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Re: Google Earth Saucer At Cape?

From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 11:05:39 -0400
Archived: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 11:23:50 -0400
Subject: Re: Google Earth Saucer At Cape?

>From: Martin Shough<parcellular.nul>
>Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 11:58:39 +0100
>Subject: Re: Google Earth Saucer At Cape?

>>From: Dave Haith<visions1.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates<post.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 21:48:38 +0100
>>Subject: Google Earth Saucer At Cape?

>>How I wish this would turn out to be real!


>>Such a clear saucer picture claimed to be at Google Earth at
>>these co-ordinates:

>>34=B021'12.33"S 18=B029'24.02"E

>>A friend confirms it but my Google Earth took me to the Little
>>Ale Inn at Rachel, Nevada!

>>An obvious hoax I thought but others say they can locate the
>>disc on those co-ordinates.

>>I'd like others' opinions please...

>It's there, all right. But it's inside a ground-level view
>panorama uploaded by a user named Vasily Nikitenko. It's not an
>"official" GE image. The colouration, lighting and modelling
>don't look too convincing to me, a bit plasticised like a CGR
>rendering.  And there are about 20 tourists, probably with as
>many cameras, visible in the shot, all with a clear view. Nobody
>else seems to be noticing anything.

>I wondered if it might be a regular joke "signature" so I
>checked a couple of Vasily's other panoramas, without finding
>any more UFOs yet.

>There's no information on Mr Nikitenko and a Google search is no
>particular help.

>Presumably a fake, but fun.

I agree with Martin that the picture is probably a fake. The
shape of the object happens to be almost identical to the object
in the XFiles "I Want To Believe" poster (link below).


This is not proof that it is a fake since the origin of the
XFiles picture is not given, but it's consistent with the idea
that the picture was planted. Note that the lighting direction
is different, so it's not a direct copy. A simple horizontal
flip takes care of that discrepancy though.

I would also add that the enhanced Google Earth picture shows no
evidence of the toroidal optical distortion near the object that
I often see in ufo photos. For me, this argues that the object is
not a real craft. At the very least, the craft's propulsion
system is not the same as that of others accompanied by the


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