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Tue Mar 9, 2021, 08:34 PM

'Hovering ship' photographed off Cornish coast by walker

David Morris took a photo of the ship near Falmouth, Cornwall.

BBC meteorologist David Braine said the "superior mirage" occurred because of "special atmospheric conditions that bend light"
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Mr Braine said: "Superior mirages occur because of the weather condition known as a temperature inversion, where cold air lies close to the sea with warmer air above it.

"Since cold air is denser than warm air, it bends light towards the eyes of someone standing on the ground or on the coast, changing how a distant object appears.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-56286719

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BigmanPigman Mar 9 #1
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EnterwebsJohn Mar 9 #3
TNNurse Mar 10 #6
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AllaN01Bear Mar 10 #5
SergeStorms Mar 11 #7
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Response to hurl (Original post)

Tue Mar 9, 2021, 08:49 PM

1. Aren't the same type of images also seen in the desert?

I have seen movies of people walking in a desert region and there is often a small space between the person or object and the ground.

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Tue Mar 9, 2021, 10:30 PM

2. I'm not saying its aliens, but it could be...

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Tue Mar 9, 2021, 11:39 PM

3. Its the rapture and many

religious right people have missed the boat.

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Response to EnterwebsJohn (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 10:51 AM

6. Thank you

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Response to hurl (Original post)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 12:54 AM

4. Imagine how people reacted to a sight like this

before there was an explanation for it.

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Wed Mar 10, 2021, 10:16 AM

5. the cocoon boat has returned .

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Thu Mar 11, 2021, 08:51 AM

7. We can see this phenomenon in the U.S.

On the south shore of Lake Ontario, when atmospheric conditions and water temperatures are just right, we can see the city of Toronto, Canada on the horizon. Now, that's normally impossible, because Toronto is about 90 miles straight across the lake. But when conditions are favorable, theres Toronto, with the CN Tower clearly visible on the horizon.

This phenomenon also plays into the sinking of the Titanic, although I'm not going to get into that here.

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Thu Mar 11, 2021, 10:21 PM

8. ...

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Sat Mar 13, 2021, 11:54 AM

9. Sure that's not an Imperial Star Destroyer?

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