Similar case reported to MUFON:
MUFON case 82114
If you review the preceding posts it's quite obvious this is a just another set of power station cooling tower plumes. The enterprising reader should even be able to track down which one.
Dark, 4 figures standing on top of clouds, all deserted then these figures standing in the middle of the cloud
Lodz, , DE
Flying from Warsaw to London Heathrow, looking out the window to my left.
Out of the corner of my eyes I saw these dark, thin figures in the middle of a cloud.
It definitely wasn't a building because we were too high up so I thought they were mini tornadoes
There were 4 figures: 2 tall ones and 2 slightly small ones. They were very close together and they weren't moving at all. They were dark, had a thicker upper body and a thinner lower body. One of them looks like they had wings.
I was in awe and shocked at how it was all deserted then there were these random weird objects just standing on top of a cloud. I took photos and showed my parents and brother the photo and they couldn't believe their eyes. I was also a little bit excited because I have never seen anything like this before.
Flew past the object(s) then it disappeared.
I was just tinkering with this, and thought I'd ask ChatGPT4 to help. My first questions was kind of simple:
Then I noticed the "Lodz" location, so given that GPT4 seemed to know about power stations, I got more specific
which power stations have six or more cooling towers
Power stations with six or more cooling towers are typically large, coal or nuclear power plants, as these types of facilities require significant cooling capacity. Here are some examples of power stations with six or more cooling towers:
- Drax Power Station, UK: Drax is a large coal-fired power station with a total of twelve cooling towers, making it one of the largest in the United Kingdom.
- Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station, UK: Ratcliffe-on-Soar is another coal-fired power station in the UK, which has eight cooling towers.
- Cottam Power Station, UK: Cottam is a coal-fired power station in the UK, which has eight cooling towers.
- Ferrybridge Power Station, UK: Ferrybridge is a coal-fired power station in the UK, which has eight cooling towers.
- Eggborough Power Station, UK: Eggborough is a coal-fired power station in the UK, which has eight cooling towers.
- Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant, France: The Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant in France has eight cooling towers, making it one of the largest nuclear power plants in the world in terms of cooling capacity.
- Dukovany Nuclear Power Station, Czech Republic: The Dukovany Nuclear Power Station has six cooling towers.
(GPT4 is currently limiting responses, but you can type "continue" to get the rest)
name some big power stations near Lodz, poland
Lodz is a city in central Poland, and there are several notable power stations in the vicinity. Here are some of the major power stations near Lodz:
- Bełchatów Power Station: Located about 60 kilometers (37 miles) southwest of Lodz, the Bełchatów Power Station is the largest coal-fired power station in Europe and one of the largest in the world. It has an installed capacity of approximately 5,300 MW.
- Pątnów-Adamów-Konin (PAK) Power Complex: The PAK Power Complex is located about 130 kilometers (80 miles) west of Lodz and consists of three power stations: Pątnów, Adamów, and Konin. The combined installed capacity of these power stations is around 2,000 MW, with the majority of the electricity generated from lignite.
- Kozienice Power Station: Situated approximately 180 kilometers (111 miles) east of Lodz, the Kozienice Power Station is one of the largest coal-fired power stations in Poland. It has an installed capacity of around 4,000 MW.
- Opole Power Station: Located about 200 kilometers (124 miles) southwest of Lodz, the Opole Power Station is a coal-fired power plant with an installed capacity of over 3,500 MW.
- Łagisza Power Station: Approximately 140 kilometers (87 miles) south of
I realized I was doing work that a computer could do, but previously had been unable to do so. How far could I push it?
Nice! I started to look these up in Google Earth, dropping pins on them, then again realized I was doing grunt work. So.....
name some big power stations visible from the plane when flying from Warsaw, Poland, to London, UK
When flying from Warsaw, Poland, to London, UK, the flight path typically passes over several countries, including Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. Along this route, you may be able to spot several large power stations, depending on the exact flight path and visibility conditions. Here are a few notable power stations that may be visible during the flight:
- Bełchatów Power Station (Poland): As mentioned earlier, this is the largest coal-fired power station in Europe and could be visible shortly after departing from Warsaw.
- Turow Power Station (Poland): Located near the border between Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic, the Turow Power Station is a large lignite-fired power plant with a capacity of around 1,494 MW.
- Jänschwalde Power Station (Germany): Situated close to the German-Polish border, Jänschwalde is a coal-fired power station with an installed capacity of approximately 3,000 MW.
- Neurath Power Station (Germany): Located near the German city of Grevenbroich, the Neurath Power Station is a lignite-fired plant with a capacity of over 4,000 MW.
- Maasvlakte Power Stations (Netherlands): Situated near Rotterdam, the Maasvlakte power stations include several coal and gas
Make a KML file that includes the locations of those
Creating a KML file requires a text editor to write the KML code, which is an XML-based format. You can create a simple KML file with the mentioned power stations by following the example below. Copy the content and save it as a .kml file (e.g., power_stations.kml). Then, you can open the file using Google Earth or any other compatible software to visualize the locations.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <kml xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/kml/2.2"> <Document> <name>Power Stations</name> <Placemark> <name>Bełchatów Power Station</name> <Point> <coordinates>19.320481,51.261267,0</coordinates> </Point> </Placemark> <Placemark> <name>Turow Power Station</name> <Point> <coordinates>14.956332,51.165126,0</coordinates> </Point> </Placemark> <Placemark> <name>Jänschwalde Power Station</name> <Point> <coordinates>14.528196,51.862938,0</coordinates> </Point> </Placemark> <Placemark> <name>Neurath Power Station</name> <Point> <coordinates>6.558869,51.035207,0</coordinates> </Point> </Placemark> <Placemark> <name>Maasvlakte Power Stations</name> <Point> <coordinates>4.027431,51.973903,0</coordinates> </Point> </Placemark> </Document> </kml>
Loaded that into GE, and added a line:
Impressive! That saves a lot of work, and suggests that using AI for geolocation is going to be a very useful tool.
And in this instance, Janschwalde looks like a good candidate