If meeting with an angel, most likely, means the need for psychiatric treatment, then so many people were able to see “angel hair” in reality that it was hardly possible to declare this a mass insanity or hallucination.
People of different countries have encountered this phenomenon over a long period of time, so there are a fair amount of names for the phenomenon. In different countries, “angel hair ” is referred to as “hair of the Virgin Mary ”, “children of the Madonna ” or as a scientific name, the term “chemtrail ” is recognized.
The first mention of “angel hair”
The first mention dates back to the reign in ancient Egypt of the pharaoh Thutmose 3 (who ruled in the middle of the 15th century before the birth of Christ). According to the record in the papyrus (now in the collection of the director of the department of Egypt at the Vatican Museum), many residents of the country, including the pharaoh, priests and soldiers, saw fire circles in the sky for several days, whose brightness sometimes exceeded the sun.
After one of the flights to the earth, volatile matter began to fall from the sky. Pharaoh burnt incense and demanded that the priests make a record of the incident in the House of Life, since there was no such event since the creation of the earth.
A recent phenomenon
The English chronicles of 1741 report that flakes fell from the sky, the sizes of which were 1 by 4 inches, in several cities of the country at once. On November 16, 1857, residents of Charleston (USA) observed unusual objects flying over the city, which were described as “bright comets”.
In the morning, Charleston was covered with a “web”, on which there were no spiders. Residents of Milwaukee (USA) in 1881 were shocked by the fall of “angel hair” from heaven, the incident caused numerous gossip with the townsfolk. Some strands reached a length of 20 yards. The event was recorded at Scientifically American.
In 1952, “angel hair” visited the French city of Oloron. At first, the director of one of the local schools, together with 2 of his students, noticed a strange cumulus cloud in shape. Then an unidentified flying object arose. White smoke erupted in clubs from a UFO, which looked like a reddish ball, and as it approached the ground, the smoke fell into strands.
The incident of October 27, 1954
The above list can be continued for a long time, but the most famous loss of “angel hair” occurred in 1954 in Italy. On October 27, Pietro Lastrucci and Gennaro Lucetti observed 2 objects similar to a spindle in the sky, followed by traces resembling a white flame. The objects made a smooth turn of the flight by 180 degrees and disappeared from the observation field.
A few minutes passed, and the objects reached Florence. At that time, a football match was held at a local stadium in the presence of about 10,000 fans, as well as several reporters. The judge was forced to suspend the fight, because not only the spectators, but also the athletes stared at the sky. When the flying objects left, it was still not possible to resume the confrontation between the players – the field was covered with a sticky web.
The match had to be suspended “because the spectators saw something in the sky” said the official referee’s report.
According to the testimony, collected by BBC World, one of the players present in the game, defender Ardico Magnini, now 86, said:
It was something that looked like an egg that moved slowly, slowly, slowly. Everyone was looking up and there was something shiny in the sky, shiny silver …
We were impressed, we never saw anything like that in the sky. We were shocked.
He also recalled that a sticky, shiny material fell on the playing field. Other testimonies report the presence not of one, but of several strange objects in the sky.
It was quite difficult to collect the samples, they rolled into a ball and thawed in contact with the skin. However, among the audience there was one smart man, a student named Alfredo Jacopozzi. He decided to wind the threads on a stick, and then put it in a container. In less than an hour, weird threads were delivered to a professor at the local university, Giovanni Canerri.
What “angel hair” consists of
Giovanni Canerri, in collaboration with Danielo Cozzi and other colleagues, carried out an operational chemical analysis of the delivered “angel hair”. It turned out that the main elements of the mysterious substance are magnesium, silicon, bromine and calcium. A small concentration of other elements, including rare earths were later found. In terms of composition, the precipitated substance most resembled Borosilicate glass, and in an unstable state. Scientists tried to find the amino acid characteristic of the unusual web, but their searches were unsuccessful.
Between 1990 and 1996, Vadim Chernobrov, a famous explorer of the unknown and the leader of the Cosmopoisk group, was engaged in the study of “angel hair”. Measurement of the thickness of the hair found, yields the result that on average they are thinner by about 1.5 times than the hair.
The search engines analyzed the artifacts using a mass spectrometer that detected the presence of bismuth, platinum, tungsten, technetium (!) And rare earth elements. No trace of amino acids was again detected.
Naturally, ufologists were the first to comment on the origin of “angel hair”. According to Charles Maney, this substance is similar to exhaust gases, but only for unidentified flying objects. Some of his associates believe that “angel hair” is the working fluid of a UFO engine, similar to gasoline in cars.
Scientists are skeptical of the presence of UFOs in principle and are trying to explain the phenomenon in a different way. According to Trevor Constable, humanity is faced with a form of life that lives in the upper atmosphere. A similar assumption is based on the similarity of the composition and structure of some of the “angel hair” with earthly plants.
There is a group of scientists that explains the phenomenon with the passage of a tornado near an erupting volcano. Indeed, in the presence of high temperature and torque, magma can polymerize.
And there’s another fantastic version that “angel hair” comes to us from another space-time continuum, which is why they quickly disappear, returning to their usual dimension.