From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul> Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 20:33:51 -0400 Archived: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 06:42:01 -0400 Subject: Re: Balloons? I Think Not >From: Bruce maccabee<brumac.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 11:34:29 -0400 (EDT) >Subject: Re: Balloons? I Think Not >>From: Greg Boone<Evolbaby.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 00:07:33 EDT >>Subject: Balloons? I Think Not >>There are pathetic explanations and there are beyond pathetic >>explanations for UFO sightings but to regress to balloons again >>after watching this video: >>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEtTl9cGrJc >>just takes the cake. >My guesses: >Daylight in NYC - balloons >Night in El Paso - falling pyrotechnics (like fireworks) with >parachutes (to arrest the fall before they burn out) Bruce, since you don't go into detail, I assume your guesses are not based on an analysis beyond the obvious. I would like to show readers of the list that all is not as simple as it seems. I've placed images of an orb triple from an NYC video on my web site for discussion. Pic0: http://www.treurniet.ca/temp/NYC_Orb3.png Pic1: http://www.treurniet.ca/temp/NYC_Orb3Mag.png Pic2: http://www.treurniet.ca/temp/NYC_Orb3SmMEq.png Pic0 is an original image extracted from the video. Pic1 zooms in on the orb triple. Pic2 is a transformation obtained by equalizing Pic1 before it was enlarged. Notice in Pic1, the brightest areas tend to be in the center of each orb with a relative shadow around the entire periphery of the orb. If the sun were behind the camera, the bright centers could be a reflection. Otherwise, the orbs would need to be self-luminous. Further, in the equalized Pic2, an asymmetry in the brightness of individual orbs can be seen. That is, the brightest areas are not circular. This suggests that these orbs are not exactly spherical. Another possibility is that this asymmetry is an artifact of the image compression algorithm. The objects' bright spots may not have fallen on the center of an element of the grid used to encode the image. But notice also in Pic2, that there is a lighter area in the upper right quadrant where the fourth of a quintuple of orbs might have been positioned in a square arrangement. This light spot is not visible in the original photo, and so is not a reflection from a fourth balloon. However, this hint of a fourth orb could be the beginning of a plasma ball as I suggested in an earlier contribution. Perhaps a more thorough analysis along this line could address more completely the utility of the balloon hypothesis. From what I've seen thus far, there is reason to question it. William Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ 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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