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posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 03:32 AM
1.exhaust? trail from some craft/light abnormality

2.bat/bird or shopped.

3. would be a large craft but seems to flat on the top=not a ufo

4. weather balloon or rounded? helicopter

5.setting sun glare of pollution
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Number 4, I think, was said to be a ufo sighting.
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posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 08:56 AM

Originally posted by Elzon

Originally posted by OneEleven
fun thread.....starred you....

1. Missile (rocket) Launch
2. Butterfly
3. Time Lapse Helicopter
4. High Voltage marker ball
5. The moon through hazy clouds

Darnit I think you got it

Edit: No wait, the guy was right about the second picture being upside down

All the others seem right to me, so yeah

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I'm thinking that guy is right too.....

I'm also thinking i've figured out #5, but only after the OP's hint...

out of fairness and sportsmanship, i'm not willing to go back and change my answers.....

Fun thread...
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posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 11:12 AM
OK guys, here are the answers for the first set...

1- Very easy

This one was effectively very easy, as almost everyone find it.
So, that was a Minuteman III rocket exhaust illuminated by the setting sun and the rising full moon.

Original source for this photograph is the APOD page here.

Explanation: Bright light from a setting Sun and pale glow from a rising Moon both contribute to this stunning picture of a rocket exhaust trail twisting and drifting in the evening sky.
Looking west, the digital telephoto view was recorded from Table Mountain Observatory near Wrightwood California, USA on September 19, four days before the autumnal equinox.
The rocket, a Minuteman III solid fuel missile, was far down range when the image was taken. Launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base it carried its test payload thousands of miles out over the Pacific Ocean.
The red/orange color from the setting Sun dramatically intensifies near the top of the rocket trail, but below the sunset line, the very bottom of the trail is faintly illuminated from the east by a nearly full Moon.
Still in full sunlight, the bright diffuse cloud at the top of the trail, the result of a rocket stage separation, is tinged with rainbows likely produced by high altitude ice crystals forming in the exhaust plume.
Astronomer James Young comments that the cloud takes on the appearance of a white dove flying from right to left across the sky.

Credit: James W. Young ( TMO, JPL, NASA)

Best answer was that of Elzon (with the help of Tineye, maybe?

2- Easy

A perfect example how it is easy to fool our eyes!
This one is only a submerged bicycle tire plus the photography is turned upside down:

Original photography was submitted on UCB

Good guesses from Koadie and Anhur (but not a stick

3- Medium

Okay, this one was an helicopter shoot at night (searchlights on) with a long exposure mode. (Nikon D50 + 10s exposure)
Morgil got it perfectly!

Credits goes to flick'r user GTMeyers

How it works:

4- Hard

This one was taken from my files and was initially submitted to a French UFO internet site.
MikeyBones (as well as Brokencircles) got it right saying: Looks like some of the debris that is on the ground... maybe something flying up from the combine?

Kudos as this wasn't easy!

5- Very hard

Maybe this one was too hard to find... Anyway, both Elzon and dethduck were close, as it was effectively a plane....
F111 dump and burn during a show at Brisbane (Australia)

[from 3'33" to 3'58"]

Now the second set...

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posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 11:20 AM
Second set!

1- Very easy

2- Easy

3- Medium

4- Hard

5- Very hard

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 11:22 AM
I so wanted 3 to be
the invisible mans Lightsaber !


posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 12:02 PM
#1 - Looks like a plane (cessna?) with over exposed lights
#2 - That effect of the sun creating a rainbow in the clouds... is it call Dog Ears?
#3 - I wanna say UFO over Area 51 (haha), but I don't think that goes by the rules of the game. Must be a plane at a weird angle. Off topic... I always wanted to take a picture of a discus in the air. This kinda makes me think of that (but isn't my guess)
#4 - The Blue Angels ... or some other formation of jets (you can see everyone looking in that direction)
#5 - Geez, I dunno... a flare? No, I take that back... fireworks!

Great thread elevenaugust!

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 12:33 PM
AAAAAAAAAH indeed....

Now that i know we've got a day before the answers are disclosed, i'll look a little closer, and think a little longer...

i may have moved too soon last time...

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 01:26 PM
1. Is the International Space Station.
2. A sun dog
3. Could be the front profile of a jet fighter, can't see any tail fins though so i'm not sure about this one.
4. Obviously taken in UK, looks very much like a Greater London location, my thoughts would be a fly past that's heading towards Buckingham Palace.
5. I'm not so sure, I would say Space Shuttle launch, but then it's in front of the clouds, my guess then is a hobby rocket. The trail coming from the light source is arcing so can't be a laser light coming from it.

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 01:38 PM
reply to post by elevenaugust

G'day mate. Nice one.

1. The ISS.

2. Sun on cloud thingemy. Sun dog?

3. Fat plane taking off.

4. Dirt on lense.

5. Meteorite in day time.

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 02:51 PM
1) The International Space Station ( One of John Lenard Walson's "morphing motherships"

2) The sun reflecting off the top of the clouds.

3) An overlay from a stupid iPhone app. ( THIS worthless thing! )

4) This was captured in England I believe by Google, If I remember it was an RAF airshow. ( A little googling refreshed me that it was The RAF Red Arrows "kind of like the US' Blue Angels" )

5) This is a tough one, I want to say either A) it's a firework/flare fired up into the sky or B) a reflection of one of the lights down below.
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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 11:22 AM
So here are the answers for this second set (seems like it was easier than the first one!)

1- Very easy

Yes, that was the ISS.

ISS is a recurrent source of misidentification, and a useful tool (that most of you surely already knows) to find all ISS passes can be found here:

Heavens Above

2- Easy

This is a sundog or parhelion, is a sort of "second sun" and can sometimes have very odds appearances, like a complete ring (or more exactly ovale-shaped...) around the sun for example:

3- Medium

Dethduck got it perfectly, as this is the worth stupid Iphone app... check the link given by dethduck above...

On a funny note, checking all lasts sightings on the MUFON CMS today, other alleged witnesses just came out of nowhere with these stupid photographies (No less than two in the last 20 reports...

4- Hard

I have to say that you all surprised me, as I was thinking that this one was forgotten...
You got it all right, as this was a nine Tornados flypast for the Queen's birthday in 2008 June 14-15th:

Well, Google streetview resolution is not that good...

5- Very hard

Ok, this one was very hard, this is an antihail rocket, containing a seeding agent, designed to explode within a potential hailstorm so as to inject massive numbers of nuclei into the cloud to prevent the formation of damaging hail, especially for the vineyards.

dethduck: 4 good answers: Wow!

Ready for set n°3?
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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 11:30 AM
Third set!

1- Very easy

2- Easy

3- Medium

4- Hard

5- Very hard

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 11:43 AM
Hey 11A,

Cool thread. It's good to (cyber) see you again.
I probably going back to the winery next month!

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 11:56 AM

Originally posted by Unknown Origin
Hey 11A,

Cool thread. It's good to (cyber) see you again.
I probably going back to the winery next month!

Ah, the ol' good days....

Nice to see you again.

Now back to the game!

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 11:57 AM
1 photoshop
2 photoshop
3 bug of some sort
4 some sort of item tossed in the air
5 no idea (lighting maybe)

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 03:58 PM
Elevenaugust, interesting thread.

Here's another fun game.

Does anybody have any idea what these objects could be?

posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 01:29 PM
reply to post by karl 12

Hi karl12,

Interesting thread too!
Seems like these can't be explained in a conventionally way.

As for me, I'm also aware of some intriguing sightings with unusual UFO shapes, such as this one:

The Bolazec squared UFO - 16 January 1966, 04h00
Credits Jean-Claude BOURRET "Témoignages OVNI" - Drawings from Patrick Claeys, Atelier 786.

Bolazec is a small town in France, close to where I live...

But this is off-topic, back to our game (If there's anyone still interested!)
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posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:26 PM
1 - passenger plane
2 - floater on fish lure
3- string of balloons
4- radar anomaly
5 - atari video game!?

posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 05:10 PM
Nobody else?

I'll give the answers tomorrow!

(This will be the last set as the interest seems to decrease)

posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 01:05 PM
Even if the rest of your audience is lost, I'm still left in suspense and awaiting an answer... don't leave me hangin'!

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