I was invited to add my 2 cents worth to this discussion by sdp333. So here I am. As you might imagine, I'm completely occupied with the
current Shuttle flight, STS-115. Today there has been a torrent of e-mail asking my opinion on, and whether I recorded, the objects which have
appeared on television "news" in the last 30 hours or so.
I haven't much time to devote to this just now, so let me make it brief. Currently, I have 45 six hour VHS tapes completed from STS-115. Tapes
38 and 39, from overnight on 18/19 September, contain the footage in question. The objects which have caused so much excitement are, in my humble
opinion, exactly what NASA says they are. Shuttle based debris. This includes the tumbling black object seen against the clouds over Earth at
approximately 1:45 AM CDT on 19 September, and the plastic bag-like object reported later by the crew.
Another person here, (I looked at the threads before posting) reported seeing strange objects dancing about before the payload bay color camera.
I also looked at this on my recordings. My considered opinion, after seeing such displays many times over the past decade, is that they are most
likely the remnants of a recent water dump.
What NASA, and mainstream news did NOT mention, was the bright object off Atlantis' tail seen by the payload bay camera before all the
excitement started over the escaping debris. This object appeared during the multi-ship conference between Atlantis, Soyuz TMA-9, and ISS. The INCO
zoomed in on it, played with the focus, distorted its appearance, and finally cut it off. This was the only acknowledgement it received.
Later on Wednesday, when the Flight Day Highlights were run during the crew sleep period, the inter-ship conference was replayed, BUT,
alternate video had been substituted! The audio was intact, but the footage of the object had been cut out and replaced with stock footage. If this
object was merely ice or debris, as I personally believe the other objects were, WHY was it censored out of the Flight Day Highlights video?
In all, there have been some half dozen, or so, possible anomalies from this flight so far. Lost Shaman was corrrect. I do require time to
properly analyze, and research each POSSIBLE anomaly before posting new pages to Project P.R.O.V.E. Accurate reporting absolutely demands this. So,
as soon as the dust has settled, and the needed work completed, those events which I finally believe to be genuine anomalous shall be made available
at my site for your examination. Good work takes time and effort. Sloppy work done right away. I do try not to be sloppy.
Must dash now... Lots to do. Atlantis is expected to land tomorrow morning in the wee hours. Thanks for your attention.
Jeff Challender - Project P.R.O.V.E.
BTW folks, I have released two new documentary movies of my work. These have been in production for many months. They are offered here.