Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Truth is Out There

Paging Fox Mulder: I think we have something he may interested in here. Apparnently, some smart people have an idea that might explain some UFO sightings. What does this have to do with the weather? Well, according to this article, some of these might be attributed to a meteorological phenomonon called a sprite (check out this really cool pic of a sprite).

Sprites are formed during thunderstorms, when the air is electromagnetically destabalized due to the lightning in the air. The particles end up getting charged. This creates a polarization that Mother Nature really doesn't like. As a result, the creates a discharge of energy and results in a sprite.

Sorry, that I have to play the part of Scully in all of this...

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