Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ye Olde UFO

The UFO spotted over the Phoenix area on Monday really was the eponymous "weather" balloon.

The Arizona Republic reports a 4,000 pound NASA research balloon launched Sunday morning from Fort Sumter, N.M., landed Monday night south of Kingman. The balloon measured gamma ray emissions at about 130,000 feet in altitude.

But as it went over Sedona it was spotted by staff in Ye Olde UFO Store, who captured the photo at right, which they describe as looking like the bubble carrying the good witch in Wizard of Oz.

I don't which is the more fascinating part of this story - that a giant balloon created such a visual spectacle, or that there is a "Ye Olde UFO Store" in Sedona.

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