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Offline kmorgan

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UFO Movie/Documentary: What's the deal?
« on: November 14, 2006, 06:36:52 PM »
Has anyone seen the trailers for the movie/documentary "The Greatest Story ever Denied"?

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2667975719502302586&hl=en


What's the story with all of these "sightings" this guy has on tape, especially the Nasa stuff?

Any explanations?

Thanks,
Kevin

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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2006, 10:33:27 PM »
The usual stuff...

Rods, blobs that look oddly like the "ghost orbs" and meteors/space junk.

Nothing new here.  These things have all been thoroughly debunked.

Rods - http://www.skepchick.org/skepticsguide/viewtopic.php?t=558&highlight=rods

Rods are in effect a trick of the light with the slow recording speed of cameras... it's purely in the camera... nothing in real life.  They are apparently caused by ordinary insects etc... flying by the camera...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_%28cryptozoology%29

The orbs and rods are nothing but effects of the camera and light.  Usually caused by dust, snow, rain etc... they can even be easily faked with a bit of flour or dust in the air.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orb_%28paranormal%29

There's an important reason we can't see these things with the naked eye... and they only appear with a camera.  They aren't there.

Remember this... if they were really there... you'd be able to film the same event with different camera angles and see the same thing.  But for these optical illusions that never happens... it is only visible in one camera or if it is in another it looks different or is in a different place or orientation.

The NASA video looked like meteors and space junk.  There's a lot of stuff out there and it does occasionally show up on NASA cameras.  It reflects a lot of light and actually looks a good deal brighter and bigger than it actually is.  The space shuttle mission most recent you may recall had a bit of a scare with an object of space junk that they thought they lost a piece of the tile and it just happened to be a small piece of space junk likely dropped on that mission (as it followed their orbit quite nicely).
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2006, 10:16:50 AM »
Thanks. I pretty much thought they were artifacts from the camera, but I didn't have anything concrete to quote the guy from work who swears these are real UFO's.

Thanks again for the links,
Kevin

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2006, 12:02:52 PM »
I went out and took some images of insects in an attempt to duplicate the rod effect back in the summer.

I blogged this here with some images:

http://www.dasmirnov.net/blog/2006/06/24/new_rods_discovered_paranormal_ghost_and

Most people can get that quite easily.  On the non-sceptical forums I run it didn't take long for somebody to nail what it actually was.

And a more recent one, just to show what can be done with a camera:

http://www.dasmirnov.net/blog/2006/12/03/new_super_paranormal_alien_rods_discover

This one took quite a while for people to guess, probably because it doesn't look like something they've seen before, some people saying it was just a chain hanging off the roof and things like that.  When its exactly the same thing happening only with a longer exposure.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2007, 07:20:34 PM »
Quote from: "Paul Smith"
I went out and took some images of insects....


I think there is a conspiracy afoot. Surely you took the pictures of a squirrel?
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2007, 08:16:45 PM »
That has to be the worst UFO documentary I've seen in a long while. Short out of context audio clips. No photo experts consulted about the rods and orbs. Geez.
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