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Archive for October, 2007

Shiny metal "UFO" photo analysis

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On December 7, 2006, we received an email with a very interesting photograph attached. The image was captured in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. According to the message, the photographer was Roberto Di Sena, Masonic Master, between 9:30 and 10 AM, November 25, 2006, on the Alagamar near the back of the ABC Soccer Club Stadium. (…)

Continue reading for the full analysis done by Reinaldo Stabolito and Rogério Chola.

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A very tall ghost

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Cláudio Gargano kindly sent the image and told us:

“This photo was taken inside a moving bus. On the glasses you can see the reflection of my wife, who took the picture, and also one more person outside the bus window. The height of the window is about two meters… The photo was taken by a digital camera, and it’s not a hoax.”

Cláudio wrote how the image was stunning, and it really is!

There are many reflections on his glasses, and analysis shows no sign of hoaxing indeed. But it also allowed us to suggest an explanation for this mysterious giant man.

Notice how the reflection on each lens is slightly different. That would be hard to hoax.

A careful look also reveals that there are actually two mysterious men, pointed by numbers 1 and 2. And number 2 is clearly inside the bus! Wow!

After much contemplation, we think we finally decoded this and identified the mysterious men.

Those are just the seats of the bus. The head of mysterious man #1 could have been either something outside the window, or simply the shades. Mysterious man #2 head is probably an actual head of a fellow passenger.

A very interesting case of pareidolia, where it’s difficult to see something beyond what looks at first sight to be a mysterious gaint man.

[with thanks to Cláudio Gargano]

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Ischia Porto "UFO" video

Reportedly taken on September 19 by “Andrea” in Ischia Porto, Italy. Interestingly, there is allegedly another independent video of it taken from a different location by one Antonio:

And then, even bizarrely, there seems to be yet another independent video of it by one “Rusty”:

An image taken from this analysis suggests there is a hole on the bottom of the object:

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There’s also this stabilized video. It does look like a hot-air balloon, including the seams. Not only that, it looks like a hot-air balloon depicting a model of the Earth, complete with different colors for each country, and the pale blue oceans. This was also noted on the OpenMindsForum.

With so many alleged independent witnesses and at least three different videos, we hope someone will reach a more definite conclusion about it.

[Heavily based on the links and information posted by mysraki on the OMF]

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