From: Brian Adams <ufosource.nul> Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 11:16:24 -0500 Fwd Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 12:22:33 -0400 Subject: Re: New Phoenix UFO Video - Adams >From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul> >To: <ufoupdates.nul> >Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 17:28:39 -0400 >Subject: Re: New Phoenix UFO Video >>From: Brian Adams <ufosource.nul> >>To: ufoupdates.nul >>Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 09:27:17 -0500 >>Subject: Re: New Phoenix UFO Video >>>From: Rob Kritkausky <robkrit.nul> >>>To: ufoupdates.nul >>>Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 11:32:04 -0700 (PDT) >>>Subject: Re: New Phoenix UFO Video >>>>From: Brian Adams <ufosource.nul> >>>>To: ufoupdates.nul >>>>Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 14:03:22 -0500 >>>>Subject: New Phoenix UFO Video snip >>>Brian: >>If you wish to see a larger version of this video, I just posted >>one on my web site. Let me assure you the video is quite real. >>However, the object/lights in the video may certainly raise some >>questions, as they do seem to move rather unconventionally. The >>lights were just as strange to the naked eye, in that the place >>in which they reappear certainly left me with the impression >>that it was traveling at an incredible speed. >>>http://www.worldblend.net/worldblendbu/PHXLIGHTS/jeffwilles5-12-2005.wmv >>>or >>>http://www.worldblend.net/worldblendbu/PHXLIGHTS.html <snip> >As I said, if the visual recollections and the home video camera >recordings had been the only available information on this >"discontinuously-moving light" the sighting would have been >recorded as a very unusual UFO sighting. >However, when I replayed the videotape of what the telescope >"saw" the explanation became clear: during the very brief >extrabright flash at the end the lights lit up the AIRPLANE that >was throwing out the FLARES!. >Thinking about it afterward we figured out what had happened. A >rather large 2 engine aircraft (clearly AF aircraft flying in >Eglin AFB air space which is east and northeast of Gulf Breeze >in the direction we were looking) had thrown out a series of 2 >second flares. They threw these flares out every two seconds >until the last burst when they threw out an estimated *50* >flares at once!!! Because they synchronized the flare ejection >rate with the flare duration the lights in the sky appeared to >jump because just as one flare went out the next flare would >"turn on". Of course, during the 2 second burn time the plane >would travel to a new location on its path, so each flare was >displaced from the previous flare by some distance (a few >hundred feet). This made it appear as if a light was jumping >from location to location.... the appearance of discontinuous >motion. >I suggest that the Willes video shows the same thing: flares >being ejected one after another from a plane that was so far >away as to be undetectable, perhaps as a result of the cloud in >the sky. Hi Bruce. Thanks for your commentary. Watching the video clip no "flash" was apparent but the skywatch group members who were there either Jeff or Rob will have to comment on whether this happened that evening or not. Although Jeff never mentioned it during the C2C interview and he did mention that more details are seen in the original video not discernable on the compressed video clip of the light movement and possibly some kind of shape in the cloud deck outlined by the lights on its apex. The Phoenix ufo skywatchers group needs to followup by contacting the Luke AFB and the airport regarding military flights over the area that evening. It could be some mil exercise of some sort but it sure is strange that no aircraft was noticed before the lights appear in the cloud deck. It still looks like a pivoting craft possibly triangular moving quickly on a level flight away above the mountains.
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