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Re: Trent Photos Deemed 'Hoax'

From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2012 12:35:41 -0800
Archived: Tue, 25 Dec 2012 08:55:09 -0500
Subject: Re: Trent Photos Deemed 'Hoax'

>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 15:58:32 +0000 (GMT)
>Subject: Re: Trent Photos Deemed 'Hoax'

>I am hearing rumours that certain researchers, one of whom
>is no stranger to this List, are on the brink of publishing
>an analysis which they believe is proof of a hoax. I have
>it on the authority of a third party - a 'usually reliable
>source' - that cunning digital enhancement has revealed the
>presence of a string or wire support. Since several people
>over the years have tried to find such a thing, without
>success, it will be interesting to see what the new claim
>amounts to.

The Above Top Secret forum made such a claim 2 years ago:


However, the poster himself admitted it could be nothing more
than his matching "thread" being a random small scratch on the
photo, which may not even be on the original negative but from a

Sounds similar to Robert Scheaffer's claim of seeing a "knot" on
the wire where Trent allegedly tied up his model (little more
than a small, grayish smudge on Trent Photo 1 left of a wire
kink). But if you look at the second photo, the "knot" isn't
there. Scheaffer's knot was obviously nothing but a piece of
random dirt on the negative, similar to many such small spots
seen all over the two photos, including some between, above, and
below the wires. Trent obviously tied up his model in mid-air as
well. A similar "knot" or small darkish speck can also be seen
on a power line some 150 feet away, no doubt yet another spot
where Trent tied up his model.

Previous researchers such as Bruce Maccabee have been unable to
find any evidence of a thread or wire working from the original
negatives. The jpeg images on the Net, such as at Bruce's site,
are often used because they are readily available, but they are
degraded images that could have all sorts of artifacts. Unless
the new research is based on new scans off the negatives, I
would be very dubious of whatever new claims are being made
about detection of what would be a very subtle and faint thread
trace that has previously gone undetected.

David Rudiak

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