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Awesome Triangle Shaped UFO Over New Mexico Sept. 8, 2011

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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 04:53 PM
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The uploader says he changed the contrast as he zoomed in.

Looks pretty decent to me, not CGI, lanterns, blimp, or balloons in my opinion after looking at 1000s of UFO videos in my time.

This particular object appears to be in low Earth orbit vs. within our atmosphere. I say that because it appears to have atmospheric distortion to it as the ISS and our moon does when seen through telescopes.



Thoughts?




posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 05:00 PM
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Awesome.................can't remember seeing it so clearly........ good find



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 05:01 PM
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Looks like we're looking at the side of a hot air balloon rather than the bottom of a triangle. Hard to tell with it being so far away though. Like most other UFO clips this is afflicted with the "distant barely-moving fuzzy light" syndrome.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 05:04 PM
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I believe it! both Hubby and I saw the same thing above Boise IDaho in the Southern sky on Sept ? at 9:30 at night. If it was a star it was incredible to be able to rise up a ways stop and sit their until we got bored staring at it and went to bed. It hasn't been back so I am confident to say it wasn't a star. It too was large in the sky and triangular. I have a crappy camera and didn't even want to waste my time filming it. I didn't mark the day because I figured no one would believe us anyway so I just didn't care.It was earlier last week though.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 05:11 PM
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Originally posted by SavedOne
Looks like we're looking at the side of a hot air balloon rather than the bottom of a triangle. Hard to tell with it being so far away though. Like most other UFO clips this is afflicted with the "distant barely-moving fuzzy light" syndrome.


What is your reference to a hot air balloon at night? I tried doing searches for night time hot air balloon videos/pictures and I'm mostly finding ground level footage at night.
Also when hot air balloon are this bright from ground level, it's because they are igniting the flame. This is triangular in shape, and appears to have atmospheric distortion.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 05:13 PM
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Originally posted by JibbyJedi
Thoughts?


Does it do anything "alien-y?" I mean, I like a fuzzy, three-cornered floatly light as much as the next guy, but what is there here than would make me say something other than "balloon?" That should at least be a kind of minimum criteria for calling something a UFO. Otherwise, every lightning bug is a UFO.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 05:19 PM
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Originally posted by Blue Shift

Originally posted by JibbyJedi
Thoughts?


Does it do anything "alien-y?" I mean, I like a fuzzy, three-cornered floatly light as much as the next guy, but what is there here than would make me say something other than "balloon?" That should at least be a kind of minimum criteria for calling something a UFO. Otherwise, every lightning bug is a UFO.


This forum is called "Aliens AND ufo's", not "Aliens and their ships", I find nothing about a triangle of lights "alien".

I have seen a TR-3B up close a few years ago so I personally know those craft are real. When I come across similar objects in the sky, I take interest in those videos.

The object is very high up, probably too high up for a hot air balloon to travel for human comfort levels with temperature and oxygen differences at such a height.

However, like all unpressurised aircraft, oxygen is needed for all crew and passengers for any flight that reaches and exceeds an altitude of 12,500 feet.


also...


Night flight Hot air balloons at night In the United States, the FAA requires balloons to fly under visual flight rules. If equipped with lights that make it visible to other aircraft, balloons can fly in the dark. However, such flights are usually limited to either "dawn patrol" flights that begin before sunrise with landings made after there is sufficient light to see any obstacles or to race/record flights that typically go throughout the night and the landing again made during daylight hours.

en.wikipedia.org...
Atmospheric distortion also makes me believe this thing is in low Earth orbit.
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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 05:22 PM
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Why does he need to loop it? Why does it end when it did with the object still in view? My guess is the neighbor said, "Dude, that's a .........." It doesn't appear to be moving which leads me to suspect an astronomical object being resolved as three dots due to camera artifact at the extreme magnification he filmed it at. Whatever it is the video is not a lot of help in determining it.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 05:27 PM
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That camera zoom artifact you speak of is usually a diamond/tetrahedron shape that twinkles a lot. Seen my share of those videos, this one is not that same effect. That diamond effect never has solid visable lights in a triangular shape, not that I've seen at least. If you can show me a similar video/picture to the OP video, I'll be grateful.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 05:32 PM
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It looks like a hot air balloon to me , its pretty poor quality footage but I'm sure I can see the burner firing after .55 on the vid .
Not saying it is but that's what it looks like .

Its three dots



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 05:35 PM
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Originally posted by JibbyJedi
This forum is called "Aliens AND ufo's", not "Aliens and their ships", I find nothing about a triangle of lights "alien". [...] I have seen a TR-3B up close a few years ago so I personally know those craft are real. When I come across similar objects in the sky, I take interest in those videos.

Then why'd you post it here rather than someplace like "Aircraft Projects" or "Science and Technology?"

The object is very high up, probably too high up for a hot air balloon to travel for human comfort levels with temperature and oxygen differences at such a height.

You don't know that for sure.

Atmospheric distortion also makes me believe this thing is in low Earth orbit.

You can always believe what you want, but you can't prove it in this case.
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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 05:41 PM
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Then why'd you post it here rather than someplace like "Aircraft Projects" or "Science and Technology?"


Why would I post it in a forum when I don't know what the object is, hence making it "unidentified". If the pilot comes forward and says that was him on a flying carpet, I'll post it in the fantasy forum.




You can always believe what you want, but you can't prove it in this case.


I can't prove anything at a distance that far and at night, but maybe, an expert on hot air balloons, flying carpets, skydiving parachuters on fire, the galactic federation of imagination, gigantic Chinese lanterns, or TR-3Bs could come across this video and shed some light on the mystery, verses throwing out wild theories based on no evidence.
At least Phage and the debunker gang post photos, videos, and publications to support their debunking.

I'm open minded, throw me some hot air balloon photos-videos at night that look somewhat similar to the OP. I've looked.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 05:43 PM
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Not a bad video at all. Definitely "there" whatever it is. But yes, cutting the video at that point leave some suspicions, whether it's "alien" or not. Saw some strange lights here in the UK over the weekend, too. So keeping an open mind



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by JibbyJedi
Why would I post it in a forum when I don't know what the object is, hence making it "unidentified". If the pilot comes forward and says that was him on a flying carpet, I'll post it in the fantasy forum.


Here. Let me roll my eyes at you.


You think it might be a TR-3, but rather than go over to Aircraft Projects and post it there, you stick a "UFO" on it and drop it in among the aliens. Very logical.

Oh, and if it's a TR-3, why is it standing on its nose?



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 06:03 PM
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What I think it might be and what it is are 2 different things, until I'm sure, it's unidentified. How many military projects do people post with a dot in the sky on their photo/video?

I don't like the "alien" stigmata that comes in this forum, I post under the "unidentified" assumption, but some people are a bit immature and start their eye rolls and laughing without putting much effort or thought into a particular topic.
Quick posts that are usually devoid of any substance.

Here's what I found out of 1000s of Google photos of night time air balloons remotely close to the OP perspective....

nope, doesn't look like this one


doesn't look like this one either
us.123rf.com...

The majority of photos of night flight balloons are all on the ground so we can't really compare appearances from the same distance.



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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 06:05 PM
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How close is New Mexico to Colorado ?
I'm British so all I've got to go on is the westerns I watched , I'm guessing not far


ColorFest weekend offers activities for all ages...Thursday, September 8, 2011
Seeing and photographing colorful and beautiful hot air balloons rise either over the San Juan River or the Pagosa Lakes in the early morning hours is a thrill people never tire of.

The balloons return this year with some old favorites and some new colorful envelopes.
The morning and evening hours now have a little crispness in the air, indicating fall is on its way and the way Pagosa rings in the season is ColorFest.
pagosasun.com...


Maybe?



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 06:11 PM
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Good catch Gortex, but from what I can tell on the map, that festival could have been 100 to 800 or so miles from where the OP was filmed. I asked the uploader where in New Mexico, if he answers me then we'll know for sure if it was of that event.

EDIT: Scratch that event.... further down the page I noticed that the balloons didn't start until Saturday...


Saturday, Sept. 10

Start the morning off in the downtown area with the hot air balloon mass ascension. The pilots will gather under the big tent in Town Park at 7 a.m. If you are interested in crewing, please show up at that time to see if any of the pilots need assistance.

....The event will continue until about 7 p.m. when, weather permitting, we will have a hot air balloon glow. Come out and watch these beautiful silhouettes glow in the Town Park area.


Wrong day, and sounds like several balloons went up at night.
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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 06:20 PM
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Maybe that one decided to fly in rather than drive



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 06:56 PM
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It doesn't look too bad, but it's still just lights for the most part, and it didn't really seem to move like it was a controlled craft piloted or controlled by some intelligence.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 07:35 PM
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It is absolutely not a hot air balloon, I live in New Mexico and we have what they call the Balloon Fiesta every year so i have seen many Balloons in the early monring while it is still dark out.

Once in the air Balloons do not have their fire going constantly so it would not be lit up for as long as the video. There is a limited ammount of fuel used to lift off and in short bursts once in the air to stay up. Fuel has to be saved for landing to lift them up if they are going to hit something.

It was a decent thought though, the shape is almost like a hot air balloon and New Mexico is full of them. Certain balloons with faces may even appear to have 3 lights in different spots because some of the balloon fabric could be at a lighter color and allow more light to shine through.

Can't say what it is but it is not a hot air balloon, I'd agree with the OP in that it is unidentified.




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