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Breaking News on Belgian TV: Famous flying triangle picture is a fake confesses hoaxer

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posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 08:29 AM
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I've heard from a colleague on the continent (Jean-Michel Abrassart) that Belgian TV is reporting that the famous UFO photo below (the Petit-Rechain photo of 1990) is a fake and that the person that created it has admitted the hoax.





The article and video on RTL (TV website) - in French only at present - is at the link below:

www.rtl.be...

Running part of the article through Google Translate, I get the following:


The mystery of the famous UFO 90 years elucidated: "A hoax"
The photo had been around the world and was analyzed by the most eminent specialists. None had solved the mystery of the UFO and Breakfast Rechain became the emblem of the Belgian UFO wave of the 90s. Eighteen years later, the author unveils the cliché.

The end of 1989 and the 90's were marked by a mysterious UFO flap in Belgium. Appearances never understood. Emblem of the phenomenon: a picture of a triangular UFO with three lights, one in each corner, taken April 4, 1990 in Petit Rechain, near Verviers, by a Patrick, a young turner-fitter of 20 years. The slide will travel around the world, will be discussed by leading experts and up to the Belgian Royal Military Academy.



For those not familiar with this image, the Wikipedia entry on the Belgium Wave of 1989/1990 includes the following:



Photograph



A supposed black triangle, 15 June 1990, Wallonia, Belgium. Claimed to have been taken during the UFO wave, though released thirteen years later.
In April 1990, a photo was taken of a triangular object upon which 3 lights are visible at each corner. Some people claim it to be an important UFO picture. Others are more sceptical, claiming that the photograph is a hoax[3]

Sceptics say there is no background in the photograph and that there is no element which would allow the calculation of the object's size or distance from the camera. Wim van Utrecht, a Belgian sceptic, has reproduced a copy of the photograph with devices. A computer graphics simulation method[4] to reproduce the photograph was developed by a Belgian mathematician, Thierry Veyt at The University of Liège Laboratory of Astrophysics, wherein the apparent "shake" motion, that results in the lights of the craft appearing blurred or out of focus in the photograph contradicts eye-witness statements. This, along with the anonymity of the photographer and fact that the image was not produced publicly until 4 months after the alleged event brings the authenticity of the image into question.[5]


I expect we'll be hearing more detail about this soon.

All the best,

Isaac


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posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 08:32 AM
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Oh well, still have the pilot reports of them locking on to it though.



posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 09:00 AM
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Interesting.

Kind of no surprise..... in the UFO world every single video/photograph is called a hoax whether it is real or fake.

I saw the article didn't say how the "hoaxer" was able to do it. ..... as in recreate the process for us.

It did say a skeptic reproduced with a computer program....but that certainly wasn't around in 1990.

I wonder if there is a video somewhere of him recreating what he did over 20 years ago?

...sure wish I was multilingual....sounds like he explains in the news clip.
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posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 09:02 AM
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Aw well. No big deal to the UFO community. Now we know that man's a twat. Couldn't get a decent UFO sighting of his own he had to make one up to get some attention.
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posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 09:07 AM
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Having seen--as I've said many times--a triangle low, slow and silent, I can live with this revelation, true or not. I mean, if the US air force can continually tell us for half a century that UFOs don't exist and cover up their parachute dummies, bogus study projects, super-secret SR-21s, U-2s and F-177As, why not?

So the photograph is a hoax? What about the rest of the affair, the personal sightings of it, the radar returns and the radio recordings with the pilots? Trash it all, it takes nothing away from the fact that hundreds of triangle sightings have been witnessed (mostly in the US and UK).

Yet, it remains the triangles exist and they probably are the results of our trying to duplicate the systems of genuine UFOs, and they are the replacement for the shuttle as well as other vehicles for space travel and most major military aircraft. There simply is no better explanation.



posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 09:15 AM
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I always wondered about those pics..seemed to good to be true.

Oh well, at least their Waffle's are real.



posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 09:18 AM
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Oh.. well, if someone says it's a hoax, obviously it must be!


It's not like government agencies are not endlessly coming up with excuses for sightings. The Roswell case is on what.. it's 5th explanation? If the hoaxer has some proof of his own, would be willing to see it.



posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 09:21 AM
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I posted the same question last year, but couldn't express what I thought I was seeing in the image. If he's hoaxed it, it'd be interesting to see how it was done. Here's a really awful Paint-job that hopefully shows how he might have done it using an object and reflection..




posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 09:24 AM
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Originally posted by Kandinsky
I posted the same question last year, but couldn't express what I thought I was seeing in the image. If he's hoaxed it, it'd be interesting to see how it was done. Here's a really awful Paint-job that hopefully shows how he might have done it using an object and reflection..







With that kind of investigative research, I see now



posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 09:26 AM
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They are saying that this pic is the only one that was never debunked...
The guy says that it worked back then because they were in the middle of that UFO wave, but he also says that it probably wouldnt work today as people are not primed for such pics as they were 20 years ago.



posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 09:32 AM
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Originally posted by IsaacKoi
I've heard from a colleague on the continent (Jean-Michel Abrassart) that Belgian TV is reporting that the famous UFO photo below (the Petit-Rechain photo of 1990) is a fake and that the person that created it has admitted the hoax.


On the day an article is posted on the net talking about the new pulse plane that just so happens to resemble this FT. I am sorry but the 'Belgium FT' is not the only report of this type of craft, it is evident (at least to me) that FT's are hybrid technology most probably constructed with TESLA and ET tech advances.
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posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 09:46 AM
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With that kind of investigative research, I see now



That's pretty much my finest work on Paint


ETA: There's a great analysis of the radar data from Mark Cashman > Here as a pdf.
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posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 10:03 AM
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There were eyewitnesses who were used to make a more definitive shape
for the TV series Unsolved Mysteries thus never trust a photo without
a collaborative witness. Be assured we have at least four shapes of Tesla
ships in the oval, disk, wing and triangle.
ED: Also under confidential contract with the anti Tesla functionaries, or
cartel agents as it were, the photo was sold and no one the wiser for
admitting a non punishable fraud at least no ETs involved but still
puts the idea of no UFOs back on the table where its one for the cartels
side.

edit on 7/26/2011 by TeslaandLyne because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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Nice find, haven't seen that before


The question over this incident still remains, TR3 or UFO.



posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 10:09 AM
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Google translation of the full article:


The mystery of the famous UFO 90 years elucidated: "A hoax"

The photo had been around the world and was analyzed by the most eminent specialists. None had solved the mystery of the UFO and Breakfast Rechain became the emblem of the Belgian UFO wave of the 90s. Eighteen years later, the author unveils the cliché.

The end of 1989 and the 90's were marked by a mysterious UFO flap in Belgium. Appearances never understood. Emblem of the phenomenon: a picture of a triangular UFO with three lights, one in each corner, taken April 4, 1990 in Petit Rechain, near Verviers, by a Patrick, a young turner-fitter of 20 years. The slide will travel around the world, will be discussed by leading experts and up to the Belgian Royal Military Academy.

A panel frigolite

But the enigmatic image does not reveal his secret resolutely impervious to human reason. "The puzzled scientists: it is a material phenomenon and artificial, but what?", "The thing", "The mystery remains," "Something real, coherent, original," "A slide scanned at the scanner": this is what we can include in the press at the time, here's what Samuel Ledoux read this morning on the news clippings kept by Patrick at his home. But our reporter did not go in for Patrick read the newspapers of the time. Today, Patrick has found the explanation of one of the greatest mysteries in Belgium the last decade of the second millennium.

UFO enthusiasts, addicted to the Damned, lovers of the mystery will be disappointed: the UFO Breakfast Rechain is not a spaceship came from a distant galaxy, but a panel painted with frigolite three spots. A craft, directed and photographed a few hours in the evening, a joke, inspired by the wave of UFO born a few months earlier, which sought the comrades of the small business where Patrick worked. But now, the joke will leave the factory walls. "We did not think it would come out of the factory where they worked. It was much further then allowed to go," acknowledges the microphone of Samuel Patrick Ledoux.
Resistance to all analysis

The picture will soon become the symbol of the UFO wave of 90 years in Belgium. It intrigues the world, including experts from NASA. "Many people have worked on it," says Patrick, who thought that some day or other experts would eventually highlight the deception. "But they have discovered nothing," concludes Patrick proudly. Twenty years later, a false witness decided to reveal the truth. Why now? "We must say at one time or another," Patrick responds quietly apologized to all those who believed, however, saying that if it again, he referred. What conclusion he draws from this? "It happens to fool everyone with an animal model in frigolite".


I think I agree with a poster above, it doesn't take away from the flap...it's very unfortunate though because it will be used by those who wish to have another reason to laugh at the whole subject.



posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 10:23 AM
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MSM Debunking? Get out of here...




posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 11:34 AM
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Can he prove his own hoax?Until then...who cares!



posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 11:46 AM
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Anyone could say they did it ?



Here's an Illustration from a 1990 Mufon document


www.mufon.com...
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posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 12:32 PM
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Who cares if it is a fake or not? I could make such a stupid, ridiculous photo by shooting my television through a water-glass half full or something. The fact that it might be real is of no concern. The picture shows NOTHING whatsoever, and is only backed up by bandwagon ufo folks who claim to see the same thing.

People who hang their tin foil hats on this picture and eyewitness reports are missing the boat. As much as I see how these things are accepted as absolute fact to so many of you, I would expected there to be much more evidence then this stupid blurry photo and unsubstantiated eyewitness reports by now. But then again, if your desperate to believe in this stuff then I guess that is all you need.

Heck, I bet they guy could show you EXACTLY how he faked it, and most here would believe him, because that doesn't fit into their ufo religion.



posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 12:35 PM
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The below facts have to be taken into account here, they cannot be easily dismissed as irrelevant;Can this person who is claiming their responsibility for the hoax debunk the three main bits of evidence below that point to the confirmation from military sources of something in the sky that night;Are the many witnesses that seen this craft/object/lights part of this hoax too; Until the above questions are addressed and proved by the source claiming hoax or the witnesses come out and either admit or deny involvement with any kind of hoax collaborations it seems for now that this hoax source has not really thought through this hoaxed claim;

Facts below that need addressing and countered by hoax claimant;
1;The witness sightings of it,
2;The radar returns;
3; Radio recordings with the pilots?
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