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Re: Albany TV Object

From: Edward Lopez <nyceddie.nul>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 16:54:37 -0500 (EST)
Archived: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 10:04:47 -0500
Subject: Re: Albany TV Object

>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 23:07:59 -0500
>Subject: Albany TV Object

>I have posted at my web site my preliminary analysis of the
>video taken by a TV cameraman for an Albany TV station back in
>October. This preliminary analysis shows some image
>enhancements that are intended to answer the question... did
>it or didn't it >pass behind a cloud.

>I think the presentation is self-explanatory. I look forward to
>other analysts commenting on the question... how high was it?


I'll look at your presentation when I get through here. But let
me answer your two questions first, whether my answers agree
with your findings or not. The Albany 'object' is simply a Rod.
Not a true, craft UFO, but a species of an as-of-yet-to-be-
acknowledged-by-mainstream-science creature that could turn out
to be a new species of insect.

What makes me so sure? Since 1994, when I got introduced to rods
via a video shown on UFOAZ and provided by Jeff Ferris, one of
the first to get involved with Jose Escamilla's prompting, I
also became a rod researcher. But, not having a camcorder at the
time and, co-incidentally, I became aware of rods via
television. Sorry to diverge to present the following, but I
have the ability to see what you could term "blurs." I may not
have seen what caused the blur but I knew instinctively that
something just flashed by on the screen. With the help of 3 VCRs
in our living room, I became aware that rods were being video'ed
by not only professional ENG videographers but just about
everyone that used a camcorder. I started to make a master tape
of what I considered to be rods, some very clear.

When I got WebTV in 1997 I started communicating with Jose
Escamilla who I'm sure you know is the discoverer of rods. We
exchanged video tapes. I introduced him to some underwater
creatures that behave like air rods. To cut to the chase, right
from the beginning I saw that regardless of whether rods were
inches long or big and seen primarily high in the sky, their
shape and method of propulsion was identical. You could say
similar to cats and tigers, big and small.

Rods have been featured in many TV documentaries and what you
see when they show small ones, as in the Oregon Vortex, or big
ones cruising the sky, is that they all look alike. So, whatever
your findings are the Albany UFO is a rod. There is just so much
footage of rods that for it to be questioned as a missile or UFO
or any esoteric description is not going to change nature.

Back in March '00, KFMB-TV in San Diego aired a 4-part rod
special. Marianne Mancusi became aware of my taping of rods off
TV and she requested that I send her a copy of my footage. By
that time I had over 80 segments of rods from all parts of the
world and in every situation. The last part of the above special
featured some of the footage I sent her.

All rods are identical, whether they are the Oregon Vortex size
(about 5"-6") or the Albany size. No other conclusion can be
arrived at. Take a look at 5 vidcaps of rods on my page at:


If you could see the footage where a Swedish army tank is being
tested and it is shown firing 8 times and you can see the shells
arcing in the air, before a single shell nears the ground a rod
zooms by and can only be seen in slow-motion and frame-by-frame.
In some documentaries an arrow has been added to make sighting
the rod easier as rods are damn fast!

I do hope that when I arrive at your site you have come to the
conclusion I've stated above. If not, it will surely lend itself
to some spirited discussions.

Edward Lopez
The TV Rod Man

[Using the Google search facility to search virtuallystrange.net
 at the bottom of the page at:


 will yield over 200 posts to UFO UpDates regarding Rods. Let us
 not get into repeating information already available at the UFO
 UpDates Archives --ebk]

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