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Re: 'Snowflake' Video From South America

From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:44:02 -0700
Archived: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 06:49:06 -0400
Subject: Re: 'Snowflake' Video From South America


>From: Steve Sawyer <stevesaw.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:17:30 -0700
>Subject: Re: 'Snowflake' Video From South America

>>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:41:39 +0100
>>Subject: 'Snowflake' Video From South America

>>http://tinyurl.com/c6c5pfu

>>Subtracting the erratic camera motion and measuring the position
>>of the light relative to the house window, I think the object
>>seems to drift slowly up and to the left over the rooftop during
>>the video. This makes me think of a bright star or planet. But
>>of course with no direction or time information to go on it's
>>hard to say.  The pattern of lights hints at some optical or
>>video artefact but I haven't seen an effect exactly like this
>>before. Any thoughts?

>Very odd. Note the geometric pattern of smaller lights
>surrounding the central light. Assuming, for the time being,
>that this is prosaic, the only thing I could think of was a
>tethered balloon with some kind of LED rig attached.

That would be my initial guess as well.  I've seen similar stuff
at the Burning Man Festival.  I don't think it a hoax of the
cameraman, just a prosaic, human-made group of lights seen at
night, therefore the cameraman was unable to see such things as
a balloon that is suspending it.

I'm bothered by the lack of motion of the lights relative to one
another which instead remain in relatively fixed positions.
I've seen much more puzzling "mothership" videos with satellite
objects actually "swarming" about or seemingly being ejected out
of the main body, but not here.


David Rudiak




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