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Re: UFO Over Vancouver Oct 13 2010

From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:25:30 -0400
Archived: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 13:21:28 -0400
Subject: Re: UFO Over Vancouver Oct 13 2010

>From: Bruce Maccabee<brumac.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 14:32:55 -0400 (EDT)
>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.


>Spends most of the time defocused. Camera probably set on
>automatic focus which barely works when looking at a bright
>light in a dark surround.

>The very faint large disc images are way out of focus.
>Occasionally it does succeed in focus... when the image is the
>smallest, e.g. about 43 sec.

>Halo around bright center images are nearly focused. Changes in
>image size are a result of the camera "hunting" for focus.

>Rapid fluttering or flashing likely a result of atmospheric
>effect on light from a small or "point" source after passing
>miles through the atmosphere (scintillation or twinkling).

>Don't know direction or time. The slow drift to the right is not
>characteristic of a star or planet which would have a vertical
>component of motion due to the earth's rotation.

>Could it be a distant airplane with headlights on (tens of miles
>away) and heading not quite directly toward the witness
>(airplane heading just to the left of straight toward the

Hello Bruce,

I have to admit I was seduced by the audio channel which
insisted that no changes were made to the camera settings. I
forgot about the automatic setting.

Note that the author said she recorded the object for about an
hour. Would this not suggest that an approaching aircraft would
be not tens, but hundreds of miles away? Would the light from an
approaching aircraft hundreds of miles away be visible,
especially if the beam were not directed exactly towards the
viewer? Would the landing lights be turned on that far away from
an airport?

I enlarged a frame from the video at 43 sec, where you thought
the object was in focus. Here, there is still a
central/peripheral color separation (beige/green), and the
central color has a somewhat rectangular shape.

For my benefit, perhaps you can enlighten me on the following

The intensity of the strobe-like flicker was greater than I
would expect from atmospheric effects. Would the camera have
enhanced the flicker somehow?

A hexagonal aperture shape can be seen occasionally around the
green periphery of the object, but there is also an internal
yellow/purple rectangular shape. Which component of the camera
might have created this rectangular shape?

Was the color separation produced by refraction in the camera?
What component would be responsible for that?



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