Old USAF "UFO" Video Mentioned By Chris Mellon

Mick West

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From: https://silvarecord.com/2019/02/09/chris-mellon-airforce-ufo-video/
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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.
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deirdre

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This guy did an analysis in 1996
he gives other data in the article too
http://www.brumac.mysite.com/NIGHTLINEUFO/NIGHTLINEUFO.html


edit add: archive link http://archive.fo/bkOwo
 
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deirdre

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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
http://www.brumac.mysite.com/NIGHTLINEUFO/NIGHTLINEUFO.html
 
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jarlrmai

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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.
 
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deirdre

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i know a bit off topic... but...
Text at the beginning of the video stated that it was taken by a GEODS telescope during the year 1993 on day 335 at 032444Z (335th day of the year, December 1, at Greenwich Mean Time of 3:22:24 AM which corresponds to 5:22:24 PM, November 30 in Hawaii).
is this time possible? i'm confused why we are seeing black sky and stars before sunset.

this site says sunset was 5:44pm.
https://www.almanac.com/astronomy/sun-rise-and-set/zipcode/96761/1993-11-30
 

Rory

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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?
 
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Trailblazer

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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?
 

Mick West

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Surely that can just be explained by image persistence, the same effect that blurs out the lights into streaks?
Yes, which is what I said in my video:
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J73iTlp3sQY
See around 3:50 for demo
 

deirdre

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Surely that can just be explained by image persistence, the same effect that blurs out the lights into streaks?
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
http://www.brumac.mysite.com/NIGHTLINEUFO/NIGHTLINEUFO.html
 

Mick West

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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.
 

Tim Printy

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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.
 
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