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Top Astronomer from Pasto Colombia Captures UFO Calls out for NASA!

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posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 11:51 AM
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I can't add anything new to the thread other than it is an interesting video and like other people, am of the opinion that NASA covers up the subject and will summarily ignore this and hope it goes away (IMO that's NASA's unspoken purpose for existing).




posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 11:58 AM
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I agree with everyone else who has stated NASA will sweep this under the carpet. They are nothing more than an extension of big brother (the master of lying/cover-ups) so there is no way they will validate this. Hopefully, more astronomers will follow this guys lead and take matters into their own hands outside of NASAs status quo denials and endless airbrushings.



posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 12:15 PM
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Rediculous.
"Its a UFO!"... come on folks.
And i quote from a youtube response

www.youtube.com...

"Undoubtedly a UFO"? No, it's just another garden- variety video of a fuzzy, indistinguishable point of light that in lack of credible information, tin-foil hatters immediately characterize as a UFO. Just goes to show how gullible ignorant Believers are regardless of what country they're from"




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posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 12:22 PM
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Maybe they have wasps in the cockpit


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posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 12:41 PM
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This is very interesting. Flagged.

He was observing a VERY bright object. I'm not big on Spanish but did I hear him refer to Antares? At any rate, in observing a bright star like that, there must have been light bouncing all around inside that telescope. Perhaps he's getting a "ghost" image of the star and the seemingly erratic movement is caused by extremely slight changes in the telescope's aim as it tracked the star over time.

If I was he, I would try to rule-out this possibility by making a similar observation of the star. Maybe he has done this. I'm sure he knows his equipment.

I would also like to know what the telescope manufacturer makes of this. They *certainly* know the equipment and could recognize an optical abberation.

soul's (thank you!) translation below says that they were "calibrating" the telescope when this observation was made. I don't know what "calibrating" means in this case but from my experience with telescopes, calibration can include adjusting lense and mirror geometry to eliminate optical aberrations. Telescope calibration could also introduce aberrations if you're not careful.

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posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 01:05 PM
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Awesome video, great find. I don't really see anything else that it might be.


Originally posted by maybereal11
Lastly...this is more of a dissapointment...I have gotten the impression from reading various astronomy articles that it is standard protocol to call other observatories and/or astronomers when you see something unusual for the sake of independant verification.

These guys had an entire hour to call anyone or everyone with a telescope and say take a look at coordinates x,y or constellation x and tell me what you see. This would have immediately offered independant verification and excluded a technical glitch. They should have called in other observatories, even amatuer astronomers.

I hope to see this go somewhere.
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I have to agree. Why were no other astronomers notified, and if they were, why aren't they stepping out to support this claim?



posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 01:06 PM
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UFO means unidentified flying object, doesn't it? What could be ridiculous about using an appropriate term for an event? If folks stopped confusing "UFO" with "extraterrestrial" there might be more easy and beneficial commentary, don't you think?



posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 01:15 PM
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Very interesting thread (at last).

That's the kind of videos that worth to be discussed in this site. I mean it's not only a fuzzy video, but it's also backed up with a serious (not anonymous) testimony.

I'm colombian so I saw the video on the news a couple of months ago. I can tell you that the guy is a serious astronomer, and it's relativelly well known locally. He teaches in a public university called Universidad de Nariño in the city of Pasto (is located at south-west part of the country). www.udenar.edu.co.... Acording to the university's mail directory, professor Quijano e-mail is aquijanov@udenar.edu.co

As always happens with this kind of topics in mainstream media (at least here in Colombia) there haven't been any follow ups stories after its release.



posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 01:26 PM
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Originally posted by segalindoa
Very interesting thread (at last).

That's the kind of videos that worth to be discussed in this site. I mean it's not only a fuzzy video, but it's also backed up with a serious (not anonymous) testimony.

I'm colombian so I saw the video on the news a couple of months ago. I can tell you that the guy is a serious astronomer, and it's relativelly well known locally. He teaches in a public university called Universidad de Nariño in the city of Pasto (is located at south-west part of the country). www.udenar.edu.co.... Acording to the university's mail directory, professor Quijano e-mail is aquijanov@udenar.edu.co

As always happens with this kind of topics in mainstream media (at least here in Colombia) there haven't been any follow ups stories after its release.


Ok I extended an invitation in spanish, I hope we can count with this professor soon here. I think language should not be a problem, I think he studied at PR. At least, I'm sure he'll be able to read the thread, I provided the link.
BTW, I didn't found anything related to this event after June. Not response from NASA, or anything like that.



posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 01:35 PM
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segalindoa, could you be so kind as to translate what the Professor said for us who "no habla Espanol"? I could understand bits but a full translation would be helpful.



posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 01:59 PM
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I bet this is a good video, I'll wait until I have an un-restricted workstation to see it. In the mean time, I dug this article that has some info. Will look around for some more.

[TRANSLATION]

The unidentified flying object was spotted by scientists at the University of Nariño's Astronomical Observatory. Last night they waited for it to reappear in order to analyze it better.

When the astronomer Alberto Quijano Vodniza and his assistant Mario Rojas where calibrating the telescope to appreciate Antares, the most luminous star in Scorpio, they found themselves with an unidentified celestial body.

"We are dealing with a U.F.O. in the most strict meaning of the word: unidentified flying object." said the professor Quijano.

But not all of the people of Nariño were able to observe it. We are talking about a weak body, imperceptible to the human eye. Not even with binoculars could this be appreciated.

Obeserving this body similar to a cotton ball, from which two flashes of light were given off, was just a coincidence.

It was 8 p.m. on monday night, in the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Nariño, Quijano and Rojas were calibrating their telescope which is connected to a computer. They were excited to view Antares but on the screens, that small speck appeared.

"It's movement was not common. Fist it would travel down, then it would rotate to the right so it could then change direction. This is not how asteriods move, neither satellites or comets." said Quijano.

While observing this unidentified body, they managed to photoraph it 400 times, which will be sent to NASA to share knowledge.

"It is not a flying saucer, nor a spaceship from another Galaxy. People tend to associate U.F.O.'s with extraterrestrials, that is why I insist that in the most strict definition of the word U.F.O, it is an unidentified flying object." signaled Quijano who also discarted the idea of it being and airplane.

"The zone that appears in our photographs is equal to the third part of the full moon. What we see of the sky is too small, and there, in that zone, the body remained for about an hour. That is what intrigues us." told the professor.

The unidentified body was weak, it's brilliance was small.

At 9:09 p.m. that small luminescent speck disappeared from our computer screens.

The photographs were taken at 0,5 and a half seconds of exposure.

The images that are obtained are processed through a special software.

The Astronomical Obsevatory of the University of Nariño was inaugurated in March 2002 and it is destined for the scientific investigations by professors and students. Here, UB313 was also obeserved, the farthest planet in the Universe discovered in 2003.

"It is not the most exciting thing we have observed. One gets more excited with an asteroid or a comet, but this has not stopped intriguing us, the way this body moved." said Quijano who has been at the front of this observatory for the last 5 years.

Yesterday they calibrated the telescope in the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Nariño, but this time there was no intention of observing Anatares.

They hoped that at 8 p.m. the strange luminous body would return, but the sky was a little overcast.

First Sighting
The first sighting of the U.F.O was casually registered at 8 p.m. Even though the sky over Pasto was overcast, the southeast zone was somewhat clear which permitted the viewing of this object.

Last displacement
Without changing it's radius, the unidentified body displace itself from top to bottom, and left to right. Fast movements that have scientists intrigued.

"It is not an airplane, also, it is not a flying saucer or an extraterrestrial spaceship. It is an unidentified body."
Alberto Quijano, director of the Observatory in Nariño.

[END TRANSLATION]
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posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 02:02 PM
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Originally posted by donk_316
Rediculous.
"Its a UFO!"... come on folks.
And i quote from a youtube response


Why is it ridiculous? Can you give your formal explanation without the sarcasm and Youtube quote? I mean, it is clearly an OBJECT (or you can't see it?), it is clearly on the space and it shows some kind of movement so it is FLYING, and finally it is not a comet, asteroid, space station or anything that can be identified so, redundantly, it is UNIDENTIFIED.

Conclusion, it IS an UFO, an Unidentified Flying Object.

Why is it ridiculous again? Stop confusing UFO with extraterrestrial flying transportation. It can be space junk, ice, anything really, even an space ship, but until we know, the most intelligent and honest thing to say is IT IS A UFO.

No, its not ridiculous.

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posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by IAttackPeople
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segalindoa, could you be so kind as to translate what the Professor said for us who "no habla Espanol"? I could understand bits but a full translation would be helpful.



looks like our friend souls just saved me a lot of work!!
thanks



posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 02:26 PM
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Originally posted by donk_316
Rediculous.
"Its a UFO!"... come on folks.
And i quote from a youtube response

www.youtube.com...

"Undoubtedly a UFO"? No, it's just another garden- variety video of a fuzzy, indistinguishable point of light that in lack of credible information, tin-foil hatters immediately characterize as a UFO. Just goes to show how gullible ignorant Believers are regardless of what country they're from"




Donk...First off you misspelled "ridiculous". Secondly, It's hard to take someone seriously when they rely on a second hand youtube quip to express their thoughts. Thirdly, an "indistinguishable point of light" with a "lack of credible information" is precisely what an "Unidentified" flying object is. He didn't claim it to be an alien vehicle. The Astronomer who observed this took pains to make the distinction. Someone as quick to judge and prone to errors as yourself should be more thoughtful about throwing around words like "Gullible" and "ignorant".



posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 03:51 PM
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a youtube randm opinion quoted to shape someone's belief regarding this information is funny to me.

it's like hey , this might be something here , we need to surpress it

ok first use some code words lke "conspiracy theory" or "tinfoil" hat so people will read it and see it as something they don't want to be associated with as the comments insuates "craziness" and then by extension anyone reading it is in some loose way "unstable"

people have such busy lives, and they have priorities over what to do with their spare time, better off putting a "crazy twist" on this story to keep the intrest and importance level down.

but then again as one poster said the UFO/ ET relationship seems like it is to much of a synonym these days (it maybe advanced man-made craft as well)

bottom line is it could be legit and it could be manmade or not . WE don't KNOW . And you can't count on being told the truth. some people are not comfortable "not knowing" so they make up strong opinions and use whatever evidence they are willing to see and believe to support those opinions. other people with strong opinions (either way) may have been victims or just heavy skeptics, or looking to make money U can never know all the time IMO



posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 04:12 PM
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Here you go people. I found some time and translated the video for you guys.

[TRANSLATION]

Cute news anchor
[unidentified]...flying object was captured by the Astronomical Observatory of Pasto. The experts that filmed it can't seem to explain what it is and now they wait for help from their colleagues at NASA in the United States.

Male reporter Javier Jules (voice)
The images show the movement of a body that is situated in the superior atmosphere of Earth. The astronomer Alberto Quijano, the director of the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Nariño, thew first to see it, says it is a U.F.O.

Alberto Quijano
We had the fortune to photograph it for approximately an hour, we made a video. In that video, you can visualize a movement that is completely different from the normal movements displayed by asteroids, comets and artificial satellites.

Male reporter Javier Jules (voice)
The register was recorded in a camera of the observatory in the early morning when the experts were studying the constellation of Scorpio, and the brightest object, the star Antares. The body that moves below the star was dsicovered by the astronomers.

Alberto Quijano
We going to send video to our scientist friends in the United Sates to see what their concept of this is.

Male reporter Javier Jules (voice)
Alberto Quijano assured that in the sky over Pasto there has been other U.F.O.'s registered on several occassions.

[END OF VIDEO]
[TRANSLATION]

I'm confused now. Other sources say that this was captured at 8 p.m. This video says that it was in the early morning, madrugada means early morning, after 12:00 before 5:00. Second, that video shown is too short, the report seemed to keep going. I'll try looking for the full version.

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posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 04:23 PM
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Originally posted by lecuitis
You can just picture the response cant you...

NASA-

nothing to see here, move along.


That guy is so hilarious, he's my favorite political figure of all time. I can just see him giving a speech about how the alien infidels will have their stomachs roasted over an open fire.



posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 08:37 PM
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Ok folks, I received an e-mail response from the professor, he's not interested to participate on this forum, I must say it's a pity but not a surprise. Too much prejudice on his answer I must say. Not open mind detected here. It's sad, no doubt about it.



posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 08:51 PM
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Too bad. Would you ask him if he'd be willing to answer a few questions over email? We could make a short list.



posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 10:23 PM
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Maybe you should try to contact him directly, he seems to speak english. You can reach him here: aqv-ct@computronix.com.co.

He said to me that he has some theories about it, and that he'll present all the data in some Scientific Congress one day. And he says he exposed himself a lot with all this, and don't wanna this happening again.

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