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Re: The Beveridge UFO - Shough

From: Martin Shough <mshough.nul>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 18:52:45 -0000
Fwd Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 15:15:17 -0500
Subject: Re: The Beveridge UFO - Shough

>From: Ray Stanford <dinotracker.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2004 13:21:40 -0500
>Subject: Re: The Beveridge UFO

>>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2004 22:13:12 -0400
>>Subject: Re: The Beveridge UFO

>>>From: Ray Stanford <dinotracker.nul>
>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 12:57:54 -0500
>>>Subject: Re: The Beveridge UFO - Ledger


>>>I, for one, did, but only after careful image analysis and
>>>consideration of a host of other 'possibilities', even though at
>>>first glimpse I fancied we might be looking at something less
>>>prosaic, like, say, a cartoonist's version of a 'UFO'. I have
>>>heard from others on this List who feel the same way.

>>. . . show me an actual picture of a bug that could
>>definitely be proved to be a bug that comes close to matching the
>>Beverage UFO, then zip I'm there. Otherwise either way it's just
>>a theory and not definitive. But consider this, it only takes a
>>few feet of distance to blow your bug out of the picture. I've
>>seen no estimate of distance for this bug to show up in the
>>picture-and in focus.

>Forget it, Don. The bug, object, or whatever, is not in focus,
>as Bruce Maccabee has mentioned. It is not image smear, alone,
>that makes that image indistinct, as Bruce clearly carefully
>explained. So, bug or omnibus alien vehicle, the thing is not in
>focus, and that puts some very serious constraints on the
>distance that thing could have been from the camera, favoring
>the bug hypothesis, as Bruce Maccabee has commented and
>carefully explained.

Hi Ray, Don

For the sake of accuracy I'd like to point out that Bruce
Macabee did _not_ say this, as far as I am aware, but quite the

"One of the most interesting aspects of the UO image is that it
appears to be more blurred at the left and right edges that at
the top and bottom edges, Simple defocus blur by itself, which
could happen if the UO were very small and close to the camera,
would make the edges of the image fuzzy or diffuse by the same
amount all the way around the edge, Since that does not appear
to be the case, one can say that the left-right edge blur was
caused by motion during the shutter time." (Thu, 5 Feb 2004
00:23:50 -0500)

This does not by itself favour bug, bird or saucer theories.

Martin Shough

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