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Vanuatu UFO - August 2004

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posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 02:20 AM
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I boosted the saturation for people without millions of colors to play with. I wanted to highlight the green on the bottom, this did an alright job.

Color saturation and contrast tweak








[edit on 6-8-2007 by IMAdamnALIEN]




posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 05:26 AM
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It's totally obvious that it's kryptonite. pfft, Superman probably tried to get rid of it to prevent himself from losing power.

Ok, enough fun.

I sure as hell don't know of any aircraft that has such green lighting, and that shape, but maybe something like it does exist.

Alien? Secret airplane? Someone having fun with a green flare? Who knows.



posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 06:35 AM
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Nice pictures (take me with you next time), lets not get off track on the green hue, as it is pure speculation, and does anyone even know if boron would work at a purpolsion system?

Does the second object that between the trees show the same green hue?

Are there any other verifible UFO photos where a green hue can be seen?

Are there photo defects that can produce the hue?



posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 07:21 AM
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Nice pics there OP reminds me of my time in the OZ Navy, went to Port Vila on a number of occasions and it is a truly beautiful place. As far as the possibility of a blimp goes I very much doubt it in that area. Besides that no idea..



posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 07:33 AM
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I can't help but think we're seeing the backside of a tandem-rotor helicopter. Perhaps something like this?:

en.wikipedia.org...

[edit on 6-8-2007 by uberarcanist]



posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 07:53 AM
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Originally posted by IMAdamnALIEN
I boosted the saturation for people without millions of colors to play with. I wanted to highlight the green on the bottom, this did an alright job.


Good work on the saturation. I didn't really notice it when I was working on my "shadow pic" but I was too busy drawing arrows. lol.

Anyway, I like the Boron theory, but it's important to remember that it could be hundreds of things. It could be a light on the bottom of some weird commercial aircarft. It could be the reflection of the tree tops.

Or it could be Boron. Maybe it was an experimental alternative fuel aircraft...


In automobiles: it is proposed that by reacting water with the element, hydrogen could be produced to be burnt in an internal combustion engine or fed to a fuel cell to generate electricity.[1]



posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 08:51 AM
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Originally posted by Evasius
When I took the photo I was actually looking at the kids and not the sky, and none of the kids were throwing anything. And since it wasn't particularly breezy on the day, I don't think it could have been debris blowing around.



The object appears to be in focus, and so are the foreground kids and trees. 35mm equivalent focal length is 105 mm. I think the object is unlikely to be very distant at all.



posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 08:51 AM
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amazing analysis...


Originally posted by uberarcanist
Looks like a distant chopper flying away to me.



posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 08:54 AM
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This is a crop from the original pic (right hand side trees) and you can see the green and red outlines of the trunks. Its called Chromatic aberration.



I often use this 'defect' to check whether the object is photoshoped or not. (Its present only in genuine pictures shot by a camera and a lens). So the object here is real. But its most probably a bird, just like the other bird in the center of the pic.

[edit on 6/8/2007 by rocksolidbrain]



posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 03:28 PM
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Originally posted by rocksolidbrain
This is a crop from the original pic (right hand side trees) and you can see the green and red outlines of the trunks. Its called Chromatic aberration.
I often use this 'defect' to check whether the object is photoshoped or not. (Its present only in genuine pictures shot by a camera and a lens). So the object here is real. But its most probably a bird, just like the other bird in the center of the pic.


Well done!!
This defiantly explains the green hue. Why is it only on the bottom of this thing? Does it have to do with where the light source is? They also mention on wiki that its called "purple fringing" which is weird because clearly this illusion is green if not florescent green.

I will have to respectfully disagree with the bird theory however. This thing is geometric in shape, clearly no angle of a bird can look like a squared off edge. But I am no expert.


[edit on 6-8-2007 by IMAdamnALIEN]



posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 03:35 PM
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PS
Anyone else experiencing pictures their uploaded pics disappearing or bad links? The OP's pics are gone too. Quite frustrating



posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 03:58 PM
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rocksolidbrain, detecting CA is a good tool for checking validity of an image for sure but the object in question shows little sign of CA. Green fringes would follow the entire bottom edge, not only the center of the bottom. The hue is also different from those found on the branches. CA hue is constant.

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posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 04:55 PM
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I just got an email saying my domain (where I was hosting the pics) has reached its bandwith limit -- I'm working on restoring it. I don't actually have the original pic that I can upload as I am at work right now.



posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 05:45 PM
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I just upgraded my hosting account to allow double the bandwidth, but it says 'wait 1-2 business days for the changes to take effect.'

I thinks it's best we put proceedings on hold until we can see what we're all talking about. Meanwhile I'll try to upload the images somewhere else.

***Where's a good site to upload a 2.86MB file with no resulting file compression or alterations?***

****Edit#2**** nevermind, just checked & the site is back in action.

[edit on 6/8/07 by Evasius]

[edit on 6/8/07 by Evasius]



posted on Aug, 8 2007 @ 09:07 PM
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Why is no one posting anything new? Why has this thread DIED!!!

Bumpitdy bump bump!



posted on Aug, 8 2007 @ 10:22 PM
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Originally posted by IMAdamnALIEN
Why is no one posting anything new? Why has this thread DIED!!!

Bumpitdy bump bump!


Exactly, I'd love to have more opinions on this. So what's the current consensus? It's definitely an object in the photo, that I can guarantee. However, what the heck is it? Some people have said it's probably a bird, but I just don't see it. I've taken lots of pictures over the years at exotic locations, and many of those pics (especially ones near water) have birds flying through the scene. This one stands out to me. I've never seen a bird from any angle that resembles a rounded yet symmetrical hockey puck-like object.

Also, there was the proposal that it was a Chinook helicopter flying away from my POV. I would have noticed a double-rotary helicopter in the sky. Also if it was flying away & not across the scene, I would have noticed it in the pics before and after this. I can post the EXIF data for those as well if there is any question about the timing of the photos.

This photo is actually the main reason I joined ATS. For a few years after finding the object in the picture I downplayed the idea that it could be something out of the ordinary -- I had no idea what it was but I just didn't want to think about it really. Earlier this year was going through my photos again and found this & decided to Google 'UFO pics' just to see if this really compares to anything else that's been photographed -- and on about the 3rd or 4th page was an ATS thread. Since then I've been digging deeper down the rabbit hole so to speak and the research has been eye-opening to say the least.

Anyway, whether this is a piloted craft or not - I haven't a clue what it is, I just know what it doesn't look like to me (based on my own experience). If anyone else has an opinion on this image, feel free to share it & I'll keep an open mind.

Meanwhile I plan on contacting a few photographers in Vanuatu to see if they've captured anything on camera that they've found odd & then filed away somewhere. I've also just Googled 'Vanuatu UFO' and after the link to this thread appears a newspaper article from 1996.


Issue: 577

Date: 13 January 1996

Headline Story: UFO Sightings astound locals

Unidentified flying objects have now become real according to some Port Vila residents.


Unfortunately there is no link to the article, here's the link to the page nonetheless:

www.vanuatu.usp.ac.fj...

**edit - spelling**




[edit on 8/8/07 by Evasius]



posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 12:39 AM
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Excellent!

There have been other reportings in that area? Really good idea to check if there are any pictures similar to yours in that area. If one shows this object a little more close up, it would lend evidence of this object not being a bird (which is crazy IMO) or any other common object.

Good luck with your research!
Thanks for sharing this picture with us.

BTW do you have the original image you can put up as a link? Or am I stupid enough not to notice that it was already put up. If we can get an even bigger image then we could do some more "enhancing" to determine for sure what this object isn't.

Thanks for being a member of this incredible site!



posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 01:18 AM
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No worries - here's the link again to the full-res (2.86MB) photo.

www.mooreimages.com.au...



posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 12:31 PM
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It's nothing more than lens dust. If your lenses were clean, then it is sensor dust. Digital cameras are notorious for getting dusty lenses and sensors.



posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 06:28 PM
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If it was dust on the lens (which it is not - I keep my CCD sensor, mirror-front/back glass, lens, & polarizer filter pristine), it would have been noticeable on every picture taken until it was cleaned again.

You'll find that most CCD debris & spots on the lens appear circular & translucent. They also appear out of focus compared to the rest of the scene. Here are some found examples:








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