Finnish UFO researcher says winter sun on jet streams creates rocket effect

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This photo shows an alleged missile in the sky above Harbour Mille on Jan. 25. A spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper says there's no indication of a rocket launch off southern Newfoundland. Photo by The Canadian Press

A UFO researcher and author from Finland says mysterious objects seen over Newfoundland last week were likely jetliners catching the winter sun.
Bjorn Borg, a retired economist who has written several books on UFOs, studied photos taken over Harbour Mille on Newfoundland's south coast.
He says he has documented more than 20 other mistaken rocket or missile sightings around the world.
Borg says low winter sunlight hitting a jetliner's vapour trail can turn yellow and red to look like fire.
Harbour Mille resident Darlene Stewart photographed what she said was a quiet, missile-like object that made no noise like a jetliner.

Geographic location: Finland, Newfoundland

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  • Dwayne
    July 02, 2010 - 13:32

    I migt be the most cynical Ba@**&%D in the universe but I gotta think the feds dug this guy up from somewhere....I just wonder what would be happening if these sightings took place over Lake ONTARIO? A different story then I suspect.......

  • Manuel
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    It is priceless. We need to stop producing the Newfie Joke Book. Obvioulsy this guy has read it and thinks we are all Jarge. Idiots!
    We need to take immediate action against the French Government and oh yeah send Quebecors back there as well.

  • Anon
    July 02, 2010 - 13:29

    The more explanations that come out for anything the less likely anyone is to believe either of them.

    What was it?
    dont know. Dont care
    If it was deadly, Id be dead
    If it was alien, What odds
    If it was danny, he was quiet for once
    If it was santa clause then the old nut finally lost it cause it's way past christmas.
    If it was the jetstream reflecting cosmic rays it was definetly one of the above.

  • don
    July 02, 2010 - 13:29

    Quote

    The Agence France-Presse news agency is reporting today that French ballistic missile testing launched from the Atlantic Ocean is being termed a success. The story says firing of the M51 missile from the submarine Le Terrible, went as planned. The ballistic missile is capable of flying 5000 miles from
    French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.
    - This is practically on Newfoundland's doorstep .

  • Norm
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    The sighting was actually Premier Danny Williams rocketing off The Rock to have heart surgery at a better hospital than the ones he oversees for the rest of Newfoundlanders!

  • L
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    If you read the french news....It says it successfully launched a missle over the atlantic ocean....explain!!!!

  • shem
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Since when is an economist an expert on UFO's ....or anything related to science. Why would the media even present someone like this as if they had a valid view, or explanation of something as strange as this.

  • Sounding
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Hey Mr. Bjorg in Finland! The sun must be like 5 miles from your house to get those effects! Hey wait... is that the same Bjorn Bjorg the tennis player? hmmmmmm

  • John
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    I would check the position of the Charles de Gaulle carrier battle group during that time, I expect that a French sub or one of it's frigates did the launch....just my guess. I understand the sunlight on the jetstream, but on 3 objects in different locations at slightly different times....I flew for years and have observed this phenomenon, and IMO I would look at the French battle group....

  • Dave
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    You all mopes or what?
    The missiles you are talking about were launched off the coast of France and landed off the coast of the Carolinas. Fact - Just Read. Besides, they were launched on Jan 27. Way too excitable and strung out.

  • Crackpot
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    I say this gentleman was a lucky man he managed to retire if this was his professional reponse to sighting! Just as well as he said that John Blow broke wind when he struck a match and it carried him 500 miles!

  • Keepin' It Real
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    Bjorn Borg? The former World #1-ranked pro tennis player? Multiple Wimbledon champion?

    Oh... just a retired economist.

  • Notta chance
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    Bjorn Borg, a retired economist**********NEVER believe anything that an economist tells you!! Especially about rockets......

  • J
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    Yeah right, a jetliner without wings.

  • W
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    L, when and where was the French missile launch?

    And when and where was the ''UFO'' sighting?

  • Sparkey
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    I saw the photo`s on NTV News & if Mr.Bjorn Borg,is trying to tell me it was a Plane?,I hope he stays retired!

  • Marie
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    I have seen the sun reflecting off a jet.....no it does not look like that!!!!!!!

    Just because someone tells you its the truth doesn't mean it is true.

  • Audrey
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    Maybe if Mr Borg checks with aviators, he will find that air traffic was all kept clear of the area that day by directive.

  • lisa
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Maybe the Federal Progressive Con. should have seen the french news, but they are gone on vacation.

  • R
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    No wings, and it's inclining. That's a missile not a plane. I've seen contrails in low angle light at 35,000ft up from planes. This is a missile and the gov is too embarassed to admit it slipped under their nose.

  • John
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    C'mon people ... the French missile tests were launched off of the coast of France and travelled in a northeast to southwestly trajectory towards North America ... the objects sighted over the Burin were travelling in the opposite direction southwest to northeast ... the same as most commercial flightpaths from the Eastern Seaboard of North America to Europe ... and most all of these flighpaths pass thru or near Nfld. airspace! Since the 3 sightings were approx. 5 mins apart, it is highly plausible that the sightings were in fact a low sun reflecting off of the ice crystals in jet contrails ...

  • Ha
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    Hey L, guess you better read that article again in reference to the launch by the French Navy. Look where it tell's ya the launches took place in European Waters off souther France. Guess they have some good rockets these days to get over here and not be seen on the way.

  • Peter
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    Bjorn Borg?? Sounds suspiciously like a Star Trek character to me. Coincidence? I think not...
    LOL

  • Dwayne
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    I migt be the most cynical Ba@**&%D in the universe but I gotta think the feds dug this guy up from somewhere....I just wonder what would be happening if these sightings took place over Lake ONTARIO? A different story then I suspect.......

  • Manuel
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    It is priceless. We need to stop producing the Newfie Joke Book. Obvioulsy this guy has read it and thinks we are all Jarge. Idiots!
    We need to take immediate action against the French Government and oh yeah send Quebecors back there as well.

  • Anon
    July 01, 2010 - 20:17

    The more explanations that come out for anything the less likely anyone is to believe either of them.

    What was it?
    dont know. Dont care
    If it was deadly, Id be dead
    If it was alien, What odds
    If it was danny, he was quiet for once
    If it was santa clause then the old nut finally lost it cause it's way past christmas.
    If it was the jetstream reflecting cosmic rays it was definetly one of the above.

  • don
    July 01, 2010 - 20:17

    Quote

    The Agence France-Presse news agency is reporting today that French ballistic missile testing launched from the Atlantic Ocean is being termed a success. The story says firing of the M51 missile from the submarine Le Terrible, went as planned. The ballistic missile is capable of flying 5000 miles from
    French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.
    - This is practically on Newfoundland's doorstep .

  • Norm
    July 01, 2010 - 20:15

    The sighting was actually Premier Danny Williams rocketing off The Rock to have heart surgery at a better hospital than the ones he oversees for the rest of Newfoundlanders!

  • L
    July 01, 2010 - 20:15

    If you read the french news....It says it successfully launched a missle over the atlantic ocean....explain!!!!

  • shem
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    Since when is an economist an expert on UFO's ....or anything related to science. Why would the media even present someone like this as if they had a valid view, or explanation of something as strange as this.

  • Sounding
    July 01, 2010 - 20:13

    Hey Mr. Bjorg in Finland! The sun must be like 5 miles from your house to get those effects! Hey wait... is that the same Bjorn Bjorg the tennis player? hmmmmmm

  • John
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    I would check the position of the Charles de Gaulle carrier battle group during that time, I expect that a French sub or one of it's frigates did the launch....just my guess. I understand the sunlight on the jetstream, but on 3 objects in different locations at slightly different times....I flew for years and have observed this phenomenon, and IMO I would look at the French battle group....

  • Dave
    July 01, 2010 - 20:06

    You all mopes or what?
    The missiles you are talking about were launched off the coast of France and landed off the coast of the Carolinas. Fact - Just Read. Besides, they were launched on Jan 27. Way too excitable and strung out.

  • Crackpot
    July 01, 2010 - 20:05

    I say this gentleman was a lucky man he managed to retire if this was his professional reponse to sighting! Just as well as he said that John Blow broke wind when he struck a match and it carried him 500 miles!

  • Keepin' It Real
    July 01, 2010 - 20:04

    Bjorn Borg? The former World #1-ranked pro tennis player? Multiple Wimbledon champion?

    Oh... just a retired economist.

  • Notta chance
    July 01, 2010 - 20:03

    Bjorn Borg, a retired economist**********NEVER believe anything that an economist tells you!! Especially about rockets......

  • J
    July 01, 2010 - 20:03

    Yeah right, a jetliner without wings.

  • W
    July 01, 2010 - 20:02

    L, when and where was the French missile launch?

    And when and where was the ''UFO'' sighting?

  • Sparkey
    July 01, 2010 - 20:01

    I saw the photo`s on NTV News & if Mr.Bjorn Borg,is trying to tell me it was a Plane?,I hope he stays retired!

  • Marie
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    I have seen the sun reflecting off a jet.....no it does not look like that!!!!!!!

    Just because someone tells you its the truth doesn't mean it is true.

  • Audrey
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    Maybe if Mr Borg checks with aviators, he will find that air traffic was all kept clear of the area that day by directive.

  • lisa
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    Maybe the Federal Progressive Con. should have seen the french news, but they are gone on vacation.

  • R
    July 01, 2010 - 19:56

    No wings, and it's inclining. That's a missile not a plane. I've seen contrails in low angle light at 35,000ft up from planes. This is a missile and the gov is too embarassed to admit it slipped under their nose.

  • John
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    C'mon people ... the French missile tests were launched off of the coast of France and travelled in a northeast to southwestly trajectory towards North America ... the objects sighted over the Burin were travelling in the opposite direction southwest to northeast ... the same as most commercial flightpaths from the Eastern Seaboard of North America to Europe ... and most all of these flighpaths pass thru or near Nfld. airspace! Since the 3 sightings were approx. 5 mins apart, it is highly plausible that the sightings were in fact a low sun reflecting off of the ice crystals in jet contrails ...

  • Ha
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    Hey L, guess you better read that article again in reference to the launch by the French Navy. Look where it tell's ya the launches took place in European Waters off souther France. Guess they have some good rockets these days to get over here and not be seen on the way.

  • Peter
    July 01, 2010 - 19:45

    Bjorn Borg?? Sounds suspiciously like a Star Trek character to me. Coincidence? I think not...
    LOL