The Phoenix Lights
The Phoenix Lights (sometimes called the “Lights over Phoenix”) were a series of widely sighted unidentified flying objects observed in the skies over Arizona, Nevada in the United States, and Sonora, Mexico on Thursday, March 13, 1997.
Lights of varying descriptions were seen by thousands of people between 19:30 and 22:30 MST, in a space of about 300 miles (480 km), from the Nevada line, through Phoenix, to the edge of Tucson.
There were allegedly two distinct events involved in the incident: a triangular formation of lights seen to pass over the state, and a series of stationary lights seen in the Phoenix area. The United States Air Force identified the second group of lights as flares dropped by A-10 Warthog aircraft that were on training exercises at the Barry Goldwater Range in southwest Arizona.
Witnesses claim to have observed a huge carpenter’s square-shaped UFO, containing five spherical lights or possibly light-emitting engines. Fife Symington, the governor at the time, was one witness to this incident; he later called the object “otherworldly.”
Moths: what the fuck?
wtf is that a parasite?
my barely educated guess would be that it has to do with breeding somehow. but i don’t know for sure.
fisk, do you have info?
considering its a part of the body i doubt its a parasite
im not too keen on insect anatomy, sadly, but i’d be willing to say it’s got something to do with breeding as well— pheromone-related organs, or maybe the penis itself? i dunno. it’s not an ovipositor as far as i can tell. the smaller ones seem to be male claspers, used to hold a female during sex, so… it’s probably a dick. but i can’t be sure, obviously, it’d probably be better to go to someone with more focus on insects than me
Neo, need your expertise on this one. Doesn’t look legit to me, but this is your forte…
I’m not an expert on insect genitalia, but i looked up some images and slides of this genus (I’m p sure this is a leopard moth of some kind) and those do indeed look like sex organs. Parasites wouldn’t look like that. It’s definitely not an ovipositior, so it’s gotta be a male moth.
That’s the extent of my worth here, I have no idea how these parts are put into use when mating.
(If y’all REALLY want to know, I’ll ask my boss tomorrow and get back to you. He did his thesis on insect genitals)
I new there was a reason moths creeped me out
I was looking for sound effects of a duck quacking for animation and I came across this “Rubber Duck” sound and I’ve been laughing for the past five minutes
this post ruined me
i need to go to bed
I listen to this every damn time I see it on my dash.