posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 09:04 AM
I've just viewed the Capturing the Light video.
I think it's probably the single best UFO documentary I've ever seen, The OP footage is not her best, but viewed in context it makes sense.
People who cry fake on this are boxing themselves into a corner.
In the documentary, they interview the daughter and (just to take the "pro" side very literally for a moment) the aliens show up. The daughter's
quite nervous at the start and then you see a small orb float into view and enter her throat. As it does so she closes her eyes briefly and visibly
relaxes. Then another orb zips across the room. All this time, through the window behind her, you can see a light floating around in the darkness
Viewing back the footage, the film-makers realised what they'd got, and they came to what looked like a lovely big family meal to show the whole
family the unedited interview.
There are a couple of hardcore sceptics in the family and their reaction is particularly interesting. One guy (who looks really, really upset
at times when he's watching the footage) actually says, "yeah, first day, you think about it, second day you rationalise it... by the third day, you
forget all about it."
Btw, I've never been much of a one for orbs because there's often something of the zealot in people who "promote" the idea (sorry, couldn't think
of a better word although it's a little more negative than I wanted). But these people were just trying to interview someone.
As for the people who cry "fake"... a little old woman captures 8mm film that includes single frames in which lights dance around in dizzying
patterns. The resources required to fake this kind of thing (and amass a huge amount of footage) are simply not available to this woman. More than
one Hollywod FX person says it would be possible, but even now would take a lot of money and man-hours, and would still be identifiable as a fake.
The interview footage of the daughter includes points where the object outside the window passes behind the woman's head. The film makers' contact
(in ILM, if memory serves) watched the frames where the light from the object outside passes through the woman's hair and pronounced it either
genuine or better than the best efforts to duplicate that effect.
Can't wait to see what kind of hatchet jobs such a sweet kind old lady will obviously attract. It will tell you a lot about the perpetrators, and
bless her, she seems more than capable of shrugging off that nonsense.
It's remarkable also that it's only when the film-makers did their stuff that some members of the family started to believe her!
The only fault I found with the film was the brief summary of Hynek and Blue Book, as it paints the conventional view of both. The statement
"project Blue Book was set up to investigate UFOs" is, shall we say, perhaps not the most truthful or in-depth comment.
It is interesting that she met Hynek and that he told her to keep quiet and just continue her filming. Hyne's a fascinating character and my image
of him is of a basically decent guy involved in politics he doesn't like who occasionally has to "lose" evidence or issue debunking statements that
even he doestn't believe.
A cynical observer might speculate he wanted her to keep quiet so he himself could have a quieter life. I prefer to think he was being sensible and
wanted to keep her out of trouble. He did caution her to steer clear of "the lunatic fringe".
Thanks for putting me on to this.