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Analysis of Mexico City Stills and NOTW Photograph

From: Michael Christol <mchristo@mindspring.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 19:48:44 -0500
Fwd Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 08:11:38 -0400
Subject: Analysis of Mexico City Stills and NOTW Photograph


>From: Chris Penrose <penrose@sfc.keio.ac.jp>
>Date: Tue, 14 Oct 97 19:30:12 +0900
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Analysis of Mexico City Stills and NOTW Photograph

>ANALYSIS RESULTS OF MEXICO CITY STILLS AND NEWS OF THE WEIRD
>PHOTOGRAPH

>I have spent way too much time on this.  But I believe strongly
>that people on the list who suggest that the buildings in the
>Mexico City footage bear a curious resemblence to this News of
>the Weird photograph really need to look at the buildings much
>much more carefully.  Please don't make such coincidental
>judgements without bothering to scrutinize your evidence.  Such
>ill-formed judgements only embarass you and the ufology
>community.  I have hyperopia (farsightedness), which indicates
>that I must strain my eye muscles far more than the average
>person to focus on objects nearby. Reading a book for an extended
>period is very difficult.  Despite this condition, I see glaring
>differences in the buildings and I don't understand how an
>average person can't notice them.  My hypothesis is that PEOPLE
>ARE NOT LOOKING CAREFULLY.

>I did a side-by-side comparison of one of the Mexico City frames
>with the extremely noisy News of the Weird photograph.

>I can see how someone might initially confuse these buildings,
>particularly after only a casual glance.  However, the initial
>similarities between the buildings disappear very quickly. Also,
>even with a first impression, I can't see how someone could
>perceive the two "ufo" objects as being remotely similar beyond
>their classic disc-like proportion.

>Being the son of an architect, I am embarassed by some of my
>parlance deficiencies in the field.  Please bear with them.

>PLEASE READ THE NEXT PARAGRAPH CAREFULLY (it begins with "First
>of all").  I will make a statement about each photograph.  The
>statement holds ONLY for the specific photograph I am talking
>about in each sentence.

>The Mexico City still I have seen is quite remarkable.  The
>object given the haze of the city has a subtle haze wash with
>respect to the building.  There are lighting cues present which
>look amazingly convincing given their imprint on the building.
>If a hoax, it is a subtle one.  And if both of these pictures are
>a hoax, it is a supreme insult to the hypothetical hoaxer of the
>Mexico City photograph to suggest that this same person also
>created the Moscow picture. Please apologize at once!  :)

>I agree that more information about the locale of the Mexico City
>picture should be determined.  However, I am very suspicious of
>this comparison that has been made.  Why does one make such a
>comparison when the differences between the photographs, after
>actually bothering to look carefully are quite vast?  Is Jerry
>Andeson responsible for this bogus comparison?  This is very
>sloppy.  I have to interpret this comparison as a careless
>debunking.  I really think that people should be careful before
>they make ill-formed claims, particularly because it is tiresome
>for me to have to spend a good two hours or so proving that
>someone's gee-whiz comparison is bogus in text.  Does anyone else
>have an opinion of Jerry Andeson?  Has he made such completely
>unsupportable assertions before?

Nope...I have had my say about the two alleged incidents.
I definitely think the Moscow UFO photos are a fake.
I said that before.  <G>

Thanks for taking the time and making the effort to
check this out, Chris.  I for one appreciate it.

>Christopher Penrose
>Digital Signal Processing Researcher
>Faculty of Environment Information
>Keio University Shonan-Fujisawa
>penrose@sfc.keio.ac.jp



REgards, Mike

http://www.mindspring.com/~mchristo/



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