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The photographs of these UFOs were provided by Commander Graham Bethune of the US Navy. He obtained these photographs of a FS-143 saucer from a close friend who claimed to have rendezvoused with another intelligence and requests anonymity.
These photographs were allegedly taken on September 27, 1989, near Nashville, Tennessee and used to build a model for theatrical events. The photographs show columns of light shining down from the craft. Our spotlights do not function in this manner.
THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S STORY
An experienced photographer was driving in a remote area near Nashville, Tennessee on the night of July 14, 1989. He saw a light behind the trees on top of a mountain several miles away at about 9:00 PM. He stopped his car, opened the trunk, picked up two cameras, a Canon AE-1 and a Canon T-90, that had previously been loaded with film.
He started walking toward the bright light.The light came over the mountain several miles away and he started taking pictures with the cameras. He noticed a coronal discharge from around the perimeter of the object. It appeared to be materializing and coming into his vision. The bright light continued moving toward him. He aimed the camera at the light and started taking photos. His first photo was taken bout 30 degrees above the horizon.
When the object stopped he was shooting at about 50 degree up with the object still about four to six miles away. The photographer states, "I had a feeling that the craft was behind the mountain waiting for me and when it appeared it felt like I was in another world, the sounds were far, far away." He looked at the object but could not see any definition, the light was far too bright and too far away.
When he looked through the lens the craft was sharp and vivid. The craft was visible for more than five minutes, but less than ten. It seemed like forever. He changed the lens package from the T-90 to the AE-1 camera and continued shooting using all his film.
He felt he was not in control of what was happening. He remembers constantly pushing the buttons on the back of the T-90, each time he made a change it sharpened the image. The T-90 Canon with his lens package cost $3,400.00. It has four computer chips and at the time was one of the most professional cameras you could buy when purchased in 1985.
There were other witnesses, but they have been reluctant to come forward. They also were taking pictures, but the field around the craft interfered with the film as the craft moved away. They did not have high magnification lens so there was not enough definition to make the craft identifiable. The photographer has had a recent heart attack and an auto accident and does not want his name revealed.
The Canon T-9- was set up with a spacer, two 2-2 X multipliers and 500 mm mirror lens with five filters. The lens package was 2000 mm plus. The speed of the film using the film push process is close to 3000. The camera was set up to take scenery at a distance. The computerized camera with computer chips was set to open the aperture as wide as possible.
Commander Bethune was told by Bill Sherwood of Kodak that the object photographed with this package used on the camera was about five miles distant and would be 100 feet in diameter.ASA Kodak 400 or above film was used. Push processing was ordered when developing the film.
Here I am getting the smoking gun I wanted and now I am doubting them cos they are so good. Its a vicious circle.
Originally posted by longhaircowboy
Looks like Billy Meiers upside down wedding cake ship.
Larry Hatch lists this as discredited on his site. Don't recall why though.
the Nashville photographs are not genuine,
swears he personally knows the witness/photographer and explains
how the lighting-rig photograph (as mentioned, I've not
published all of the German magazine photographs I have) is
actually from a mock-up of the _real_ spaceship, created for a
Nashville stage show
"I'm quite aware that a mockup copy costing tens of thousands of
dollars was built to produce a Nashville Opreeland Stage Show.
Commander Bethune has spent a great deal of time getting the
plans and evaluating the tape. The confusion occurs because
photos of the mock up have surfaced".
Ah... the old Meier/Walters routine... 'that model which has
surfaced is not the 'UFO' photographed, it's a _copy_ of the
same UFO, but based on the original and made afterwards'.
The German magazine feature was about a 'disco' lighting-rig,
with in-built smoke effects
Typically, it's another 'classic UFO sighting' with a mundane
solution and one that's obvious in hindsight.