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Video-Hovering Black Boeing 737

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posted on Jan, 2 2007 @ 04:50 AM
G'day all,

Just came across this and thought that it was worthy of putting up here for comment and.or review. It is a video clip taken by some guys travelling pass a military base near Canada or something with a Black C-13 or Boeing 737 or something just hovering in the air, Have a look at the footage, and hopefully the many of you with military or aviation experience can comment on it.

John Lear, are you out there? I'd reall love to hear your thoughts on this one.


posted on Jan, 2 2007 @ 05:24 AM
IMO, it only appears to be hovering due to the camera filming from a moving vehicle, its just an optical illusion.

posted on Jan, 2 2007 @ 04:35 PM
It appears to be pretty stationary to me, wow, that is kinda of creepy if it isn't an optical illusion, I don't see any exhaust fumes from the tail suggesting its moving forward or any direction for that matter, I'm kind of on the fence with this one.

posted on Jan, 3 2007 @ 01:22 AM
It really looks like its floating.. But then again, it looks like a giant balloon replica of the jet. It doesn't look fake at all, that is pretty wild. I remember driving to montreal from toronto, on the same highway pretty much, and seeing wierd flashes of light in the skies around kingston, where there is a military base but during the night. But this is something, looks real. I dont think there are to many people the live that far out easy in ontario, except around the shoreline of lake ontario.

Any more ideas? Or are they stopping time, and leaving passengers in airplane locked in a timecapsule trapping them in midair?

Crazy, good find.

posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 01:12 AM
Looks like an optical illusion to me, as I've seen tons of planes doing that. Also how do you know that's not a West Jet 737? And why is it a 'black' C-13?

Hehe.... Nice find.

posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 08:36 PM
I am not an expert but if you look at where the trees are relative to the postion of the plane then it seems to me it is stationary. It seems the car is moving in the opposite direction on a parrallel line to the plane or so, therefore if the plane is dropping further backwards relative to the trees does that not mean it is stationary or moving backwards? I just tested it with some objects and a line of sorts and if I move forwards than the object appears down the line behind the orignal position. It is hard to explain. if you don't understand but want explaining maybe I could draw it but it will take time for me to get it right. In other words if it was moving forwards then it would be above the trees in front of it and the distance between you and the plane would be further apart i.e. above the trees that were ahead of it from the original poistion of the plane.

From another point, the camera is shaking so it could be an illusion and that is what I am going with because a plane doing that?!?! never heard ofit. It isn't a fighter or anything lol.

Sorry I am really bad at explaining things sometimes but I hope you can catch my drift. Just watch it again and look at the position of the plane and trees. It probably can be explained away by the camera or something.

Don't bash me if you tihnk I am wrong-I am only 17


[edit on 5/1/2007 by Snake64_009]

posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 10:22 PM
He is following a glide slope in preparation to land. his slight nose up attitude is slowing the aircraft down in which he is trying to reach a certain airspeed. It looks like to me that he may be empty or very light weight and is trying to slow down the aircraft. raising the nose like he has it slows the aircraft. And with the right angle it may give the appearence of floating. This I know from being a military aviator.

posted on Jan, 6 2007 @ 07:50 PM
That Plane isn't moving thats obvious its to close to be an optical illusion those planes travels hundreds of miles per hour. I've seen jumbo jets landing even then their traveling fast enough to see it moving and I was in a car. If it is a hoax or whatever then either it was photocopied in or like puhatek said its a ballon replica.

posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 04:31 PM
Looks like an airbus to me, on approach.

No it's not hovering. I grew up on air bases, and these aircraft do look as though they are sitting still on approach. It actually is an optical illusion. That aircraft is actually travelling over 100 knots, there-abouts.

The thing is, these aircraft are huge... in retrospect, a huge object moving at 100 knots, appears alot slower than something the size of a car doing the same speed.
Then you add the fact that the footage is shot from a moving vehicle, makes it even worse.

It's not hovering.

posted on Jan, 9 2007 @ 04:35 AM
Look at the following approach of an Airbus 340. In the beginning of the video, if you only watch the segments for several seconds only (especially the segments in the range of 8-20 seconds mark) it looks like the plane is hovering. Only if you watch it longer, it's clear the plane is landing.

I think the same optical illusion applies for the relating video in this thread. If the camera could have stayed longer on the plane, it would have been obvious the plane is landing.

Paranoid Duck

[edit on 9-1-2007 by Paranoid Duck]

posted on Jan, 9 2007 @ 05:05 AM
Its an illusion, which ive proven to myself many times just cuz it looks time you see a jet like that in the sky...(you have to be standing still for this)...notice its speed doesnt seem so fast in the sky, now start walking away from the direction its moving to, notice itll slow down by almost half its start walking in the same direction the plane is moving..and wahlah! its speed has doubled what it was in your standing position...i know one of you out there has HAD to have this happen to them before...its no hovering plane.. infact i dont know what makes it appear that way, its not the way it slows down on approach..the car is clearly going the opposite direction of the plane at a much faster speed then you could walk to get the illusion in the first guess would be...youd get out of it an illusion of a floating place...
holy lobster sauce! you might say.But i kid you not...Give it a try and let me know what you think.

posted on Jan, 9 2007 @ 05:31 AM
Yeh it looks to me as though the plane is slowing down or landing, i think a plane of that size usually lands at about 150-180mph. looking at the distance from the plane and the speed of the car (dont forget most of the video is editted and slowed down) it wouldnt be unusual for a plane of that size to look stationery. If you say it's a military plane then it's possible that the aircraft has been adapted to land on shorter runways hence even slower landing speed.

Some experienced pilots can land almost at stalling speed.

posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 06:55 PM
I live and work by 2 major airports and see this illusion almost everyday driving to work on the freeway and back.

posted on Jan, 10 2007 @ 09:32 PM

Originally posted by red12ax7
I live and work by 2 major airports and see this illusion almost everyday driving to work on the freeway and back.

Seconded, I live near one of the busiest international airports in the US and see this all the time.

I believe the illusion is caused by our brains using the foreground as reference when the plane is much further away than we interpret and there isn't really anything near it to build a frame of reference.

Another example... the moon if wiping around the earth at over 2200 mph, but when you look at it near the horizon you can just barely tell it is even moving.

posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 01:30 PM
exactly, its just a visual illusion, caused by the object relative to the grounds speed as viewed by you. It's also affected by the size of the object... as the above poster mentioned, the moon doesnt look like it's moving, but it is, and pretty freaking fast too.

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