The UFO Ghost Rocket mystery began for real May 1946 over Sweden, where the media covered the case and named the unidentified flying objects “Ghost Rockets”. In June that year, they were also reported over Denmark and Finland. The month after in July, the number of reports about mysterious rockets increased dramatically over both Sweden and Norway. And then mid-day July 9, 1946, a young Swedish couple, Erik and Åsa Reuterswärd, were lucky to photograph a ghost rocket. Their photo was sent in to the Swedish Ministry of Defense, who had asked for evidence of these mysterious intruders, and this case was published in several Swedish and foreign newspapers. In total, there were over 2000 observations in 1946 and the last was reported in December that year. It was theorized, that the mysterious trails in the sky were Russian V-2 test flights, so the suspicion naturally fell on Russia, which had taken over the German rocketry center at Peenemünde, on the south side of the Baltic Sea. Sweden had also experienced a series of overflights of the German V-2 rockets under the war and on June 13, 1944, a German V-2 rocket exploded at an altitude of 1000 meters above the Swedish city Bäckebo, and debris from the rocket rained down over the city. The rocket debris, that was actual evidence for a German V-2 rocket, were subsequently collected and sold to the British. But despite the Swedish Ministry of Defense major effort, to prove these mysterious trails in the sky were just Russian missile test, no one ever found a single piece that could prove, that the many flyovers of UFOs in 1946, actually were Russian test flights.
Ghost Rockets of today…
And all that happend just in 1946, but what about today? Does these mysterious rocket-like trails, or Balls of Fire, still haunt our skies? Yes, I think so, because the top picture to the left shows one of those over Mexico 2011, and the next picture to the right, is from Polen 2007. One thing you should notice with these trails, is that they are generally very short and more wide and thicker compared to ordinary condensations trails, which tends to be longer and more slim. But the big mystery is the no airplane issue, because these trails have no airplanes in front of them. If you take a photo of an airplane, even over long distance, it is still possible with good weather conditions, to see a small black dot resembling the airplane in front of the trail of exhaust. But the strange trails, which we have many examples and close-up images of today, do not reveal any dots or airplanes? Another theory could be, that it is asteroids, meteors (big rocks), that are crossing earths atmosphere. But all the videos I have in my playlist on Youtube with Ghost Rockets, reveals no fatal crashes and no collisions with the ground. On the contrary, they always seem to disappear in the horizon. They also don´t seem to disintegrate (like this meteor), but stay intact. You should also notice, that these strange trails are moving quite slow compared to real and confirmed meteors hitting earths atmosphere. Generally, it goes very fast, like a blink of the the eye, and they are gone like this one: Police dash cam of Meteor over Edmonton, Canada or more dramatic like this one: Meteor Hits Russia Feb 15, 2013 – Event Archive
Where´s the plane?
This one is from a video uploaded to Youtube August 2009. The video is not on Youtube anymore and the source is lost, but I think it´s an interesting example, because this one looks very much like a typical aircraft contrail seen from the distance. When you magnify and compare this one to other ordinary airplane overflights, you´ll notice, that the plane you expect to be visible in the front of the trail (see below), clearly is not there…
And again, where´s the plane?
Another good example of a Ghost Rocket, this time caught on film soaring across the sky over the Peruvian city of Cusco, is seen in a Telegraph.co.uk video uploaded to Youtube August 25, 2011. Again you´ll notice, that the plane that should be visible in front of the trail, is not visible. Could it be atmospheric conditions that blurs the visibility of the plane? I am no expert in the field of that kind of atmospheric conditions, but what makes me wonder is, that all the images I have of contrails, generally always shows the airplane quite clear, even over great distances.
Shortly after I created my Youtube account back in 2007, I began collecting videos with these “Balls of fire”, and found they were still seen today all over the world. If some of them are actually airplanes, I don´t know, but there is indeed some weird trails here. Check them out here in my playlist UFO Ghost Rockets
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