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Re: UAVs vs 'Rods'

From: John Velez <johnvelez.aic.nul>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 12:53:50 -0500
Archived: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 15:00:19 -0500
Subject: Re: UAVs vs 'Rods'


>From: Amy Hebert <yellowrose129.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 16:42:49 -0600
>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.


Hi Amy,

If the Albany recording had been made at or near a military
base, or a manufacturing/testing facility I would be more
inclined to agree with your candidate. But, this incident
happened at a busy commercial airport.

Legit question:

Why would _any_ outfit be flying or testing experimental craft
in the vacinity of a busy commercial airport. Doesn't make any
sense. It would endanger the lives of innocent travelers.


Regards,

John Velez

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