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Do you recognize these "UFOs"?

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posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 09:18 AM
Hello dear ATSers

Digging into my personal UFO photo files, I remember my first thoughts the first time I saw some of them. I was really puzzled as I couldn't imagine that all of these will be explained in time, in terms of prosaic objects: at first sight they were UFOs, but finally appear to be, after investigation and analysis, IFOs.

Then I thought that it could be a good exercise for those here interested to see if you succeed in finding the explanation, i-e what the "UFO" is and how it appears like this in the photo, simply by the examination of the data.

The exercise then consist to scrutinize seven photos, with the original unmodified photo (except n°2) that can be downloaded (for those who wonder, neither imageshack nor ATS modify in any way the photo metadata, uploaded in full size using the [ img ][ /img ] tags, excepting the name).
I know that some of you already know the answer, so please don't cheat and let the other try to propose their ideas!!

I will give the best results of the most discerning people in 24h.

1- Austin, TX - USA, 2011


2- France, 2012


The witness did not wanted to provide the original photo, for unknown reasons. However, I exceptionally choose to continue the complete analysis, as this is really a good example on how our eyes can fool us...

3- France, 2010


4- Portugal, 2010


5- France, 2012

6- France, 2009


7- Romania, 2013

Can someone have 7/7?

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posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 09:29 AM
a reply to: elevenaugust

In early June 2013 I was on a night ferry from Dover UK to Calais France. I was standing outside on deck. In the sky there was what looked like two very bright golden Angels flying very high up. I've never seen anything like it. I turned to a stranger who was standing near me and said "Look up! There are Angels in the sky" (that is all that would come out of my mouth in exclamation).

I have no idea what it was really that I was looking at. It looked so archetypally like big golden flying Angels.

I have seen pictures taken at a date may be a week after what I saw which was seen and photographed by somebody on the coast of the North Sea. The picture looked so much like what I saw. I have tried looking for the video/picture (can't remember which it was), but was unable to find it.

I don't know what some of these things are, but they are showing up.

EDIT; This is a close picture to what I saw. I only saw two though.

edit on 31-1-2015 by lonesomerimbaud because: extra bit.

posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 09:35 AM
a reply to: elevenaugust

I know that some of you already know the answer, so please don't cheat and let the other try to propose their ideas!!

Looks Like…

towed advertisement
night time hobby drone
power line
hoaxed image

Off the cuff assessment, I'v'e never seen any of these images before, probably because I stopped reviewing internet "evidence" in general.

posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 09:40 AM
Number 6 France 2009 is a Parachute...someone doing some paragliding.

posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 09:47 AM
a reply to: elevenaugust

Ok, here is my attempt

1 - kite?
2 - light shining through hole in black bag?
3 - Firefly
4 - The Moon
5 - Aircraft Flares
6 - Parachute
7 - Aircraft with landing lights on, long exposure, camera movement causing the lines

Of course if this was being looked at by USAF it would be:

1 - Swamp Gas
2 - Swamp Gas
3 - Venus
4 - Swamp Gas
5 - Swamp Gas
6 - Camera malfunction
7 - Swamp Gas

on a personal note, i love a good UFO image, and i must say, you have some very interesting pictures, but i have a funny suspicion non of these are what they seem

i like this game though...

posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 10:07 AM
I like the older pics of UFO`s because there`s no chance of it being CGI

3. looks like a bug close to the camera
6. looks like a parachute

This one was taken in 1956, no digital cameras or CGI back then:

posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 10:14 AM
# 1 Picture artifact.

# 2 Mirage fighter jet, or the ISS.

# 3 Bug making rods, possible firefly.

# 4 Dirt or water on the lens.

# 5 Birds.

# 6 Parachute.

# 7 Airplane with camera movement as picture is taken.

posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 10:18 AM
a reply to: Tardacus

It is always awesome to run across a good UFO pic I haven't seen before. Nice one.

Here is a star to wish upon.

All my guesses have already been guessed, towed aerial ad, parachute,etc...

(post by Staroth removed for a manners violation)

posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 10:35 AM
a reply to: Staroth

Wait what ???

Did you miss OP said IFO's, non extraterrestrial....I'm confused....why on earth did you pick me, when i'm pretty much posting the same as others ?
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posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 11:02 AM
My guesses:

#1 Parachute or helium filled inflatable mattress
#2 Mirage Fighter plane at night
#3 Reflection of sunset from aluminum ball bearing
#4 Lens flare
#5 Small flock of birds
#6 Landing parachute
#7 Aircraft at night - camera being shaken about - Perhaps photographer is on a plane or moving vehicle

posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 11:33 AM
a reply to: elevenaugust

1. Swamp gas.

2. A flock of birds.

3. Venus.

4. Chinese lantern.

5. A blimp.

6. Mass halucination.

7. Camera operator had been drinking.

I would like my internet debunker certificate now, please.

posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 12:25 PM
I pretty sure #2 is the USS Defiant from Star Trek DS9. They've been known to time travel.

posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 01:11 PM
1. A shipyard container floating in the air
2. An attacking spaceship out of the old game space invaders
3.A ball of string that somebody had to throw because it was on fire
4. A contact lens
5. Some kind of star gate about to make the finale lock to create a wormhole and destroy earth
6. A floating hippopotamus
7. A drunken person trying to spell their name with a sparkler and another drunken person shining a light on it to make a cool effect
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posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 01:14 PM

posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 01:36 PM
Ok. I'll play... Let's see if I'm right. I have not looked at anyone else's answers, so at least I'll know for myself how I did...

1. A banner caught in the wind and stretched out - great timing for a pic.

2. clueless - well...possibly a drone???

3. Contrail lit by sunlight...or bug??

4. After looking carefully, I can see "smudges" on the picture which may indicate that this was taken through glass, in which case the UFO may be a light fixture. My second thought was "lens flare" and the two "blotches" to the left of it are the result of that in the camera, instead of indicating smudges.

5. light fixture reflections - picture taken through glass

6. parachute/circle of fabric billowing out

7. There are three lights, one red in front and three white. Camera shake makes the swirls and extra two lights. I'm guessing airplane.

edit on 31-1-2015 by AboveBoard because: added a thought...yeah...I admit it! Also, bad grammar!!!

posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 02:44 PM
a reply to: elevenaugust

I'm anxious to see what proof is offered to "debunk" (explain away) what may very well be solid photographic evidence of something non-terrestrial. You show a photo and then claim it's something ordinary? Why should some random prosaic explanation be the only possibility?

posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 03:20 PM
Thanks to those who tried to play!

Here is the ratio of good answers for everyone.

a reply to: intrptr


a reply to: Phatdamage


a reply to: Mianeye


a reply to: stormcell


a reply to: AboveBoard



Anyone else now that there are some more clues?

posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 03:44 PM
a reply to: elevenaugust

Hm. I have strong confidence on a few of them...a bigger clue would be which ones I missed! lol!!

#2 is my absolute weakest, but the "sky" looks way too black to me, I dunno...

It has been fun!! Can't wait to see the answers...

- AB

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posted on Jan, 31 2015 @ 06:09 PM
a reply to: elevenaugust

1 debris on camera

2 toy plane or copter

3 ot sure of the specifics but the light seems to be emanating from a street lamp's bulb. it somehow streaked across the image, possibly due to movement occurring during the moment of capture...

a cloud

5 i haven't the foggiest. camera malfunction? reflection, although it does not appear to have been taken through a window...?

6 i have no clue what this is... some sort of tarp or blanket thrown in the air?

7 sparklers. and the orange-red dot is a cigarette, cigar or some kind of marijuana. Like a joint or a blunt.

Thank you this was a fun game. I can't wait to check my answers and see how others answered.

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