1. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    I've emailed the cottage owner, and asked her to confirm if the windows are double glazed. And (probably unlikely) to take a photo of the reflection of the lamp.
     
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  2. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

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  3. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    I contacted the owner of the cottage, who confirmed that the windows are double glazed.
     
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  4. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Update to the OP:

    UPDATE July 10, 2015:
    I contacted the owner of the cottage, who graciously agreed to take a few photos and a short video from the same location. These prove conclusively that the "UFO" is simply the reflection of a light in the window:

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    You can see the reflection of the curtain in the window, just like with the "UFO" photo, which demonstrates that the UFO photo was taken indoors. The light reflections here are a little bigger, as the light was moved closer to the window, but they are the exact same shape, color, and doubling as in the UFO photo, which proves conclusively that the "UFO" is simply the reflection of a light in the room.

    Many thanks to the owner of Bunloit Farmhouse for taking these photos and video!
     
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  5. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    That's awsome. and they did remove/trim down that bush, i was gonna ask you to ask her about that. It is a beautiful spot to rent!
     
  6. Fin

    Fin New Member

    The initial work was brilliant. This update is absolutely AWESOME! Fine debunkery, sir. Just brilliant! Thanks for putting so much time into this. A great example for others to take inspiration from :)
     
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  7. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    Wow, good work from the cottage owner. My sceptical side assumed they would want to preserve the UFO mystery as a "selling point"!
     
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  8. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Another update from HuffPo.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/loch-ness-ufo-images-lamp-reflection_55ad70cde4b065dfe89f2b92
     
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  9. Spectrar Ghost

    Spectrar Ghost Senior Member

    Responsible reporting at its finest!
     
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  10. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    Nice headline. smh
     
  11. Yeah, but how many of them secrets do they fly over loch ness?
     
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  12. Balance

    Balance Senior Member

    How would you know if you can't see them? If the UFO photo claimaint is to be believed, they never noticed the UFO's until they got home from the holiday and reviewed the photo's. (Bit like IR LED's) not visible to the human eye but camera's pick them up, apparently. o_O
     
  13. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    I think the brain eventually learns to filter out reflections as unimportant, otherwise we'd be constantly freaked out by strange lights in the sky. We can tell they are not there because they move when we move, so we subconsciously ignore them, hence we don't remember them.

    I was just in Vegas at the TAM convention, and took this photo of some "UFOs" and strange beams of light over the Luxor:
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    In the photo the reflection is quite apparent, but all people saw were the storm clouds.

    I noticed the "UFO" lights, and framed the photo to get them, but that's because I'd been thinking about such things a lot. I did not notice the "shaft of light" to the center left. My brain filtered it out, but the camera sees all.
     
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  14. Spectrar Ghost

    Spectrar Ghost Senior Member

    Perceptual filters are a fascinating thing. I try not to think of them too much. They make my head hurt trying to understand.

    Edit: why is it if I look at something with my head upside down or sideways I see it right side up? I can't even consciously revert the image. These things bother me.
     
  15. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    I think another reason why people did not immediately recognize this as a reflection of some lights is that they are looking down to the lights, and you'd expect to be looking up. It's a combination of the high vantage point of the farmhouse over the loch, and the low position of the reading lights. Both are a bit unusual, hence the brain leaps more to interpreting it as something outside.
     
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  16. Skaredstiff

    Skaredstiff Member

    It seems so very stupid that if they have all this really groovy high tech why don't they use it? If it's so great and "invisible" what ever, use it and get rid of ISIS or whomever else you want to eliminate. Heck even those you don't want to eliminate? Certainly you could include self destruct technology to destroy any part of such systems that may be "captured". But, if it's so cool it should not be a problem to worry about it falling into the wrong hands? Possibly it is already in the wrong hands?

    Isn't the master plan to eliminate any undesirables and then control the planet? Stop wasting time with the slow, ineffective and expensive chemical spray program and get down to the killing!
     
  17. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    because your eyes are only data collectors. it doesnt matter which direction your eyes are facing. The brain takes this data and processes it appropriately according to it's database. in other words, your eyes themselves dont actually "see" anything. The brain sees.

    add: you basically have a little "level" in your head. so your brain knows how askew your head placement in space is at all times.

    Sentry-Safety-Level-Keychain_20090739803.
     
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  18. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Which leads to some interesting illusions. The following image is the same upside down as right way up, but your brain flips bits of it.
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  19. Spectrar Ghost

    Spectrar Ghost Senior Member

    Oh my head.
     
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  20. Efftup

    Efftup Senior Member

    That is quite weird but very interesting
     
  21. JesseCuster

    JesseCuster Active Member

    That's a standard part of the way just about all ghost and UFO stories are reported. They always say that the photographer never noticed anything at the time and only noticed something strange when the photos were downloaded to their computer. It's become cliched at this point.
     
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  22. Whitebeard

    Whitebeard Senior Member

    Well Loch Ness IS one of Scotlands most visited tourist hot spots, and as the NWO like to hide all their black projects 'In plain sight', Loch Ness would be the perfect place to fly them ;)