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Old 04-14-2019, 03:10 PM   #21
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Perfect answer, explains everything. It's kind of funny I never made any suggestions of UFOs, etc. Just trying to figure it what I saw, and yes rum was involve.
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Old 04-14-2019, 03:15 PM   #22
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Thank You

I was thanking Warf Dog for his answer and Link, ''also thanks to Psnedd.
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I doubt there is anything tethered around the Exumas, especially Staniel. Just too many small planes around, including seaplanes delivering passengers to big charter yachts anchored all over the place.
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No balloon there on av charts i have. And that wont stop the feds from ballooning anyway. One near key west now. A 182 ran onto that one. Used to be one east of freeport that i had to dodge on the way to marsh and treasure.
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Don't tell us, let us guess. Your buddy was abducted by space aliens right? do do, do do.....do do, do do, the Twilight Zone.
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Maybe you should read up on the proper protocol for welcoming "visitors" aboard and check if they like Rum?
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Old 04-19-2019, 01:56 PM   #27
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As an airline pilots we often see bright planets like Venus winking in apparent red, white and green. It's an atmospheric effect that's particularly noticeable when it's low in the sky. It's often mistaken for an aircraft with its landing lights on. (It doesn't help that staring at a single point in space will cause it to appear to be moving.)

I've had people on the flight deck that couldn't be convinced it wasn't an airplane until it rose high enough that the winking effect stopped and it got the pin point look of a star.
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Could it be a surveillance helicopter?
But I would guess that Jeff is probably right.
The lights might be to keep people in airplanes
from hitting it.
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Are you sure its not the tri-color light on the mast of an anchored sailboat? The movement of the boat in the waves and wind changes would explain the variations in the visible colors.
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Exumas has long been known a a major UFO base. Of course the Governments are concealing this.
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Georgetown had a couple of blackhawks working the area. One chased my wife around normans as she ran the dingy.
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Yes, letís prepare for visitors and hope they canít swim...
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Any drug traffic surveillance balloons in the area?
Very good guess! I used to work at the installation in Georgetown, Exumas - no longer there, I think.
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I doubt there is anything tethered around the Exumas, especially Staniel. Just too many small planes around, including seaplanes delivering passengers to big charter yachts anchored all over the place.
There used to be one in Georgetown, because I worked there for a while.
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Being from the west coast and not too entirely familiar with that area, isn't that in the neighborhood of the "Bermuda Triangle"???
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Being from the west coast and not too entirely familiar with that area, isn't that in the neighborhood of the "Bermuda Triangle"???
Yep, Exuma and Long are within it's southern leg
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Time to close Thread

I want to state, being in the Exhumas has been wonderful, being in such open wild spaces is so inspiring.seeing sunset and night sky is part of it Seeing a really dark sky makes the stars pop, and with our handy binoculars seeing the moon and stars. SO is saw a star. Thats all I saw, RT Firefly , WarfDog, and Psneeld and made good contributions as others did. WarfDog link answers everthing. https://astrobob.areavoices.com/2011...tter-in-color/ Time to close Thread. Lets talk about Trawler stuff, Steve
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Heading Home

We just left Chub Cay, heading to Gun Cay, coming home, been on boat since Dec. Great travels but still have to a few more miles to make it back to Tennessee. We left now because calm seas for 2 days, Have friends (5 boats) that just left Nassau at 5am tryin to make Bimini tonite, they run faster than me. Good luck with the rest of your trip. Steve
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Good sailing.
We are going to watch the first day of the Regattas today then use that good weather to go across to Cat tomorrow. A few days there than across to Eleuthera. A week or so there then back to Florida via Abaco.
Then the boat needs a damn good cleaning!
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