Date: Thu Jun 17 1993 14:45:26
From: SHEPPARD GORDON
Subj: Harvard UFO
UFO identified as Harvard research project
THE FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM
Spotted high over North Texas, the glimmering object brought one
thought to many sky gazers: UFO.
The truth proved far more worldly.
"This is a high altitude research balloon that is gathering data
for a Harvard University research project," explained Donna Dubberke,
a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. The balloon was
launched in the East Texas town of Palestine for a solar radiation
"It's huge," she said. The helium-filled balloon, which floated
to an altitude of 23.5 miles, is 600 feet in diameter and carried a
Dubberke, who said a local TV station fielded "bazillions" of
calls on the sighting, described the altogether identified flying
object as, "kind of the shape of an onion. It was white and a little
see-through in the middle."
--- GOMail v1.2 [BETA] [92-0207]
* Origin: Origin Line Not Defined In GOEDIT (1:278/714)