Friday, 20 April 2012

Kean & Chile UFO Update – Early Conclusions Inconclusive!!


I've posted about the Chilean UFO's a few times and followed the story closely since it first broke but when Leslie Kean posted an update a few days ago (13th April) a month to the day after her original story I initially decided I wasn't going to comment on it, mostly because it offered nothing new.

However I've since decided to address a couple of the points it raised mainly as they appeared to be directed at people such as myself, the article by Kean was titled, "Update on Chilean UFO Videos: Getting the Bugs Out" and it opened with the following:

On March 13, Ralph Blumenthal and I published a story about a case from Chile which has since sparked considerable controversy.

[...]

Perhaps Blumenthal and I asked too many provocative rhetorical questions and did not stress enough that this investigation is continuing

I don't think 'considerable controversy' is entirely accurate as a handful of people –including myself- commented and posted information to the effect that it looked like an insect close to the camera and as for the 'provocative rhetorical questions,' as far as I could see there was only one and whilst it could be described as provocative it's not the word I would have used, I am of course referring to Kean's opening gambit of, "Is this the case UFO skeptics have been dreading?"

Regarding her claim that that she didn't, "stress enough that this investigation is continuing" the fact that the investigation is still on-going was never alluded to or even hinted at, the following is from the first article where Kean claims the fact that the investigation was still underway was allegedly stressed (emphasis mine): 

"An engineer from the adjacent Pillán aircraft factory noticed something bizarre while viewing his footage in slow motion. He turned it over to the government's well known Committee for the Study of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena, or CEFAA, for analysis.

The stunning conclusion: The Chilean jets were being stalked by a UFO. 

[…]

CEFAA officials collected seven videos of the El Bosque UFO taken from different vantage points. Bermúdez commissioned scientists from many disciplines, aeronautical experts, and air force and army photogrametric technicians to subject the videos to intense scrutiny. They all came to the same conclusions."

Just to summarise, after analysis and intense scrutiny all analysts involved arrived at an identical conclusion. I guess I wrongly assumed that the term conclusion was being used literally to mean the end, the finish, the result or outcome of an act or process etc. etc.

In her most recent article Kean also stated that:
It is clear to me why Bermúdez isn't going to prematurely toss the videos out onto the Internet to be played with by unqualified people -- especially after what happened with the first clips

Skeptics caused quite a stir by taking it upon themselves to do their own "analysis" of the video clips and then to declare, with bravado, that the object of concern was simply a bug. Often this involved misquoting or misrepresenting me and the CEFAA in accompanying text. The question of qualifications aside, these individuals were handicapped by one even more overwhelming problem: Tthey [sic] were working without the necessary data required to make a proper analysis, and, most importantly, they were looking at video clips pulled from only one of the multiple cameras.

Again with the skeptics label?

This must be the same as the term, "conclusion" because this evidently means something entirely different to Kean, the following is what it means to me:
"Skeptic - One who practices the method of suspended judgment, engages in rational and dispassionate reasoning as exemplified by the scientific method, shows willingness to consider alternative explanations without prejudice based on prior beliefs, and who seeks out evidence and carefully scrutinizes its validity."
Whereas "skeptic" in the context in which Kean uses it seems like it is nothing but a catch-all term used to label everyone who doesn't see things the exact same way as herself, also labelling all opposition with a term that –rightly or wrongly- has negative connotations appears to me to simply be an attempt to diminish the relevance of any valid points that may be raised.

I guess I just can't see the rationale behind promoting this pervasive "us & them" mentality as it is both self-defeating and wholly unnecessary.
"To be played with by unqualified people." & "Skeptics caused quite a stir by taking it upon themselves to do their own "analysis" of the video clips and then to declare, with bravado, that the object of concern was simply a bug."
Say what?!

So analysis by several people with many years of experience researching digital UFO images & video footage analysed what little footage was released and just because they didn't agree with earlier 'conclusions' they are ALL dismissed with an unsubstantiated allegation of misrepresentation and a snide comment about qualifications?

Classy…

I wonder if this dismissive attitude would be evident if they had actually agreed with the earlier conclusions. ("conclusions" being used literally here) and besides which I'm unsure what the alternatives could be as Kean doesn't say, perhaps everyone who is interested should accept everything Kean writes as beyond reproach (regardless of accuracy) and be grateful for the slow drip-feed of information?

Because judging by the most recent article those who do dare to analyse the footage will apparently find their hard-work, beliefs & qualifications (or presumed lack thereof) publicly questioned and yet Kean complains about her words being misquoted & misrepresented.

And regarding "to declare with bavado" well at least I only worked with the image data rather than second-guessing how relevant her personal beliefs & qualifications were to what she had previously wrote, and as for the claim that Kean & the CEFAA were misrepresented, I personally exchanged several emails with one of the researchers as well as with NARCAP, both of whom were named as having analysed the footage (I also tried to open a line of communication via Kean's FB page), I did this purely so that I wouldn't misrepresent anybody.

Also the astronomer/researcher in question told me that 'they had analysed the footage for over a year' and Dr Haines of NARCAP handed his COMPLETED analysis to CEFAA many, many months ago and that's not to mention the veritable plethora of other qualified analysts from many different scientific disciplines who completed their analysis and, "came to the same conclusions".

Bruce Maccabee was also cited as agreeing with the conclusions of the CEFAA analysts, Maccabee has been contacted by Robert Sheaffer regarding this claim and (Sheaffer) recently wrote that:

"General Bermúdez has been stating that UFO photo analyst Dr. Bruce Maccabee has examined the video, and has concluded that it represents an unknown object. However, there is nothing about this on Maccabee's website, or anywhere else I could find. I asked Maccabee about it. He replied, "As for the CEFAA video, I have been studying it or them, but things are not straightened out yet as to how many independent videos there are, what they show and when they show it.  No conclusion yet." In other words, he hasn't had any more success getting the full data from the CEFAA than anyone else has!" (Source)

"No conclusion yet" is the complete opposite of what we were previously told and from what General Bermúdez claimed at his presentation.

In Kean's recent article we also learn for the first time that the "Seven spectators [were] located in different places, each with his own camera," and also that the footage came from "digital cameras and cell phones."

So whilst the dreaded skeptics may have been, "working without the necessary data required to make a proper analysis, and, most importantly, they were looking at video clips pulled from only one of the multiple cameras" and regardless of the fact that this was solely because it is all that was released (labelled as 'originals' with a massively reduced frame-rate) it is worth mentioning that on her own website Kean wrote that:
"There are 7 videos of the three flybys from different vantage points. This is the best of the seven."
So if this is the best of the seven videos I think we can safely assume that it is most likely the clearest image of the object in question and so very probably the closest in proximity to the object. If so then the remaining six videos which are filmed from different locations, locations which Kean states are "too far apart to capture the same insect" well then, I assume this means that they are a considerable distance from each other and furthermore some of them are recorded on camera phones which by their very design offer an inferior image quality.

So evidently there is not a great deal more that could be learned from the missing footage, apart of course to lend weight to her earlier claims as essentially the data being withheld is the only method we have of validating Kean's claims, i.e. by confirming it's the same object, and if confirmed then triangulating & calculating size & speed would be possible, now that's a game-changer.

What possible reasons can Kean & the CEFAA have for withholding the ONLY data that can authenticate their earlier analysis & statements? Just one of the videos showing the same object from a different location would be enough to silence ALL critics yet instead she pens a vitriolic rant directed at those who apparently aren't qualified to think for themselves, who dare to do their own analysis and then have the sheer audacity to point out the glaring inconsistencies between what was being claimed and what the evidence actually shows.

Incidentally while we're discussing this aspect have a look at the following video, it's a very brief excerpt from the talk that General Bermúdez gave at the International UFO Conference in February and the presentation that kick-started the whole shebang:


As you can see he specifically states that:
"Okay, here we have ANOTHER picture.
Come from ANOTHER camera.
On ANOTHER person of course.
Where appear again."
Now compare and contrast with what Kean wrote and as you can see nobody needs to misrepresent either of them as they do a bang-up job of contradicting themselves. It is specifically stated that this is from a different camera and person yet Kean claims we've only seen one of the videos, this isn't just a slip of the tongue or even a slip of the pen as it's hardly an inconsequential point, mainly because Kean made it the onus of her article and General Bermúdez used it to bolster his case at the International UFO Conference.

As the video says, they both can't be right.

I'm not sure why but the remainder of Kean's article is dedicated to debunking beetles, three entomologists are quoted (although how many were contacted isn't disclosed) and to cut a long story short whilst they couldn't dismiss the possibility it was bugs none of them thought it likely:
  • Jason J. Dombroskie: "Could this be a bug? It's possible, but I would be very surprised."
  • Brett C. Ratcliffe: "No idea what it is but it does not seem to be an insect . . . altho very fast flying insects captured on slow shutter speeds do look like amorphous blurs or blobs."
  • Elizabeth Arias: "I talked with a friend from Chile about this photo and he says that it might be an insect only if the insect passed CLOSE to the camera [emphasis hers]."
And Kean closes with the statement:
"If they couldn't tell it was a bug, how could anyone else be so sure?"

Perhaps someone else can be so sure because the BEST footage has been released and
-regardless of what it is- it clearly shows the (alleged 5 to 10 metre) 'UFO' moving above a road. A road which is literally a few feet from the cameraman!! 

Here's an animated .gif showing the full sequence:


And here is the earlier part of the sequence broke down:




(All images courtesy of The Hoaxkiller)

I wonder if this particular analysis was shared with the eminent entomologists?

Somehow I doubt it but perhaps it wasn't shared because (as Kean claims) this is merely a bravado–driven declaration by (presumed) unqualified armchair skeptics, and has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that it also happens to directly refute the earlier claims?

Not forgetting of course that very similar (i.e. almost identical) anomalies were found by myself and others (Stiver) when reviewing independently recorded and otherwise unrelated footage of the air-show in question:


Anomalies which were also evident in a completely different air-show at the same location that was recorded several months earlier.



So just to recap, Kean and the CEFAA appeared to be all good to go a month back, they released a couple of the videos along with a brief analysis & conclusion as well as stating that many other qualified experts had analysed the footage, all were in agreement and all arrived independently at the exact same conclusion.

And now a mere four weeks later we are told that the earlier analysis wasn't really complete and if that is the case then what of the earlier conclusions, were they incomplete as well?

Kean, apparently happy with the fact that all the 'analysis & conclusion' talk in her first article has been explained away, writes:

"And now the search for the "scientific conclusion" has been given new life. After the story broke, photo analysts and investigators from several countries approached the CEFAA and asked if they could study the videos. A few, because of their qualifications, have already begun detailed, independent work on the case. They will remain anonymous for now. Further questions, some of which have been raised in response to our story, will be addressed by them during this process."

So now we also learn that 'new' analysis has been sanctioned and better still the new independent experts undertaking this new analysis will answer all of the questions raised by the old analysis!!

Smoke & mirrors, the way it's always been, and the beat goes on…..



What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out,
which is the exact opposite.

~ Bertrand Russell

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Disclose.tv – Confirmed Hoax(ers)


I posted about this yesterday and whilst I was purposefully vague in explaining my feelings in an unusually brief post I still would have thought the sentiment was obvious. This being due in part to the fact that the main heading posed the question, “Disclose.tv Seized? Really?!” which was then followed by the question, “Hoax or Hack?” which when coupled with the closing line of, “However if you’re a member I wouldn’t start deleting your hard drives just yet…..


Well, as I say I thought it was obvious what I thought, evidently not because a lengthy comment was since posted to my Blog (well to be entirely accurate I awoke to find the comment had actually been posted no less than 13 times to my Blog alone!!) extolling the virtues of questioning everything as well as pointing out that none of the agencies listed actually existed.

Starcaller Sinorcia has left a new comment on your post "Disclose.tv Seized? Really?":

I have been lurking and reading and gathering since I woke up this morning and saw the image on DTV. I would like to point out some very interesting facts that either people are overlooking, or too upset(freaked, ignorant, blind) to see.

[snip]

There are quite a few more reasons why I highly doubt that this is serious or REAL, but instead of just taking it at face value, why not maybe read the text contained in the images, or do your research so you can easily discern that the image from DTV has NOTHING to do with the DHS seizures. Homework, kiddies. It's useful out of school too.”

No shit Sherlock!!
 
Perhaps if ‘Starcaller Sinorcia’ spent a fraction of the time wasted posting condescending comments across the interweb on actually reading the content they were criticising then I suspect they could have saved themselves quite a few hours of pointless spamming

Regarding the opening paragraph of:
“I have been lurking and reading and gathering since I woke up this morning and saw the image on DTV. I would like to point out some very interesting facts that either people are overlooking, or too upset(freaked, ignorant, blind) to see.”
Myself -and most other people- arrived at exactly the same conclusion in about 20 seconds, which is the amount of time it took to read the alleged ‘seizure notice’.

Anyway, and as expected, Disclose.tv is back up today and after having a quick scan of their forums it seems as if the staff are patting themselves on their back for an April Fools prank that was not only a fortnight late but that several of them promoted by trolling competing forums (whilst DTV was down) to perpetuate the lie as well as being deceitful to their own members in the weeks leading up to it.

Alll so they could set the scene for their prank.

Here is an excerpt from a post earlier today by one of their moderators:

“If you haven't guessed already, all this stuff was a hoax, every drop of it. 

[...]

The old website had to be taken down off the server in order to upload the new one. Originally, this was supposed to happen on April Fools Day. We had been planning to do something for a month, and we devised a scheme to hit the forum with all the stuff everyone talks the most about; evil government agendas, smurfs, etc., and give them a load of drama right up to the crescendo: The "Seized" Splash Screen. We knew the splash screen would be figured out in no time (fake as hell agencies - easily debunked), but thought that just for a moment people would get the WTF factor. We NEVER thought it would go as viral as it did".

Source: Disclose.tv


Personally I struggle to visualise a scenario where at any point the staff thought it would be a good idea to mock the beliefs and provoke the -generally- paranoiac & already conspiracy-minded netizens who frequent their boards, but hey, what do I know…..

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Disclose.tv Seized? Really?

Disclose.tv Seized - Hoax or Hack? 

Disclose.tv is currently showing the following image on every page:


This domain name has been seized by the United States Department of Internet Security Terrorism Task Force and the European Allied Command Operations, in accordance with the International Website Seizure Act , and is under investigation along with its owner(s), administration and membership.

Full civil and criminal legal action will be taken against those who, knowingly or unknowingly, have contributed to acts of sedition, terror-mongering, and possible treason, including links to other sites now deemed a threat to national and international security.

A warrant has been obtained with the assistance of the U.S. Terror Attorney’s Office, for the District of Maryland, authorizing seizure of property and forfeiture thereof, according to 23 U.S.C. #981 and #714(c).



“U.S. Terror Attorney’s Office”? Really?!

This is already being tenuously linked to their YouTube account being shut down.


However, if you're a member I wouldn't start deleting your hard-drives just yet.....


Sunday, 8 April 2012

AMMACH – UK Contactee & Abduction Helpline

Strangely, "The Sun" newspaper completely missed the chance to poke fun at both the UFO phenomena & the UFO community over the last couple of weeks. I'm talking about the Blog post below this one concerning Councillor Simon Parkes, it's strange as they generally jump at the chance to mock all involved at every opportunity as evidenced below in an article they put out on the 6th April, 2012 which was titled, "Seen ET? Phone us at home.."



THE UK's first helpline has been opened for people
who have had close encounters with ALIENS.

The phone service offers counselling for those who believe they have been contacted or even abducted by ETs. Launched by therapist Joanne Summerscales, the Anomalous Mind Management Abductee and Contactee Helpline (AMMACH) has already had dozens of calls from all over the world. Joanne, of Langley Mill, East Mids, said:
"I get people crying with relief that someone is finally prepared to take them seriously...Some haven't spoken about experiences in over ten years because they are so afraid of ridicule...The truth will eventually come out."
Source: The Sun

The earlier omission is especially strange for The Sun as the story was about a representative of a political party they are currently opposing and also the recent article (above) features the very same people (i.e. AMMACH; Joanne Summerscales & Miles Johnston) who actually conducted, filmed and posted the earlier interview with Cllr Parkes.

Simon Parkes

Here's the relevant excerpt from the text accompanying the video that has been doing the rounds over the last couple of weeks (1 of 4). It is posted to the YouTube account of, "Megawatts1066" which is owned by, "Miles Johnston" who is the other (film-making) half of AMMACH:
"Simon Parkes discusses his highly detailed and complex contacts with Extra & Interdimensional beings called Mantis, and the Greys and Reptilians.

[...]

Interviewed by Joanne Summerscales, off camera questions by Miles Johnston of the AMMACH Project. AMMACH is dedicated to highlighting contactee, abduction and Mind Control issues in the British Isles."
SourceAMMACH (Miles Johnston via YouTube)

And here's the lowdown on AMMACH:

A.M.M.A.C.H.   -  A UK resource

A.M.M.A.C.H. - A UK resource
HELPLINE / EMAIL / WEBSITE
The helpline; 0795 1752 813 is a confidential free service and available to anyone in the UK.  It is a port of call, where anyone who would like to talk about their experiences, anonymously if preferred, can do so, without fear, knowing they will be speaking to someone with researched background knowledge, and experience in communication, with a view to supporting wellbeing.
There is also an email address if you wish to contact either Joanne or Miles to arrange an interview, Skype meeting (Skype address: ammach2011) or just share information by email:
We also welcome any enquires/contact from genuine and serious healthcare professionals who are interested in supporting those who have such experiences. Please share this information.
A.M.M.A.C.H.  - Started life on the 23 January 2011, by Joanne Summerscales and Miles Johnston  who have both had a long term interest in, and are researchers of the many fields, subjects and layers thereof, seen and treated by society at large, as being on the outer edges of social awareness, and still very much unacknowledged (by mainstream 'conventionals').  These areas include; suppressed advanced technology, the unaddressed history of humanity and genetics,  alternative energy systems, health/illness management and the extensive area of ufological/ET experience, including the Exopolitical arena, which seeks full official disclosure, which will, when it happens, have a profound impact on every area of life; the social, religious, political and economical.

 Source: A.M.M.A.C.H. (Site is down at the time of writing so here's the Google cache).


A noble sentiment to be sure but I fear the alignment with the values & ideals of the players in the 'Exopolitical arena' will, in the long-run, ultimately serve to detract from their own goals.I mean a support network is all well and good but at what cost and more importantly, does the ends justify the means?

A.M.M.A.C.H. - A UK resource

Anyway and for what it's worth I believe it can only be a good thing that by creating a new website (even if it's down at the minute) AMMACH are seen to be distancing themselves from Miles Johnston's earlier work of underground bases and including controversial whistleblowers such as, "Barry –The Voice- King" & "James –MI6- Casbolt" (Michael Prince) and their supposed revelations concerning -what are by anyone's standards- incredibly bizarre allegations. This isn't a criticism of Johnston’s work or even the content contained therein but simply that unverified, unproven and often completely unsubstantiated claims from two of the UK's lesser-spotted UFO personalities shouldn’t be presented using the same platform as that being provided for the counselling of contactees/abductees.

In fact, I'd go as far to say that to call the beliefs of these two characters, "fringe" is unfair to the vast majority of people who hold what could be termed as fringe beliefs, from what I’ve seen it certainly appears that Casbolt has never met a conspiracy theory he didn't like. Currently, and amongst other things, Casbolt claims that SS Nazis are creating 'cyborgized' human babies for use as 'supersoldiers' of the 4th Reich, his batch of programmed babies was intercepted when travelling from a Canadian Nazi SS Base leading to Casbolt turning assassin to terminate one of these 'cyborg-supersoldiers' who had stolen a 'suitcacase nuke'. And King is a walking, talking conspiracy theory, his more recent claims are centred around the creation of programmable generated-life-forms, population control technologies and clandestine experiments involving mind control, all of which are routinely carried out in top secret underground bases in Berkshire.

I shit you not, but sorry, I digress.

I think what I’m trying to say is that the people get the ufology that the people deserve.....

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Whitby Councillor’s Assorted Alien Contacts [audio & video]

I'm sure that by now most of you have seen the online press articles over the last couple of weeks regarding Labour councillor, "Simon Parkes," the furore centres around a set of four YouTube videos in which Parkes details his on-going contact with assorted extraterrestrials. It seems that since Parkes was elected to Whitby Town Council this has become something of an issue, even though the YouTube videos have existed exactly as they are now for almost a year. Or alternatively it could be because apparently Parkes intends to stand for election to the Borough and County council at the earliest opportunity.

Two green stick things came in. I was aware of some movement over my head. I thought, ‘they’re not mummy’s hands, mummy’s hands are pink’. I was looking straight into its face. It enters my mind through my eyes and it sends a message down my optic nerve into my brain. It says ‘I am your real mother, I am your more important mother’.

Whilst I don't necessarily agree with the whole contactee premise, I think it's essentially a belief and one that is held as dearly to the beholder as many a religious belief. So with this in mind I personally don't think it's entirely ethical (morally or otherwise) to allow a personal belief -however outlandish or outrageous- that doesn't hurt anyone and doesn't adversely affect their working life to be used as a determining factor to pre-judge an individual on their suitability for employment, and especially not if it's employment in a position they have filled prior to this with no problems.

Considering Parkes is a public figure then I don't believe for one second he was naïve enough to expect that there would be no backlash for his comments as sooner-or-later some kind of media attention was inevitable, perhaps not nationally like it transpired, but inevitable nonetheless. I won't even guess at his reasons for doing so but I'm sure he believed they were good ones…

Anyway, as already mentioned this all stems from four YouTube videos featuring a very sincere and (dare I say it) endearing Parkes in a personal one-on-one discussion with the host, "Joanne Summerscales". Parkes also shares some of the artwork and notes he has created over the years, artwork which details his extraterrestrial encounters and all of which at times makes the interview interesting if nothing else:


Here's the first YouTube video (of four) and the one I grabbed the above images from:

Simon Parkes discusses his highly detailed and complex contacts with Extra & Interdimensional beings called Mantis, and the Greys and Reptilians. In Part 1 of this highly detailed interview on Mantis Alien contactee Simon Parkes, we discuss the details of his early life with Reptilians, Greys and the Mantis nonhuman extra-dimensional beings.

Is it a massively implausible story containing -what I personally perceive as- factual impossibilities?
Sure, but that goes with the territory.More importantly and the real issue here is there anything contained therein that could affect his ability and/or prevent him from performing work-related tasks?
Not that I could see.....

(Audio from 5Live Breakfast - April 2012)
Scarborough councillor Simon Parkes says a 9ft alien claims to be his mother. Cllr Parkes told 5 live Breakfast that he has been visited hundreds of times by aliens since he was a child.

I get more common sense out of the aliens than out of Scarborough Town Hall. The aliens are far more aware of stuff. People in the Town Hall seem not to be aware of the needs of Whitby. ~ Councillor Simon Parkes


Sunday, 1 April 2012

Berrow Beach IFO? UK UFO, Burnham on Sea - April 1st

Berrow Beach IFO? UK UFO, Burnham on Sea - April 1st


I saw this and for all it was posted on April 1st (today) I don't think it was a purposeful attempt at deception by the website that posted it, however it seems a little strange that the image that shows the most detail was the one that was posted at a much smaller size, here's the article:


Walker appeals for help in solving UFO mystery over Berrow beach
Originally posted on April 1st, 2012



A walker has appealed for help in identifying a mystery object seen hovering in the sky above Berrow beach during the past week.

Beach walker Ken May photographed the circular, black object several hundred metres over the sands near the Berrow beach car park.

"The object hovered silently over the beach high up in the sky for about 20 seconds before rising upwards, quickly moving inland and vanishing from view - it was quite eerie. I've used the beach here for many years and have never seen anything like it. 
I managed to take two quick photos and would be interested to hear from anyone who spotted anything similar in the area on Thursday evening at around 6.30pm."

Source: Burnham-On-Sea.com

As soon as I opened it up with graphics software the similarities between the object and a children's toy were striking to say the least. Here's the two objects cleaned up & zoomed in a little:


It reminded me straight away of one of the many propeller style toys that are currently available, well either that or a Frisbee of some description but due to the slightly conical shape of the object in the smaller image then I suspected a toy similar to the following:


Obviously as there are just so many of these and similar shaped toys on the market an exact match isn't always possible, the following is a related image search from Google:


And so whilst I don't necessarily think the toy used in the next example is the exact object that was used it is more than suitable for comparative purposes, here's the toy and the image I used of it:


Here's the toy placed next to the object(s) for a direct comparison with the original image being highlighted in red:


And finally the reason I suspect that the images are so different in structure is that one was taken during the ‘launch’ of the toy (or alternatively the angle it was thrown at) and the other one is a side-on view after the toy had levelled out (or thrown straight across the field of vision) which would also be consistent with the motion blur that is evident. I overlaid the two images and then using the horizon as a guide proceeded to blend the two images and then animated it, I think this helps to understand the point I’m trying to make:


Which when coupled with the object being centred in both shots then it certainly implies that this was a staged event and I believe that when considered along with the witness account is more than enough to warrant a little caution, i.e. "hovered silently over the beach high up in the sky for about 20 seconds before rising upwards, quickly moving inland and vanishing from view"


To be honest, and personally speaking, the only aspect of this report that didn't indicate a hoax was that usually the witness doesn’t offer a name instead preferring to remain anonymous. However, and having said that there’s no reason to accept as an absolute certainty that the name supplied was genuine or even if it is genuine that this is anything other than a pre-emptive April fools prank.

All things considered and without any further information I’m doubtful that the witness account is an honest representation of what occurred.....