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Re: UFO Over Vancouver Oct 13 2010

From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos.nul>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 18:08:20 -0400
Archived: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 07:55:15 -0400
Subject: Re: UFO Over Vancouver Oct 13 2010

>From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 18:18:45 -0400
>Subject: UFO Over Vancouver Oct 13 2010

>Here is a very interesting video of a flickering UFO over North
>Vancouver, BC.


Hi Bill,

Is one of the reasons you found this to be "a very interesting
video" because of the date, October 13? Someone predicted months
earlier that there would be UFO sightings over major world
cities on that date, but as expected, this did not happen.

Of course, when thousands of people from all around the world do
bother to step outside and glance upwards at an unfamiliar night
sky, the distant star-like things some see will surely be
interpreted as a UFO, especially if that was the reason they
stepped outside in the first place.

Thanks to the popularity of digital cameras with ridiculously
high optical and digital zoom magnifications, any distant point
light source can be made to look like a UFO!

>The object appears to have a bright rectangular internal
>structure ranging in color from yellow to purple. It is
>surrounded by a hexagonal to spheroidal green envelope.
>Occasionally, the whole thing enlarges and becomes rather dark,
>but the voice of the videographer assures us that she has not
>touched the camera. She seems careful to tell us when she makes
>any adjustments to the camera.

Many inexpensive video cameras have rectangular lense openings
and built-in hexagonal shaped irises or diaphragms that can
account for the "structural" shape of this UFO and a dirty lense
will create those fuzzy envelopes around the brighter centers.

While observing Jupiter, a very bright star-like object, from
the York University observatory recently, sometimes it too would
fade away as a thin, hard to see, cloud in the dark sky would
eclipse it.

Although we have no reason to doubt the honestly of the witness,
those particular digital video cameras have a hard time staying
in focus, especially under dark night conditions when high zoom
magnifications are used.

>When viewed at full screen size, the object is mesmerizing.
When >the internal structure is not too bright, it seems to take
on a >3D shape such as a cube or somewhat more complex forms.
>Sometimes, it appears to be rotating.

When an object is far away and very small in angular size, the
appearance of the internal structure is largely illusionary,
especially if the tiny distant object is very bright. Yes, such
objects will look mesmerizing and not-of-this-world, especially
when observed under high magnification and through unsteady air
when even a distant street lamp or a white star near the horizon
will look more like a sparkler exhibiting a kaleidoscope of
colours. Things are often not what they "appear" to be.

A very pretty sight on the full screen, yes, but I think that
this UFO can be explained as an IFO - very likely one of the
many bright stars of the winter sky seen over downtown Vancouver
from North Vancouver at that particular time of night.

This likely explantion for the UFO could still be verified if
the witness gets up a little earlier than the time for the
October 13 sighting and looks at the same part of the night sky
under the same conditions. If there is a bright star at that
same location that also does not move much over an hour - the
duration of her sighting - then the UFO was indeed an IFO.

Nick Balaskas

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