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Originally posted by mrRviewer
have seen this personally at the Jersey shore and as everyone was getting excited about it the craft came closer. It was a white Blimp. not saying that is what this is but it reminded me of that day right away.
On Sunday, August 27, 1995, at 9:30 AM Tim Edwards of Salida, Colorado, was a witness to a strange aerial object first observed by his young daughter. He described the initial appearance as a slightly arced pencil size object darting around..... approximately 20 degrees west of the sun. At times it appeared more triangular or boomerang shaped on top. As he watched it he realized it wasn't anything usual so he got his 8 mm videocamera with a 8 power zoom. He began to film it and then the battery light came on so he went inside and got another battery. He also called his restaurant in Salida to alert other possible witnesses. One of these people did see it (see below). Some minutes later his father arrived at his house and looked at the object through binoculars. Edwards also called a local radio station to alert others to look. Apparently someone did look, but couldn't see the object because it was too close to the sun. Edwards also called the sheriff's office, a fact confirmed by the sheriff on Sept. 7. The sheriff's office had received no other reports. He also called the National UFO Reporting Hot Line number given to him by the sheriff's office. Between phone calls he filmed the object, managing to obtain only about 6 minutes of video during the roughly 1 hour sighting.
According to Edwards, he and his father, using binoculars, could clearly see a double row of square or rectangular red and then to light green lights moving left to right and then back again. The structure width in between was probably equal to 1/2 - 1 row of the lights. .... We were looking at a disc, circular in shape.. We lost sight of it more than once when it flew into the rays of the sun... it was approximately the width of the full moon....With binoculars the craft looked like a very large circular disc, cigar shaped and outside structure appeared to gyroscope around inner structure. (From the written testimony of Tim Edwards.)
After the sighting was over Mr. Edwards contacted the newsmedia, press and TV. During the following month there were several local and national news stories about the sightings. Other sightings, apparently unrelated (or at least not directly related) were also reported.
The available evidence seems to indicate that a large,
whitish object of a shape such that it appeared as a long
thin "cigar" in the video, and which, for at least part of the time,
appeared to have lighted areas moving around on it, was seen
by several witnesses in Salida, Co. on Aug. 27, 1995 .
John Deturo, a computer scientist at the United States Military Academy who has uncovered several UFO hoaxes was interviewed. His conclusions after analysis were:
It appears to be an object flying in the sky. They object either emanates light or reflects light. The Craft moves at incredible speeds.
THE ASSEMBLED EXPERTS AGREE THAT THE PRINCIPAL, STANDOUT FEATURES OF TIM'S AUGUST 27, 1996 UFO VIDEO CONSIST OF:
1. DAYLIGHT EVENT= A BROAD-DAYLIGHT, CLEAR-SKY RECORD OF AN ULTRA-LARGE UFO (RARE IN ITSELF) WITH UNUSUAL CLARITY AND BOTH NEAR AND FAR OBJECTS (THE ROOF LINE, AIRBORNE DEBRIS, BIRDS AND OTHER MOVING POINTS OF LIGHT AT GREATER DISTANCES) AS WELL AS TRUE LENS FLARE FOR REFERENCE THAT LEAVES NO DOUBT AS TO THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL NATURE OF THE MAIN OBJECT OF INTEREST AND ITS GREAT DISTANCE FROM THE CAMERA.
2. ENORMOUS SIZE= ESTIMATES SO FAR RANGE FROM A LIKELY MINIMUM LENGTH OF 700 ' (DR, BRUCE MACCABEE/MUFON), TO A RANGE OF 1/2 MILE TO AS MUCH AS A MILE IN LENGTH AND FLYING AT AN ALTITUDE OF AT LEAST 60,000' (JIM DILETTOSO/ VILLAGE LABS FOUNDER). IN ANY EVENT, SUCH A SCALE WOULD INDICATE A TREMENDOUS ENERGY REQUIREMENT JUST TO KEEP SUCH A HUGE OBJECT ALOFT, NOT TO MENTION THE ELECTRICAL "CANDLE POWER" REPRESENTED BY THE PULSATING, MULTI-COLORED/ WHITE LIGHT DISPLAY (THE CONFIRMED DOUBLE ROW OF LIGHT PANELS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE 100' TO 200' SQUARE EACH)
3. AEROBATICS= DISPLAYING RAPID, ULTRA HIGH-SPEED, DARTING MOVEMENTS THAT ARE INDEPENDENT OF THE CAMERA ("AT LEAST 10,000 M.P.H." -DILETTOSO) AND THAT ARE TYPICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH ONLY SMALL UFOS, THE EDWARDS "MAIN CRAFT" FOOTAGE IS TOTALLY UNIQUE AMONG UFO IMAGES IN THIS ASPECT ALONE.
TYPICAL FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF THESE VIRUALLY INSTANTANEOUS MOVEMENTS WHEN VIEWED BY THE INVITED EXPERTS WERE OFTEN THAT A HOLOGRAPHIC PROJECTION OR REFLECTED IMAGE OF SOME KIND WAS RECORDED, NOT A SOLID, THREE- DIMENSIONAL OBJECT WITH GREAT MASS THAT WOULD SEEM TO OTHERWISE PRECLUDE SUCH MOVEMENTS. THAT NOTION HAS BEEN QUICKLY DISCARDED AS IMPOSSIBLE IN ITSELF, TAKING EVERYTHING INTO ACCOUNT THAT IS EVIDENT ON THE TAPE. IN FACT, A RECENT DISCOVERY FROM STUDYING STILL FRAMES PULLED FROM THE EDWARDS VIDEO AT VILLAGE LABS DISCLOSES STRONG PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE OF A SELF-CONTAINED ENERGY FIELD OR "ENVELOPE" SURROUNDING THE "MAIN CRAFT
4. COMPANION OBJECTS= THERE ARE AT LEAST TWO SUSPECTS POINTS OF LIGHT AT OR NEAR THE SUBJECT ON THE RAW, UNENHANCED VIDEO THAT MAY WELL CORROBORATE THE WITNESSES' DESCRIPTION OF "FRISBEES" OR "BOOMERANGS" COMING OUT OF AND FLYING AROUND THE MAIN OBJECT. THIS ASPECT WOULD BE TYPICAL OF SIGHTINGS OF LARGE "CIGAR" OR TUBE-SHAPED "MOTHER SHIP" UFOS SIGHTED IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD OVER A LONG SPAN OF TIME THAT HAVE BEEN SEEN TO DISPENSE MUCH SMALLER "SHUTTLE" CRAFT. ONLY REPEATABLE, INDEPTH DIGITAL ENHANCEMENT ANALYSIS WILL TELL FOR CERTAIN, AND, BEING UP AGAINST THE LOW RESOLUTION PROBLEM ASSOCIATED WITH VIDEO IMAGERY, THE OBJECTS SEEN VISUALLY MAY PROVE ULIMATELY TO BE TOO SMALL TO DISTANCE FROM TIM'S CAMERA. INDEPENDENT ENHANCEMENT RRESULTS THAT HAVE DISCLOSED AS MANY AS 12 SUCH COMPANION OBJECTS WILL BE CONFIRMED.