Talk:Angel hair (folklore)

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chaff and spider threads[edit]

Isn't at least some of this stuff supposed to have been Chaff (radar countermeasure)? - Logotu 22:40, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Dunno about chaff, but I have heard the spider thread explanation before. A certain species of spider was named, but I can't recall it. See Ballooning (spider) for our article on the phenomena.
Some source from google books [1] from Coloraqdo University (a source that is alreadu on the article), [2] from UFO association NICAP, [3] from House Committee on Science and Astronautics, [4] from Symposium on Unidentified Flying Objects (probably the same info as the House Comittee source), [5] from the same symposium but it's unreadeable. Unfortunately, I can't find a full reference that I can cite correctly, I can only find out-of-context fragments, so I'm leaving only a "fact" tag. P.D.: Hum, I'll try to use this one [6] --Enric Naval (talk) 21:43, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

space grass[edit]

chaff causes "space grass" Condon report "2. Material Allegedly Deposited by UFOs", pages 131-133. Not sure this is also called "angel hair" by other sources, or if they two clearly distinguishable things. --Enric Naval (talk) 01:18, 2 January 2009 (UTC)


I have reverted the vandalism from User:DreamGuy. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 19:05, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

is G-field a reference to gravity field?[edit]

one of the sources talks about ionizaton of heavy atoms[7], and I added that it was caused by a "G-field" (and not by natural phenomena). The source mentions it at several places[8], but I'm not sure if I should leave it as a redlink or point it to "gravity field". Would that be correct? --Enric Naval (talk) 22:22, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

I have the impression that it's about theoretical UFO propulsion using artificial gravity. So "don't know". Juzhong (talk) 22:26, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
Thank you, when you told me of artificial gravity I searched and I found Anti gravity, which brought me to Biefeld-Brown_effect#Electrogravity, which appears to be the correct thing. --Enric Naval (talk) 01:10, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

"Angel hair" redirected to Capellini[edit]

Stating here, as I did in the edit summary for the redirect. The AFD ended in "no consensus", but consensus was clear to redirect the Angel hair page to the type of pasta commonly referred to by that name. I have completed the edit of the redirect. CaveatLector Talk Contrib 07:09, 5 January 2009 (UTC)


I find it very pedantic and insulting to claim (in the first few words of the article nonetheless) that "angel hair" is mythical. I find it particularly offensive sense I happen to know for a fact that it does exist. I once held some in my hand for about half a second before it evaporated.-- (talk) 19:12, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

NPOV issue. I'm taking it out, if that's what you want.
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does it really need to be stated in the opening paragraph that angel hair is important in Raëlism? seems more like something that would go in a trivia section were they not frowned upon. imho that opening paragraph should help explain the subject, not bring up useless factoids. (talk) 19:49, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

I haven't held this substance in my hands as one of the above posters has, and I'm not an expert on this particular subject, but the connection with Raelism seems quite notable to me. Isn't the study and discussion of Angel hair outside of Italian cooking fairly limited? ChildofMidnight (talk) 21:04, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Can we remove one of the references/sources or whatever they're called?[edit]

I have no idea how to edit this, but I ended up at this page after reading which is pretty much a copy and paste of the third source or reference,

This article claims "On February 10, 1978, a large number of sticky fibers were falling from the sky for two hours in the vicinity of the coastal city of Samaru, New Zealand. The fibers appeared to be “considerably finer than cobwebs” yet clearly visible against a clear blue sky."

I'll believe the entire article (the one used as a reference) isn't totally fabricated if anyone can show me where Samaru, New Zealand is. Google maps doesn't appear to know, and I sure as sheep have never heard of it, and I grew up travelling around New Zealand. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:33, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

It has to be a mistake by Pravda. In February 19, 1978 there was a sighting and it was reported by two local newspapers, but it happened in "Waitaki River Mouth". Anyways, these events are frequent in Australia due to ballooning spiders. I'll add this fact to the article. --Enric Naval (talk) 00:21, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

TV episode?[edit]

Years ago I saw a BW TV episode of some Twilight Zone style anthology series that involved angel hair and a disappearance. Investigators found the stuff all over a site and at the end of the episode one of the investigators is alone at the site, looks up and cries out in fear.

Anyone know the series that is from as it is one of the few appearances of the stuff on a TV show. Omega2064 (talk) 10:31, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Images of the being[edit]

The images of living things found in the hair of an angel can be seen on Google in "2 de Novembro de 1959 imagens" is not necessary to speculate about things already documented and investigated. The source of the images is a teacher with unquestionable credibility.It's a good idea to put the images and take the spider mention,that is not a spider. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:39, 30 August 2014 (UTC)