Lupelius, I applaud you for those efforts - I trust the moderators are watching!!
That's really useful stuff, and gives us a much better picture of the surroundings.
But, (naturally!!) it raises a whole pile of questions - some of which have been bugging me for quite a while.
First up, even late at night, it would seem to me that there would be many light sources in such a populated area, and it would be very difficult to
take video footage at night that showed nothing but one lit object, esp in the summer season. Is that a fair comment?
You said you were at the exact spot that he *claims* to have taken the images (not sure that can be trusted, but anyway) - did you see anything that
might be a contender? - I'm thinking the following possibilities:
- a satellite dish
- a streetlight (either working or not - it could be illuminated from another source)
- the prow or some other part of a boat (large or small) - are there any boats up on those stands in this region?
- a sign - even that sign in your first image was in the ball park - is it possible that yalcins ufo is in fact waste pipe fittings?!
- some feature on a rooftop, or part of a nearby or distant building
- a 'bollard' top (at an angle or even upside down!)
The last one is a long shot, as I'm not sure Yalcin is clever enough to get upside down or sideways footage with the date/time stamp the right way
up, and the shots that included the moon seem to eliminate that. But sometimes it may be hard to recognise something simply because you are expecting
a particular orientation.
Anyway, thank you so much for all that.
Two last things:
Is it possible for you to give us some definite addresses or maybe even a lat/lon from a gps? I'd love to be able to pin down the exact spot on
Google Earth.. 'Yeni Kent' doesn't pin the area down very well, sadly, although I'm confident now with your images and the Duarte/Alejandro info
I can nail it down anyway, so don't fuss over this one.
Finally, if you do any more reconnoitring, can you keep those eyes peeled for any possibilities - and bear in mind that the object could be large and
distant or small and nearby, and may look quite different in daytime. Er.. feel free to visit at night, and take a tripod..
As an aside, my 'feeling' is that this may be a moderate sized object (perhaps half a metre or so at least
, at a distance of say fifty
metres. Possibly much larger eg house or building sized at a larger distance, of course. If it is smaller, my suspicion is that he sets it up, and
possibly gets a helper to lilluminate it - if that's the case, it's unlikely we will bust this case unless he comes clean.
PS - I would be interested in looking at the originals - am I pushing my luck, at all??
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