- The photographer answered the following specific questions
1. Did you notice any sound coming from the object?
- No. Nothing whatsoever.
- 2. Were you aware of anyone else nearby watching it
- No, I was very alone. I debated at one point going back
to the door to get someone, but I would have missed a lot of the shots
- 3. Judging from what you saw, could the movement of
the object have been by force of wind, or did it seem to have its own propulsion?
- Seemed to have it's own way of getting around. It didn't
follow the wind, although I thought at first it might be a group of balloons,
the wind was rather gusty that day, and it never went the way it should
if it was a balloon. Not to mention the speed was unreal.
- 4. Did it appear to rotate at all?
- Not that I could tell. I was really paying more attention
to where it was.
- 5. The object appears to be very large as it maintains
clarity even at a very high altitude in the last frames. Any size guesstimate
judging from your own perspective?
- I wouldn't fancy even a guess. Impossible to really tell.
- 6. Have you encountered UFOs before?
- Another Similar Craft
- This still is from a well known MPEG of a shape shifting
UFO believed to have been filmed (and the film leaked) from either Area51
or Ellis AFB -- I can't seem to nail down the story. The footage is fascinating,
to say the least. (Click here
to see MPEG)
- From Lee Connolly
- Dear Jeff
- Just wanted to bring to your attention that the UFO photographed
with remarkable clarity on your web site today, appears to be exactly the
same object which was photographed by Ed Walters of the famous Gulf Breeze
sightings. If any of your readers can get hold of a copy of Eds book "UFOs
ARE REAL, HERE'S THE PROOF" they will find a photo of the very same
craft as it was being buzzed by an F15 fighter on January 12th 1994. Maybe
if anyone is in contact with Ed Walters he would be interested in seeing
these latest images.
- Lee Connolly
- You reference a black and white photo from out of a book.
This photo is the same as this color photo (or frame grab) that I have.
I think it came from a video tape I have, somewhere in my collection:
- Just thought you might like as well.
- Mark Center
- PS, this grab came from the Elder's Mexico tapes from
a few years back.
- From William Burke
- Jeff, thanks for publishing these photos and leaving
them up; it's nice to have the luxury of time for reflection on these images.
- I preface my own analysis and remarks by saying I am
NOT a trained photo analyst; however, like many of us that have been "in
the game" since Zapruder's film, I have learned quite a lot about
what films show, as opposed to what they appear the show, and what they
do NOT show.
- So this is my own opinion, nothing more, but I do know
a trick or two:
- The images show an object of high reflectivity (roughtly
equivalent to, say, Mylar) that is not very large, and not really very
far away. The object, I believe, is not more than 10-12 feet in greatest
diameter, and is never much more than 100 yards distant in the pictures;
the average distance is probably 60-75 yards. Yep, I believe we are seeing
an inflatable object, perhaps of a Mylar-like material filled with helium,
on a tether of some sort. More sophisticated computer analysis may or may
not make this tether line - which could be no more than 15-pound test fishing
line; hard to pick up unless conditions are right.
- As for the object traversing one-third of the shy in
2-3 seconds, that is not very fast, really... a good gust of wind would
do that easily.
- It is also very interesting that the Gulf Breeze UFO
flap has now been brought into the picture! Gulf Breeze has, to my satisfaction,
been exposed as one of the classic UFO hoaxes in history. The first time
I saw those photos in the book, it was obvious to me that they were spoofed
- I urge you to submit these pictures to impartial analysis
by experienced computer photo analysts; it is my belief they will be exposed
as the hoax they are.
- --William Burke,
devoted Rense reader and fan
- From: Mike
- I just read the above story and was shocked because I,
my father in Law and son watched the same type of object stop in mid air
then separate into three pieces. We thought it was a balloon at first until
it separated then returned together minus one piece (this one piece flew
south). It was moving to the east from the Sacramento CA. area. about two
months ago. We watched for news reports but as usual nothing reported.
- Just thought I would let you know,
- From: Michael Carlin
- Mr. Neff,
- Intriguing images that I'm sure have attracted the attention
of a variety of .mil servers! Picture #4 seemed to show a stable platform
that had altered or morphed it's configuration. To my eyes, it looked very
much like the bottom central nozzle had moved in a fashion seen on jet
fighters with "thrust-vectoring" capability. With limited data,
this still did NOT look like a simple mechanical action as much as an actual
morphing of shape.
- You may find the URL below of interest. Once you wade
past the hyperbole, it's obvious there is some real substance to the "morphing
metals" technology. The DARPA search they suggest is still possible,
I did it yesterday, and while time-consuming, it reinforces the notion
that all the REALLY GOOD toys are still wrapped in deep black.
- Following is a short quote from the page.
- Michael Carlin
- We think you should know about it. The advances are being
made in the development of new metal alloys. These alloys have remarkable
characteristics, in that they will change shape upon the application of
an electric current or magnetic field. They change shape, or morph, as
the researchers prefer to say, rapidly and with some considerable force.
They are termed compact hybrid actuators,, a mouthful of engineering jargon,
so we would prefer to call them living metals,. Why? Because these alloys
incorporate advanced nano-technology that is designed to enable them to
mimic living systems in their versatility and dynamism. The list of potential
applications seems endless, and the U.S. military is funding a variety
of related research programs exploring the full range of options. Self-healing
wings that flex and react like living organisms, versatile bombers that
double as agile jet fighters, and swarms of tiny unmanned aircraft are
just a few of the science-fiction-like possibilities that these next-generation
technologies could make feasible in the decades ahead.
- Just so that you don,t think this all sounds like drawing-board
ideas being dreamt up by some egg-head think-tank, there is a considerable
body of evidence to show that the testing stage for some of these alloys
has already taken place.
- We have accessed over 130 documents so far, including
pictures and video footage, budgets and names of project leaders and their
departments/companies involved. This technology is being incorporated into
prototype applications right now. These include morphing aeroforms in Unmanned
Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and fighter aircraft, morphing rotor-blades in helicopters,
in-flight navigation, guidance and control systems for small missiles,
satellite technology (especially with respect to optical systems), and
sonar-absorbing materials for submarines.
- David Rudiak
- Readers may be interested in other multilobed UFOs that
have been photographed over the years, particularly the so-called "Nellis
UFO" This is shown in a 1994 video of an anomalous object over an
Air Force fighter jet training range northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada (Nellis
Range). This Includes audio of perplexed range personnel and radar tracking
overlay enabling precise determination of object flight characteristics.
The object circled the radar/camera facility at a precisely controlled
distance, made a right angle turn, flew vertically, flew at speeds as low
as 15 miles/hour, but also over 500 mph, and made sudden jumps in airspeed.
- Full discussion, photos, video captures, graphs, and
links at my website:
- David Rudiak
It is curious that when ever a daylight photograph of a UFO comes along,
the general consensus is almost automatically "it's a fake."
As if UFOs have to be mysterious lights in the night or fuzzy, grainy,
distorted pictures in black and white?
It simply stands to reason that as more people have more cameras with them
as part of their normal routine, still and video, we are simply bound to
start seeing some good, solid, clear daylight evidences such as this. If
the object is some kind of balloon, it appears to be very large, judging
from its retained shape and detail in the final picture, where it has moved
farthest away from the photographer. One would expect a small balloon at
such distance and altitude to blur out or lose some definition of shape.
If it is a large balloon, it's also probably an expensive one. I don't
see any evidence of a tether, either.
I took quite a bit of time searching dozens and dozens of commercial and
industrial websites (including weather balloon manufacturers) that deal
in large scale helium balloons and could not find one in any inventory
which even remotely resembles this object. It is an utterly non-representational
form (ie, it isn't a run away used car advertisement shaped like a Dino
or a lumberjack or what have you. I once saw a star shaped mylar ballon,
roughly 5 feet tall and 3 feet thick, detatch from an advertising station
at a used car lot in a high wind and go sailing over the freeway. There
was no mistaking this at close range --- similar to these photos -- for
a large helium balloon. It had no stability at all, it twisted and turned
in the wind and tumbled through the sky wildly). A helium balloon of that
size, considerably smaller than the object in these photos, would easily
cost several hundred dollars.
- If someone wanted to hoax a UFO, it seems a more traditional
saucer shaped 'blimp' would be employed. It would certainly be a very
expensive hoax to have something of this configuration custom made and
released in the hopes that someone, somewher might photograph it. Not impossible,
of course, but unlikely. Communications with the photographer convince
me he is not a hoaxer, is someone experienced in UFOlogy and personal contact
experiences, but simply does not want to deal with the hassles of debunkers
for the sake of his job and family, though willing to deliver his photographic
evidence over for complete analysis. Many people have emailed to say this
is not an alien craft. I think people need to be reminded that 'UFO' does
not equate to alien craft. It merely means an unidentified flying object.
This could very well be some kind of 'probe' of our own making -- we have
no idea the extent to which our government labs have achieved in antigravity
research to date. Object of similar shape and unusual, non-disc shape have
been photographed extensively for several years now. It is almost as if
the classic "saucer" is long gone, replaced by more complex,
sometimes even organic looking devices. - Webmaster
- Interesting Comparison
- These images were shot by Anthony Woods in Bedhampton,
England this year.