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Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph - Velez

From: John Velez <johnvelez.aic.nul>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 12:25:16 -0500
Fwd Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 16:36:25 -0500
Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph - Velez

>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>To:  ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 17:40:54 -0400
>Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph

>>From: John Velez <johnvelez.aic.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 11:27:24 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph

>>>From: Amy Hebert <vanguard.nul>
>>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 00:06:32 -0600
>>>Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph

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>I've not seen any reference to the time of day the photo was

Howdy Don,

2:52 pm (Oz time) Which means the sun would have been lower in
the sky than some folks are arguing and well past zenith by that
time in the afternoon. I have been accused of 'fudging' the
position of the sun in some illustrations created.

>And like John, I can't see any relationship to a bird or
>bug in this picture. That's too convienient.

Thanks for sharing that observation Don. Because I'm on this
List as an 'abductee' there are a 'few' who are fond of making
it sound like it's a given that all my perceptions are 'askew'

>As for blurring
>being caused by the object being close to the lens-humbug. I
>suggest that the blurring is caused by it's speed through the
>air which 1] was not captured at precisely the right shutter
>speed, or 2] the object's passage through the air is
>superheating the air envelope surrounding it or, 3] the object's
>motivating powersource itself is causing the blurring possibly
>through light defraction.

I agree, Don. Amy Hebert claims that she sees something that
resembles a 'flying turd with large wings' in the Whittlesea
photo. Supposedly the blurred image of a fly up close. Yet she
is calling _my_ perceptions into question! Go figure.

>There are several other things in the photo which should be
>noted, though they may or may not be important. The two signal
>lights [fore and background] are out of sync with one another.
>The foreground signal's left light is fading while the right is
>getting brighter. They flash back and forth which in this case
>the camera's shutter froze. The background signal's left light
>has reached it's peak intensity.

Yes, the flashing lights indicate that the photo was taken
either just before a train passed the crossing or just after.
We'd have to interview the cameraman to find out which. But yes,
you are very observant, the warning lights are flashing.

>If this was taken just after high-noon then the light is coming
>from the  photographer's right side and behind him.

Again, I am in full agreement. Don. The picture was snapped at
2:52 pm in the afternoon. Like yourself, I make the Sun's
location to the right and slightly behind the photographer. The
shadows are consistent with that estimation.

>Just observations.

Good ones too! I was starting to feel a little alone out here.
Dave Furlotte is one of the few to has had the moxie to say what
he sees in the Whittlesea photo and damn the torpedoes. Thanks
for speaking up and adding your experienced voice and opinions
to into the mix. I for one really appreciate it.

Of course we'll never really know exactly what it was that was
captured in that photo. I'm just a little tired of some people
using the opportunity to push forward their own personal
theories and agendas at the expense of what may be one of the
most recent and remarkable 'UFO' photos to come along in quite
some time.

And where the devil is Bruce Maccabee? Does anybody know? We
really need him to chime in on this one.


John Velez

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