The Cleveland Plain Dealer Monday, March 7, 1988 COZYING OF JUPITER, VENUS LIGHT UP SKY Re
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Monday, March 7, 1988
COZYING OF JUPITER, VENUS LIGHT UP SKY
Reports of unidentified flyin
g objects are being made, and the most
likely explanation is the rare alignm
ent of Jupiter and Venus.
Some Fairport Harbor residents reported seein
g UFOs and large bright
objects hovering over Lake Erie over the weekend.
The Fairport Harbor Coast Guard went to the area and saw a large
ct that seemed to disperse smaller, brightly colored objects.
But when they called the Gre
ater Cleveland air traffic controllers, they
learned that Jupiter and Venus
were in alignment and that the colors were
the result of spontaneous gas emi
ssions from the two planets.
Its the celestial equivalent of a colorful
floor show, says Charles
B. Stephenson, a professor of astronomy at Case Wes
The Earth's atmosphere helps create the color
sensation, in the same
way that distant stars appear to twinkle.
File: LAKERIE2.UFO 103
Dir: 12 Sec: 1 - UFOlogy
From: Rick Dell'aquila
LAKE ERIE UFO: Article from Plain Dealer
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