Discussion in 'UFOs & Sightings' started by nivek, Oct 15, 2017.
Actually, we think it's an aluminum bowl. Someone in Argentina found one that looks exactly like it.
I think many of these UFO/alien photographs are none starters.
This could well be a frisbee...but the problems that we are face with is that our preconditioned minds will always revert back to the logistics of our brain and as we are the bosses then it is us who decides; by the information that is stored in our brains.
You see...folks may say that I look like Cary Grant because of my avatar...well..we do have one thing in common because we live with the dead.
(here we go...)
There was an occasion whilst I was driving along when this man was laying in the middle of the road star-spangled...so I did the decent kind of thing and carefully drove round him.
Then the girlfriend retorted:- "You can't just leave him there at 2:00am in the morning cos someone could run over him!!"
So I said:- "Well...he seems happy....someone will pick him up"
Anyway...for some peace and quiet ...I drove back, held my breath from the alcoholic fumes then picked him up and leaned him on the nearby wall. (tis true!"
Well you know...the usual euphoric feelings came back as my good deed for the year, so I got back in my car to drive off, did a 'U' turn and he was back in the middle of the road after staggering back with his tarmac coloured jeans and jumper.
So...her we go again....
This time he woke up, took one look a t me and swung a right hook saying that I was Pete Townshend (the lead guitarist) of The Who pop group!
"&*@##&3% b*s*a%d".........I mean Jude Law would have been better .
Obviously the party headbanging did not go off with a swing as he must have downed more alcohol after duffing the party record player.
So I tipped him into the adjacent garden head down and feet up and tied a white piece of cloth around his right ankle for the postman to sort out.
So what I am saying is that folks will look for the nearest thing that suits their belief.
Typical was when I was a computer engineer and asked if the person had met me before?
So I say I look like Sylvester Stallone.
When they see me...they say:- "What the **** you don't look like Sylvester Stallone !"
To me I do .Well...I think that I have his ruggered charm, the muscles (oh thanks....I his hair is a bit darker though) and
Anyone get my point so far?
(hmmm..I thought not?)
Hi Toroid, hope you are well mate.
The picture that you likened APIguy's photo to was a picture claimed to have been taken in 2009 by the Macclesfield UFO Society guy Robert Hulse.
I remember seeing this alleged picture of a flying saucer some time ago. And remember being extra intrigued as to the fact that the guy hails from no more than forty miles or so from me.... and to cut a long story short, firstly whilst not being too duly 'unimpressed' by the image , it could be at best ranked as interesting enough and put on the three mile high pile of equally impressive but uncorroborated images of flying saucers,... the second part however [which I believe is more important] I found not quite so encouraging , and that is that when I looked the guy up, he comes across as being imo… ? well let's say a little too 'loose'. … I mean, I just get the feeling that the fella is one of those people that [for no reason I can explain] doesn't convince me that he is telling the whole truth!
...here is a link to his about me at the MUFO site...…. About Me
….. on it you will see that he is one of those AA claimants that says that he has life long contact with ET/UFO's [many episodes] … and in his stories there are a number of red flag moments for me personally, such as he claims to have had a close encounter with a huge saucer when in the car with one of his sons... fine enough, could be legit, until the moment he said that he couldn't remember which one of his two sons was with him? Call me sceptical if you will, but i'm damned sure that if I had had such an extraordinary encounter along side one of my three sons, I bet you my life savings that i'd know wich son it was that I had shared this life-changing experience with!! … There's more but you judge for yourself.
As to the 'flying saucer' in APIguy's offering.... if you blow it up, you can plainly see that it is actually a hollowed out structure, pretty 'thrown-bowl-like' as he intimates.... though I would have thought more of a plastic hubcap than a conventional bowl to my eyes. …. Either way, imho he is right to deem that one a fake.
I was going to post this over in The Lounge but on second thought decided to do it over here instead. Yet another example of how smartphones are many things but as cameras used to take images of distant moving objects they are nothing to write home to Mom about. I took these pics this past Sunday with perfect lighting conditions, plenty of warning and camera in hand. Part of the problem is the zoom feature - when you zoom in it takes forever for it to focus.
I reduced these all by 50% to post them.
Even a hundred yards away and stationary the clarity could be better
I wanted to post them because, well, I think they are just cool and wanted to share them. Also because as I was watching the show and then looking at the pics & video I shot and couldn't help but think at the relative trouble I had taking pictures of slow moving objects roughly the size of a car flying at a max of about 1500 feet.
On the ground it's a great camera. This one's been reduced 75%
I'm having trouble finding out more information about this image from 1978. It's been on our website since before I was the webmaster, and although I believe it is from a real case, it's not at all clear who, if anyone properly investigated it. When I run a reverse image search, I get conflicting stories about its source, but there do seem to be several others from the same case.
Police officer observes and photographs disc in Colfax, Wisconsin
On April 19, 1978, police officer Mark Coltrane was on patrol in the vicinity of Colfax, a small town with a thousands of inhabitants in Wisconsin, USA. At midday, he decided to stop the car to eat something, in a small isolated area. He noted that his radio was emitting crackles.
Doesn't seem to be any mystery here.
The URL for the picture is 1978 Colfax Wisconsin.
Some black and whites:
UFO Pictures From Wisconsin 1978
Full set of images:
UFO Photographs from Colfax, Wisconsin | Openminds.tv
ufo - UFOS at close sight: Colfax, Wisconsin, April 19, 1978
The earliest version of the pictures attribute them to Coltrane (a police officer).
After 2011 they are attributed to "Mr. S." with a long story about them.
Found the pictures on a 2004 post - Coltrane again.
High APIGuy, Yeah these photos from Officer Mark Coltrane have always been touted as being one of the clearest real flying saucer pictures to be found. And yes they are a really decent example of good-looking pictures that has people scrambling around scratching their heads because they can't find anymore info about the pictures than the same very little accompanying text for corroboration purposes . And I speak as someone who has tried.... but as with a lot of the interesting pictures, what you initially see is just about all there is to find, which is very irritating to say the least.
Who is Mark Coltrane? … is he still alive? … why hasn't he given a public interview about what must have been a earth-shattering experience in over forty years?... were there more witnesses? …. etc. And so yes, there is a lot of frustration when trying to investigate cases and interesting looking photographs online, but realise that you've hit a dead end. I have not even been able to find any analysis of this picture, … just the usual unqualified opinions about the likely quality of the instamatic camera that he was reported to have taken the pictures with, and opinions of it's likelihood of being a hoax etc.
I myself wouldn't really like to say one way or the other, i'm no photographic expert and have to go with the superior thinking on the techniques and weigh that against my own criterion of assessment such as the witness credibility [in this case my thoughts are that a policeman should be high] … but then there is always the fact that the second photo in the sequence …
reminds me very much of the older 1955 UFO pictures....
which in my opinion, are a load of BS.
…. and so no, i'm sorry I can't help with any further info on the Mark Coltrane pictures... but will say that they're still good looking examples of unverifiable UFO pictures.
The way I feel most comfortable in assessing an UFO photograph is by knowing a background story behind the picture.
What was character of the person, what were the circumstances, were there any other witnesses?
Another most important fact, that can be easily verified is, is the picture too sharp? If image is perfectly sharp and edges around the craft are clearly cut, most likely it's computer graphics. Another good clue is lighting match with surroundings. That's very difficult to do purely by compositing two disparate images in Photoshop. Third is pixelation. If pixel density in the UFO image is different than pixel density in the background image, than that's fake.
Do you have an explanation for the Lt. Col. Wendelle C. Stevens 2011 rerelease of the pictures with a completely different cover story???
He is supposed to be a reputable researcher.
So you don't trust the 1956 KwaZulu Natal, South Africa picture By Elizabeth Klarer?
She claimed to have gotten on the UFO so it had to get pretty close at some point.
It is claimed that is a picture of a Spin-O-Reno toy plate.
colfax 1978, a very famous and interesting photographic case by a policeman
in fact i think its one of the best
Hi CB, no I do not have any explanation for the 'mix-up'? I say mix-up because I assume that you're referring to the 'Open Minds' article that I too was confused by [also seen it reproduced on a French site that I used to visit] and as it was produced after Stevens' death, I put it down to a simple case of 'wrong accompanying photograph' to a completely different case by someone other than Stevens. ….. Well that was my take on it anyway and whether right or wrong I suspected that there must be another photograph [or set of] floating around Wendelle's archives without the accompaniment....and yes I cannot say that Wendelle's integrity as a researcher has ever worried me... unless you can tell me otherwise mate.
I suspect that question is rhetorical CB.
Old Klarer was indeed a sweet old lady, but imho nuttier than a squirrel's early morning turd. [as were all of Adamski's disciples I imagine].. but could still be proven wrong when Ayling , Klarer and Akon's son has finally finished his higher education at Alpha Centuri prime college and deems it time to pay us a visit.
…. as to the Spin-O-Reno toy plate ? well could be... but it always reminds me of ….?
… could there be a connection? … could Ayling really be..... ?
1. The 2011 stories do say they are "from his archives" and the good Colonel passed in 1999. So there is no reflection on Lt. Col. Stevens but whoever had access to his archive.
2. The Spin-O-Reno plate seems to be the explanation for a number of UFOs.
As far as I can tell it comes in bright primary colors and not silver. It was frequently spun on a stick.
I am a little dubious about this explanation for some of the pictures since the "plate" seems to be further downrange than it could be conveniently thrown. It is just this explanation keeps popping up.
The fact that there is a subgroup of UFOs that looks like this either means there is a subgroup of UFOs that look like this (it is a standard design) or a lot of people have been busy painting plates silver.
3. Klarer can't be proved or disproved. I suspect getting abducted isn't good for your mental stability. Given lack of supporting evidence (unless she actually disappeared for 4+ months in1957) and the fact her "son" never visited earth, it is just an interesting story.
Just a comment on click bait sites like upbeatnews.com.
They have an article:
Insane Classified Photos That The Government Was Forced To Release
All or most of the pictures are mislabelled.
This is labelled "UFO crash in Roswell":
This is the 25 January 1966 wreckage of an SR71.
The SR 71 was doing a 35° bank and lost the inboard engine at Mach speed and 78,000 feet.
The plane basically turned sideways and dismantled itself.
That is the aft fuselage upside down. You are looking at the tail of the plane.
Here is another upbeatnews.com picture:
Is This A Real UFO?
1957: Flying Saucer Found in Hollywood Hills
Just hit the click bait site out of curiosity and was immensely disappointed. I don't even believe the above picture was released by the government, belying the article title.
Is it real?
The fact it had travelled perhaps a few light years...I am not impressed with it's fasteners? I can weld better than that.
Yeah, well, I suppose it's an Unidentified Flattish Object.
I wouldn’t praise Wendell’s Stevens too highly. He was a supporter of Billy Meier’s and worst of all, he was found guilty of child molesting and he served time.
huh? he supported BILLY MEIER
Yes HL, you are quite right, I don't really know what I was thinking about when I said Stevens' integrity wasn't in jeopardy by the post death photo mix up. When of course the guy's integrity should always be trashed!! … I had not really thought about the guy's shady past … with his endorsement of the Meier pictures. It had totally slipped my mind because all that sprung to mind when asked was that by the time of his demise he was the proud owner of the worlds largest collection of UFO photos [including some of the best]. And even more alarming is that it had also slipped my mind that Wendelle Stevens also served seven years in Douglas state prison Arizona for child molestation. yuck!!!! so apart from the photo collection, imho the guy should never have been born, and is a real stain on the ufological genre.
I offer no excuses for the lapse in character assessment and promise to consider my answers a little more before giving off-the-cuff responses.
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