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“Though these weird and transient optical flashes had been seen for decades by pilots, mainstream science was unmoved until 1989, when space shuttle cameras began documenting this worldwide phenomenon.”

“Although these were credible eyewitnesses with a professional interest in severe weather phenomena, their accounts did not inspire a general search for hard evidence of such phenomena,” states the NASA report. In fact, it adds, “A number of the pilots were reluctant to officially report the things they had seen, because the scientific community, the Air Force and the airlines were skeptical of ‘upward lightning.’”

http://devoid.blogs.heraldtribune.com/12979/sometimes-pilots-actually-get-it-right/

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