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Re: Incredible Texas UFO Video?

From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 12:49:12 -0700
Archived: Fri, 23 May 2008 18:15:00 -0400
Subject: Re: Incredible Texas UFO Video?


>From: Sergey Shpakovsky <sergejsh.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 10:38:17 -0700 (PDT)
>Subject: Incredible Texas UFO Video?

>Incredible UFO sighting videoed in Texas, April 2008?

>Hello,

>I am sceptical about today's 'clear videos' of UFOs, because
>of computer technology available to the regular people.

>But this video appears to be real for me.

>What is your point of view?

>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbYcOJ5GmEs

>UFO-OVNI FOOTAGE ENGLISH Version-JAIME MAUSSAN on location

>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXqWhGYwj1M

<snip>

These YouTube UFO videos are of such low resolution that little
can be learned from them.

In this particularly instance, I would be more impressed if the
"UFO" obviously moved or, better yet, suddenly zipped away.
Instead it seems to sit there absolutely stationary.  The object
is also very clear, not hazy or of lower contrast, suggesting a
nearby, small object.  Thus it easily could be a model suspended
between two trees by a thread.

One interesting aspect is that two birds fly through the video,
but unfortunately don't pass between the "UFO" and the camera
(both smaller in angular size than the object).  Had one of them
done that, then we could have better gauged the distance and
size of the object, at least put a lower bounds to both. (My
eyeball estimate of distance would be 100 feet or less.)

There are lights on the bottom that appear to blink on and off,
so if a model, then a little more complex than the classic pie
plate from a string.

Another thing that bothers me a bit is that the cameraman (who
is Hispanic and bilingual) knows all about Jaime Maussan and
immediately contacts him about the video, further saying he
knows that Jaime will personally come out to investigate.  This
could be a classic case of somebody staging a hoax for his 15
minute of fame on TV.

It looks like the cameraman used an analog video camera (which
he shows) and says he is handing over the original video tape to
Maussan since it makes him uncomfortable and thinks Jaime can
make better use of it.  If analog, then this makes it less
likely to be a digital fake cooked up in a computer.  But of
course, a model on a thread is still a distinct possibility.

I was unimpressed by the witness' statement that the object
caused "distortion on the videotape" when it moved.  Not only
couldn't I see the object obviously moving, all I saw was some
electronic static at the bottom of the screen when this was
supposed to have happened.

These are my quick takes on the video.


David Rudiak


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