Earlier last week, what looked like three large bullet shaped missiles were spotted in the sky off the coast of Newfoundland. Apparently the police confirmed reports of Unidenitified Flying Objects but explaining them was said to be something only the Department of Defense could do...an explanation that still hasn't been forthcoming as of yet.
These flying objects were shown on the local news here and I have to say they sure did seem to resemble missiles, each one having a long trail of sparks behind them. According to the reports, they were said to be going in 3 different directions. There was some suspicion at the time they might have come from France or St. Pierre and Miquelon, the French islands off the coast of Newfoundland but that was quickly denied. http://peoplemagazinedaily.com/?p=4500
I wonder could one of the more mundane explanations given at these links here explain this.
Such as this:
January 31, 2010 at 4:55 pmEnd of Story.
This is a jet liner at cruising altitude with contrail self shadowing near the jet and illuminating with sunlight farther back. Nothing about these photos is unusual from the perspective of a jetliner. The eyewitness reports originally fueled the missile story due to the fact that they were very poor descriptions of what was seen. Listen again to them and you will notice that they use vague descriptions with little elaboration or context. More to the point, the witness suggests herself that they “looked like rockets/missiles” leaving this interpretation with the audience. It’s most highly likely, beyond doubt in fact, that they were simply describing three jetliners. Reporters should have the investigative skills to get precise language from their subjects. All this controversy is the result of a low vocabulary, bad reportage, and a dumb statement from the government. Mostly, bad reportage.
Picture of self shadowing:http://contrailscience.com/images/2contrail_bg.jpg