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Re: Just A Few Roswell Questions - Rudiak

From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 17:11:26 -0700
Fwd Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 09:41:59 -0400
Subject: Re: Just A Few Roswell Questions - Rudiak

>From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 11:06:17 -0700
>Subject: Re: Just A Few Roswell Questions

>>From: Neil Morris <neil.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Sat, 19 May 2007 23:13:36 +0100
>>Subject: Re: Just A Few Roswell Questions

>>>From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Sat, 19 May 2007 12:08:20 +0200
>>>Subject: Re: Just A Few Roswell Questions

>>>>From: Ed Gehrman <egehrman.nul>
>>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>>Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 09:40:04 -0700
>>>>Subject: Re: Just A Few Roswell Questions


>>even those nice _white_ stripes you see
>>along the edges of those foil sheets in the pictures are
>>_incorrect_ and shouldn't be there.

>Total nonsense Neil. This a perfect example of the absolutely
>off-the-wall arguments that keep coming out from your camp.
>Again, for the thousandth time, the white stripes are nothing
>more than the white paper/foil folded back at the edges to form
>sheaths for the edge sticks of the radar targets or reinforced
>edges. They were a perfectly normal feature of the targets.
>And yes, they would form hollow "tubes" - nothing to get excited


>>I think
>>David Rudiak's site had a couple of ML307 images on it, go and
>>have a look if you don't believe me

>Yes, Neil, please have a look where these white strips _do_
>appear on genuine ML307 radar targets:




Here's another link from my website that I had forgotten about
showing a Mogul flight in preparation from 1948. A white strip
on foil is very obviously visible on one of the radar target.
(This photo was used in the 1995 Air Force Roswell report.)


One reason you can't always see the white strips in the photos
is that both the strips and foil are brightly reflecting, In
photos, particularly more exposed ones and where both materials
are directly illuminated by bright light (such as in direct
sunlight), there is often no contrast between the two in the
final print. The print doesn't have enough dynamic range to pick
it up and the contrast between the two gets washed out. Both
simply look white on the photo, including the foil. In indirect
illumination or shadow, the white strip is often very obvious,
as in the above photo.

Incidentally, this bogus "white strip can't be there on a radar
target" has been argued here before clear back in 2003. The
whole foolish notion seems to come from Andrew Lavoie and been
taken up by Neil Morris, both of whom seem to ignore even
photographic proof that they are wrong. See:


Other bogus arguments from Lavoie still trumpted here by Neil
and other RPIT groupees are their "definitive" 3:15 photo time
for the Fort Worth photos by J. Bond Johnson (based on a faulty
analysis of an exterior shadow) and there being more than one
photographer for the six FW Star Telegram photos that day (based
on another faulty analysis of rug stripe angles).

This all started with an aging Johnson trying to turn his photos
of a balsa wood/foil/paper radar kite into exotic Roswell debris
of a flying saucer. Thus an obvious radar target had to be
turned into something other than a radar target through absurd
magical thinking.

David Rudiak

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