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originally posted by: BringMeThanos
a reply to: IAMTAT
we know the helicopter had its searchlight on and was in the correct position at the time of the photo, to within a few 100s of metres and 10s of seconds.
Uhmm... the answers right there guys.
Its been posted quite a few times. Its a helicopter flying towards NAS Whidbey Island.
originally posted by: Jusvistn
I read the links the other dude posted about the helicopter. Watched the time lapse video and the plane tracking and all of it. Even read the comments. But what still sits odd with me is that the pic was taken on Sunday morning 3-4 am. All comments and even the plane tracking video is saying/showing as Monday.
As for the height thing. I think they all look like blobs to be perfectly honest with you. Was just providing info that was being posted at the chans, as it is my understanding that the anons come up with much of the info, especially regarding the pics.
Take it or leave it, but don't shoot the messenger
With this revelation in mind, the explanation of what you are seeing in the image is the helicopter moving away from the camera towards NAS Whidbey Island, just as it was tracked in the moments after the photo was taken. There is about a minute and a half time difference between the flight data and the time index on the photo. It's likely one of the clocks was slightly off in reference to the data being displayed and we know the helicopter speed data is not fully accurate due to the tracking anomaly anyway.