From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 16:20:37 -0400 Archived: Wed, 06 May 2009 18:33:00 -0400 Subject: Re: Debunkers & ETH >From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >Date: Wed, 06 May 2009 10:53:43 -0400 >Subject: Re: Debunkers & ETH >>From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul> >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >>Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 18:27:54 -0700 >>Subject: Re: Debunkers & ETH <snip> >These explanations for UFOs winking out are certainly worth >considering. Could one or the other also apply to a case >reported in an article by Jacques Vallee, "UFOs: The psychic >component", published in Psychic Magazine, February, 1974, >(p.17)? The article reprinted a photo taken in 1966 by "a PhD >biochemist" of a UFO lifting off in a field. The object was >rising continuously from the ground but appeared in the photo to >be three objects stacked one above the other. The shutter speed >was said to be 1/100 sec. The photo caption suggested >dematerialization/rematerialization at that rate of 3 per >hundredth sec as a means of generating motion. >I suppose instead of by dematerialization/rematerialization, the >photo could also be accounted for by a visual cloaking mechanism >that was less than perfect and turned on and off at a rapid >rate. However it was done, perhaps a technical glitch was going >on, since I have never seen anything similar in other photos. Mmm, I fear you've made something of nothing. I take it you're unaware that this photo is a hoax. Investigator and photoanalyst Irwin Wieder determined - and was able to produce nearly identical photos using the technique he theorized the hoaxer had used - that the "UFO" was a road sign along Willamette Pass in Oregon. Wieder published the results in International UFO Reporter (November/December 1993) and, in more technical form, in Journal of Scientific Exploration 7,2 (1993). It's worth noting that NICAP, which originally examined the picture after it came to light in 1971, was also suspicious. Its own analysts pointed to problems with it and expressed reservations about its authenticity. It was Wieder, however, who was able to answer the remaining questions nearly two decades later. The hoaxer's motive remains unknown. A desire to commit a practical joke is the best guess. Jerry Clark Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/subscribers/ Your access info works there too... These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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