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Originally posted by Heliocentric
Originally posted by Ben81
those 2 things have a certain behavior .. = remote control flying object... thats a fact
I see nothing in this footage that implies remote control, but that's just me.
If they were let's say remote controlled helicopters, wouldn't the most idiotic thing be to fly them right over the water? One gust of wind or one wrong move, and they land in the water, ruined and impossible to retrieve?
In any case, now we know that Australian TV stopped evolving in the 90's, after having seen the X-files. Jesus, are we ever going to see a News Broadcast on UFOs where the producer decides NOT to play the X-Files theme, and crack witty jokes about nutty things seen by nutty people? Someone please send them Leslie Kean's new book, get them informed.
Originally posted by Golden Rule
They wouldn't be smirking after a decent anal probing by ETs
Hm, could you arrange that? How much?
edit on 13-9-2010 by Heliocentric because: something to add
Originally posted by cloudbreak
reply to post by Curious and Concerned
I too upon seeing the video first thought kiteboarding straight away, as the curvature of the kites is correct, their angle to the prevailing wind (looks offshore, so no whitecaps and could be anything from 8 to 15 knots gusts) looks correct, and their speed is not out of the ordinary.
The only thing that keeps me from not being sure though, is the size of the sails/kites. Let's assume they are using a 10 sqm kite; basically a human being would appear approx half the (length) of the kite dimensions, so there would be some kind of visible object/person somewhere in the field of view.
The wind to me looks about 10-12 knots on average, at a rough guesstimate, and the speed they would be getting up would also cause at least a minor wake, which again would be white and more visible.
Digital zoom is a method of decreasing (narrowing) the apparent angle of view of a digital photographic or video image. Digital zoom is accomplished by cropping an image down to a centered area with the same aspect ratio as the original, and usually also interpolating the result back up to the pixel dimensions of the original. It is accomplished electronically, without any adjustment of the camera's optics, and no optical resolution is gained in the process.
Originally posted by CaptGizmo
I am going to say hoax. Reason is I have that exact camera and there is no reason for the video to be set at the lowest quality setting. Hell even in the video when they show the guy holding the camera, pause it at that point and look at the camera. It even say's HD(High definition) on the camera. This is a joke really if you ask me.
This one is pretty good because, 1, it isnt just little lights in the sky, 2, the news covered it, and 3 the witness seems pretty credible.
Originally posted by spy66
I have looked at the tide. It seams as if it is coming in. You can see that by looking at the waves. Now if you pay attention to the object, it is moving towards the right. If the object is a kite he has to options. He can surf with the wind or he can surf crosswind.
The surfer is not surfing with the wind because if he was. He would not surf to the right, he would come straight for the guy with the camera. Ref, the shape of the object.
If you look at the waves coming in there is no white on top of them. This might indicate that the wind is blowing in the direction the waves are coming in. If that is the case, the surfer is kiting against the wind. That is not possible.
Originally posted by Snarf
More unbelievably shaky camera footage.
By rule of thumb, this is another damned hoax.
In order for the camera to shake THAT BAD, one of two things have to happen:
1.) It's being shaken intentionally (most likely)
2.) The camera weighs like 200 pounds (unlikely)
Originally posted by Curious and Concerned
I think we're on the same page now. Just curious, is your name a reference to the magical break at Tavarua?