posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 04:21 PM
Originally posted by TimothyMartin
I see your point, why is high quality video so rare?
Probably a combination of factors, some we might have not even considered or can know at this point.
Although there's been a massification of cell phone and hand-held cameras, they don't have necessarily the capacity to adequately capture the
phenomenon. Cell phone cameras for example, at this time, are practically useless for capturing night footage. Also pointed out by another member on a
different thread, not everyone who has a camera knows necessarily how to operate it efficiently or set it up for the conditions at the time they are
doing their capture.
We also have to consider that there's many unknowns about the phenomenon itself. Maybe the phenomenon can't be adequately captured on the 'normal'
visible wave lengths most cameras operate on. Maybe the phenomenon can cloak/distort its visibility. Maybe the phenomenon can interfere with the
Or maybe the phenomenon is much rarer than people think and most of what is captured on film is of something else, mundane misidentified things,
hoaxes or even some other unknown phenomenon we're unaware of that doesn't necessarily have anything to do with UFOs.
Maybes and what ifs, that's all we have right now. We just don't know and can only speculate at this time.
However, what can be said with a considerable degree of certainty is that most
pictures and videos aren't compelling at all. That's not to
say that the phenomenon isn't real. I'm convinced there is definitely something worthy of further scientific investigation, but I don't think video
or photographic evidence will prove anything regarding the real and important questions we have about the phenomenon.
Even if we had extensive clear steady footage of an unidentified object, what exactly would it prove
? That there's unidentified objects in our
skies? We know this already. It wouldn't help us determine any of the important questions we have about the phenomenon and it certainly, by itself,
wouldn't answer the question most people in this forum want to see answered: "is it alien?"