I'm talking about the Navy video's clouds. I can distinguish trees and clouds :-DHaha, those aren't clouds, and you didn't watch the video. Those are trees, they only look like clouds because they are all blurry from being out of focus. If you watch the video and listen to the monologue, you will see that when I focus to infinity, the "clouds" become trees.
I'm assuming at least someone in the Navy has used some NVG before...The operator was clearly not an experienced night spy dude LOL. The field of view isn't great in these things, and everything looks different, and if all you see is some lights, you may not realize what you're looking at and you may not realize it's out of focus, ESPECIALLY when what you're seeing is a crisp apparently focused shape like a triangle!
But even so I would excuse a SNOOPY team member (as someone said in another thread... often not an expert in photography but someone normally handling other duties) for getting disoriented and filming out of focus.... I can also understand if an analyst in the UAPTF saw the video and didn't realise it could be bokeh... (this would just demonstrate how wrong it is to keep all this data in closed classified silos. The collective brain power of the internet will solve what the best experts in the world might not.)
However....if the source of the video was an airliner then it is an inexcusable show of incompetence.
How could the sailors not know and not clearly see the airliners on radar? How could the analysts studying the case not see the airliners in the radar tracks (I'm assuming they had them).
Only explanation is that they were so disoriented that the airliners were much further away than they assumed the objects they were observing were. So on the radar track they didn't even consider them as they were far off and:
- they couldn't see anything near by
- they could see something else on radar and they simply filmed the wrong thing in the clouds/fog
Filming the wrong object would explain its inclusion in the UAPTF report. They have other sensor data that confirmed what the sailors thought they were seeing: "drones nearby the ship" as the ship logs report. However they actually filmed out of focus far away airliners but nobody questioned it as other sensor data corroborated it.
And why did Susan Gough have a canned reply ready within 24 hours of a supposed "leak" that didn't require any approval from superiors from higher up the chain of command?
How did she know so fast the origin of those supposedly classified images? How could she comment so fast seemingly without consulting anyone else? This is not how the military bureaucratic machine usually deals with leaks.
This is 99% bokeh and 70% the source is an airliner but a lot of questions remain I think...