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Rods - Ideas Please...!!

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posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 08:51 AM
Now this subject intrigues me.

I have only seen one documentary on the subject.
Which gave some quite compelling evidence of there existence, but no hard evidence.

Does anyone know of any other sources for information on "Rods"..??

posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 08:55 AM
Hey Koka....



Rods and Cones in eyes
Rods as in mens.....
Or in Nuclear Reactor Rods?

Highlight which one and we'll get back to you!

posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 09:03 AM
Rods as in mythical strange looking long tubular flying things.

Some seem to look as though they use a cork-screw method for flight.

Others appear to have long longitudinal wings that flap in a long wave pattern for flight.

Never seen. Rarely photographed. Almost never filmed.

posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 09:31 AM

Gryffen, I assume you haven't heard of Rods.

William has identified the Rods in question.

The documentary I watched had both photographic aswell as video evidence, and also had a bloke who spends his time recording TV programmes for them, and has been quite successful.

If you get them on tape consider yourself extremely lucky, if you get them on photographs, it would be close to a miracle.

These things are said to travel at speeds of up to 6000mph, hence our inability to see them with the naked eye, they vary from a couple of centimetres to 10's of metres.

I assume, unlike UFOs, they have remained unobserved as only more recent technology (video, and an abundance of it) has enabled us to examine the footage more carefully.

My first assumption, based on the evidence I have seen, is that they are a life form. This being the case, they require sustenance, what might this be?
Do they rest? Solar energy, micro-organisms...??
If so, why have they not been seen at rest..??

posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 09:43 AM
I heard that these rods have something to do with the paranormal. Spirits and such. Ive seen a photograph on a show on Sci-Fi Channel. The show was about Poltergeists I think.

posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 09:44 AM
I think I saw the same documentary (I saw it as a small part of a Discovery Channel show). I have never seen anything else about them. William is correct about not many films being taken of them. I was intrigued briefly as well but when I searched the net found little that seemed serious.
Hopefully some of our fellow asylum mates has more info.

posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 09:53 AM
Frequently debunked -- and you can do it for yourself if you like. They're simply insects, flying across the camera view during the time the camera shutter clicks open.

Here's one, with some nice "rods" that are explained (including one that turns out to be someone's tooth being knocked out):

And here's the one of bugs:

posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 10:10 AM
Although I understand the logic behind the claims that they are flying insects, I disagree with the theory.

The shutter speeds used in the well lit examples shown on the documentary would be sufficient to capture any know insect dead still if not a little blurred.

The Rods shown are clearly a set length as opposed to a blurred image of an insect.

I was not overly convinced by all the evidence, but I know of few, in fact, no insects with the ability to grow to 30 odd feet and travel at 6000mph.

posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 10:20 AM
When I saw the documentary in question, was the "paths" taken by the "rods"...some were too erratic to be birds or insects...especially while everything else was clear in the videos... maybe it's more akin to "momentary rips" in space/time? I find that easier to swallow than small rod-like beings zipping around in the air... I'm still more of Byrd's opinion though, in general....but there are examples that don't fit this Koka mentioned. (though size and speed are approximated, so if an object (bird) is closer, then it could (when saying it's farther away) be thought to be larger and moving faster...)

posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 03:56 PM

I think they are of extratarestral origin and are being used to clean the atmospher.

posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 04:04 PM
This page is a pretty good analysis of birds, bugs etc.. and what appear to be flying rods. (They call them rainbow rods in the article)

Its an investigative article, and the author tries various scenarios of recording and capturing different animals, insects on film.

The guy who discovered them has a site at

If they are ufo's, and not misidentified known objects, perhaps they are probes of some kind?

[Edited on 4-29-2003 by William One Sac]

posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 07:57 PM
a small fast flying rod would definately be a good probe

posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 07:57 PM
if there probes i wouldnt want a 30 foot rod flying up my butt at 6000 mph

posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 08:49 PM

thats hillarious

posted on Apr, 30 2003 @ 12:37 PM
"if there probes i wouldnt want a 30 foot rod flying up my butt at 6000 mph"

You are certainly living up to your screen name, hehe...

posted on Apr, 30 2003 @ 12:44 PM
Insects from out of this world, which move at sub light speeds?

posted on May, 3 2003 @ 12:55 AM
I think I've seen that doco too. The Rod specialist had some very good arguments for most of the theories put forward my the sceptics, but when asked if their (the Rods) occurance could be due to irregularities with the film or equipment used, he quickly dismisses the idea without much explanation at all. In my mind, this was the most likely theory behind them.

posted on May, 4 2003 @ 12:59 PM
Most rod pic's I've see have been almost nearly transparent. You'd figure a bird or insect close to a camera would still have a solid look and not let thing's be seen through it ... even if blurred.

I'm not sure if they're real or not ... I kinda hope they are


posted on May, 4 2003 @ 02:59 PM

Insects from out of this world, which move at sub light speeds?

posted on May, 5 2003 @ 03:01 PM
Although this doesn't explain the 30ft 6000mph Rod, that was in the documentary, the depth of field looked a little strange, I think I need to see it again.

I decide to find out if I could reproduce some "rods" pictures.

I was watching some insects, Gnats I think, flying in the sun light, in my back garden this weekend. The back drop was dark so I could see the insects quite clearly.

Using my Nikon 990 (DSC) I took only 4 shots, and 1 VGA sequence (gif) of 80 shots.

3 of the shots show un-mistakeably "rods", these being un-mistakeably, insects, in this particular case Gnats.

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