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I thought I Saw a UFO 7-11-09 and I have Pictures(Images Defined)

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posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 06:58 AM
Zoom way in on 448 and the pixel artifacts around the object don't appear to be the same as the rest of the picture.

It looks to me like the difference in distortion forms an almost perfect square around the object in 448, but it appears blended out more in the other pics.

Maybe it's just me, but when I zoom way in on 448 it looks almost like a perfect square in the distortion forms around the object. For example if someone had rectangle selected in pshop from an image that had a slightly different quality setting than the target image in which it was pasted into.
Image 448

However, it appears to be blended in the other images, but still looks blended to me. But I can't tell. Someone else needs to look at it.

posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 07:17 AM
reply to post by spikey


Sometimes one can doa little research for oneself:

The balloon itself produces the lift, and is usually made of a highly flexible latex material...

The balloon is usually filled with hydrogen due to lower cost, though helium can be used as a substitute. The ascent rate can be controlled by the amount of gas with which the balloon is filled.

please note my emphasis---

Weather balloons are sometimes cited as the cause for unidentified flying object sightings, and are also used for cluster ballooning.

Launch time, location, and uses

Weather balloons are launched around the world for observations used to diagnose current conditions as well as by human forecasters and computer models for weather forecasting. About 800 locations around the globe do routine releases, twice daily, usually at 0000 UTC and 1200 UTC. Some facilities will also do occasional supplementary "special" releases when meteorologists determine there is a need for additional data between the 12 hour routine launches in which time much can change in the atmosphere.

There's more, with other pretty pictures.

For OP:

Keep looking
!! I was wondering, too, if you knew whether there are NWS stations in your area --- I was going to look it up, but you may know, have seen signs, etc.

That would certainly explain your sighting. AND, since balloons are usually released on specific, repeating schedules, you might get more!!!

posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 07:20 AM
reply to post by tinfoilman

Just had a look in pshop, and yeah...i see what you mean tinfoilman.

I does look like it's a mask/cut/paste job.

Could also be a quirk with the CCD on the camera, picking out a contrasting (black) shape against the lighter background.
I'm certainly no expert on CCD's, so maybe someone with more experience can comment on this type of contrast artifact, if that's what it is.

Well spotted anyway.

posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 08:13 AM
reply to post by spikey

Say what? Digital images always show odd pixel effects around objects that are dramatically darker or lighter than the background. It has to do with how the edge transition is handled by the software.

There is no reason to make this anything other than what it is.....a weather balloon.

posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 08:14 AM
OP, after reading through the thread, I see that this probably is a weather balloon, but I just wanted to commend you on having excellent pics! This sighting may have been solved already, but it doesn't change the fact that you did an excellent job!

posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 08:28 AM
yea it jus looks like a plastic bag,i mean out of all the ufo pics ive seen this one jus look thing is forsure its a un-identifyed flying object but nothin out of this world

posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 08:49 AM
reply to post by UnitedSatesofFreemasons

They look exactly like weather balloons when observed from underneath. I have been around many WB when launched and they look just like that when you are underneath them. To me these pictures are very ordinary, nothing weird or extraterrestrial about them.

posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 09:11 AM
This is actually a ballon. But why is the thread still active?

It has nothing to do with UFOs or aliens.

posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 09:12 AM
im also in somerset county, in the manville area,ill have to keep a watch on these skies better i guess. nice pics

posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 09:16 AM
reply to post by Happyfeet

nice pictures but i think too , thats a weather baloon...but who knows maybe not...

posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 09:20 AM
I believe in UFOs, but I'm not so naive as to not realize that probably 35% of the pictures posted as hoaxes, 40% are mistaken identities, 24% are so blurry and out of focus as to be worthless (or are tiny pinpricks of light, which prove nothing), and only 1% if that, can be considered legitimate and compelling UFO footage of some type.

So, while I sometimes get a bit miffed at the "lol balloon" responses by those who clearly are just spouting off their non-beliefs instead of doing actual research, there are many here who actually do, an they know what they are talking about.

Yes, there are those who imo, have already come to the conclusion that UFOs (in the "they are visitors" parlance) do not exist, and their "research" takes that slant before they even touch something new, and I think that is sloppy research. But those folks # less than those who come here claiming to be alien high commanders, or that have fought fish aliens in their bedrooms and hacked them to pieces. Tolerance should go both ways.

But yea, reading the thread thoroughly before flying off the handle is never a bad thing...

posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 09:24 AM
Fake UFO. If I let you know how I can tell, you will only try to fix them for next time. As someone who knows alot about design, I can assure you that these photos are 100% misleading.

[edit on 12-7-2009 by Pathos]

posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 09:32 AM
reply to post by UnitedSatesofFreemasons

Nice pictures man. I used to live in Queens, NY for the past year when I was in school. :-)

posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 09:36 AM
So i drove there where the experience happend and another baloon came up under me and using its tractor beam rose me up to the baloon. I asked the baloow "what am i doing up here?" The ballon told me to "provide fellow people proof that ufos are real and they are manmade" There was no anal probing involved by the balloon.

posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 09:53 AM

off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 10:42 AM

Originally posted by spikey
reply to post by TheMythLives

Why do you come on this site mate?

All you ever seem to do is wait around until someone post something such as the OP has, then you jump on it with the bloody chinese lantern explaination!

Can't your mind fathom the possibility that it is indeed out of the ordinary, rather than clutching at whatever straw you feel MIGHT fit the bill?

You sir, are a disinfo 'groupie', either that or you are actually being paid by someone.

The simplest explaination if this sighting were to be taken on it's own would be along the lines of a RC toy, or something thrown in the air...

In the abcense of the other millions of photos, videos, expert witness testimony, official records, astronaut sightings, piliot sightings, radar tapes, drawings, missing pilots and so on, Occam's razor would apply to your offerrings of an explaination, however weak.

But there are the millions of other sightings, reports and so on, so in this case, with that in mind, Occam's razor dictates, that this is not as you so keenly proffer, a *!@*!? Chinese lantern (give me a F*!@**& break) or a carrier bag. As the simplest explaination is that it is NOT what you say.

Oh...your on the ignore list...and i'd recommend everyone else to check back along 'TheMythLives' previous posts, and see for yourselves what kind of mindset is involved in his/her postings. You will more than likely see what i mean when i say disinfo...


You can't be serious? Obviously you do not know what you are talking about and do not venture around this site much. If Myth is a disinfo agent I guess the CIA or NSA likes having there members waste their time making a bunch of threads about conspiracies in famous murders,lol. Have you not see any of the 6 or 7 "Case Reviewed" threads he has made? I suggest YOU take a look at the previous posts of Myth before you go telling others to do so. Also he did not say "it was definitely a Chinese Lantern", all he did was offer that as a possible explanation. So I guess anyone who doesn't believe blindly that some object in a film is a alien craft from Zeta Reticuli is a disinformation agent right? I guess I am too then, damn I am still waiting on that paycheck from the NSA.

As publically stated, Myth is a skeptic on any form of intelligent alien life in the Universe. I do not agree with that but that certainly does not make me call him a disinformation agent and lash out and bash him. Anyways, the object in the picture is a balloon anyways. I guess I have gone off topic enough here but I guess I just wasn't willing to stand by and let someone ignorantly bash another member, who also happens to be a friend of mine as well. Maybe you should reflect on your ideology in ufology or something as it is the apparent psuedobelivers like you appear to be that are just as bad as pseudoskeptics. I am sick of the bashing back and forth from both sides. Anyways you can go ahead and put me on ignore too if you want but I said what I needed to say.


Reply to fleabit

or that have fought fish aliens in their bedrooms and hacked them to pieces

LOL, I remember that one. He had me for a while,lol.

[edit on 7/12/2009 by jkrog08]

posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 10:48 AM
Great pictures. Thank you for sharing.

posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 11:20 AM
You know, it's getting harder and harder to spot these real ufos. They keep making themselves look like balloons. Nice camouflage idea, you have to admit.

[edit on 12-7-2009 by Jim Scott]

posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 11:26 AM
reply to post by Jim Scott

LOL, they actually do disguise themselves as stars and star formations, at least from what I have seen and heard.

posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 12:09 PM
reply to post by Blaine91555

Definitely a weather balloon. I used to always think those were UFO's until I realized I always see them surfing a line of clouds. Good pics though OP, if only some of the other UFO pics were so clear and well taken. Keep your camera on you...

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