Summary of the thread so far.
No. of words posted by OP : 6000+
No. of plugs for TV Show : 7
No. of verifiable facts : 0
No. of Mike Tyson/Preying Mantis ancedotes : 1
No. of White Rabbits pulled out of Magician's hat : 0
No. of sightings of object looking suspiciously like a dead rat in Magician's hat : 36
In 13 years someone could do a Phd. Carry out original research. Have it peer reviewed and published in a respected journal. Then write the text
Rod research over the same period consists of: prevarication; procrastination; film plugs; attempts to associate Rods with other urban myths; and
dismissive naming calling of those who have verifiably, and repeatably shown Rods to be mundane phenomena.
There’s a dearth of data. No context for any image/clip. No times, dates, shutter speeds. Nothing done to eliminate other plausible explanations. No
evidence of any scientific approach at all.
This interview sums it all up. An example of worst sort of sophistry. Some of the assertions and reasoning beggar belief.
6. How big do you estimate them to be?
…..We can only estimate at this time, but anywhere from a few inches to a hundred or more feet in length.
Look at the accompanying picture. Over a 100ft? It’s a certainly a behe(moth) alright. Let's just hope the Japanese have Godzilla on a 5 minute
standby. Surely he'll be needed if these things are hostile.
How did you determine the 'Rod' is behind that cloud? Isn't it natural to assume this is an insect passing close to the camera, rather than, a
100ft+ airborne creature. But then, that wouldn’t sell films would it.
And are you even sure that's a cloud? Could it not be a Water Vapor Collective Hive Mind - the natural predator of this species of giant rod? It’s
obviously chasing the Rod in that image.
Or how about this.
7. How fast do you calculate they are moving?
….so they may travel from 150 to perhaps 1,000 miles per hour.
A creature that has evolved to travel at supersonic speed! To what purpose? Do you have any idea how birds and insects displace air to generate
momentum? Could this organism even survive at these speeds? How does it generate the thrust? Where does it get the energy from? Perhaps it metabolizes
its own sonic booms. That’s why we never hear sonic booms from the larger ones right? Lets explain one utter absurdity with another. Problem
Wouldn’t it be better to try and answer these questions first rather than assume some sort of exotic flying stick? Could it be because the
application of the ‘principal of parsimony’ is inversely proportional to the ability to sell films on the internet? I wonder.
If pushing the possible boundaries of evolution wasn't enough, these marvels of nature evolve right before our eyes. Several years ago these
earthbound creatures, as if suddenly sensing the call of a potential mate beyond their reach, spontaneously develop the ability to migrate to outer
space. And what do we find there? That other intangible icon of Ufology – Orbs.
In a touching and intricate mating ritual, the Orbs and Rods transcend the species barrier to produce offspring. Progeny that looks suspiciously like
Opportunism. At it finest. Sorry. Of course I mean Darwinism.
I wonder where they'll migrate to next. Atlantis perhaps? Ancient Egypt? Surely those shafts in the Great Pyramid must be ‘Rod’ access shafts.
‘Ra and the Rods' sounds like a catchy title doesn't it.
How about 'Rods in the Reich'. That’s crying out to be made. Although I suspect the RODFATHER trilogy will be produced, before we get to see a
film that tries to portray Hitler’s moustache as an supersonic, aquatic, space faring, invisible cuttlefish.
I smell a dead rat. Pull the rabbit out of the hat for us Mr. Escamilla. I suspect you can't though.
Have a nice Xmas Jose. Just try not to spoil it for too many others.
[edit on 20-12-2007 by ChunkyBarcode]