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Video: Drone – Strange Craft

Superb work in this video inspired by the whole Drone saga. The music is from Drone, remixing interviews by Linda Moulton Howe (who as an ufologist is a pretty good singer), but the highlight here is clearly the author of the graphics.
Because all the graphics in this video, completely digital, were created by one single person: Kris Avery, also known as “saladfingers”, the artist who has been reproducing and even enhancing the original Drone images to show how they can indeed be created on a computer. According to Avery, it’s all a hoax, though a very interesting one.
Download the original video file, in hi-res, here.

UPDATE: Kris Avery clarifies his views on the OpenMindsForum, where much work has been done to sort the Drone saga. His message:

Hi folks,
listen, you can take me straight OFF the hoaxers list…
If the drone case was hoaxed.. if (because it has yet to be proven) it was not me. Feelings about the possibility of what you imagine this case to be do not make it so. It is way more complicated than that. My video (to some) can only ever show that it is possible that the drones could be the result of CG, not that they are. There is much to be done before that is proven positive or negative.
I will also reply to the comment about how easy it was to create this video. It wasn’t! It took a fair amount of time, and was not a walk in the park.
I’m very glad that the video has been enjoyed, and I am extremely flattered by some of the wonderful feedback! I never expected such a resounding response. But it was not created to debunk, and the wide majority of people who have seen it don’t think so either. It is a dedication to some of the extremely talented and intelligent people who have put many many hours of study into this case. It is also a result of the artistic inspiration I have drawn from the unique imagery in the drones and the CARET documents. Ultimately, it was created to breathe life into objects we have only ever seen as flat 2D images, while bringing some entertainment and enjoyment along the way!
Whether real or not, there are some amazing visual aspects in the original presented evidence. I think the primer part of the video presents this inspiration to the fullest.
So please, don’t dismiss the drone case outright because my work looks pretty close. It took a lot of work to get them as close as they are. A lot of studying of the images.
The answer to this case is personal to everyone, but no one has ‘proved’ anything. Merely provided possibilities, and there are so many of these to choose from. To dismiss this case on a feeling is to dismiss the search for the truth.
I have at times thrown my hands up in the air and said that this has got to be CG! But I haven’t proved that. Has anyone? But it hasn’t been proved to be real either. It is the unanswered questions that drive us mad, which is why it is so easy to throw the towel in and resign ourselves to our feelings. I am still wide open to this case being real, so please don’t think I say it is a hoax, full stop, the end.
It is over when it is proven one way or the other, not before.
To say such is to belittle the hard work done by some very dedicated researchers. This I have learned along the way!
Final note. The special thanks to Linda Moulton Howe is for the kind lending of her voice to the amazing piece of music by ‘Drone’. She is not related to the video in the sense of her involvement in any way. I have never spoken to her myself. But I take this opportunity to thank her again for sounding so cool on the track! It wouldn’t be so good without her on there, and it gives the music a backbone that makes sense of the images.
Anyway, I hope this message clears a few things up. I refuse to be the debunkers champion, or any such nonsense. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and I honestly hope everyone makes up their own mind, as opposed to being swayed by the flat conclusions of others.
That’s it really. Maybe you could post this letter a little more prominently? As I don’t really like being tagged with the hoaxer brush. I want to make it VERY CLEAR, that the original evidence has nothing to do with me.
Thanks and the kindest of regards,
Kris : )

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  1. OM Forum member October 3rd, 2007 10:17 am

    Let me quote Kris Avery, the author:
    “I have at times thrown my hands up in the air and said that this has got to be CG! But I haven’t proved that. Has anyone? But it hasn’t been proved to be real either. It is the unanswered questions that drive us mad, which is why it is so easy to throw the towel in and resign ourselves to our feelings. I am still wide open to this case being real, so please don’t think I say it is a hoax, full stop, the end.”

    Seems like you’ve jumped to the wrong conclusion.

  2. Damn Data October 3rd, 2007 11:53 am

    Drone to the music…

    Previously, we looked at CGI reconstructions of the Caret drones. Now the creator, saladfingers (aka Kris Avery) has mashed up his models, with the weird Caret documentation, some appropriate music (from Drone) and the words of Linda Moulton Howe to …

  3. scott May 17th, 2008 10:50 pm

    the ring craft IS a HOAX !!! I held the thing in my hands at a syfi con. in 06 in mpls.mn. it is 12inc. long and 8inc. wide and 6 to7 inc. tall the one i saw was the one with the one tong missing on the left an I talk to the guy working on it and he sed that was not the only one!!!and I”d see more of them soon if you’d like more on this ask!!!I’ll tell ya what I know!!!…IF this thing can fly it was made by man!!!

  4. wildalf May 24th, 2008 7:04 pm

    Hi Scott,

    I would like to know the whole story. Please email me!

    Thanks!

    Horst

  5. tomi01 May 24th, 2008 7:20 pm
  6. Manny May 24th, 2008 9:13 pm

    Hi scott are you referring to the auction convention help for startrek material? I wrote to them and they claim no such craft prop was there, save a klingon one that doesnt really look at all like that. that one was like 2-3 ft wide/..I know that some other movie makers have worked with smaller than that.
    If its another sci fi convention please contact me at [email protected] as there might be some fotos at their gallery based on the kiosks vendors etc present. If you have a foto fantastic!
    Looking foward to hearing from you.
    Manny
    Cheers!!

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