Well I'm back, sorry for my absence last night. My former roomate was suposed to come by, but he cancelled at the last minute due to a forgotten
dinner date. He did however, come by tonight and just left.
I want to take a moment to thank Druid42 for the direction and encouragement in getting this done, Veghead for the encouragement, Thepeopleunited for
the totally awesome endorsement, evilod for the super fantastic work on putting the two photos together and trying to make sense of it. There are more
of you to thank, you know who you are.
Evilod, we wondered too about someone outside with a laser pointer. It is possible, but my apartment is on the second floor and there's no balcony
outside the window that you correctly assume is to the right of the photo. The roomie says that the curtains were closed and they're so thick that no
light can pass thru. Tonight, he indicated something new to me, and that was this: He says that he could see the trails in the photo just as it is.
What you see in the pic is what he saw. So, that's a bit of new news. Thepeopleunited, he said that it was in the doorway, but I guess he could be
wrong. It may have been hard to discern between the doorway and the space immediately to the right where as evilod placed it with his overlay.
Now comes the hard part for me...
God I hate this part...
He says that he uploaded the pic to facebook. Shortly after (I know, I know) he reset the phone. So, he then downloaded the pic from his facebook
album back to his phone. We just copied the picture from his phone to my PC, no exif data was intact.
I know, I know, complete fail at this point. I am so flippin sorry that I can't provide an original, he assured me that he would look over every
folder on his phone and SD card to make sure that he doesn't have it. Much like myself, he wasn't aware of the importance of preserving the original -
Plus as he mentioned tonight, he never thought that his pic and story would be put on ATS for scrutiny.
At this point I have let you all down and I am truly sorry. Please accept my apologies but it appears that there will be no exif data to be had. I was
so hopeful that tonight would turn out differently but it is what it is.
Call it fake, call it a farce, I can't blame anyone at this point for whatever criticism they wish to dish out.
I guess I get a big
at this point.
For anyone that still wishes to pick the photo apart, it was taken with a Samsung Galaxy S1, not a Moto Razor. My test photos were taken with a
Samsung Galaxy Proclaim. Whatever it was, it was a one-time occurance. I can't see anything like it in the room with the lights off, no reflections,
nothing. Can't reproduce it, so the story ends.
Thank you all for the time you spent here, it's been real.
Close the thread, talk amongst yourselves, enjoy life. I'm going to get some dinner...
edit on 6-3-2013 by sageturkey because: SP