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Re: 1956 Lunar Path Light - Stanford

From: Ray Stanford <dinotracker.nul>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 09:27:37 -0500
Fwd Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 16:38:47 -0500
Subject: Re: 1956 Lunar Path Light - Stanford


>From: Cap. Alejandro Franz <alfafox.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 04:44:02 -0700
>Subject: Re: 1956 Lunar Path Light

>>From: Ted Phillips, I.A.I. <archaeoanom.nul-linc.net>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 09:53:07 -0600
>>Subject: 1956 Lunar Path Light

>>I found this in the files and thought it might be of interest.

>>The image at:

>>http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/ufoupdates/listers/ted/56moonufo.html

>>was taken by a good friend, professor of astronomy at a college
>>in 1956. He gave me the negative and this print before getting
>>rid of the rest. He was afraid of ridicule.

>I found that the picture of the moon is a fake. Maybe that's the
>ridicule your good friend was afraid of. If you see the part in
>which the other half side that is part of the moon couldn't let
>the stars show in the background as it does.

>See:

http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/ufoupdates/listers/ted/images/lunar%201956.jpg


Captain Franz,

Although I am not commenting on whether the photo under
discussion is authentic (i.e., not fake by the astronomer), I
think a more objective interpretation of the many white spots on
the right is that they are probably either the result of light-
blocking debris on the negative making white spots on the photo
print emulsion, and/or just damage to, or else light-colored
debris upon, the face of the photo, per se, or conceivably even
a combination of the two.  After all, the photo is said to have
been made in 1956, so it, and/or its negative, is 47 or 48 years
old. Photos and negatives can get awfully damaged in that amount
of time.

I could go on talking about my reasons for thinking that, but
will mention one, for now:  Note that a couple of those white
spots you interpret as "stars" are substantially elongated (one
is even curved like a bit of 'lint', perhaps), while many others
are mere dots.  Do you propose that a couple of the stars took a
waltz or did the fandango in the sky while the others stayed on
their cosmic courses. :)


Ray Stanford

"You know my method.  It is founded upon the observance of trifles." --
Sherlock Holmes in The Boscombe Valley Mystery




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