Originally posted by Gazrok
If you did this in a vacuum or clean room, why would their be an entity in there?
You're missing the point...there wouldn't be any dust particles, nor insects, thus....no rods, hehe....
EDIT: Great link exdog...I remember coming across that back when I was looking into this before....
[Edited on 5-12-2003 by Gazrok]
Indeed exdog...excatly what I was looking for (I was actually there while you posted it).
I am certainly leaning to the explanation provided, but that leads me to have to debunk most ufos as lens flares I suppose. How do they show up on
video AND photos is what I wonder...
I rans across this and found it interesting...
Rods! I think I may be on crack too, then, as I actually believe in "rods"... whatever the f*#k they are.
Having studied photography for most of my school career, I've actually seen examples of "rods" or whatever you want to call them in photos many
times. We even set up tests with our photojournalism teacher back in school, to try to figure out what the hell they were and how to duplicate them,
but we could never figure out what they were. They were like, little moving things flying across the frame of the photos- we used our equipment to
isolate and analyze them... shape, movement, etc... and could not figure out WHAT they were, or how they got into the picture. We would set up one of
the really good expensive cameras, on tripod, and run a video cam concurrently sometimes.... we wouldn't get them on the video, but in our photos,
they would be there. We even had some that seemed to cast shadows on the surfaces they passed over in the stills, which would indicate a solid form,
but nothing on the accompanying video tape. A photographic/developing anomaly does not cast shadows- yet a solid form that is capable of casting
shadow should show up on the accompanying video! We thought they must be insects, but we did tests to exclude that possibility and still got the
things. We never could figure out what the things in our photos were, and a few of us continued to study it over the next few years, without ever
coming to any conclusions as to the origins of the "rods" (although we had no such names or frames of refererence for them at that time).
I thought we must all be nuts, until years later when I first saw the work and footage that Jose Escamilla and his crew have gotten... the "rods"
they photograph are IDENTICAL to the things we got on film!!! I don't know how to explain that. If they are making a hoax, it's pretty damned
impressive that they somehow managed to capture on film something weird that is absolutely identical- same shapes, same size, same type of movement-
to what I and other photo students had gotten, unbeknownst of each other, well over 10 years ago. And beyond that, they have showed up in different
people's photos and even videos from all over the world. And it's not at all uncommon for them to appear in footage during paranormal
I have no idea what they are, but I absolutely believe they exist, having seen them with my own eyes (well, on film, anyway... one of the freakiest
aspects about them is that they are not visible to the naked eye, and just cause we can't see something, that cannot conclusively mean that it is not
there, all around us... like germs for example!!) We tossed around many theories... insects that are too fast to see with the naked eye....
electromagnetic anomalies in the air... a variety of other ideas... but we never could conclusively say what the damned things were.
My family and friends have teased and made fun of me for over a decade for believing in them. But like I said, I have seen 'em and even done tests on
them personally, so I know that something is up with them?? I think it's cool that Escamilla is continuing on with his studies of them, because I
know that he gets a lot of scepticism and flak for his work. He's done some really fascinating documentary stuff about them, and other types of
unexplained photographic phenomena, which I am of course totally fascinated with.
I'm sure I will take even more teasing for believing in stuff like this now... heh heh. But keep in mind the following philosophical definition: the
state of scepticism - where one is left questioning everything, and thus being left with nothing.