From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul> Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 16:28:19 -0400 Fwd Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 09:10:41 -0400 Subject: Re: New Phoenix UFO Video - Maccabee >From: Rob Kritkausky <robkrit.nul> >To: ufoupdates.nul >Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 11:32:04 -0700 (PDT) >Subject: Re: New Phoenix UFO Video <snip> >When I joined this List a couple months back, I did so with the >intent of soliciting scientific help in the form of instruments >and expertise. This problem or need has since been satisfied, >perhaps not quickly enough however, as they were not in place >for this event. We did have a Cannon XL1 rolling as well as a >35mm Camera taking 30 sec. exposures at the time, but they were >focused elsewhere. >This sighting is a good example of what I consider "missed >opportunity". While in this instance I happened to take Jeff and >another gentleman to this site, it could just as easily been a >team of researchers with the instruments and expertise to obtain >much more valuable data then a single video clip. In fact, about >65 minutes after the video was shot, a closer more interesting >light was observed, but we had just packed up our equipment. You can learn from the experience of the Gulf Breeze Research Team, in the time period 1990 - 1992 when "Bubba" was appearing in the skies over Gulf Breeze and, occasionally, Pensacola. They went out almost every night for two years with several people having video cameras, still cameras, binoculars and chairs and tables, etc. They would start watching about an hour after sunset and then continue for several hours before packing it in. They got into a routine which probably would be considered "odd" but nevertheless effective. They became good friends and, more important from the UFO data perspective, they became trained observers. They had so many sightings that they became skilled in obtaining visual and photographic/video data. They often split into smaller teams separated by some distance, occasionally with radio communication, so that they could get good triangulation. Clearly this was a classic labour of love, but they were richly rewarded for their efforts: over 170 sightings in a two year period. Only a few sightings involved less than 4 people. One sighting involved over a hundred witnesses. Beside hours of videotape they also got the world's first(?) infrared photos and a diffraction grating - spectrum - photo. I was a witness during one of their sightings. A ring of lights, like a chandelier, appeared in the sky. This is described on my web site: http://brumac.8k.com scroll down to the Gulf Breeze sightings. Most of their sightings occurred between sunset and midnight. Occasionally they would stay up until 3 a.m. Hit-or- miss skywatches may luck out. But the persistence of a continual skywatch is likely to provide more payoff. Yes, I know this requires a change in lifestyle. I was there for a week in 1992. I found that it was possible to make this change. Instead of watching TV everynight... watch the sky!
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