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Your reflection explanation doesn't make sense to me since the whole theory is that FLIR camera is picking up the heat from the oil riggs so I don't think the reflection of the oil riggs in the water would produce any heat so the reflection of the oil riggs should not be showing in the FLIR video.
Also the alcione website does not explain the sudden movements and change of direction of the ufos as shown in minute 3:00 that I posted
That is not the only shape they observed, and it's the other shapes like the boomerang shape that I believe hold the key to understanding what they saw and recorded.
This is a video that's always baffled me. It was shot in 1995 in Salida Colorado.
Lets have a crack at this one.... This is a really interesting one IMO
Refraction of thermal inversion layers and, there are far more impressive examples, see below. This one illustrates clearly that you can see ground features reflected in the sky (snow) that you can't see on the normal ground view, but of course the thermal inversions in Salida will never be this clear so they will only see mediocre reflections of the brightest spots of the sun's reflection from the reflective surface of the river.
But how does a reflection of a river appear in a bright blue sky? Where/what is it reflecting off of so that folks on the ground, not looking through a camera lens, can see it in the air and moving?
The boomerang shape is described by the witnesses, and it's not in the video. If I recall correctly the boomerang shape had already morphed into the cigar shape by the time they got the camera, and started the recording.
You mention boomerang shape but it looks to me, at least in the clips provided that it maintains a cigar shape the entire time....
The amount of thermal inversion varies, and it takes a fairly crisp inversion layer to produce a defined reflection, which doesn't happen that often but as I said in my analysis, it apparently has happened prior and probably since. But it won't happen every day.
Also, if this is a product of sun reflection off a nearby river, why was it never seen before or after? OR everyday at the same time of day?
Edwards said the object is always seen near the sun, where most people wouldn't choose to look. He was able to record the UFO only by positioning himself under the eaves of his house to block the sun.
I know it doesn't really matter, because nobody saw what I saw but me, and I've come to terms with that)I think), but what you saw in the op video - I want you all to know that although the video IS a hoax, there has been a formation in the sky that looked as extravagant if not more so as what that video shows. at least once, if not more than once.