reply to post by TheWorldReallyIsThatBorin
Sorry, but with respect, it just shows you don't have the slightest clue of what you are talking about to post that...
The footage is from a Police helicopter and was leaked to the press...
British police helicopters DO NOT use their searchlights to chase suspects. If you care to look on Youtube for several such chases they always use
infra red in co-operation with ground units.... I have never once seen footage on any of the plethora of TV programmes featuring the police where
they use a searchlight to chase a suspect... The very rarely, use the searchlight to hilight a stationery object or person who might be trapped and
there is no other light source. The reason is blindingly simple, you don't go shining bright lights around over roads or close to them, where there
are traffic when you could easily cause a huge accident.
The there is the question of the searchlights they use.... They are blue white in their sheen, probably mercury/halogen.. there is little or no yellow
spectrum in their beam which, the light in the video clearly has. Note the huge difference between the police searchlight's spectrum and the
surrounding streetlights. Polcie allover the world use the same basic systems so that this pic is from Puerto Rica means nothing... it illustrates my
Plus, had it been the helicopter taking the footage shining it's searchlight there would be a quite obvious cone with the beam lighting the
surroundings up, at its limit. The video exhibits none of those expected characteristics at all.
Ad to that , the police are hardly brimming with helicopters and at 15k for 30 minutes operation they are actually sued pretty sparingly, by and
large. That is they only tend to respong to direct call outs. They are rarely,, if ever simply *hanging around* in the air. The idea that there were
two police helicopters working in the same area, is pretty much, a complete non starter..
Finally had that been another police helicopter the one filming it would have automatically gone to infra red with its' own camera to check out what
the other helicopter was doing. They didn't, so that would plainly suggest they had no idea as to what they were looking at ...
That doesn't make it an alien, but it about 99% certain it is not a helicopter searchlight... So lets not confuse pseudo science for actually
understanding British police procedures and the actual searchlights they use, if, they ever use them.. ,
[edit on 28-3-2009 by FireMoon]