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Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph - Shell

From: Tim Shell <tshell.nul>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 09:00:52 -0600
Fwd Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 14:59:39 -0500
Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph - Shell

>From: Martin Shough <mshough.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 21:13:10 -0000
>Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph

>>From: Larry Hatch <larryhatch.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Sun, 08 Feb 2004 16:29:17 -0800
>>Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph

>>>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2004 13:35:02 -0400
>>>Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph

>Whether the photographer's companion saw it _is_ a real issue.
>Whether anyone on the passing train saw it is a real issue. The
>answer appears to be "no" in both cases. It isn't impossible that
>no-one saw a supersonic or hypersonic discoid several times the
>angular diameter of the moon hurtling over the landscape. But
>neither is it impossible that nobody paid any attention to a
>bird, either. Either way it is a material issue.

>>To my untrained eye, and allowing for the cautions Dan made
>>regarding altered colors, it looks more and more like a flying
>>insect (note the wings) and less like the domed saucer shape I
>>thought I had made out earlier.

>>What it doesn't look like (to me) is a bird.
>To me it _still_ does look like a bird. The 'buglike' shape is
>possibly due to the motion blur. Birds flap their wings
>relatively slowly; insects rapidly.

I could look like either a bird or a bug to me, except I don't
see any indication of a head or tail. If it was a beetle,
perhaps the blurry left portion could be legs, maybe.

As I've said, there are much clearer pictures of "real" UFOs out
there to worry about. Even if this one was completely in focus
and showed a solid-looking metallic disk, where does that get
us? Curiously, nowhere further. It could still be an old pie
plate or a balloon or a visitor from the Moon or a secret
Australian aeroplane test. No way to tell. File.

(BTW, just because it looked like a beetle doesn't mean it
wasn't a probe from the Moon Men. If I had the technology, I'd
make all my probes look like insects. ;^)

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