posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 10:01 AM
Hey everyone. Tom Baurele just forwarded me this thread (the radio reporter who did the story on these UFOS), so I thought I should chime in.
My boyfriend, Grant, took these photos. I will tell you what I know before he decides to chime in.
I know many won't believe me or him, but the original photographs have NOT been photoshopped in anyway whatsoever. The only addition to the photos
you have seen are that the watermark was added as well as they have been sized down.
Why bother with the watermark you ask? Well, we are not people who would make up something like this. Grant came home from his roadtrip and had
taken about 2,000 photographs on his camera on three different memory cards. About 1 week and 3 days after he returned home we were both at work (a
small family run antique shop) where we have access to a computer. He brought one of his memory cards which he had not looked at yet.
I came back from helping a customer and Grant looked white as a ghost. He then showed me the pictures where I had the same reaction. This is truly
genuine and the first time we have seen the photos.
Grant became very paranoid. The photos were so convincing to us and close family that we kept them on lockdown (we had no prior experience with UFOs
or ANYTHING like it). We had no idea what to do.
We contacted MUFON, I personally talked to a head investigator there because Grant wanted to remain anoynmous and did not want to talk about it as it
just freaked him out. At this time we had no knowledge of time exposure and that specific debunking. I personally WANTED badly to debunk them.
Chuck told us what we had encounted was a definate "unknown". For about a month we took no action and told him to keep the photos underwraps. That
is until we came in contact with Mr. Baurele who does radio programs on UFOs. When this happened, I recontacted Chuck and told him to send the photos
to his head photo anaylst (the photos are still being analyzed to this day, and I'd be happy to share their findings when they come). Much time had
passed and we were now a little desensitized to the situation.
When the story went live, there were many people saying Grant was lying or that he "enhanced" the time exposure. Grant didn't listen to any of
this, he actually didn't tune in to the show at all. He was adamant and still is about not seeing ANYTHING. He is a very nit-picky photographer
(though not professional), and he said if there were any craft in my eye sight I would not have taken the picture because what he wanted was a clear
and unobstructed series of the skyline.
I will have him get to this site if possible (because they are very high res) the original works.
For a long time, we have kept these underwraps to due the criticism we knew we would bare, but know that I myself am not entirely convinced that it is
a UFO: it MAY be time exposure? I am not an expert in photography and neither is grant.
What I can tell you as a fact though is that he did not alter these photos in any way and neither did anyone else. They come as they are: and he
claims he DID NOT see anything. That doesn't mean something wasn't there, but to this day he insists that nothing was in his view. This pictures
were not taken intentionally, but rather accidentally.
The time exposure deal still poses some problems: even in my little recent research. One of the most brilliant things about the photos when I first
saw them was the water. How can someone produce that or even fake that? Was one of the first things I said as to why these were so magnificent. The
lights in the back of the skyline are all in focus. The water grant claims was completely black.
Feel free to discuss more and ask any further questions I may be able to answer.
Thanks everyone for your general kindness toward our photos,
ALSO: Anyone have any suggestion as how to get such large photos up here for viewing?