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Like most things, it's impossible to conclusively prove a negative (i.e. that this didn't happen), but the supposed sources are pretty questionable and the lengths to which things would need to be changed to cover this up rule out any reasonable possibility of this being true. In reverse order: 4. NASA has lost original recordings of most Apollo 11 ...


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No, it's not an alien spaceship. It's a ghost image of where Mercury was positioned the previous day. According to NRL's Russ Howard, head scientist, and Nathan Rich, lead ground systems engineer, the mystery UFO is actually Mercury itself. It is simply a ghost of where Mercury was positioned the previous day, and was visible due to the way raw HI-1 ...


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There are several prominent instances of humans creating crop circles. Claim 1: Doug Bower and Dave Chorley The most famous claims of human-made crop circle come from Doug Bower and Dave Chorley, who claimed in 19911 to have started making the formations in 1978, in England. The duo stated that they enhanced their creations in response to theories by ...


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It appears that the report is largely true. CEFAA is an actual department within DGAC, the Chilean agency that regulates aviation. After some digging I found the official release which did assign a Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon status to the claim. This seems to be the equivalent of UFO in US nomenclature. This however does not mean it was an alien ...


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I am asked to interpret satellite and air photos on a regular basis for my job and sometimes for the press. People spot things in them all the time and almost always misinterpret them. A funny one recently was the Nazi South Pole interpretation of a location in Antarctica. Actually the shape is quite similar. Imagery from planes or satellites is often off-...


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Andrés Duarte published an analysis in Spanish, which is non-peer-reviewed and self-published, but fairly systematic. It was translated to English by Forgetomori. The sighting was not a single event, but a number of sightings spread out over two or three years. The conclusion reached was that the images were mainly of yacht side windows reflecting ...


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I think the comments you have received adequately summarize how far off the charts this idea really is. As has been said by many, it's far easier to just make things up that to do research and actually investigate a claim. Sadly, it is also harder to refute such fanciful made up stories that no matter what one says in an arena of total lack of any evidence,...


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According to Donald Menzel (he is the earliest source of this information I know of), the term "flying saucer" first was mentioned in '47 and the traditional shape followed on, although in reality most of these "objects" are not very saucer-like. Here is some write-up on this story I found here: On June 24, 1947, an amateur pilot named Kenneth Arnold was ...


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This is not a cloaked UFO This is a computer generated image that was produced in computer software rather unwanted but that is how the software was programmed. In a normal night shot like this, the telescopes will see millions of stars. In fact there will be so many stars that you will not be able to see coronal mass ejection. In order to overcome that ...


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First, it's not a "video camera" - like most (all?) scientific spacecraft, STEREO can only take still images that can be stitched in a time-lapse movie in post-processing. The image is indeed caused by the computer algorithm used for post-processing the images. The SECCHI team published the following explanation on their website. In these HI-1 images, a ...


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It's very unconvincing. The Essex chronicle, commenting on a better copy, dated a year later, interviewed Mark Pickering, certainly a relevant expert, on the subject: Like all these videos, it's not shot professionally and when it zooms in the size of the orbs changes perspective. It's all things that are very easy to do on a computer. I have put a UFO on ...


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Kangtega has been explored enough to rule this out: It has been ascended from practically all directions: . Ascents and references from 1900 to 2000 Year Route Journal Year Volume Issue Page 1963 E Face from Hinkhu Glacier AAJ 1964 14 38 31 1963 E Face from Hinkhu Glacier AJ 1964 69 ...


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Christopher Melon, a former U.S. Department of Defence employee, now on the board of UFODATA, and recipient of the National Reconnaissance Office Gold Medal and the Defense Intelligence Agency Director’s Medal, whose background includes: At DoD, Chris served on a small committee that provided oversight of all DoD special access programs, in order to ...


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