posted on May, 13 2006 @ 12:32 AM
I took some time to go back over the second vid. The big gray "rod" is not really cylinder-like, it's a solid tone, with no shading or limb
effects. But it still looks transparent to me: you can see clouds moving behind it.
There's a smaller white rod-thing which is parallel the big gray one, and stays parallel, even while moving away, but the line between the two
doesn't match the direction of the sunlight, ruling out a shadow. That's what makes me think this is a reflection effect. That, and the fact that
there are lots of other reflections (hard to see because the backgtround exposure is so blown-out).
I thought at first this was a shot of the console/heads-up, but now I'm pretty sure it's taken from the rear cockpit, over the front seat.
The rods, even though they move across the frame, remain at a constant angle in relation to the seat/console, at about 19 degrees:
Maybe the aircraft was pulling 0 g's, despite the appearance of banking right? Then the gray object could just be a floating pencil stub or
something, transparent-looking because it's very close to the camera and out of focus, and the white object would then be a reflection of the sunlit
side of the gray object.