From: James Smith <zeus001002.nul> Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 11:38:15 -0400 (GMT-04:00) Fwd Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 16:03:34 -0400 Subject: Re: More UFO Fleets Over Mexico - Smith >From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj.nul> >To: ufoupdates.nul >Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 18:20:25 -0700 >Subject: Re: More UFO Fleets Over Mexico >>From: James Smith <zeus001002.nul> >>To: ufoupdates.nul >>Date: Sun, 8 May 2005 12:30:13 -0400 (GMT-04:00) >>Subject: Re: More UFO Fleets Over Mexico >>I can try to use 3DMax to simulate this kind of thing, >>at least initially. >Nope. There's nothing like the real thing. And balloons are >cheap. You need to go through all the motions that a would-be >hoaxer would, tying off all 400 or so balloons, etc. What do you mean "Nope"? If I can't duplicate it using a simulation, then I will likely just concede the possibility of the video being something other than balloons. If I can simulate it using a computer model, then I can vary the parameters, layout of balloons (released in one location or many locations), release times (in groups or all at once), percentage of balloon over-inflation, strings or no strings (released from a big bag or by cutting/ letting go of strings). Why the hell should I spend time and money to investigate all these variations in the real world instead of saving money by figuring these out first in the computer and then minimizing the equipment cost/time for field/reallife testing? I am not making money out of this, why should I spend my money and time anyway? Just to say I told you so?! Hardly worth it! We are not talking about a crop circle here. When I look at some of those complex crop circles it boggles the mind that anyone can hoax them. But balloon releases are different. Also, if there is a group of folk out there keen to hoax the public in Mexico and elsewhere south of the border, which it appears is the case with all the videos and occurances of balloonlike UFOs which seem to float by (originally singly, but when that failed to get attention, now in vast numbers), then they have a relatively cheap hobby. Helium, balloons, practice (how many have been released and NOT noticed?). >>Also, can you please tell me exactly which video you are writing >>about so we can coordinate. >One of the videos Jaime Maussan has shown, for the 8:30 AM 11 >April 2005 event in Mexico City. Video #2, say, in: >http://www.ufo.com.br/exclusivo/mexico/ Thanks, I was looking at a different earlier one, I haven't seen this one yet. Will get back to you. >Right now you need work just on the hoaxer's problem of getting >all balloons up there and in close, but random positions, and >then having them maintain those positions relative to each other >for about a minute. Yes, a challenge considering weather/airflow is a variable.
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