posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 12:33 AM
Originally posted by IAMTAT
reply to post by curious4ufos
If the object is in actually between focal plane 2 and 3 (with 2 making it about the same size as a car)...can you make a guesstimate as to the
object's true size (assuming it is closer to focal plane number 3 in your diagram?
It's very difficult to tell even the distance and size of the trees in this pictures, even less the object but I would say even 3 or 4 car lengths if
it were that far away.
What I did to guess the minimum size was look at lots of pictures of the ALLEGHENY Mountains in the web. People take a lot of pictures now when they
travel and post them all over the web, from Pbase to travel blogs. I cropped sections of those pictures with trees similar to this ones and then
overlaid a rectangle the size of the object and guessed the size.
I also found a lot of interesting facts about the area. If it is a hoax they sure picked a good place to take the picture.
ALLEGHENY Mountains go from West Virginia and Virginia up on a north east direction towards Pennsylvania and the government has a lot of interesting
facilities around them:
Green Bank Radio Telescope
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
U.S. Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC)
The United States National Radio Quiet Zone is located in Allegheny Mountains between West Virginia and Virginia. It is free from radio signals and
was established in 1958 so that all these radio telescopes and communications equipment could function in a clean radio environment without
Wiki for Radio Quiet Zone
This area was chosen because it has a hilly topography that screens out most incoming radio signals, allowing the Green Bank telescopes to receive
signals that are otherwise too low in power to be heard over the normal radio background in North America.
Wired ran a nice feature on the Radio Quiet Zone a few years ago:
Wired Article on the Quiet Zone
The astronomers who selected Green Bank as the site for the telescope in the mid-1950s chose carefully. The surrounding Allegheny Mountains
provided a natural shield against radio and television broadcasts.
In 1946 there was even a letter sent to Amazing Stories magazine by a man claiming he found a perfectly circular and smooth hole going straight down
at the bottom of a cave and that the local elders told stories of surveyors exploring that cave to almost 5 miles below sea level before coming back
Here's the letter
If I were an alien and humans had just built all these radio telescopes and stuff in the 50's and 60's I would be very interested in checking them
out as often as possible.
I was actually 50/50 on this photo at first but have been leaning more towards the real deal after learning about the mountain range.