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Alleged missiles spotted over Newfoundland

Residents of N.L. report seeing flaming “bullets” in the sky


 

Three long, thin glimmering “bullet-like” objects with tails of fire and smoke were sighted in the sky off the southern coast of Newfoundland on Monday. Resident Darlene Stewart of Harbour Mille, N.L. was snapping photos of the sunset when she saw the first mysterious object; her neighbour Emily Purdy, who viewed it through binoculars, said it looked like “a humungous bullet, silver-grey in colour and it had flames coming out of the bottom and a trail of smoke.” The witnesses say the alleged missiles were visible in the air for roughly 15 minutes. Gerry Byrne, the MP for Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte, said Thursday, “It’s not making any sense and nobody’s providing any real answers, so questions are mounting.” Neither government officials nor the RCMP have confirmed the sightings.

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Alleged missiles spotted over Newfoundland

    • That's the working theory.

      Guess Danny is working on his next negotiation.

        • Actually, PEI probably could tolerate a nuclear-armed Newfoundland. Quebec, on the other hand…

  1. Didn't the Quinlan Quints report a UFO sighting in Newfoundland once?

  2. downplaying the ruskies or some other countries firing missiles at canada…no wonder sh is far away preaching and just being a pest to others!

  3. Oh goodness…..Duffy will want close the missle gap!

    • What.. by standing in it?

    • Ah, interesting. So, all kidding aside, basically it's clear that the French were testing SLBM's off Newfoundland?

      • at this point it is rather hard to believe otherwise, not withstanding PMO talking points.

        • Im certainly no expert but it seems more likely that if it was a missle it was cruise missle, given the time it was visible. That would make it probable that someone fired them from a tactical, rather than strategic platform…ie an attack boat, not a boomer. Makes you wonder if someone was making a point about something Canada is contemplating doing somewhere, or maybe there was an ASW exercise going on and someone just screwed up….I do find the "15 minutes visible" claim difficult to reconcile with any understanding I have of weapons systems.

  4. I dont know. The corridor kind of makes me think not. I was thinking the corridor would go east, and then it would make sense. The lady claims she was going outside to take pictures of the sunset…..so what does that mean about the shadows on the object.

    I honestly don't know what the story is…but hey a puzzle….I love puzzles

    • Picture here — messed up my link to it above.

      Looks to me like the the sunset is about 45 degrees to the photographer's right when she took the picture. Sunset was about 5pm in St. John's yesterday, setting at 244 degrees, more or less directly WSW. So she would have been facing south or SSW when she took the picture. The missile looks to me like it's traveling from her right to her left and slightly away from her. So if she were facing S or SSW then the missle would be traveling SE or ESE.

      • Thanks. I did some looking at maps last night, Google earth is a wonderful thing. She took the picture in Harbour Mille Nfld, according to CTV (the media is terrible with locations on this story). You can see St Pierre and Miquelon from there. Its about 75 miles though. There are communities much closer than that, I dont know if they saw anything, if they didnt it makes you wonder.

        As for path, if it was flying toward France then it would need to traverse a significant chunk of NFLD. If it only stayed over the ocean then it is headed into that big open ocean between South america and Africa, If 5,000 mile range then headed toward Ascension Island is about right. If 5,000 km range then it could have flown toward France (or more generally the North Atlantic.

        None of those areas are insignifcant in terms of air traffic……it would leave a trail. And the lack of speed as you pointed out, makes one question the French story.

  5. Oh my gawd! Danny's got the bomb! Head for the shelter's everyone…luckily they probably can't reach Davos.

    • <tt>This video contains content from Halifax Film, who has decided to block it in your country. </tt>

      What? Why would Halifax Film block Canada?

      • I got to it using a proxy server and it's an old This Hour Has 22 Minutes bit

      • Ya what is that all about?

  6. "Neither government officials nor the RCMP have confirmed the sightings."

    Imagine that. I suppose they would have to brainstorm awhile to figure out the most boring conceivable explanation. Just like the Norway spiral was a "Russian missile test". Yeah right.

  7. I find it amazing how blase the Canadian Government and the RCMP are about this missile sighting in Newfoundland. Not one missile, but three, all caught on film and sighted by two people for approximately 15 minutes! This made me wonder if they would have had the same re-action if the sightings were off the west coast…say over the Winter Olympic site…it would be a completely different story. Or over the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, then it would have caused a more news worthy story and investigation. But no, because it is over the most mocked province in our country it is ignored or insulting glibs made that the ladies who seen it was imbibing on “screech”. Yes, I am angry….for it would have been a different story if one of those missiles would have malfunctioned, landed and, God forbid, exploded on the village of which these two women were living. How dare our country ignore this?! This is a serious issue that should not be swept under the preverbal carpet. Whether others care or not, there are people who live on that island who deserve truthful answers and if it means that France gets their hands slapped in the process, so be it. I suggest Danny Williams start demanding answers, and if he doesn’t get the truth from the RCMP, our Government or Security….then go over their heads. Missiles just don’t pop up out of no-where, and especially over Newfoundland; except back in WWII when the Americans and Canadians used our Island for their military base. We are no longer a military base and to say maybe some students were playing with rockets is just another insult. In my mind, this is definitely a breach of sovereign law and someone’s heads should be spinning because of it.

    • There is a general lack of information. That only 2 people saw 4 alleged missle launches is odd…..That they seem to be too small, too slow and not leaving a significant trail…..not really enough evidence. The distance from Mill Harbour to the French Islands is about 75 miles…..The french wouldnt fly 4 missles over Canadian airspace. If they were they would be running it down their corridor. Which makes the distance quite fa from Harbour Mille. it doesnt add up yet…..the premise is too wild to go on flimsy info. If the picture was taken at Point May I might take it a little more seriously

      We need more witnesses or more information about the distance and the exact location before we could attempt to judge whether this is anything other than model rockets

      • I completely agree, it just can't be an SLBM with the lack of trail. Total contrast to your French M51 SLBM video. And also it doesn't make sense that it should be photographable like that: why would the French test ballistic missiles so close to NL? Why would they be visible in the sky for so long? Why would only a few people see it? I plump for model rockets for now. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

      • Why would you find it interesting that only two people came forward to tell what they had seen? When JFK was killed, many people came forward to tell what they had seen and heard, yet the records still claim only one shooter! By the way, it wasn’t Mill Harbour….it is Harbour Mille that the two ladies who so happened to be looking out their window, one to take a picture of the sunset, and the other a neighbour, lives. Either way, rockets, missiles or the like, something that looked like a “bullet with fire and smoke” spewing out of it’s tail-end flew over Newfoundland, and that is what concerns me the most. If this was the Twin Towers we wouldn’t be arguing over if it was a 747 or B52 that flew into the buildings. This is no different. Something, shot from somewhere was captured on film flying over Newfoundland air space. Now it is up to the “experts” to figure out who shot the ‘lone’ shot. Hopefully this doesn’t get bungled up as the JFK case did and think we are as stupid to believe….kids playing with a science project…will fly.

        • Its interesting because 4 missle launches flying over Newfoundland would be seen by more than 2 people.

          They saw something, heck they took a picture, the question is of what. Right now, and that can change, it doesnt look like they saw and photographed a military missle. Model rockets is a plausible explaination given what we know for the moment.

          The French islands are about 75 miles from Harbour Mille. A sub based launch would be close to that distance away. No pilots have repored anything, no idications from any airport radar. As much fun as I would like to have pasting the French over a rocket launch in Canadian Waters or over Canadian airspace it just doesnt add up right now. I am not saying the ladies in Newfoundland are making it up, they saw something but look at the video that doesnt come close to the other picture.

          Did she take a picture of the sunset? It must have been lovely.

    • Well spoken Sonja.
      I have a father that served in World War 2 and a grandfather that served in World War 1 for our country and to see that this despicable federal government and your despicable provincial government cover such a breach of our sovereignty would truly anger my father and grandfather as it does me. These despicable governments may just as well spit in the faces of those who have protected our sovereignty and died for our sovereignty.
      May the eternal torments of hell be these governments rewards as all liars will have their part in the lake of fire.
      Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murders, and whoremongers, and sorcers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

      Chris

  8. ANSWER!!!! The exhaust plume of the missiles in the pictures hold the answer to what nation was behind this. Different rocket fuels produce different plumes. The lack of any visible (illuminated) thrust plume suggests it wasn't a carbon rich fuel. Meanwhile, oxidizer and hydrogen engines usually produce lengthy and highly visible trails of steam. Find the nation that's doing submarine based tests with rockets using a fuel which matches these characteristics and you know what nation it was. You will have at least narrowed it down. Simple.

  9. Nope. Let's not dignify the model rocket story with a dialogue shall we. To even suggest such a ridiculous cover story is an insult to the public's intelligence and a demonstration of just how dim the political science and PR grads at the prime minister's office actually are. Model rockets! Come on! Let's hope they're just not trying.

  10. Call the pentagon. 10 bucks says they can explain everything. Sometimes they do not advise us , like the time a nuclear device was dropped into the St Lawrence in the 50`s. The people never received and explanation for the blast.

  11. All liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone…..

    I have a father that served in World War 2 and a grandfather that served in World War 1 for our country and to see that this despicable federal government and your despicable provincial government cover such a breach of our sovereignty would truly anger my father and grandfather as it does me. These despicable governments may just as well spit in the faces of those who have protected our sovereignty and died for our sovereignty.
    May the eternal torments of hell be these governments rewards as all liars will have their part in the lake of fire.

    Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murders, and whoremongers, and sorcers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

    Chris

  12. the fact that the government chooses to treat us like we are all
    ignorant and clueless and will believe any explanation they throw our
    way truly angers me. it is obvious by this photo it is a missle.
    the government has its standard answers when the public question
    anything unknown in the sky be it a missle or any other ufo,
    make the public look stupid, and call it an air balloon- the public
    is stupid they will beleive that, and if they don't what can they do about it. that is our story and we are sticking to it. Harper is hiding out
    right now, another thing he does not have to comment on.
    come on Mr. Williams, don't let them bury this under the rug, our
    country is important. I agree, if these missles appeared over Vancouver
    something would be done, or would they just say they were fireworks.

  13. 15 minutes is a LONG time. Ballistic missiles travel EXTREMELY fast and would be on the other side of the continent in less than 15 minutes. If it was 15 seconds it might be a missile.

  14. Good grief people! Are you all drinking mass quantities of Screech this winter? As an amateur astronomer and advanced amateur photographer I've been watching the sky for better than half a century, and I see this sort of thing often. It's nothing more than a contrail illuminated by the setting sun. Find a globe and a piece of string. Run the string from Atlanta, Georgia up the US East Coast and onward to Europe. Notice how it goes right over Newfoundland. Hundreds of jets every day going on this Great Circle route pass right over Newfoundland at FL350 or more. With the right weather conditions around sunset such sights are rather common.

  15. Oh thats right Chip, new Jets lack the slanted nose shape, and wings, I completely forgot about that, and also the fact that there was flame that long coming off of it. Jet afterburners don't create such a long trail with their engines.

  16. Looks like a jet plane but in full speed it could be a missile. I really can't decide.

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