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Originally posted by cripmeister
Originally posted by elouina
So what you are seeing in the compressed video is not what is actually there.
So we're supposed to have a discussion about material only you have access to? You should make an HD version of just the objects available, otherwise this discussion is pointless.
Originally posted by TKDRL
Perhaps if you have a HQ clip you could upload to fileserve dotcom, or a free filehost like that, it might clear up some things.
Originally posted by youallcrazy
maybe something like this for spherical UFO, maybe non-RC version of it.
Hello Again, I just viewed vid and stills and can say it is not a kite and not a balloon and nothing we have flying is like it.
Huh.. Just watched that video again and damn.. I will never believe that these are kites.. What I was talking about is "rotor ufo kites" , but they are really hard to control to be in formation like that and they are just too high..
Originally posted by AmatuerSkyWatcher
So is it a UFO or a kite? Bridgeville resident Scott Wethli said it's both. "This is a UFO kite," Wethli said. "It's intended to look like a UFO, exactly." Wethli said the UFO-looking kites were designed by his uncle, Kenneth Sams, who lived in England and died in 2003. "The ones he flew over the stadium are the ones he's made, with that Mylar," Wethli said. "That's why they're shiny up there." Apparently the model Sams flew above Three Rivers Stadium more than 30 years ago wasn't the only one that caused a stir. "He did it in England and he caused some kind of traffic wreck in front of [Buckingham] Palace," Wethli said. "And he got in all kinds of trouble about it."
One new kite lists is the "Ultimate Flying Object" which looks very interesting and I look forward to building one at some point. The kite is designed to change its shape to accomodate whatever wind speed.
In 1969 the Air Force bombed the Ho Chi Minh Trail for 3 months to show that bombing could stop 90% of the flow of supplies to the Viet Cong. Kenneth refused to sign off the report claiming success because, as he stated, the flow of supplies always fell by 90% during the monsoon season, when the trail was too muddy to move any heavy amounts of materiel. This refusal led to his being demoted from chief of CHECO to deputy chief and being retired on pension a month later.
For the next decade scholars from Colorado State and the Air Force Academy visited him in London to interview him for the real story of what had happened in that period, as the historical record had been ’coordinated’ to a point where it was devoid of relevance. A year later General Ginsberg flew over specifically to visit him in London to present him with the Exceptional Civilian Service award, America’s highest civilian decoration. Nonetheless, he regarded the CHECO project as a failure, frustrated by the fact that the insightful analysis it produced failed to influence military policy.