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UfO Attacks-7 Dead-India

  1. Feb 15, 2004 #1
    it's a UFO -it's ball lighting-it's an insect!-it's a secret weapon-it's mass hysteria!

    Indians blame mystery attacks on UFOs

    first report-India Times
    UFO sightings have sparked hysteria and riots

    ((Timesonline works for me-but not when clicked here??--get message=The area you wish to access is behind registration.))

    Muhnochwa fireballs reach Nepal Aug 10
    http://www.ufoindia.org/news_muhnochwa.htm [Broken]

    IIT scientist solves mystery behind 'UFO'
    August 15, 2002

    http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/international.cfm?id=940402002 [Broken]

    general review

    India UFO attacks 'are coloured lightning balls'

    http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_650903.html?menu=news.scienceanddiscovery.phenomena [Broken]
    World News
    "Raghuraj Pal, whose neighbour Ramji Pal died recently in Shanwa, said: "A mysterious flying object attacked him in the night. His stomach was ripped open. He died two days later."

    August 20, 2002
    India calls in X-Files agents to unmask face-scratching alien
    by Catherine Philp
    UFO sightings have sparked hysteria and riots, says our reporter

    A MYSTERIOUS flying object said to attack sleeping villagers has sparked mass hysteria and rioting across the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

    Police shot dead one man and injured 12 others when a mob of hundreds stormed the police station in Barabanki, demanding protection against what they believe is an alien assailant terrorising villages.

    The object, described as a flying sphere emitting red and blue light, is said to strike in the middle of the night, leaving victims with burns or scratches on their faces and limbs, and earning it the name the muhnochwa (face-scratcher).

    At least seven unexplained deaths in the area have been attributed to the muhnochwa, sparking panic among villagers who blame police for not providing enough protection.


    "More often than not the victims have unconsciously inflicted the symptoms themselves," AP quoted Narrotam Lal, a doctor at King George's Medical College in Lucknow, the state capital, as saying.

    Music companies in India are cashing in on a recent UFO scare.

    songs about the attacks
    [http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_662461.html?menu=news.scienceanddiscovery.phenomena [Broken]

    Solved again??-- AUGUST 20,

    _Schizodatylus Monstruosus.??

    http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/articleshow?art_Id=19603518 [Broken]
    is a rare grasshopper Zoology department experts denied that the insect could in any way harm human beings. Prof Pandey said the insect brought for identification did not emit any lights.
    professors conducted a detailed study while analysing the insect. They consulted various books and references before going public with their observations.

    muhnochwahttp://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_36343,000900010004.htm<not found>

    http://asia.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/asiapcf/south/08/13/india.ufo.ap/index.html [Broken] <<not found>>

    <<need access>>

    http://www.msnbc.com/news/79319.asp<<another not found!>>
    Mass hysteria?
    What would you be most afraid of in India?

    Mysterious UFO attacks
    The "Monkey Man"
    Panicked and hysterical residents
    Drunk Elephants
    People wearing suits and ties

    None of the above

    great story--haven't found the 'movies' or 'final report yet'

    <<links do work-checking still--try copying/paste for Timesonline i can get em but get =this message =The area you wish to access is behind registration.--may be i'm already registered>>

    here's sample:
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2002 11:16:30 PM

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow.asp?art_id=19397236 [Broken]

    LUCKNOW: With five visuals of what is feared as the muhnochwa `trapped' on video tapes -- three of which were recorded by the team of intelligence sleuths in the state -- the scare does not seem to be unfounded. The sleuths who had worked on muhnochwa do not rule out the possibility of the presence of an extra-terrestrial body (ETB) with electro-magnetic (EM) effect in at least three per cent of the cases. While the Indian agencies were yet to admit the presence of ETB, foreign research agencies, intelligence reports said, have already been to the affected areas, met the victims and collected necessary data.

    Sources said that after going through the video tape provided by the wife of a lawyer in Mirzapur and another frame recorded by a resident in Sitapur.....

    Out of a sample study of 100 injured victims, 10 were found to be victims of an insect bite or scratch. Another 10 suffered the injuries indirectly (like bruises while running after a scare in the night). The remaining had one or more of the following four common factors: Experiencing electric shock, seeing sharp light, feeling hard oval object.
    hope it works for you !?
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  3. Feb 15, 2004 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    Great report mouseonmoon!

    I have only briefly reviewed what's posted so far but a couple of comments on the scientific explanation seem to be in order.

    1). Current is not measured in watts. This does not inspire confidence.

    2). What is ball lightning? How is it made? Where's the evidence to support this explanation? This is a name, not an explanation.

    Edit: you may want to check your links. the NBC link didn't work.

    Edit: Ah, you feel they may have been deleted?
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  4. Feb 15, 2004 #3
    1). Current is not measured in watts. This does not inspire confidence.

    Yeah=some 'wild' explanations going on by the 'experts'.
    Noticed some of the links not working 'here'=yet some i can still get?.....have eveything copied.....so,may have to post some xcerts

    1sr report Aug 10th--solved Aug 15th! --(did he 'catch one'?-or someone sent it to him in a jar?.....like the 'bug' solution?.....don't think he got out of his chair to solve this---sounds like a bunch of these 'balls' got together about 30 years ago in Iran (know what i mean?)
    The 'ball-lighting' theory is interesting though:
    According to Prof Arora, a specialist in high-voltage electricity, "dry spells increase the soil resistance while decreasing it conductivity, and in the process attract lightning balls that emit different colour lights -- mostly blue, green, yellow or red."

    "The phenomena of lightning balls is older than the life on earth and there was constant evidence of these balls over the ages... while reports on it were received from different parts of USA and Europe, the highest frequency was reported from New Zealand."

    "Some [scientists] say it is the plasma state of gas, while others attribute it to a slowly burning gas... radiation from long-lived meta stable state of air particles or a sphere of heated air at atmospheric pressure... an air vortex (like smoke rings) that contain luminous gases."

    ((desert swamp gas or just big 'lightning bugs'--really big 'fire-flies'?))
    Or, is this all another "Monkey Man" story?

    Officials have suggested a raft of explanations, from an alien invasion to a new and unknown breed of insect.

    Perhaps the most bizarre theory was that of Police Deputy Inspector General K. N. D. Dwivedi, who said that the assailant was a genetically engineered insect introduced by “anti-national elements” from outside India to cause mayhem.

    In common Indian parlance, this is taken to mean that it was the work of the Pakistani spy agency, the universal scapegoat for all unexplained Indian woes. That theory has not won over many believers.

    Residents have dismantled television aerials and taken satellite dishes down from their roofs, fearing that they may attract the mysterious object. Even radios have fallen silent at night under selfimposed blackout.
    and more.....

    Another account:

    http://www.nepalnews.com.np/content...g11/local.htm#8 [Broken]

    Unidentified object scare continues

    NEPALGUNJ, Aug 10:The life in the Nepal-India border at Belaspur and Nepalgunj went panicky for the second consecutive day on Saturday when an unidentified object again attempted to kill a woman.

    The same mysterious object had killed a 40-year-old woman in the neighbouring Indian village a few days ago......

    this is another "Times" link-may not work

    Extra-terrestrials invade UP, says IB

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2002 11:16:30 PM

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow.asp?art_id=19397236 [Broken]

    investigators from University: India Times article:
    The team, comprising forensic experts, serologists, medico-legal experts, electronic engineers and physicists equipped with night vision devices, zero light video cameras and telescopes apart from other gadgetry, was witness to the "light" which was seen thrice. It descended close to the handmade muhnochwa and then disappeared. The video clipping has a flash of light running across the screen but nothing more. ....

    Seems to have been 'pranksters' about too--the 'convergence' of 'stories' and explanations is really bizzarre=UFOs,but not yer typical ETs in Flying Saucers!!

    When this event happened i saved/searched for all reports; then .......you know-world events last 2 years....

    ((i don't know about the links:it seems if you get the link originally-then it will work===for example-i can still get links to articles in Washington Post which are older than two weeks--yet if i try to search for article gotta pay for it?==don't tell 'em!!)) And links will work for most newspapers same way= if you have the 'address' you can 'get it'.....?))

    best--'Ghost' investigation is really interesting-later....

    OK- the 'paste' changes?

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow.asp?art_id=19397236 [Broken]

    <<<notice what happened?--after / "articleshow.asp?art_id" isn't showing up ??---
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