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Re: Question For A. J. Gevaerd On Trindade

From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 17:20:22 -0700
Archived: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:24:30 -0500
Subject: Re: Question For A. J. Gevaerd On Trindade

>From: A. J. Gevaerd - Revista UFO <aj.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 13:47:44 -0200
>Subject: Re: Question For A. J. Gevaerd On Trindade

>>From: Greg Paloma <fractalmaze.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 16:10:11 -0700
>>Subject: Question For A. J. Gevaerd On Trindade

>>A Question for The Brazilian UFO Magazine:

>>What are the various published total duration intervals for the
>>Barauna UFO photo sequence? A quick list would be best along
>>with their publisher and published dates. Add any thoughts and
>>evolutionary reflections where needed.

>I frankly don't know the duration intervals for the Barauna UFO
>photo sequence. I believe they have already been published
>somewhere and there will be - I hope - a list of available
>publishers and publishing dates for the info on the Web.

Not having the familiarity with this case that Martin Shough and
others on the UpDates list do, I can at least submit there is
one readily available published estimate to be found, namely in
the Navy report

see http://www.nicap.org/newevidarticle.htm

that followed Bacellar's briefing to the Navy High Command on 27
Jan 1958, in which it is stated explicitly that "The photographs
were taken in no more than 30 seconds".

If there are any controversies surrounding the authenticity of
this report, I am not aware of them, although it does seem to
have a somewhat odd provenance.

I gather that the thrust of Greg's inquiry is to establish that
the brevity of this interval is incompatible with the evolution
of the cloud formations in the images.

It is straightforward in Photoshop to place corresponding areas
of photos #1 and #4 side-by-side and adjust the brightness and
contrast to enhance the cloud patterns. I must concede that I
would not expect the indicated degree of cloud pattern evolution
in a 30 second period, or even twice that.

Notwithstanding Martin's persuasive analysis demonstrating that
this would not be ruled out meteorologically, it does strike me
as an issue of serious concern. But assuming a hoax, it's
difficult to believe that Barauna would not have anticipated the
potential for such a (perceived) discrepancy and taken pains to
avoid it, considering the care and skill, not to mention luck,
that attended the scheme as a whole.


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