Originally posted by DGenR8
I still don't get why in this day and age with every second person having a HD video camera, all we can get are fuzzy pictures of lights, and it's
almost always at night?!?
I do believe in extraterestrial life but I would sure like to see some good video of them and not poor quality blurry lights.
I found a video of an F-22 breaking the sound barrier and the sonic boom. It was also blurry.
Photographing objects in the sky is very likely to come up that way, that is the nature of photography without stabilized telescopic equipment of
distant objects, blurry or shaky, not both, unless it is enormous or at close range, and that is bound to be a substantially smaller fraction of the
cases. But no matter, people will still ask rhetorically "why are UFO videos always shaky or blurry". You just need to look for more videos of known
flying objects shot by amateurs to see that the "shaky blurry video" problem is not unique to sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects, but pretty
much all flying objects, unless it is a professional photo shoot where the object can be asked to fly within some distance of the cameras, or
professional equipment like stabilized telescopic cameras are used.
With that said, there exist a few videos that show mysterious objects at relatively close range, like the Milan incident in december 2008, which
should be easy to find online. The problem is, so what? there is a video of a dark disc and people saying Oooh and ahh... now what?
no matter where you stand on the issue, all evidence is simply capable of generating new questions, and the questions are, so far much more than the
data. Among those questions one wonders if the videos are doctored, and once the question is raised, who knows, they may be, or maybe not, but there
is hardly any way to tell anymore.
In my opinion, I am more intrigued by cases where there is zero photographic evidence but numerous anonymous eyewitness reports, such as the Chicago
O'Hare Airport incident in 2006, because it is *obvious* that video of the incident exists, given the number of witnesses and the duration of the
incident. Employees of United Air Lines were forbidden from discussing the case and I would assume were also asked to never publish any photographic
evidence. So one must wonder... by what means of coercion was United Air Lines higher management able to actually pull that off? You'd think that
some employee would leak the video, but it has not happened, not convincingly.
That speaks more of human behavior than the phenomenon itself, but I find it interesting. Sorry for the tangent.