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UFO over Canberra?

By johnboy - 5 April 2012 40

The DBKP website is very excited by video purportedly shot over Canberra yesterday of what looks like a blimp overhauling a jet airliner.

It’s been posted to YouTube with this note:

An unidentified flying object was caught on camera from an airplane near Canberra, Australia on April 04, 2012, filmed by passenger Thomas Roth. The UFO was flying very fast below the Aircraft. It doesn’t look like a normal plane or helicopter. What do you think about it?

Video by Thomas Roth. Copyright by CBN, Crazy Breaking News.

UFO?

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Deref 5:05 pm 31 Jul 12

Erg0 said :

And, for the sake of completeness, here’s a good skeptical examination of the incident:

http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4208

🙂 Buy that man a drink!

melon1234 3:53 pm 31 Jul 12

thatsnotme said :

mpaska said :

No. Regardless of what regulations may exist, I know for sure that Qantas tell you that your mobile must be switched to ‘Flight Mode’ (no 3G or wireless) if it’s to be turned on during the flight. I’m sure plenty of people don’t bother, but the airlines definitely don’t stop at a simple ‘you can turn it on except during takeoff or landing’ rule.

It’s a good thing that airlines don’t offer wifi services then. Oh wait…

00davist 3:23 pm 31 Jul 12

KaptnKaos said :

I would like to welcome our new overlords and offer a sacrifice our current ACT Government ministers as a welcome and peace offering.

+1…

Hell, I might be going out on a limb here, but +Caberra!

KaptnKaos 2:45 pm 31 Jul 12

I would like to welcome our new overlords and offer a sacrifice our current ACT Government ministers as a welcome and peace offering.

Delt4RC 2:18 pm 31 Jul 12

Theres been more sightings in the ACT this month.. Heres two videos that have been posted in several ufo networks and even International Business Times…

http://youtu.be/fEvh05gFFV0

http://youtu.be/wxR4c18awBQ

http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/365699/20120723/ufo-sighting-australia.htm

Jungle Jim 8:35 am 11 Apr 12

1337Hax0r said :

Same UFO, now chasing KLM planes:
http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/klm-passenger-posts-youtube-footage-of-unidentified-flying-object/story-e6frfq80-1226305166933

Same person too, by the looks of it. YouTube user name of CrazyBreakingNews (either that, or the folk ‘working’ for CBN are being tailed by VFBs (Very Fast Blimps) for some reason).

Erg0 4:17 pm 10 Apr 12

nanzan said :

Walker said :

If he had time to edit this. Bring on a forensics team, if you could. Not easy and quick to forge, but yes, consider the possibility by all means.

Let’s just say what you see is what you get. What could it be? Clearly, a UFO. What that amounts to, I can’t say, of course. Hence UFO. Couldn’t even begin to guess, although wouldn’t mind a meteoroligist physicist tip about now, for some tentative possibilities I’m not well versed in. Can’t jump to little green men right away.

If it were shiny and had “RAAF frisbee comp 2012” on it, that would help narrow things down a little.

Give this 1966 event a crack:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westall_UFO

and related doco (made by a Canberran) is very compelling and to the point, no new age fluff blah, just says it straight up as investigated (or disappeared or changed their names or had their cameras withheld and the rest of it). Even if it was a town-wide hallucination or whatever else, it’s still very compelling stuff.

Further to the 1966 Westall Incident mentioned above, here’s the link to the documentary made about it:

http://www.westall66ufo.com.au/westall66ufo/

…and here’s the Facebook page for the Westall Incident:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/7613851618/

And yes, the researcher and presenter of the documentary is a Canberra resident.

And, for the sake of completeness, here’s a good skeptical examination of the incident:

http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4208

enrique 2:29 pm 10 Apr 12
wildturkeycanoe 5:20 am 10 Apr 12

That ain’t nothing except Mork, heading back to Ork.

Jivrashia 5:41 pm 06 Apr 12

thatsnotme said :

Was this photo stitched or something? Just to the right of that diagonal blob, there’s a clear line that runs down the entire photo, with the right side slightly paler than the left. What’s the go there?

No, it’s just one photo.
I think that line is the curtain.

thatsnotme 2:15 pm 06 Apr 12

Jivrashia said :

Hmm… Looks a bit like the one that I saw over Lake BG some 10 years ago.

Actually, I didn’t SEE it. I took a photo of the lazy hot air balloons floating over the lake and only several days later did I realise what I’d captured on my digital camera.

At first I thought it was just the reflection of a light source from within my hotel room, at Crowne Plaza, since my hands and the camera were also captured in the photo due to the reflection by the large glass window.

But, because the object was shown in the photo as being DIAGONAL, I realise that it couldn’t have been a reflection as there was no source of light within the room that was DIAGONAL to make such distinct and clear reflection. My hotel room was minimal in decor, hence the only source of light was the down lights, which is shown in the photo as a white oval shape. And there were no mirrors present in the room.

Here’s the photo.
I do have a 2400×1800 pixel version of the raw, in case anyone is interested.

Frankly, all I can say is “Where the hell did that white blob come from??”. The camera I used back then never showed that white blob in any photos taken after that so… Can’t explain.

Was this photo stitched or something? Just to the right of that diagonal blob, there’s a clear line that runs down the entire photo, with the right side slightly paler than the left. What’s the go there?

imagesplat 10:40 am 06 Apr 12

There are some much higher quality CGI videos than this one, see here:
http://www.thefakinghoaxer.net/
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheFakingHoaxer?feature=watch

Something like this would be a lot easier to fake.

If it is Canberra, what are those white things in the top left? Also looks suss to film out a window at nothing, blocking half the view with a wing.

nanzan 8:45 am 06 Apr 12

Walker said :

If he had time to edit this. Bring on a forensics team, if you could. Not easy and quick to forge, but yes, consider the possibility by all means.

Let’s just say what you see is what you get. What could it be? Clearly, a UFO. What that amounts to, I can’t say, of course. Hence UFO. Couldn’t even begin to guess, although wouldn’t mind a meteoroligist physicist tip about now, for some tentative possibilities I’m not well versed in. Can’t jump to little green men right away.

If it were shiny and had “RAAF frisbee comp 2012” on it, that would help narrow things down a little.

Give this 1966 event a crack:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westall_UFO

and related doco (made by a Canberran) is very compelling and to the point, no new age fluff blah, just says it straight up as investigated (or disappeared or changed their names or had their cameras withheld and the rest of it). Even if it was a town-wide hallucination or whatever else, it’s still very compelling stuff.

Further to the 1966 Westall Incident mentioned above, here’s the link to the documentary made about it:

http://www.westall66ufo.com.au/westall66ufo/

…and here’s the Facebook page for the Westall Incident:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/7613851618/

And yes, the researcher and presenter of the documentary is a Canberra resident.

Gerry-Built 7:45 am 06 Apr 12

milkman said :

Looks kinda like an ascending weather balloon.

umm… “ascending” sideways?

Jethro 11:06 pm 05 Apr 12

Jivrashia said :

Hmm… Looks a bit like the one that I saw over Lake BG some 10 years ago.

Actually, I didn’t SEE it. I took a photo of the lazy hot air balloons floating over the lake and only several days later did I realise what I’d captured on my digital camera.

At first I thought it was just the reflection of a light source from within my hotel room, at Crowne Plaza, since my hands and the camera were also captured in the photo due to the reflection by the large glass window.

But, because the object was shown in the photo as being DIAGONAL, I realise that it couldn’t have been a reflection as there was no source of light within the room that was DIAGONAL to make such distinct and clear reflection. My hotel room was minimal in decor, hence the only source of light was the down lights, which is shown in the photo as a white oval shape. And there were no mirrors present in the room.

Here’s the photo.
I do have a 2400×1800 pixel version of the raw, in case anyone is interested.

Frankly, all I can say is “Where the hell did that white blob come from??”. The camera I used back then never showed that white blob in any photos taken after that so… Can’t explain.

I would like to believe.

However, the presence of pyramids, hot-air balloons and satellite dishes make the photo a little too good.

milkman 9:55 pm 05 Apr 12

Looks kinda like an ascending weather balloon.

Walker 9:12 pm 05 Apr 12

(Well okay not that hard to forge but I’m going to go with raaf frisbee just to get me out the door)

thatsnotme 9:07 pm 05 Apr 12

mpaska said :

There are zero, zip, nill, nudda, no issues with a cell phone being used on a flight. The only precaution Australian airlines take is that the mobile is to be turned off during take off and landing.

No. Regardless of what regulations may exist, I know for sure that Qantas tell you that your mobile must be switched to ‘Flight Mode’ (no 3G or wireless) if it’s to be turned on during the flight. I’m sure plenty of people don’t bother, but the airlines definitely don’t stop at a simple ‘you can turn it on except during takeoff or landing’ rule.

Whoever took this video was ignoring the rules. By the time aircraft flaps are deployed, the captain has make the ‘cabin crew prepare the cabin for landing’ announcement, which is the point where electronic devices must be turned off.

The positive thing to come out of all of this is that our alien overlords are pretty damn small. I reckon we can take them.

Cantoangel 9:03 pm 05 Apr 12

Was this a virgin australia plane? From our office window, we usually see planes take off and ascend along the line of Mt Ainslie… we noticed yesterday (or could’ve been a day before, I can’t remember now) that something was following the plane but under it. We thought it was just a light plane but it still seemed awfully close. After a while the object veered away and we lost sight of it. I wonder if this was the same thing??

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