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Originally posted by mazzroth
Old news, was put down to flares
Originally posted by mikesingh
Self propelled flares???
Lol! I've seen plenty flares in my time. But these? Aw man. Get real. Flares don't behave that way!!
Originally posted by MrChipps
Burning flames on oil rigs? What a bunch of bull#. Anybody who believes THAT excuse needs their head examined. Fire doesn't burn in the shape of a ball. Man, I swear some of you people will believe ANY excuse to dismiss a UFO.
Just accept the fact that they're here, they're real, and they're NOT gonna go away. And if you ask me what PROOF I have that they're here, you're just proving how ignorant you are. You see the proof here everyday, you just dismiss it and believe it to be something else because your little closed minds can't accept the fact that something CAN exist which does not abide by our knowledge of physics.
You know, we are NOT the all knowing species. You guys think that because we have scientists that say something CAN'T be, or that it's IMPOSSIBLE, then it's written in stone and we must live our lives according to THEIR knowledge. Well I got news for ya. They don't know EVERYTHING. But they sure can make up an excuse for everything!
Originally posted by MrChipps
Burning flames on oil rigs? What a bunch of censored. Anybody who believes THAT excuse needs their head examined. Fire doesn't burn in the shape of a ball. Man, I swear some of you people will believe ANY excuse to dismiss a UFO.
Using the flare coordinates, a 3D model of the camera field of view and flares was created and a very good match with the UFO images was demonstrated.
A Landstat image of the three oil platforms in the Campeche area off the coast of Mexico.
Figure 2. A Landstat image of the three oil platforms in the Campeche area off the coast of Mexico (Akal-C with 4 flares, Akal-J with 4 flares and Nohoch-A with 2 flares). The white lines indicate the narrow camera field during the video segment.
The best match of existing flares to UFO images occurred with the most complicated light grouping referred to as the “ten UFO” segment. These lights match the flares on three oil platforms (Akal-C with 4 flares, Akal-J with 4 flares and Nohoch-A with 2 flares). Figure 2 is a Landsat image of three of the platforms which were used in the analysis. The white lines were added to the image to show how narrow the camera field of view was during the time the UFO video was shot.
(Data used to generate the figure is available from U.S. Geological Survey, EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, SD. Source for this dataset was the Global Land Cover Facility, glcf.umiacs.umd.edu....)
The 3D model required an assumed altitude for each flare (which is very important for the very narrow fields of view that they were videoed in). Both sea level and 100 foot flares were examined and were used to produce diagrams (A) and (B) in Figure 3. Diagram (C) shows the resulting best fits of high and low flares to the UFO images. The video frame for the time (D) is printed below the flare diagrams for comparison.
A diagram of Flare Patterns from different angles.
Figure 3. from top to bottom: (A) Flares as they would appear at sea level. (B) Additional flares as they would appear if located on 100 foot towers. (C) Choosing the best match from the above two options (D) A frame from the video image taken at 17:06:53 for comparison.
Originally posted by Masisoar
The excuse of the lights being flares from an oil rig is ridiculous, look at the movement of the lights throughout the video. Then take a look back and see that they're fairly above the clouds.