posted on Apr, 20 2006 @ 06:59 AM
To address your points:
“. . .the thing was not anywhere near the towers “ and it “casts no shadow. . .” which you consider “proof positive that this is an
1 & 3: But the towers were not parallel on all elevations. The North Tower was roughly 200 feet further west – further from the camera – so any
shadow cast would either be lower on the North Tower or nonexistent, dependiing on time of day, of course. Plus, the air was full of smoke particles
which would affect light and shade – cameras at different would each record something slightly different. And I’m not fully convinced that the
“shadow” on the upper right corner of the South Tower is a shadow – it could be smoke kicked up in the wake of the object and proximity to the
towers would affect how the turbulence is seen or not seen.
“The thing is blurred out just like a fly would be.”
2: Or just like a missile would be.
“It has wing beats. . .”
4. I’m not sure what you mean by that, but missiles create vortexes along the sides and more so from the tail fins. The smoky atomosphere would
function like smoke in a wind tunnel that allows the effects of swirling air to be seen.
“It looks like ROD . .”
5. So what? It looks like a cigar too. It also looks like a missile.
“If this was a bug this is what it would look like.”
6. If this was a missile, this is what it would look like.
“And I'm not to sure a missile is programmed to overshoot it's target in that way,”
7. It didn’t overshoot, it was homing in, but the tower put a quick stop to the jet. One can’t expect a missile to suddenly stop. The jet was
traveling at something like 350 mph (whatever) and a missile can cruise in the neighborhood of 2,500 mph.
“Also, the missile (if heat seeking) would go for the explosion as the plane hit the tower.”
8. Obviously, the explosion didn’t happen until the jet hit the tower. Again, a missile doesn’t stop suddenly in mid-air – they can and do lock
in on a target and make adjustments in flight, and it appears that the object did just that. It comes down from the smoke about 30 degrees from
vertical then curves to meet the jet’s projected path. The trajectory is not a straight line. If it was a missile, and if it locked on to the target
via heat as opposed to another method, then I imagine that the heat from the already burning North Tower would affect it somewhat in the final
seconds. The object may have struck 7WTC and caused a fire there. Or 7WTC was the target.
In another post you wrote, “This video clip is poor quality for capturing this effect of the insect flying past, there are other videos which
have the effect much clearer and the wingbeats can be seen as a sinusoidal wave pattern (which is optically illusory to look like a spiral).”
First, you haven’t shown the object to be an insect. You mention “other videos.” Do you have another video of the object or are you referring
to videos of bugs?