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Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph - Balaskas

From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 11:57:39 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
Fwd Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2004 07:28:54 -0500
Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph - Balaskas

>From: Martin Shough <mshough.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 14:50:00 -0000
>Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph


>On the other hand, if it was (say) a 50' saucer speed-blurred by
>displacing 1/3 of its own length in 1/125 sec then it would be
>about 3000' from the camera travelling at about 1300mph. This is
>not inconsistent with the photo either.

>From the point of view of the photographer viewing the scene
>through the camera the two scenarios are equivalent. He would be
>no more or less likely to notice the saucer than a nearby bird.
>But for a companion, presumably not looking through a camera
>viewfinder, a 1300 mph 50' saucer flying by would be a very much
>more noticeable object. Given that the photographer was not
>alone, and that nobody noticed the saucer, the bird hypothesis
>has to be considered the more likely.

Hi Martin!

If I can share my thoughts with the List, I have to say that I
would agree with Martin.

If the object in the Whittlesea picture is such a large object
and the effective shutter speed was around 1/125 seconds, then
from the motion blurring and simple trig calculations we would
come up with a supersonic velocity.

If our assumptions were valid ones and the object was indeed
moving this fast, it then begs the question - Why was a sonic
boom not heard? Others on the list who have also closely
examined this UFO image claim to see evidence of heating effects
or changes in the refractive index of the air around the UFO -
 something we would expect in a shock wave produced by a very
fast moving object.

We know that birds and UFOs exist and but there are very likely
many million more birds in the skies all over the world at any
given time for every UFO or unknown flying through the same
skies. This fact and from our growing database of bird and bug
images captured on film and video which look very similar to the
image in the Whittlesea, we should not readily dismiss the bird
explanation in the same way debunkers would that do their UFO
research by proclamation and by too quickly dismissing the
observations of others.

Nick Balaskas

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