I have no ill will against the OP. And I also agree that as a long-time poster, perhaps he should get just a bit of slack. But this is an
extraordinary claim and things aren't falling into place very well. If the OP's claim is real, then he shouldn't mind a bit of inquisition here,
because if it all passes, he has a much stronger case. Perhaps he should look at it that way. If it does pass muster, it's a stronger case. I would
expect the OP to cooperate in that effort and welcome the help.
Perhaps this "challenge/response" thing we've been going through is not a good idea, because it doesn't make things look good. First OP says this was
taken with a cell phone camera. When it was pointed out it was a game camera, he checks with his aunt, and sure enough, it was a game camera. The
shots were supposed to be of a porch, but the truck window was pointed out, and sure enough, the porch extends out into a gravel driveway. The aunt is
supposed to be technologicvally clueless, yet here we have the pictures neatly posted. OP also doesn't know what EXIF data is and can't provide it.
It's not that none of this COULD be true, it's just that the combination makes me uneasy.
Now, we have a couple of pictures of a porch, that turns out to be a carport, taken at a VERY odd angle. It looks like it was taken at near ground
level pointed up at the roof. No matter what you were trying to taske a picture of, this is not normal. If these were supposed to be tracking pics,
that's not how you would do it. You would point horizontal over a wide range trying to capture a coyote, for example. If you were actually taking
pictures with a game camera of the estate hoping to show the condition of the roof, you wouldn't take them at floor level and ake them so
assymetrical. You'd stand up, square up the shot, and take a simple pic of the underside of the roof. These pics are taken at such an odd angle and
position that they could not possibly be to track animals automatically or document an estate. The fact that a game camera was used is doubly odd.
They aren't designed for that sort of work. A cheap point and shoot like a Coolpix is much mopre appropriate.
Now if you really want to document this, we need more pics. For example, we need a straight-forward picture of the porch from a distance showing the
context with the house and driveway pointing out where the game camera was when the shots were taken. Show us how the shot was taken.
I'm sorry, but I've seen a ton of these threads where people really did try to help the OP out, but were met with this kind of "naive resistance"
where the OP is just kind of not quite understanding why more information is required and can't quite put his finger on further information so that it
was like pulling teeth trying to get answers. It feels like dealing with these "stolen valor" guys who claim to have been in the special forces. "Show
me your DD-214." "Well, it's around here somewhere. I'll get back to you on that." And, of course, they never do.
So, OP. I don't know if you're doing that or not. I make no accusations. But you've been here a good long while and you really ought to know what is
required with these sorts of extraordinary claims: Extraordinary proof. You've done a shockingly poor job of that so far, so I invite you to try
again. You really shouldn't need us to hold your hand through the whole process. You have the major objections through a number of posts. Put together
a packet and show us your stuff.
edit on 8/2/2011 by schuyler because: (no reason given)