posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 10:36 AM
I dont think they are.
I simply think that unless the video has some quality, some attempt to foreground and frame the obejct, steadiness, proper focus and is an object that
raises more questions than "is it a UFO", its really not moving us forward.
Right now im discussing ones in terms of whether they are birds, again even if they arent birds it wouldnt help.
Until we get good enough footage that we can say "ok it a clear and definate CRAFT" then we arent going to shunt any skpeticism. A good piece of
footage should really not even be "UFO" it should be what kind of craft is this and who made it, kind of footage. Debunk the CGI callers first by
testing it and then move on.
People say that we should have that footage by now. Truthfully how many people actually walk around ready and able to film the perfect shot? UFOs
appear, people grab what they can on a cell, know little about how to film or why and the quality is what it is. EVen people who might have a camera
would need to take it from its case, power it up and often people would just gawp and try figure out what something is first.
The ones who are ready and waiting with good equipment are generally very few, so maybe in a more positive and open minded climate we WILL start to
see better footage.
People assume because someone is a "UFOlogist" that automatically means wherever they go with a camera, a UFO is automatically going to appear and
give them great footage. Some UFO people have only seen one or two in their whole life, its a big old world.
Those who are interested should just keep their cameras to hand, and if they do see something, remeber to try get that killer footage.
Im sure someone will get some nice film sooner or later, something which really slams into dicussion with "balloons, swamp gas" or anything else
even entering the fray.
The other thing is the media should try publishing the more credible stuff instead of wandering in and getting hoaxed by fishermen, that would really
help. SOme of the ones the media cover as "real" make me cringe but then again that in itself just goes to show you, in terms of exposure hoax
doesnt seem to matter because if Joe CBS says its true, for the masses, its true. Ironic but hey ho.