I'll keep this sweet and short. I've been very bothered lately by horrible UFO video submissions. I would like to share a very sweet and simple way
for you to filter out videos that are unworthy of attention (even if they were legit!).
Here is the filter:
1- The top of the pyramid: Absolutely necessary. If the video doesn't come from an official entity like NASA or the government, or, if you hate the
government, any decent trusted entity, and was in fact taken by some wandering dude with his phone or point and shoot camera, then it must have at
least more than one source, i.e taken from at least two different cameras. Otherwise, you shouldn't even consider examining it even if it's in reality
a legit UFO video. It sounds like a very harsh rule, but, the level that we reached in video compositing and visual effects today is SUPERB you can
actually make an exact real-life replica of a UFO sighting. Even then, multiple eye-witness won't completely rule out that the video is fake, but, it
will make it at least more considerable.
2- The bottom of the pyramid which is split by half: Detail and Speed. They are equally important. If the UFO is so slow, then the importance of
detail and shape becomes so high. If the object is flying very slow or stopped completely, then why would you assume it's a UFO unless you SEE that it
is one? The dominant nature of the flying-speck-ufo-sighting videos is just disgusting. Can we point at any flying speck and say it's a UFO? Of course
not. Unless, it's moving so fast that it makes the requirement of shape unnecessary. As the speed reaches astounding levels, the shape and detail
become completely useless. Speed and detail. Take some from one of them, put the same amount in the other.
Example what a good slow but well detailed UFO sighting would be like (doesn't require fast flying UFO):
Example of when a very fast object makes shape useless:
Those videos, despite being fake, but they're what I expect when someone says UFO sighting. Actually, the first one didn't even meet the first
requirement. It should be immediately dismissed. The second one is perfect for examination. It claims to have multiple witness and is so fast it
doesn't require a shape.
Remember: this is not a criteria to decide if the video is legit. It decides if the video is worth CONSIDERING.
Please, ATS, consider this way of filtering videos because it's getting ridiculous lately.
edit on 24-8-2012 by TheAlmo because: (no reason