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UFO. Germany

ID #1650008948
Added Fri, 15/04/2022
Author July N.
Sources
Phenomena
Status
Hypothesis

Initial data

Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
1542
Location: 
Аугсбург
Germany

Heavenly Fire over Augsburg (1542)

Original news

Himmelsfeuer über Augsburg (1542)

Hypotheses

List of versions containing features matching the eyewitness descriptions or material evidence

Mirage

Optical phenomenon in which the air in the result of the refraction of light rays in addition to items in their true position, see their virtual images in the direct, inverted or severely distorted.

Distinguish mirages:

  • lower
  • top
  • side

Inferior Mirage occurs when a large vertical temperature gradient (drop it with the height) over a superheated flat surface, often desert or paved road. Usually this "puddle" on asphalte or sand.

Twilight and protivoallergennye rays

Bright Sun breaking through the clouds can be mistaken for UFOs. This version also includes various celestial bodies (Sun, Moon, stars), whose fragments are visible through uneven cloud, and the reflection of light from them on the clouds, which may be perceived as separate objects.

Crepuscular rays - the name of the rays of sunlight that pass through gaps in clouds or other objects to form the visible "light pillars" or "waves". Crepuscular rays are visible due to the fact that the region of space with sunlit air separated clearly from the shaded space.

Investigation

Versions testing, their confirmation or refutation. Additional information, notes during the study of materials
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Resume

The most likely explanation. The version, confirmed by the investigation
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