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UFO over the city of Arnhem ... or is it a Thai balloon?

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posted on May, 17 2011 @ 08:40 AM
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Hello everyone,

I am not only a UFO hunter / researcher I also occassionally debunk fakes.

The past decade I have seen thousands of hoaxes and I do not take every picture or video on the internet serious.

Take for instance this photo, shot by a Dutchman in the city of Arnhem/Lent last year. For a long time this was considered to be a genuine photo of a UFO since the object in this particular case does not look like one of these orange balls we see here in The Netherlands so often and which most of the time turns out to be nothing more than one of these infamous Thai balloons. Fortunately this UFO had been shot with as digital camera and we therefore can do some proper enhancement. What do you think, is this a UFO or not?

Gradually in the process of enhancement the shape will become clearer and my first impression was: It's a Thai balloon. However, look closer at the structure. Try to locate a heat-source. See if you can find a candle or flame. The strange thing about this object is that it is equally lit. Compare this "balloon" with other "Thai balloons".

Part of the exif data:

Filename - 0001r6pg.jpg
Camera Model - NIKON D700
Software - Ashampoo Photo Commander 5.40
ExposureTime - 1 seconds
ISO Speed Ratings - 1600
Date Time Original - 2010:02:19 05:35:22
Date Time Digitized - 2010:02:19 05:35:22
Lightsource - Auto
Flash - Not fired
Scene Type - A directly photographed image
Digital Zoom Ratio - 1 x
Focal Length In 35mm
Film - 50 mm
Contrast - Normal
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Normal
Subject Distance Range - Unknown

After analysis of the pixel distortion, the object appears to be both vertically and horizontally blurred and also very much out of focus. In order to reveal details I needed to zoom in on the object but zooming in with an ordinary filter will not bring good results.

I therefore will show you both versions: first an enhancement with a standard filter followed by one with a high quality forensic type.

Let's see what it is!



Link to the original image and source: UFO Database Nederland

ufo-database.livejournal.com...

Much more to come soon.

Greetz,

Sander
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posted on May, 17 2011 @ 08:42 AM
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Please do not "enhance" the photo. Post the photo straight from your camera unedited, untouched, unenanced. Let people here analysis it that way



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 08:55 AM
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Sorry mate but I think you're seeing what you want to see.

You've manipulated the image to the point of it (poorly) resembling a lantern of sorts and that's not how it's done I'm afraid to say.

Can you provide the original?



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 08:59 AM
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haha, never seen more stupid explanation like this

pseudo-science !

zoom and enhance



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 09:02 AM
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No problem but I do not think that there are many people who would sacrifice two whole weeks too work on a single photo. Also I strongly doubt that they possess the kind of software I use which is mostly used in science.

Regards,

Sander



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 09:06 AM
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reply to post by Chadwickus
 


Do not immediate judge people and get the original and than try it yourself. I know my way around with forensic software. I am not just zooming in. There's a whole lot more to it.

Greetz,

Sander



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 09:10 AM
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reply to post by KrzYma
 


34 posts with nothing but negative comments and no threads by yourself. Nothing better to do eh?



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 09:19 AM
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reply to post by 1967sander
 


dude, what do you mean by negative comments?
if you show me a white dot telling me this is an UFO and I tell you it's a white dot in the picture, how is it negative comment? negative because I'm not seeing what you are?
if you tell me, tomorrow a huge earthquake will strike NY and I tell you I do not believe so, this is also negative comment?

oh well..., then I do write "only negative comments" but I'm still having right in what I'm saying !!



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 09:22 AM
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Originally posted by 1967sander
reply to post by greeneyedleo
 


No problem but I do not think that there are many people who would sacrifice two whole weeks too work on a single photo. Also I strongly doubt that they possess the kind of software I use which is mostly used in science.

Regards,

Sander



Really? Im curious what software you use to analysis photos and video. I can guarantee someone else here has it
Since you are rather new to ATS: welcome by the way
you may not realize the wealth of experts we have here who do amazing jobs at analyzing photos and video. You will not find this level of experience anywhere else. I can promise you that.

With that said, here at ATS members prefer the original non-touched photo so they can decide for themselves and run their own analysis.


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posted on May, 17 2011 @ 09:36 AM
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I don't have anything negative to say, on the contrary, I thought it was a nice white dot that you captured.

I will be curious to see how your video enhancement matches up to the ATS members scrutiny.



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 09:36 AM
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thanks for sharing your analysis. I have seen a large white cylinder object similar before but in the daytime. I have a thread here on ats about it somewhere.



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 09:37 AM
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If ATS really has that many experts than I can not wait till someone will come forward, takes the original, do what I did (hopefully better) and than let us see what happens. So far NO expert even tried to replicate what I did. This is not my first video / photo enhancement and strangely enough no one seems to be interested in testing my stuff.

So experts where are you hiding?

Greetz,

Sander
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posted on May, 17 2011 @ 09:50 AM
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Originally posted by 1967sander
reply to post by greeneyedleo
 


If ATS really has that many experts than I can not wait till someone will come forward, takes the original, do what I did (hopefully better) and than let us see what happens. So far NO expert even tried to replicate what I did. This is not my first video / photo enhancement and strangely enough no one seems to be interested in testing my stuff.

So experts where are you hiding?

Greetz,

Sander
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I said they exist. But nobody can make them want to analyze something and many people have a life outside of ATS
Do a search in this forum, there is some amazing analysis that takes place here.

But I am curious what special software you are using to analyze this stuff.

But a general rule of thumb her is to post the original unaltered photo or video....and let members do their own anlaysis

Thanks for sharing!
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