posted on Mar, 13 2010 @ 11:41 PM
This is a very well known case: it's an official British Airways film and it was taken on 1976 (if I'm not mistaken): some analysis indicated it was
an odd-looking reflection of sunlight in the lenses: according to that analysis, (since they were filming a plane from a plane), in order to avoid the
"jumping" effect they had to equip the camera with an automatic stabilizer, and this determined the "independent movement" effect. I've never seen the analysis, which seem to have ben presented during some documentary.
That being said:
I've never watched the original video, I just could watch some relatively good version of it on TV several times and the appearance of the
object was way less impressive than in most the later compressed/digital versions: some of the later version were even edited in order to
"enhance" the object but this jeopardized the video.
Plus, I remember that a group of students from some British university (was it Oxford, FireMoon?) allegedly managed to duplicate the same effect under
some very similar circumstances but unfortunately, I've never seen the duplicate, which was shown during some documentary if memory serves, but I
think that the analysis and the re-creation were made by two different sources.
Basically, I can't and really don't want to express any judgement because of lack of any helpful documentation: all I know for sure is that the
original video actually showed what looked to be some small, barely visible sphere apparently descending, siding the Concorde for a while, then voila:
it goes upwards until it vanishes, and that at the time the explanation of the reflection on lenses + stabilizer was given, it was accepted as the
good one. In such a video, small details are extremely important, and since the versions circulating presently are in the most lucky cases some 10th
generation ones, (plus the YouTube lossy compression), any assessment is extremely difficult, in my humble opinion.
I'm sorry for not being helpful
Thanks for sharing