Jellyfish UFO from TMZ's 'UFO Revolution'

One counterpoint might be the dogs stay black, but (as already probably been stated somewhere I am sure,) the dogs are already are max exposure and can't get any darker.
 
I wonder if what plays into the thought process is that it's such a small field of view that there's not much to compare with changing colour. By the time the colours changed there's new things in the scene of new colour and all the old colours have left the view.

But there are a few instances where it's hard not to see a difference. Such as the concrete blocks...

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You'd have to be pretty stubborn to say there's no change in these same bollards imo...

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The funny thing is that if people really wanted to analyze the footage they wouldn't eyeball it, they'd pull it into an editing program and compare the values of the background objects from frame to frame. There's lots of technical analysis that could be done -- if the footage were actually that interesting in the first place.

The complication, of course, is that were looking at a version of the video that's apparently been recorded from a screen, been processed by a camera, and then probably compressed again for uploading to whatever platform the viewer is getting it from.

If you look at the dogs in this gif, for example, there is noise around some of the dogs (caused by their motion between compressed frames) that makes them look half-transparent in some frames, like bears in others, and people seeming to be cognitively concluding that they're dogs in the background and really don't notice those oddities, whereas the UAP in these shots doesn't fit any mental model for easy classification and dismissal.

Realistically, if it's a bunch of balloons floating by underneath us in a gentle breeze in the dark it looks weird because a) it's in infrared, b) it's shot from hundreds of meters away, and c) it's become pretty clear in this thread that no one has had the personal experience of looking down from a static position at a distant bunch of balloons passing by in a gentle breeze. (If you were in a hot air balloon looking down at this, you'd both be in the same wind. If you were in a building, the building would be creating turbulence.)

There have been recent posts in the UFO subreddit of sightings where the person had no experience of a) bats at night flying into and out of light, b) birds in a murmuration, or c) the Goodyear blimp. For some reason, they just could not process what they were seeing.
 
Is Reveille and Retreat still observed on bases in foreign/hostile areas? Retreat is performed at sunset each day and the flags/main flag gets lowered and removed. The video shows multiple flags, possibly one flag-less pole but the dominant flags are raised. Sunset in that area for October 2017 is between 5:11-5:46pm.

Maybe someone has more insight on Reveille and Retreat practices on overseas/hostile bases; I couldn't find anything concrete. Assuming the Retreat protocol is observed like normal, the flags we see in the video would put the time frame for the video at least prior to 5:11pm local time. Probably no way to fully confirm it either way though.

I also find it a bit odd that the wide shots aren't littered with more light source thermal signatures, especially if this is the dead of night. The people walking around don't seem to have flashlights and there's no obvious light source near them. But I don't know protocol for night time watch duty or really any protocol for that matter.

Not sure how this time frame would affect anything if it's even valid, maybe helps narrow down the object's temperature compared to the surroundings
 
Is Reveille and Retreat still observed on bases in foreign/hostile areas? Retreat is performed at sunset each day and the flags/main flag gets lowered and removed. The video shows multiple flags, possibly one flag-less pole but the dominant flags are raised. Sunset in that area for October 2017 is between 5:11-5:46pm.
Good catch! If it's daylight hours, that puts all that talk of "night vision goggles" on the shelf.
 
Good catch! If it's daylight hours, that puts all that talk of "night vision goggles" on the shelf.
Wasn't the claim made the object was seen on more than one occasion? If so, the NVG claim could have come from a nighttime report.
 
Wasn't the claim made the object was seen on more than one occasion? If so, the NVG claim could have come from a nighttime report.
I'm not aware of any claims of this object being seen more than once, and I'm pretty sure Corbell would have pointed it out very clearly if the weird jellyfish appeared twice over the same military base since that would be way harder for stuff like balloons to explain it.
 
I'm not aware of any claims of this object being seen more than once, and I'm pretty sure Corbell would have pointed it out very clearly if the weird jellyfish appeared twice over the same military base since that would be way harder for stuff like balloons to explain it.
I thought one of the guys who claimed to have been based there said the thing had been see more than once. When I have time I'll see if I can find reference to this somewhere in this thread.
 
Thanks Todd, that's what I remembered.

To quote from that article:

A former US Marine Corps analyst disclosed the haunting presence of a "jellyfish UFO" over an Iraqi military base for years. Recent video footage showcased the craft with dangling appendages visible only on infrared cameras. This contributes to a range of military UFO incidents, involving cube-shaped and Tic Tac UFOs, and allegations of secret programs.
Content from External Source
https://www.sciencetimes.com/articl...exposes-years-long-haunting-jellyfish-ufo.htm

The "former USMC analyst" is Michael Cincoski, who's been
referenced/discussed in this thread previously.
 
Thanks Todd, that's what I remembered.

To quote from that article:

A former US Marine Corps analyst disclosed the haunting presence of a "jellyfish UFO" over an Iraqi military base for years. Recent video footage showcased the craft with dangling appendages visible only on infrared cameras. This contributes to a range of military UFO incidents, involving cube-shaped and Tic Tac UFOs, and allegations of secret programs.
Content from External Source
https://www.sciencetimes.com/articl...exposes-years-long-haunting-jellyfish-ufo.htm

The "former USMC analyst" is Michael Cincoski, who's been
referenced/discussed in this thread previously.
The Science Times isn't noted for its veracity. According to Media Bias:
  • Overall, we rate The Science Times Questionable due to the use of poor sources, a complete lack of transparency, and failed fact checks.
 
Thanks Todd, that's what I remembered.

To quote from that article:

A former US Marine Corps analyst disclosed the haunting presence of a "jellyfish UFO" over an Iraqi military base for years. Recent video footage showcased the craft with dangling appendages visible only on infrared cameras. This contributes to a range of military UFO incidents, involving cube-shaped and Tic Tac UFOs, and allegations of secret programs.
Content from External Source
https://www.sciencetimes.com/articl...exposes-years-long-haunting-jellyfish-ufo.htm

The "former USMC analyst" is Michael Cincoski, who's been
referenced/discussed in this thread previously.
Yeah, I had a suspicion you were talking about that quote by Cincoski, what Cincoski meant is that there were multiple recordings of the same event.

The event was filmed and soldiers could access that feed through their work terminals, multiple individual recordings of varying lengths were made this way but they were all of the same video. Cincoski says the event lasted about 17 minutes as far as he knew but it was technically possible that a longer version could exist (if it does, he has neither seen it nor heard about it)

You can see him talking about it here

Source: https://www.youtube.com/live/uKkbw4rkOLo?si=mTbV8cfn4zbZ2Srg&t=342
 
Yeah, I had a suspicion you were talking about that quote by Cincoski, what Cincoski meant is that there were multiple recordings of the same event.

The event was filmed and soldiers could access that feed through their work terminals, multiple individual recordings of varying lengths were made this way but they were all of the same video. Cincoski says the event lasted about 17 minutes as far as he knew but it was technically possible that a longer version could exist (if it does, he has neither seen it nor heard about it)

You can see him talking about it here

Source: https://www.youtube.com/live/uKkbw4rkOLo?si=mTbV8cfn4zbZ2Srg&t=342

That's possible I suppose, but not how I read the previously cited article. Don't have time to watch an hour and a half video unfortunately, do you have a timestamp for where you think he specifies this was a one-time-good-deal event? Worth pointing out, I think, whether he says one or multiple sightings, it's still hearsay since he wasn't there when it/they occurred.
 
That's possible I suppose, but not how I read the previously cited article. Don't have time to watch an hour and a half video unfortunately, do you have a timestamp for where you think he specifies this was a one-time-good-deal event? Worth pointing out, I think, whether he says one or multiple sightings, it's still hearsay since he wasn't there when it/they occurred.
It should be timestamped, but just in case it's at 5:42 (it's less than a minute long, by 6:42 the subject changes). At no point does he claim that there was more than one event. He's only quoted as saying multiple recordings, which he clarifies are all of the same event which is the only event he claims have seen videos of.
 
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https://www.sciencetimes.com/articl...exposes-years-long-haunting-jellyfish-ufo.htm

Headline
Former Marine Corps Analyst Exposes Years-Long Haunting by 'Jellyfish UFO' in Iraq Military Encounters

Photo Caption
A former US Marine Corps analyst disclosed the haunting presence of a "jellyfish UFO" over an Iraqi military base for years.

The headline and the photo caption imply many different sightings of the same object over "years."

The main text mentions a single instrument sighting and the 17 minute video of the same. The text mentions no further sightings. So how are the headline and photo caption even remotely related to the text?

The sighting became a "ghost story" that was passed around the base for years. So the jellyfish story metaphorically haunted the base for years. Pretty thin. It was only metaphorically a ghost story in the first place. Not even a literal ghost story. So the "haunting" was two metaphorical steps away from the facts.

Not quite a lie, I guess. Maybe a half lie with a wooden leg. The intent was clearly to imply multiple sightings over the years. Click bait. Heigh-ho.
 
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Has anyone with an IR camera had the opportunity to film a latex balloon that has been treated with Hi-Float / HiFloat? I mentioned it in this thread previously. It's a liquid gel product that coats the inside of a latex balloon to increase the longevity and improve how long a balloon retains helium and floats. There's a dramatic difference in the lifespan of an untreated vs treated helium latex balloon, improving from a single day to a week or more of floating.

I think this could have a dramatic effect on the visual behavior of a latex balloon in IR.

As far as I have seen this is still an unexplored aspect that can be relevant to the jellyfish object. Especially if it's believed to be an arrangement of balloons that got lost from a party and survived long enough to cross a landscape and float within range of a military base camera.
 
Has anyone with an IR camera had the opportunity to film a latex balloon that has been treated with Hi-Float / HiFloat? I mentioned it in this thread previously. It's a liquid gel product that coats the inside of a latex balloon to increase the longevity and improve how long a balloon retains helium and floats. There's a dramatic difference in the lifespan of an untreated vs treated helium latex balloon, improving from a single day to a week or more of floating.
I just upgraded my thermal camera from a 2016 model FLIR ONE, to a TOPDON TC004. It's quite an improvement. The weather here is poor right now (wind storm coming, and then mostly rain for the next week), but I anticipate several experiments in the future. Here's a black-hot video:

 
Has anyone with an IR camera had the opportunity to film a latex balloon that has been treated with Hi-Float / HiFloat? I mentioned it in this thread previously. It's a liquid gel product that coats the inside of a latex balloon to increase the longevity and improve how long a balloon retains helium and floats. There's a dramatic difference in the lifespan of an untreated vs treated helium latex balloon, improving from a single day to a week or more of floating.
I'd be surprised if any coating on the inside would make a lot of difference.

Some years ago there was a habit of school kids releasing balloons to see how far they could travel. I found one in northern Ohio that had been released in southern Michigan, so less than a couple of hundred miles, fairly close. There was no balloon left to speak of, just a stiff crumbly neck of it, but the tag was legible so I responded. I asked them what was the farthest distance from which one had been returned to them, and they said one ended in Florida, so that indicates that an ordinary latex balloon can make it a considerable distance as that's close to 1200 miles. I don't see the distance from heavily-populated Baghdad to the base as being an insurmountable problem at all.
 
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Looks like eburacum may well have guessed right back on January 9th:
A Muslim Eid-season celebratory balloon-cluster (these can be quite elaborate)
As presented in this YT video, about 2 minutes in, by TheSneezingMonkey.

Has anyone (here or known to people here) come across such things out there?
 
Kind of embarrassing as he doesn't know where this image came from and thinks it real, therefore the Jellyfish balloon cluster has been identified. The image has been floating around the Internet and info has been garbled. Just as in his own "ghost story" explanation of how stories change in the telling.

He gets a lot of things wrong.
-Parallax caused by the lens...
-The cameras adjust the color...
 
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Looks like eburacum may well have guessed right back on January 9th:
A Muslim Eid-season celebratory balloon-cluster (these can be quite elaborate)
As presented in this YT video, about 2 minutes in, by TheSneezingMonkey.

Has anyone (here or known to people here) come across such things out there?
Please review the Metabunk link policy, you can find it in the info section on the site nav bar at the top of every page. It explains that you should have posted a screenshot like this one:
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TheSneezingMonkey credits Marc D'Antonio on the Dead Air podcast, who in turn credits the picture to "Tiago from Brazil".

Compare this January 9th post from page 2 of this very thread to see the original:
A random collection of Eid balloons might explain the strange shape.
This might just be a curious accident, a random escape of drifting balloons, or a deliberate hoax.
I'm not convinced by my own graphic here, but it doesn't seem entirely impossible.

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Indeed. I'm not convinced by my own model, so this chap should not take it as a positive identification. However, the balance of probabilities suggests that a smallish cluster of irregularly-shaped balloons is a good candidate.
 
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