Originally posted by Elieser
Originally posted by zaiger
No word on the anlysis yet? First i would like to point out
I think this is fake but i suppose we have to wait to hear from the pros to tell us that.
The person doing the analysis has been reviewing the photos but I have not heard anything about them.
Update on Photo #1
I took a photo a few weeks ago and the sun was at the same angle and the blue "flare" was there as well, this "debunks" the blue light in the
photo but it does not tell me why did we see a bright white light were the "flare" was and why would I take a photo of a pole and then zoom in and
take a photo of the pole again and photograph nothing.
Respect!! Thank you, Elieser, for doing that flare test. You just distinguished yourself from some of the folk here who would not dare to try such
an experiment for fear of having to make an admission...
I'll pass on the orbwars site, I'm afraid. With a name like that... I can guess what's there. However, if there's an image there you find
particularly compelling, let us know...
In regard to the flare disappearing, as you possibly discovered when you did the test, a small angle can make a huge difference - the flare/s will
vanish or reappear in different locations and shapes, plus zooming in will alter the flare characteristics radically as well. So it's not surprising
With regard to the memory stuff, I can personally attest to how one's mind can twist memories around with enormous ease, even in quite short time
frames. It's not a criticism of you, but it really does happen. Just a few days back I saw an object that was very obviously a plane, at maybe two
kilometers distance, through trees as I was driving. I only glimpsed it for a second, but I looked straight at it and it was perfectly clear, in a
sunny blue sky. I would have sworn in any court of law that it was a passenger jet aircraft. Now I play a little game with aircraft (I live near two
major airports), namely that I try to identify the craft as quickly as I can, so about ten seconds later, when my view was clear again, I looked up to
finalise my 'ID'.
There was no plane.
What??? It HAD to be there!! It couldn't have dropped out of the sky, the airport was quite a distance away... I actually pulled my car over, and
scanned the sky - and to my surprise, I found 'it'. It was a nearby heron.
As I watched it, trying to get the impression of the plane out of head, it was clearly on a path that correctly placed it, and it was often gliding
lazily, so it was probably not flapping its wings, when I first saw it. So for that brief moment when I looked at it first, my brain had
'recognised' whatever shape it had made, well enough for me to be absolutely sure that it was a jet.
This may all sound trivial, but it seriously shook me up - I could not believe I had made such a bad observation of something I see so often, and this
was quite a close 'sighting'. In my head, even after I realised what had happened, I kept wanting to look for the missing plane in the sky (or the
Anyway, my point is that the brain is marvellous, scarily efficient in fact, at simply changing your perception to match what fits best. If your mind
tied all this together before, you will have a hard time shaking it - after all, your brain now believes it is real.
Don't get me wrong - maybe there was something else. But that lens flare *wasn't* it.
I'm not having a go at you, quite the contrary - I really appreciate that you came back to help with your further observations and thoughts. Well