1. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Metabunk 2019-02-09 09-02-25.

    From: https://silvarecord.com/2019/02/09/chris-mellon-airforce-ufo-video/
    Source: https://videopress.com/v/dyPCtZ74

    The video shows what looks like three bright streaks and two dim streak move across the sky. At one point there's a flash. Suggestions given are a much of meteorites, or some kind of advanced technology craft, possibly alien.

    However, I think it might just be the landing lights of a plane, smeared out by the long exposure of the old night camera. Something like an MD-80 perhaps, with the triangle of big lights, and two smaller lights.


    Or a C5

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J73iTlp3sQY
    I mocked up the scene in Aftereffects, creating a very similar effect with image persistence from frame to frame.
    Metabunk 2019-02-10 11-22-16.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
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  2. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    This guy did an analysis in 1996
    he gives other data in the article too

    edit add: archive link http://archive.fo/bkOwo
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
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  3. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    oh i see in Chris Mellons [the] link he is trying to use Mcabees Nightline footage to sow doubt

    [edit add: apologies, i thought that was the To The Stars website.]

    But my above link IS Maccabee
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  4. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

  5. sharpnfuzzy

    sharpnfuzzy Member

    Looks like a fixed wing aircraft with flashing/alternating landing lights to me.

  6. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Why? The lights do not seem to be alternating.
  7. jarlrmai

    jarlrmai Member

    The 2 less bright central lights do seem to alternate.

    There are 3 bright solid lights I would guess wing and nose and 2 less bright alternating lights maybe on the fuselage or on the near part of the wing,

    Might help with ID the C5 seems to have 1 central beacon (flashing light), I wish there was some sort of published light pattern DB for aircraft.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2019
  8. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

  9. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    i know a bit off topic... but...
    is this time possible? i'm confused why we are seeing black sky and stars before sunset.

    this site says sunset was 5:44pm.
  10. sharpnfuzzy

    sharpnfuzzy Member

    The two dimmer interior lights look to be alternating to me as @jarlrmai said. The three brightest ones look to be nose and wingtip/fuselage lights.
  11. Rory

    Rory Senior Member

    Bruce Maccabee's conclusion:
    Maccabee has also commented on the silvarecord article.

    One thing: why does Maccabee write that 032444 corresponds to 3:22:24am?
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  12. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    From the Silva Record article:

    Surely that can just be explained by image persistence, the same effect that blurs out the lights into streaks?

    5:22pm is before sunset on that date. Is it meant to be visible-light footage?
  13. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, which is what I said in my video:
    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J73iTlp3sQY
    See around 3:50 for demo
  14. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    that's what Mick's OP explanation video shows.

    I think Maccabee is saying that too in his above article, i didn't add that part because it is a long article
  15. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    I don't think I would have bothered if I'd seen Macabee's article from the start. I thought this was newly revealed footage at first.
  16. Tim Printy

    Tim Printy New Member

    Trying to figure out how we see stars if the time was listed as 5:22 PM HST. I would love to have an instrument that can see stars during the daytime. I wonder what filter they were using (I am just joking here)? This indicates the time Macabee listed is probably not correct or misinterpreted. It could have been 3:22 AM HST and not 3:22 AM UTC. One would think that the telescope would have the location in the sky they were looking (RA/DEC or AZ/ALT). I tried to figure out the star patterns and I could not. I did not try too hard but I am guessing that this is in the milky way region based on the statement the scope was nearly overhead and the number of stars visible (assuming 3:22 UTC). Lots of missing data from this.