posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 06:46 PM
I found this compelling, though after reading the thread, the question I am struggling with isn't a matter of whether this is real or not. Honestly,
I don't know. The thing I'm struggling with is the very real possibility that even if something is legit, it won't stand up to our cynical
attitudes...nor pass what is really a jokingly exhaustive test of the burden of proof.
There have been videos in the past (one recently, though the thread title escapes me) where professionals and even government agencies have studied
tape and deemed it authentic, yet unexplainable. Even when this is the case, the masses of ATS (and other places, I'm sure) turn up to debunk it. I
find it troubling that so many amateurs think they somehow can explain things that people who spend their entire lives studying cannot, though my
issue in this case is with something else entirely.
The problem being, we don't know what videos like this SHOULD look like. Those who claim differently are charlatans at worst...and ignorant, at best.
While I can appreciate the level of skill some of you have displayed with your take on armchair physics/aeronautics/multimedia/etc., the fact remains
that, in the end, we really don't know how these things SHOULD appear. There are so many factors involved. Even those who can easily point out
something wrong about a video and demonstrate it, may only appear correct. There are far too many factors that novices simply can't account for...not
even entirely just because they are novices...but because the variables involved are myriad.
I just think it's a shame that the real truth may be that we've witnessed countless legitimate examples of this phenomenon, but dismissed them with
extreme prejudice rather quickly.
That isn't to say that all of these videos are the real deal...or even that any of them are. What it does provide us, however, is a rather troubling
notion that even if something IS actual evidence, we will destroy it...failing to allow it to stand up to what is oft times a rather ridiculous burden
Just food for thought. It's been on my mind, so I figured I'd share it with you folks.