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Re: Alleged UFO Crash Video Tape

From: Graham William Birdsall <106151.1150@compuserve.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 06:40:00 -0400
Fwd Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 14:37:44 -0500
Subject: Re: Alleged UFO Crash Video Tape

>From: updates@globalserve.net,Internet
>Subject: Alleged UFO Crash Video Tape
>Date: Sat, 18 Oct 1997 15:48:22 +1000
>From: Dave Everett <deverett@vir.idx.com.au>

>Last night on Channel 10 news (here in Australia) they showed a short
>video clip that I believe is being shown at the Brisbane UFO Symposium.

>The video camera tracks a glowing object (looks cigar shaped or disc seen
>from the side) as it travels from right to left. The object follows an arc
>toward the ground, strikes the surface and bounces back into the air,
>following a parabolic trajectory before hitting the ground again and
>exploding into many glowing pieces.

>The whole trajectory is reminiscent of a stone skipping on water.

>The object is travelling at a high speed and appears to be quite large
>(forgive me for those precise technical phrases).

>Does anyone have more information on this video or have the faintest idea
>what I'm talking about?

>Dave Everett.

The videotape segment you refer to was indeed shown to the audience
at the Australian UFO Symposium, organised by the Queensland UFO
Network (17-19 October).

The (colour) tape was soundless and ran for approximately 15
seconds.

It depicts a fairly bleak desert landscape, similar to White
Sands, mountain ranges in the far distance. It is daylight.

A very large, white glowing object appears from the right of the
screen at low altitude, almost skimming above the surface, at I
would guess no greater range than one to one-and-a-half miles
distance from the camera.

The speed of the object is very fast, probably 200-300 mph.

The object travels horizontally for a short period, then dives
below relatively minor sized hills in the foreground before
rising up to continue what is a fairly erratic
course.

Finally, the object hurtles into the ground and 'explodes' into
hundreds of bright, almost flare-like fragments.

No vapour, no smoke no flames (even at the point of impact) were
discerned.

As the object travels across the desert, at least two wooden
telegraph poles flash by - I noticed a jerky movement of the
camera at the point where it passed behind the second telegraph
pole.

My immediate impression?

Very difficult to form any definitive conclusion on the basis of
one, and then several further private showings where the tape was
played over back and forth.

If it's a fake, then it's a good one. I can see how some
conventional test plane might be masked over via frame-by-frame
photo shop techniques. The fact that the tape starts and ends so
abruptly and is devoid of anything which might further complicate
a hoax i.e., people, vehicles, buildings etc, should be noted.

The individual who brought the tape to Brisbane is Jonathan Eisen
[sic] who speaks with an American accent but gives his address as
Auckland, New Zealand.

Source of tape is confidential at the moment, but Jonathan
surprised me when I asked if he could tell me when it was shot -
he said it was filmed this year.

He did share with me a number of computer enhanced images which
he claimed had been derived from intensive study of the footage -
I believe he said that some three weeks had already been spent on
analysis.

It will be interesting to discover more about the background of
the film, and what conclusions are drawn from those currently
investigating its properties. No one should get too excited at
the emergence of what is claimed to be the world's first
videotaped footage of a UFO crash, until as such times as the
full facts are known and the tape has gone through the 'mincer'
of independent analysis.

Interesting footage all the same.

Best regards,

Graham W. Birdsall (Editor)

UFO Magazine [UK]


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