites could explain some UFO sightings. Not quite as definitive a natural explanation as the headline suggests.

Of course, the article fails to mention that sprites and blue jets were once in the same scientific classification as UFOs, i.e. Venus shining through swamp gas during a temperature inversion.

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