From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos.nul> Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 18:08:20 -0400 Archived: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 07:55:15 -0400 Subject: Re: UFO Over Vancouver Oct 13 2010 >From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 18:18:45 -0400 >Subject: UFO Over Vancouver Oct 13 2010 >Here is a very interesting video of a flickering UFO over North >Vancouver, BC. >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUu3f-N9YCw Hi Bill, Is one of the reasons you found this to be "a very interesting video" because of the date, October 13? Someone predicted months earlier that there would be UFO sightings over major world cities on that date, but as expected, this did not happen. Of course, when thousands of people from all around the world do bother to step outside and glance upwards at an unfamiliar night sky, the distant star-like things some see will surely be interpreted as a UFO, especially if that was the reason they stepped outside in the first place. Thanks to the popularity of digital cameras with ridiculously high optical and digital zoom magnifications, any distant point light source can be made to look like a UFO! >The object appears to have a bright rectangular internal >structure ranging in color from yellow to purple. It is >surrounded by a hexagonal to spheroidal green envelope. >Occasionally, the whole thing enlarges and becomes rather dark, >but the voice of the videographer assures us that she has not >touched the camera. She seems careful to tell us when she makes >any adjustments to the camera. Many inexpensive video cameras have rectangular lense openings and built-in hexagonal shaped irises or diaphragms that can account for the "structural" shape of this UFO and a dirty lense will create those fuzzy envelopes around the brighter centers. While observing Jupiter, a very bright star-like object, from the York University observatory recently, sometimes it too would fade away as a thin, hard to see, cloud in the dark sky would eclipse it. Although we have no reason to doubt the honestly of the witness, those particular digital video cameras have a hard time staying in focus, especially under dark night conditions when high zoom magnifications are used. >When viewed at full screen size, the object is mesmerizing. When >the internal structure is not too bright, it seems to take on a >3D shape such as a cube or somewhat more complex forms. >Sometimes, it appears to be rotating. When an object is far away and very small in angular size, the appearance of the internal structure is largely illusionary, especially if the tiny distant object is very bright. Yes, such objects will look mesmerizing and not-of-this-world, especially when observed under high magnification and through unsteady air when even a distant street lamp or a white star near the horizon will look more like a sparkler exhibiting a kaleidoscope of colours. Things are often not what they "appear" to be. A very pretty sight on the full screen, yes, but I think that this UFO can be explained as an IFO - very likely one of the many bright stars of the winter sky seen over downtown Vancouver from North Vancouver at that particular time of night. This likely explantion for the UFO could still be verified if the witness gets up a little earlier than the time for the October 13 sighting and looks at the same part of the night sky under the same conditions. If there is a bright star at that same location that also does not move much over an hour - the duration of her sighting - then the UFO was indeed an IFO. Nick Balaskas 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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