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Originally posted by linuxman2k3
Good night UK, morning USA. As per your request here's my humble opinion. My credentials? PhD Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 4 Years working in the Sensing, Imaging and Signal Processing group from the University of Manchester.
The phenomenon is nothing else but an error in the encoding/decoding of the video. It is a common problem and it has absolutely nothing to do with shape-shifting. Encoding/decoding of images and video is done mathematically and of course are subject to these sort of errors. Some of the encoding algorithms are based on the identification of patterns in the signals/data. For instance, a very simple encoding problem that you can try in your own computer is this: Open Notepad and write the following without the quotes "Bush hid the facts" and finally save it with whatever name you want. Close the file and open it again. You will be surprised of what you see. Some people (like the ones that insist on shape-shifting) will shout "OMG, Conspiracy! Bill Gates and Bush! OMG!". For those who know this is a simple encoding error present because the phrase has 4-3-3-5 characters which correspond to a different encoder.
I do believe in aliens/ufos and the possibility of reptilians but you guys, you made me laugh. This thread was (sorry mod) absolutely stupid.
I hope you think twice before saying "shape-shifting! OMG OMG". Honestly people: THINK... THEN BE.
PD. Geez! Are you idiots? THINK! Stop posting this rubbish!
Originally posted by liquidself
if you pay careful attention to when this guy is moving his head off screen; the apparent ridges and such which look and feel like distortion, oddly enough, DO NOT GO AWAY as they should with random digital distortion (why should it care?)
I have never seen a random digital distortion that simulated , accurately and realistically, a 3D consistent disposition that tracked accurately through multiple frames.
This simply cannot happen by accident.
If you believe that, then I have a copy of War and Peace typed out by 100 monkeys.
It is either a total hoax, or there is something very wrong with our erstwhile reporter.
Originally posted by greatlakes
If the video artifacts or anomalies are caused by bits and bytes and errors in encoding and not by a shapeshifting alien, then there should exist some other examples, not only similar, but exactly like what was seen in the (missing) video.
I'm not saying that I believe the reporter was a shapeshifter or not, just playing devils advocate and wanting to see other examples of a face tracking glitch/errors in the video, ones that track the face or body or whatever. If this is a common or even not so common error, then with the bulk of video shot in the past 1 year alone, there should exist this type of error example.
If anyone can produce that example(s), it would surely serve to convince the people wanting to find answers. I think this approach is best when dealing with unexplained, mysterious etc events.
Originally posted by CanadianVandal
So your saying they removed only the one with the reptilian title because they didn't want speculation...........almost as good as your lighting excuse.
Originally posted by CanadianVandal But by then it will be to late to save yourself.