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Originally posted by BadBoYeed
I still think that the clunky saucers of the past were american/german. thats why we don't see them anymore
just my opinion
Originally posted by anubisone
these are very hard to debunk..in those times cameras were much rare tech than today..
Not as hard to fake as you suggest, all you need is a model, a piece of string, and a place to hang it from like a pole or a tree branch. Interesting article here:
Originally posted by anubisone
Theres much talk today about CGI generated UFO stuff, blah, blah ...but we tend to forget that many, many good UFO pictures are coming from 50s - 60s era, the time when the photography was much less sophisticated and therefore it was much, much harder to fake UFO...
I found an object that looks nearly identical, here:
source unknown, taken 1964, United States
I'm not familiar with this guy but I'm pretty sure Adamski was a liar, so if he's the modern Adamski that's not a good sign. Do you think the other photo that's unattributed may also be taken by AP Villa? I think there's a good chance but I'm not certain. The shape is unusual and too identical to be a coincidence IMO. My initial guess is it might be a fake if the photographer is a "contactee".
1963-Albaquerque, New Mexico. This picture was taken on the 16th of June 1963. The photograph was taken by A P Villa, a man that took numerous spectacular daylight photos at the time. Villa was, in effect, a 1960s version of George Adamski, who gained a big following in the 1950s with his spectacular tales of spaceships and trips around the Milky Way.
The first to declare the Villa photos a fraud was Project Blue Book analysis, but since then others have also verified the apparent hoax.
I haven't found much on that one, so it seems rare but one thing I notice is the poor quality of the photo, see how shadowy even the leaves are? We can't see any detail in the leaves or the object due to excessive contrast, which might be bad photo processing, or bad exposure or something. So we can say it's shadowy but doesn't show much detail, none really. So I don't have much of an opinion on this one, it could be lots of things but it's too poor quality to tell what it is. It resembles a solar balloon, did they have solar balloons back then?
1967, Rhode Island, USA
This is the most interesting of the 3 pics to me.
1960, Cordoba, Argentina
So it's probably a real photo and not a fake. What is it? I have no idea, it's a good mystery! It's got a round shape like a balloon but I can't explain the contrast, so I'm thinking probably not a balloon though I can't rule it out completely. Most balloons wouldn't have a contrast that high unless the entire balloon was completely black, and even then I'd expect less contrast if it's a distant object. The excessive contrast raises some questions, such as "Is the object closer, rather than at a great distance?".
1960-Yacanto, Cordoba, Argentina. July 3. This photograph was taken by Hugo F. Niotti, then a captain of the AAF. On July 3, 1960, Niotti was driving from Yacanto toward Cordoba. At approximately 4:30 PM, he was in the area of Villa General Belgrano, about 70 Km from the city of Cordoba. He suddenly noticed a rather close and unusual object hovering near the ground to the right of the road. He grabbed his camera and took this one picture. It was deemed authentic by Servicio de Informaciones de Aeronautica.