From: Kentaro Mori <kentaro.mori.nul> Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 13:53:00 -0300 Archived: Sat, 25 Aug 2012 05:32:58 -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 agree, incidents involving fake "UFOs" which are in fact LED lights suspended by kites are somewhat common in South America. See this 2007 case in Rosario Argentina (scroll down): http://tinyurl.com/att5zp And this quite elaborate one in Brazil, from Embu das Artes in 2011, exposed as a rig from the beggining by late Ufologist Claudeir Covo (the videos are now offline, but a search for the Embu das Artes UFO will quickly return several results): http://forgetomori.com/2011/ufos/ufos-made-in-brazil/ The region where the video pointed by Martin was shot seems to be a place where UFO interest is very high. One can find several UFO videos on Youtube, by different groups of people, by searching fro "Palmira UFOs". That also includes this joke: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3uQ4FBZLUE Though the pattern of lights do look like an optical artifact (or a deliberate optical effect), I'm more inclined to view it as a rig of LED lights in exactly that pattern, suspended by a kite (or possibly a balloon). The cameraman may or may not have been involved in the prank, but it very probably is just a prank. With a LED lights. Kentaro Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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