UFO re­searcher says sun on jet streams cre­ates rocket ef­fect.

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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. (CP) — A UFO re­searcher and au­thor from Fin­land calls it “the De­cem­ber Phe­nom­e­non.”

Bjorn Borg, a 63-year-old re­tired econ­o­mist, says each win­ter he can count on me­dia re­ports of what ap­pear to be rocket or mis­sile sight­ings of the kind seen last week over New­found­land’s south coast.

“Ev­ery year this comes up in the news,” he said Mon­day from Helsinki.

But what peo­ple are re­ally see­ing is the ef­fect of jet­liner vapour trails catch­ing win­ter sun­light, he said.

Borg stud­ied pho­tos taken at sun­set a week ago in Har­bour Mille, N.L., by res­i­dent Dar­lene Ste­wart.

He be­lieves what she and two oth­ers wit­nessed was noth­ing more than the op­ti­cal il­lu­sion cre­ated when set­ting sun hits a jet­liner at just the right an­gle.

“The sun is shin­ing on the (con­den­sa­tion) trail. In win­ter time, the colour of the trail will show up (in) very strong yel­low or even red. It looks like fire.”

Borg said he has doc­u­mented the same phe­nom­e­non more than 20 times around the world in re­cent years.

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