posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 08:53 AM
Just a couple of points and a conjecture or two.
The location of this sighting is just a few miles roughly south of the Sacramento Executive Airport, a relatively small operation handling mainly
private airtrafic, a few small charters and light cargo, as well a being home base to several helicopters. I beleive at least one of the local TV
news operations flies their newd-copter out of SacExec.
Sacramento PD, Sacramento County Sheriffs, and the California Highway Patrol all have copters, and all fly at night; as does the University of
California, Davis (UCD) "LifeFlight" med-evac copter. The UCD Medical Center, which serves as one of the area's Trauma Centers, is located in
Also, it should be noted that the area in which this sighting took place is a mix of residential and light industrial use. Highway 99 is immediately
bordered on the east (north-bound direction) by numerous commercial operations: car dealers, boat dealers, furniture sales/warehouses, etc..
Given the age of the camera in question, the resolution available, and the distorting effects of night-time/low-light filming; couldit be that what we
are seeing is, in truth just a law-enforcement or med-evac helicopter seen from a distance?
As to the "golden blimp" that did not appear until still photos were reviewed; Going back to the area in which this footage was filmed, many of the
commercial operations on that area use a packaging material similar to the polyethelene garment bags used by dry-cleaners to keep your just laundered
clothes clean. The material is often wrapped around pallets of packaged goods for shipping and storage for protection from the elements.
Once a pallet is unwrapped, however, the plastic has a tendency to catch even the slightest breeze and become air-borne.
The street-lighting in that area generally casts an orangish-yellow glow ( I believe they use mercury-vapor streetlighting in that part of town, most
of the downtown Sacramento street lamps are the old sodium-style).
I'm not a photo-analysis expert, but is it possible that clear plastic, filmed in low light conditions at relatively low resolution might not display
all the light reflecting off it when played back?
Could the "goldenn blimp"-effect be the result of reflected street lighting, only made visible by stopping the motion of the image?
Yes, what I am positing is the possibility that what has been ID'd as a huge holographic blimp is really just a large piece of clear plastic wrapping
material, wafting on the evening breeze, and intermittently reflecting street and other lights in the area. In the background, coincidentally, is a
helicopter making its rounds.
Just a supposition.