What about the “UFO Sighting” in Bangalore?

There was a most intriguing news item about a “UFO sighting” in Bangalore:

UFO sighting

But nothing much has been heard of about it after that…until, on a related note, someone on a mailing list I belong to, posted this:

“On Tuesday night at around 09:00 PM I was driving on Hosur road and turning
left towards St. Johns hospital road when I saw something bright moving on
the sky. This would have been in a southerly direction on the map. This
looked too small to be an aircraft and too big to be fireworks. Erased in
from my mind till this mail. However the reports cited say Monday while this was Tuesday.”

And someone else posted these links to “flying chariots of ancient India”….!

Oooh… well isn’t there supposed to be some historian school of
thought that records space ship flights in ancient India?

ancient Indian aircraft
one more entry here

Any ideas about this, anyone?

11 Comments so far

  1. silkboard (unregistered) on June 1st, 2007 @ 10:55 pm

    hey no kidding, I saw something bright on Monday late evening, about 8:30 pm. It was like a bright lit thing in the sky coming east from north-west (from Whitefield, looking up towards north Bangalore, it was coming east). It seemed a bit odd because the light was too bright for planes (so used to see them land from skies above Whitefield). God knows, may be I saw the same UFO these reports are talking about :)

  2. darthc0der (unregistered) on June 2nd, 2007 @ 12:53 am

    duders … the truth is out there!

  3. blr bytes (unregistered) on June 2nd, 2007 @ 1:01 pm

    Tsk. Attribution. Attribution please.

  4. Deepa Mohan (unregistered) on June 2nd, 2007 @ 1:11 pm

    I’m sorry, “blr bytes”, that was a private mailing list and I am not at liberty to quote names in a public forum.

  5. blr bytes (unregistered) on June 2nd, 2007 @ 1:36 pm

    If you say so. But I still disagree.

  6. Deepa Mohan (unregistered) on June 2nd, 2007 @ 1:46 pm

    Of course you can disagree…!

    And…just went to your blog and am enjoying your posts very much, Blr Bytes!

  7. usn (unregistered) on June 2nd, 2007 @ 2:25 pm

    I suspect what blrbytes meant was that the last piece of your post looks like you’ve written it, whereas it is a quote. The easy way to fix that is to enclose the quoted portion in the BLOCKQUOTE tag, like


  8. MadMan (unregistered) on June 2nd, 2007 @ 6:57 pm

    The group you refer to is publically archived here, incidentally:


    So not quite that private. :)

  9. Christopher (unregistered) on June 2nd, 2007 @ 11:15 pm

    I guess it must be the weather balloon. Being the monsoon season, the weather department must be busy sending the weather balloons up into the sky. I saw a similar thing in chennai (swinging lights, moving slowly) but was later informed thatit was the weather balloon.

  10. R.A. Levin (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 11:54 am

    Amazing links, Deepa!
    This particular subject has been fascinating me for aeons. There have clearly been tremendous scientists, since antiquity. Ayurveda is another element of that brilliance. Still in practice today, because it WORKS!


  11. Naren (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 9:54 pm

    Ohh!! forwarded Post… Hav seen this in forwarded mail sometime ago ………. Anyway good write up… Good Discussion……….

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