by Mick West at 5:53 PM
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pan bill.

California Senator Dr. Richard Pan has introduced a bill (SB 1424) which currently reads as follows:
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We can tell it's not a missile simply because it's a 20 second exposure, and so the "missile" on the "top" of the streak would not actually show up. It has to be another moving light - i.e. it's an object with at least two lights.

Initial analysis focussed on the possibility of it being a plane flying towards the camera. Aircraft in level flight can look like they are rising or falling straight up or down if they are flying directly towards or away from the camera.

A more promising suggestion was that is was a helicopter, moving AWAY from the camera.

This was first suggested by Tyler Rogoway at...
by Mick West at 3:00 PM
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Metabunk 2018-05-16 15-09-30.

A comedy show on Russia Today starring Lee Camp (stand-up comedian and former writer for The Onion) has become the latest outlet to push an old debunked story - the idea that there are trillions of dollars missing from the Pentagon. This myth arose because the the Pentagon (i.e. the Department of Defense) has multiple different accounting systems across multiple departments. These systems have a serious problem: they are not "interoperable". This means that entries on one system do not automatically flow to another system.

So when the military has to make quarterly or year-end financial statements, some entries, like the value of certain assets (like aircraft carriers) or liabilities (like pensions), have to be transferred either manually or by an automated but uncertified system....
by Mick West at 10:25 AM
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MUFON 91964 Metabunk Compare.

This case of a "UFO" submitted to Mufon, is described as:
by Mick West at 11:05 AM
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Metabunk 2018-05-08 10-32-45.

The ongoing eruption of Kilauea is interesting for a number of Metabunk related reasons.

Firstly there's the association of volcanos with the solar radiation management proposals in the field of geoengineering. Volcanoes spew a lot of sulphur dioxide and ash into the air which (simplifying) makes it hazy and reflects sunlight back into space. This most famously happened with Mount Pinatubo in 1991
by Mick West at 7:08 PM
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Metabunk 2018-05-06 18-35-22.

I was on Santa Monica Pier at 1:45PM PDT, and I notice far to the north was what looked like a fata morgana - a type of mirage where objects get stretched and inverted. It was quite hard to see and I doubt many people (if any) had noticed it. I took a few photos. These have been "dehazed" in Photoshop:
Metabunk 2018-05-06 18-42-52.
Metabunk 2018-05-06 18-44-05.
Notice the above two images are of the same region, taken just 30 seconds apart, and yet look very different. Here's a slider comparison:
Metabunk 2018-05-06 18-48-11. Metabunk 2018-05-06 18-49-58.

This made me wonder if fata morgana might be responsible for occasional UFO sightings, as it could make things appear and disappear, and even seem to move. When the mirage just catches the tip of something like a tree it can make it hover in the air like a flying object. Like this:...
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by Mick West at 5:47 PM
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Metabunk 2018-04-21 17-34-45.
Metabunk 2018-04-21 17-35-34.
Metabunk 2018-04-21 17-36-19.
Metabunk 2018-04-21 17-37-06.
Metabunk 2018-04-21 17-37-31.

The above images are from a YouTube video. They are excerpts from Gary El's channel of live feeds from his web cam.

The web cam captures a lot of planes. At night the camera is set to a longer exposure, which makes the planes leave trails. This is also happening with these purple streaks, which are just bugs that are very close to the camera, and are lit by a light close to that camera.

We know this because they look exactly like thousands of photos of "rods" - an optical phenomena cause by insects (or sometimes birds) and long exposure. You can find many examples with an image search for insect+rods
Metabunk 2018-04-21 17-44-05.

They are explained in this documentary:...
by Mick West at 10:31 AM
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Deadly UV Metabunk.

In a paper titled "Deadly Ultraviolet UV-C and UV-B Penetration to Earth’s Surface:" J. Marvin Herndon, Raymond D. Hoisington, and Mark Whiteside write:
Metabunk 2018-04-01 10-27-32.
They get values for UV-C (their readings are...
by Mick West at 2:14 PM
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A large part of the reason that 9/11 conspiracy theories persist is simply that people not understanding the physics of the collapse. I was talking to a conspiracy theorist a while back, trying to explain why the towers collapsed. I said that the floor trusses were heated until they sagged, then they pulled away from the walls. Here's a visualization of this with the floor slabs removed so you can see the trusses.


He asked why would they pull away from the walls. They were not any heavier. They were still attached to the walls. It was still the same mass being supported by the ends of the truss, so why would it pull? It made no sense to him.

I realized I'd not really given it much thought myself. I had to...