Photographs of a UFO

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This was the last photo taken of the craft as it left to the north:

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Zoom photo:

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Cropped photo:

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What the heck is this thing?
 

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Without a corroborating account listing details, this is meaningless.
 
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What?

I saw a UFO the other day, and I took three pictures of it. What more is there to say? Here are the pictures. What is it?
 
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You asked the question and got the answer: What is it? It is impossible to say. Those pictures don't mean anything. They are not of good enough quality and there is no additional contextual information from which to draw any conclusions at all. Heck, the first sentence you wrote sounds like you pulled a random sentence out of a paragraph!
 
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You say it was a craft, what kind of craft did you see? What kind of craft noises did it make? Did it have craft motion?

Though I do identify a rotated(120CCW) skull and crossbones in the top left corner of the first picture.
 
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You asked the question and got the answer: What is it? It is impossible to say. Those pictures don't mean anything. They are not of good enough quality and there is no additional contextual information from which to draw any conclusions at all. Heck, the first sentence you wrote sounds like you pulled a random sentence out of a paragraph!
*facepalm*

Okay, what kind of flying object looks like this, then? The context is meaningless-- I took them in georgia, how does that effect what is in the picture?

Basically, it went over my head when I was watching it, it was heading West, which is when I took the third picture and second picture. Then, a few seconds later, it looped around and flew away to the north-- which is when I took the last photo.

You say it was a craft, what kind of craft did you see? What kind of craft noises did it make? Did it have craft motion?

Though I do identify a rotated(120CCW) skull and crossbones in the top left corner of the first picture.
I saw that. It looked like a big, squarish dart, didn't make any noise that I could tell, and flew around about as fast as a Learjet.

What? Skull and crossbones? :?
 
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Are these not more CGI images like the ones you were posting in chat last night?
 
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Are these not more CGI images like the ones you were posting in chat last night?
I hope not, because it's shockingly unimpressive for a CGI image.
 
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What orientation is its longitudinal axis to its flying direction?
What is the relationship between the two photos, which look like completely different craft?
etc.
etc.

Come on. Just tell us everything you experienced. When, where, time of day, sounds, etc. It's all important.
 
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Though I do identify a rotated(120CCW) skull and crossbones in the top left corner of the first picture.
Where is this? I don't see it.
 
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Where is this? I don't see it.
Rotated about 135 deg CCW. Looks like left orbital bone :smile:
 
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Rotated about 135 deg CCW. Looks like left orbital bone :smile:
Ah there it is.
 
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*facepalm*

Okay, what kind of flying object looks like this, then? The context is meaningless-- I took them in georgia, how does that effect what is in the picture?
Seriously though. I think you're putting too much faith in the method of mere visual identification. "What is in the picture" is just a blurry dot with light and dark smudges.

With context, we can deduce more than this. This is why we need details.


I'm confused. You mention a "third picture" and a "second picture" and then a "last picture". Is there a "first picture"?


In pic3 (wide angle), we can see a hotspot from the sun in the upper left. This means we can interpret the light area of the craft in pic2 as sunlit and the dark area as in shadow. This gives us a shape of a squat hexagonal prism seen end-on. (It might not be so squat if there's serious foreshortening happening.)

In pic 1, OTOH, we assume sunlight is coming from the right of the pic. We see a long, narrow, 3-lobed shape.

What is the orientation of pic 1 with respect to pic 2? How can we possibly see two completely different sillouettes of the same craft? Tell us what angles we're seeing the two from.



Seriously, write out the account from beginning to end, it will give us a lot to go on.
 
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Are these not more CGI images like the ones you were posting in chat last night?
No-- I was comparing the object to every picture of a 'UFO' I have ever seen.

What orientation is its longitudinal axis to its flying direction?
What is the relationship between the two photos, which look like completely different craft?
etc.
etc.

Come on. Just tell us everything you experienced. When, where, time of day, sounds, etc. It's all important.
It was midafternoon (3 - 4:30), and I was outside my Cousin's house. The second and last pictures were taken when the craft was headed west-- Ahead of me, in the photo, which is why it looks so odd. In the first photo, The craft had looped around, through a cloud, and was heading north and directly above me.

Seriously though. I think you're putting too much faith in the method of mere visual identification. "What is in the picture" is just a blurry dot with light and dark smudges.

With context, we can deduce more than this. This is why we need details.


I'm confused. You mention a "third picture" and a "second picture" and then a "last picture". Is there a "first picture"?


In pic3 (wide angle), we can see a hotspot from the sun in the upper left. This means we can interpret the light area of the craft in pic2 as sunlit and the dark area as in shadow. This gives us a shape of a squat hexagonal prism seen end-on. (It might not be so squat if there's serious foreshortening happening.)

In pic 1, OTOH, we assume sunlight is coming from the right of the pic. We see a long, narrow, 3-lobed shape.

What is the orientation of pic 1 with respect to pic 2? How can we possibly see two completely different sillouettes of the same craft? Tell us what angles we're seeing the two from.



Seriously, write out the account from beginning to end, it will give us a lot to go on.
I'll refer to the pictures in the order I posted them;

The first and photo was taken from a different angle on the craft because it had completed a wide loop above me and was heading north.

The second and last photos were taken from the rear of the craft while it was heading west.
 
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Okay, what kind of flying object looks like this, then? The context is meaningless-- I took them in georgia, how does that effect what is in the picture?
That's not enough. We need camera type, lens length, zoom used, resolution, how much you cropped them, time of day, direction you were facing, how many pictures are in the series, how much time elapsed between them, etc. That's context.
Basically, it went over my head when I was watching it, it was heading West, which is when I took the third picture and second picture. Then, a few seconds later, it looped around and flew away to the north-- which is when I took the last photo.
How much time elapsed total?
I saw that. It looked like a big, squarish dart, didn't make any noise that I could tell, and flew around about as fast as a Learjet.
So could it have been a Learjet?

This is one of the biggest problems with UFO pictures and their identification. People who see them/take them are often unbelievabely unhelpful in providing the necessary information to evaluate the photos. If a buddy of yours comes up to you and says "I saw a naked woman yesterday" and then walks away, don't you want to chase him down and beat him over the head for not providing more information?
 
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I hope not, because it's shockingly unimpressive for a CGI image.
Agreed, but no doubt, good hoaxsters will pick up on that flaw in CGI fakes and adapt.
 
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UFO.jpg


UFO over Warsaw :rofl:
 
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That's not enough. We need camera type, lens length, zoom used, resolution, how much you cropped them, time of day, direction you were facing, how many pictures are in the series, how much time elapsed between them, etc. That's context. How much time elapsed total? So could it have been a Learjet?

This is one of the biggest problems with UFO pictures and their identification. People who see them/take them are often unbelievabely unhelpful in providing the necessary information to evaluate the photos. If a buddy of yours comes up to you and says "I saw a naked woman yesterday" and then walks away, don't you want to chase him down and beat him over the head for not providing more information?
Some kind of Olympus. I don't have the camera right with me, but it's a pathetically old camera-- The images were shot at first in low-resolution with the last in 800*600. I cropped the first down to better show the object-- The rest of the picture was just sky anyway. The second and third I did not crop, the photos were taken in the afternoon, around 3:30, I was facing west in the first two images I took and south in the last. There is about a one-second elapse between the first and second pictures and about a 7-second delay between the second and the third. I only took three photographs. No, I doubt sincerely it was a learjet by the way it looks and its lack of sound.

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UFO over Warsaw :rofl:
That's a balloon. you can see the string in the zoom.
 
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With something like this, it might be compelling if, for example, multiple, independent, credible witnesses observed inexplicable behavior or characterstics. But you haven't even explained why you think this is something more than a non-descript blob. My first guess might be that it was a string of balloons. Is there any reason to think otherwise?
 
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Not for you-- But I saw it fly around.
 
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Not for you-- But I saw it fly around.
What precisely did you see it do?
 
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Oops, never mind, I had missed a couple of posts.
 
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Why do you think this is something special?
 
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The shape of it-- It made no noise. I have no clue what it was/is. Hence, it is a UFO.
 
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Ah, well, as has been said, there is no reason to think this is anything unusual. It just looked unusual. Perhaps it was some kind of ultra-lite aircraft, or an experimental plane, or a string of balloons in a shifting wind.
 

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