I have been off for a couple days, and seeing this thread has played itself out for the most part I wanted to give my final comments.
Because we never got the IPTC core for the image, the discussion was never going to end.
I want my friends here to see how great this process is and why this offers such good discussion. We have many sharp people here and each with a
database of experience and it seems links and imagery to support theory's.
My one concern is that we educate the group some who might treat the site as more chat than it really deserves. We have a chance to really break down
some investigations MUFON would be hard pressed to do, with or without the required PhD. This was a good thread and educational for ourselves (I know
I learned something) and those just interested. The biggest hurtle in UFO investigation being taken seriously is our understanding of it. We did
On my final evaluation, re-reading the string, is that this was most likely a Helicopter traveling fast enough to allow for the time-stretched shape
while allowing a short enough exposure to define detail in the water.
Also, the lights that Interos showed moved in configuration, but one red solid between the upper and lower area remained solid. This is consistent
with the FAA requirements (see diagram I posted). The underside of an aircraft has a non-strobing red light that would produce a single red line.
The other strobing lights would be as the images show.
The fact that the photographer by his own account said that he was tired after the long trip and in such a state of consciousness might easily not
notice an aircraft in his environment as this is a common and frequent sight for anyone in a large metro area. So it did not register when the photo
was taken as he saw only a normal blinking light and did not know the camera was recording a slice of time in exposure. It likely was what the group
was saying then. A helicopter (aircraft of terrestrial origin).
My final concern is to educate some not really thinking about their terms used here. Let me just list with their meaning.
Hoax= A deliberate misrepresentation with ulterior motive. (I don't think the person knew he was mistaken, so no hoax.)
Mirage= The physics have not been discussed, but do not support that.
Fake=Deliberate fabrication or duplicate of an original. (I don't think this was faked. Just misidentification.)
LoneWeasel was the second post, and nailed it I think. What we discovered in process however shows us the value of a good think on these discussions.
and thanks to Palasheea for posting this.
We can do some good stuff here. It is an important area of study, and it looks like the so-called government won't be helping anytime soon, so it is
up to us. I think we show good signs of having some impact toward some important research on these and encourage others to keep up the great work
here. All great folks.
Now to another good UFO post
[edit on 11/17/2007 by ZeroGhost]