posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 09:12 AM
Originally posted by DoYouBelieve
Until we hear from the metrodome officials, i dont think anyone can be for sure if the video is sped up or not. And as far as the way the snow just
falls to the ground, and doesn't "float" to the ground....this isn't just regular snow flakes we are talking about here people. This was tons of snow
that was built up, heavy enough to make the roof collapse. You know how you can get a handful of snow, pack it into a ball, and throw it like a
baseball? You know how fast it travels? Not as slow as snowflakes thats for sure. Now imagine tons and tons and tons of snow packed up together,
falling to the ground. How fast do you think it would travel? Im just surprised with all the commotion that shadowy figure has created, that no one
associated with the metrodome has come out to comment on it.
According to this news report that I posted earlier, the film was indeed time-lapse (sped-up):
And according to the article linked below that I posted earlier, the people from FOX sports who set up the cameras said they suspected the roof would
collapse, so they set the cameras up to film all night
, thinking something may happen. Now, I realize that the article linked below doesn't
specifically say it was time-lapse, like my link above states, but it seems to me that to set up cameras to automatically film all night, they would
need to set the cameras to take fewer frames per second, in order to make sure the have enough videotape (or whatever storage media they use) to make
it through the night.
This article (which was posted earlier by keymaster) states that the figure was a Metrodome maintenance employee driving a forklift:
...as for the speed the show falls:
Yes -- it would fall faster if it is wet snow rather than dry snowflakes. However, it would still never fall that fast. As long as air resistance is
not big a factor (and air resistance on wet snow would be negligible), it wouldn't matter if the falling stuff was wet snow or huge ingots of lead --
they would fall at the same rate, and the rate shown on the video (covering about 150 feet in less the 2 seconds) is too great. No matter how much an
object weighs (wet show or stone boulders), if air resistance is negligible, it would take 3 or 4 seconds to fall that far.
It seems to me that the camera was set to film on half as many frames than normal (to save film) -- which would mean playback look twice as fast.
Originally posted by imnessie
To everyone that stated that thing is a person, cart or a camera - why the heck does it appear out of nowhere?
People, carts and cameras didn't have the property of appearing out of nowhere last time I checked.
I don't know what you mean by "out of nowhere" I can see it from the very beginning of that view from that camera.
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