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UAVs vs 'Rods'

From: Amy Hebert <yellowrose129.nul>
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 16:42:49 -0600
Archived: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 14:44:08 -0500
Subject: UAVs vs 'Rods'


Although most 'Rod' images have been demonstrated to be flying
insects frozen in flight - see the IFO Database:

http://ifo.s5.com

and

http://www.opendb.com/sol/seq.htm

the UFO in the FOX News footage from Albany, NY

http://wxxa-tv.clearchannel.com/ufo.rm

_seems_ to fly behind several clouds. Also, upon closer
inspection, the extensions or 'wings' on the object do not seem
to alternate as they do in images of alleged 'rods'.  The
extensions appear straight and immobile.

While working on various research projects yesterday, I came
across a UAV nameded "Broomstick" made by AeroVironment which
resembles the object captured in the Fox News video footage.
AeroVironment illustrates this UAV at:

http://www.aerovironment.com/area-aircraft/unmanned.html

between the Pointer and the Pathfinder.

In addition, check out the latest news about the Pointer in
Afghanistan and other UAV projects at:

http://www.aerovironment.com/news/news-archive/awpointer.html

Notice how the illustration of Singapore Technologies Dynamics'
mini-UAV (near the middle of the page) developed for horizontal
flight and vertical takeoff and landing looks something like the
object filmed by the Brighton Police in the Sussex skies:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/kent/realmedia/video/news/ufo.ram.

I can't help but wonder if the "rods" phenomenon was created as
a diversion to increase the giggle factor in case witnesses
happened to photograph or film these UAV's and other similar
man-made craft.


A. Hebert


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