Yes and yes. Hey, ask Phil--it's really easy to see something in the sky you can't identify (at least at first), even if you know what you're doing. And the weight of evidence for Roswell says "weather balloon" to me. (Well, not quite weather balloon, but high-atmosphere research balloon of some kind, be it researching weather, the atmosphere itself, or the--ahem--people it just might happen to fly over.)
Originally Posted by dirty_g
"Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"
"You can't erase icing."
"I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"