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(Huffington Post)   Video of UFO over New Orleans was moving "fast as lightning." No word on if everybody was kung-fu fighting at the time   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 70
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2012-08-02 01:31:20 PM  
that's a little bit frightening
 
2012-08-02 01:35:18 PM  
But they fought with expert timing
 
2012-08-02 01:46:37 PM  
I have this record.
 
2012-08-02 02:29:58 PM  
It's a streetlight.
 
2012-08-02 02:33:23 PM  
i2.photobucket.com

Maybe one of you could photoshop some beads on this guy because I am too lazy/unskilled.
 
2012-08-02 02:45:59 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-02 02:52:16 PM  
Strange, he was pointing in the direction of where I live... and it looks eerily similar to the Coast Guard/military aircraft that fly over my house every single day.
 
2012-08-02 03:05:37 PM  

downstairs: Strange, he was pointing in the direction of where I live... and it looks eerily similar to the Coast Guard/military aircraft that fly over my house every single day.


So what you are saying is that the military have copied a UFO and are flying them around?
 
2012-08-02 04:32:02 PM  

mr_bunny: So what you are saying is that the military have copied a UFO and are flying them around?


No, he's saying the lizard people have replaced all the humans at that base, hiding the originals in subterranean nests where the lizards suck out the humans' precious bodily fluids, and are brazenly operating their own UFOs now that the master plan is unstoppable.
 
2012-08-02 04:37:53 PM  
It's amazing, we live in a technological society where high quality cameras are ubiquitous, and yet still we have nothing but blurry dots purported to be UFO's. You would think just once we would get a high end DSLR photo or an HD video of something plausibly related to an Unidentified Flying Object.
 
2012-08-02 04:38:07 PM  

vossiewulf: mr_bunny: So what you are saying is that the military have copied a UFO and are flying them around?

No, he's saying the lizard people have replaced all the humans at that base, hiding the originals in subterranean nests where the lizards suck out the humans' precious bodily fluids, and are brazenly operating their own UFOs now that the master plan is unstoppable.


That's what I was thinking too.
 
2012-08-02 04:47:32 PM  

vossiewulf: mr_bunny: So what you are saying is that the military have copied a UFO and are flying them around?

No, he's saying the lizard people have replaced all the humans at that base, hiding the originals in subterranean nests where the lizards suck out the humans' precious bodily fluids, and are brazenly operating their own UFOs now that the master plan is unstoppable.


Mother of God.

So, The Arrival was mostly correct! Not The Arrival 2: Already Arrived, that movie was total crap, but The Arrival was right!

We are through the looking glass, people.
 
2012-08-02 04:56:04 PM  
Isn't there a navy air station in that direction?
 
2012-08-02 04:56:29 PM  

Ennuipoet: It's amazing, we live in a technological society where high quality cameras are ubiquitous, and yet still we have nothing but blurry dots purported to be UFO's. You would think just once we would get a high end DSLR photo or an HD video of something plausibly related to an Unidentified Flying Object.


In all fairness, our technological society would be an absolute joke to an alien civilization that can traverse between worlds. If they use cloaking tech, which seems quite plausible, we'd be very lucky just to get blurry dots on record, if anything.

I always found that line of reasoning to be somewhat silly. Do you think we could keep some remote amazon tribe under surveillance without them really getting a good look at us? Of course we could, using satellites, remote drones, hidden sensor/cameras. Oh, they might see a drone fly by once or twice, of might find a sensor disguised as a rock, but it's not like they would know who, what or why seemingly unrelated strange occurrences/phenomena/objects were happening.

"Look, Trog! One of those strange birds again! I think the gods are watching us!"
"You are crazy, it was a parrot or a reflection of the sun off of Venus."
 
2012-08-02 05:23:50 PM  

FarkinHostile: I always found that line of reasoning to be somewhat silly


This is assuming, and it is a very large assumption, any extraterrestrial civilization is visiting us. (I am not saying there are none, just it is pretty unlikely they are in our neighborhood AND popping in to check us out.) I suspect any alien civilization able to visit us would take one good look at us and get the fark out of here, much like people do when they visit Mississippi or Alabama.
 
2012-08-02 05:27:28 PM  
I wish Mysteries from Beyond the Other Dominion was still on TV. The show taught people how to properly steady a camera, focus correctly, and take good shots of UFOs and other paranormal/supernormal things.

Link
 
2012-08-02 05:35:21 PM  

vossiewulf: mr_bunny: So what you are saying is that the military have copied a UFO and are flying them around?

No, he's saying the lizard people have replaced all the humans at that base, hiding the originals in subterranean nests where the lizards suck out the humans' precious bodily fluids, and are brazenly operating their own UFOs now that the master plan is unstoppable.


farm3.static.flickr.com

Knows about bodily fluids.
 
2012-08-02 05:48:03 PM  

Ennuipoet: It's amazing, we live in a technological society where high quality cameras are ubiquitous, and yet still we have nothing but blurry dots purported to be UFO's. You would think just once we would get a high end DSLR photo or an HD video of something plausibly related to an Unidentified Flying Object.


Sorry but a clear picture would be identifiable. Therefore, UFO pictures will forever be blurry dots for morons to gawk over.
 
2012-08-02 05:48:05 PM  

Ennuipoet: It's amazing, we live in a technological society where high quality cameras are ubiquitous, and yet still we have nothing but blurry dots purported to be UFO's. You would think just once we would get a high end DSLR photo or an HD video of something plausibly related to an Unidentified Flying Object.


The facebook crownd hasn't aquired the tripod technology.

/tripods are watching
 
2012-08-02 06:07:07 PM  

basemetal: Isn't there a navy air station in that direction?


There's tons of Navy and Coast Guard stuff right in that very direction. He's pointing down river, which then goes to the Gulf.

And yes, there is a small base... but it only has helipads. Nevertheless, military planes are in the air here all day and night.
 
2012-08-02 06:13:41 PM  

Ennuipoet: It's amazing, we live in a technological society where high quality cameras are ubiquitous, and yet still we have nothing but blurry dots purported to be UFO's. You would think just once we would get a high end DSLR photo or an HD video of something plausibly related to an Unidentified Flying Object.


Well, to be fair, these things don't really occur on any kind of schedule, people just have to react and snap what they can. On top of that, aircraft are almost always hard to really get a good snap of(Unless they are on the ground, or you're flying alongside them, of course.), it looks good to you, and ends up being a tiny speck in the pic when you look at it later.

Not that any of this matters, did you see the shiatty camera that "amateur photographer" had strapped around his neck? I don't think he could get a decent pic of his own big toe with that garbage pile.

I also liked how he was all over the video, talking and walking, but "wants to remain nameless". Moran.

One last clarification: 'UFO' doesn't mean 'spaceship from Alpha-Centauri 3', it means 'Unidentified Flying Object', so if it was in the air, and the guy didn't know what it was, it's a UFO, not a 'purported' UFO... I still think this guy is as dense as a ton of lead, but I have to at least be fair on that point.
 
2012-08-02 06:16:01 PM  
"When gamma rays are added, more definition can be seen."


WTF did I just hear? How do you "add" gamma rays to a digital image? Is that a feature in the camera?
 
2012-08-02 06:22:02 PM  
It's tourists waddling towards Joe's Crab Shack.
 
2012-08-02 06:40:44 PM  

Mikey1969: "When gamma rays are added, more definition can be seen."

WTF did I just hear? How do you "add" gamma rays to a digital image? Is that a feature in the camera?


When gamma rays are added you realize it was moving as fast as lightning BECAUSE IT WAS LIGHTNING.
 
2012-08-02 06:46:08 PM  
New Orleans is a toilet. That's why the space aliens left so quickly.

Washington State on the other hand ...
 
2012-08-02 06:48:31 PM  
Considering where this happened, I'll go with "A hooker under a streetlight"
 
2012-08-02 06:51:09 PM  

I think I had a UFO sighting
That ship was fast as lightning
At night, it was dark and frightening
Thank god there was street lighting
 
2012-08-02 07:01:19 PM  

basemetal: Isn't there a navy air station in that direction?


Exactly. That's what Area 51 is most likely about, secret military shiat. They would much rather us think that there's some alien cover-up than whatever it is they're testing out there, which is probably pretty mundane but still not things they want out in the open.
 
2012-08-02 07:14:47 PM  

MJMaloney187: New Orleans is a toilet. That's why the space aliens left so quickly.

Washington State on the other hand ...


I've been in toilets, off the highway, in the middle of Turkey, that smelled batter than that city.
 
2012-08-02 07:49:27 PM  
I dunno about everyone else, but I'm sure convinced. And here I was, a cynic thinking that there was no proof of extra-terrestrial visitors to Earth.

Silly me.
 
2012-08-02 07:54:50 PM  
I don't believe the guy, but could the reporter be any more condescending?
 
2012-08-02 08:17:27 PM  

MJMaloney187: New Orleans is a toilet. That's why the space aliens left so quickly.


You live in, lol, Houston. No one gives a fark what you think.
 
2012-08-02 08:22:27 PM  

dickfreckle: MJMaloney187: New Orleans is a toilet. That's why the space aliens left so quickly.

You live in, lol, Houston. No one gives a fark what you think.


Whereas absolutely everyone cares about your opinion. Pfft!
 
2012-08-02 08:25:46 PM  

MaxxLarge: It's a streetlight.


In this case, I'm thinking insects caught in a streetlight.
 
2012-08-02 09:10:01 PM  

ABQGOD: I don't believe the guy, but could the reporter be any more condescending?


Well, yes, he could have.
He could have waved his hand in a sweeping arc in front of the camera and said:
Imaginaaaaaaation.


Other than that.
No.
 
2012-08-02 09:44:56 PM  
vudukungfu:
He could have waved his hand in a sweeping arc in front of the camera and said:
Imaginaaaaaaation.


t0.gstatic.com
 
2012-08-02 10:01:11 PM  
Wouldn't that be, Kung-FOO Fighting?
 
2012-08-02 10:20:22 PM  

FarkinHostile: I always found that line of reasoning to be somewhat silly. Do you think we could keep some remote amazon tribe under surveillance without them really getting a good look at us? Of course we could, using satellites, remote drones, hidden sensor/cameras. Oh, they might see a drone fly by once or twice, of might find a sensor disguised as a rock, but it's not like they would know who, what or why seemingly unrelated strange occurrences/phenomena/objects were happening.

"Look, Trog! One of those strange birds again! I think the gods are watching us!"
"You are crazy, it was a parrot or a reflection of the sun off of Venus."


The funny thing is, they do exactly what civilized folk would do, shoot shiat at them.

www.geekologie.com

Link
 
2012-08-02 11:08:07 PM  
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-08-02 11:20:25 PM  
Lights in the sky, whoopty shiat. Lemme know when they land and have something to say.
 
2012-08-02 11:40:38 PM  
Meh. This is a shot I took tonight. Obviously that UFO had a bit of static cling.

img809.imageshack.us
 
2012-08-02 11:59:21 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: The facebook crownd hasn't aquired the tripod technology.

/tripods are watching


upload.wikimedia.org

They have the technology.

/Tripodal death plants of doom... They are the next big thing.
//Hot.
 
2012-08-03 12:13:45 AM  

downstairs: basemetal: Isn't there a navy air station in that direction?

There's tons of Navy and Coast Guard stuff right in that very direction. He's pointing down river, which then goes to the Gulf.

And yes, there is a small base... but it only has helipads. Nevertheless, military planes are in the air here all day and night.


The intersection of St. Phillip and Dauphin looking toward the Esplenade, with an aircraft appearing to be over the Esplanade, puts the aircraft within roughly 1/2 to 1 mile of New Orleans Lakefront runways 36/18 L/R approach and departure corridors. If I was better with photo editing software I would post a picture, but The Googles show it clearly.

/tl;dr, it was an aircraft on landing or takeoff
 
2012-08-03 12:30:25 AM  

DeltaPunch:
I think I had a UFO sighting
That ship was fast as lightning
At night, it was dark and frightening
Thank god there was street lighting


WHIP INFLATION NOW.JPG
 
2012-08-03 12:42:36 AM  
The U stands for unidentified. If you know it's the Greys in their flying saucer, then you've identified the object, and it's not a farking UFO.
 
2012-08-03 01:30:33 AM  
Kind of a triangle shape? Probably one of ours.
 
2012-08-03 01:59:27 AM  
ecx.images-amazon.com

"And it was silent, except for what sounded like a crowd chanting PLAY FREEBIRD..."
 
2012-08-03 02:19:32 AM  
The universe is 14 billion years old...

There are hundreds of billions of galaxies...

Each galaxy contains ~100 billion stars....

~40% of stars have planets circling them....

It seems pretty silly to assume that we are the most technologically and evolutionarily advanced life form in the universe. It's also very arrogant to assume and narrow-minded to assume that interstellar travel is improbable, merely for the fact that we ourselves can't achieve it.

Could it be an alien? Yeah. Could it be a military aircraft? Yeah.

Are we wrong a lot, and do we not know a lot? Yeah.

Stop pretending you know all the answers to everything, and you can enjoy the humility and mystery of being a human on planet earth.
 
2012-08-03 03:11:19 AM  

Jaykzo: It seems pretty silly to assume that we are the most technologically and evolutionarily advanced life form in the universe. It's also very arrogant to assume and narrow-minded to assume that interstellar travel is improbable, merely for the fact that we ourselves can't achieve it.


Anything is "possible", but extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Sorry, a blurry photo of some vague little blob is even farther from extraordinary than Earth is from the nearest other habitable planet.

Before we can get to alien spacecraft, we have to rule out other, far more probable explanations. Military aircraft. Civilian aircraft, for that matter. Atmospheric phenomena. Photographers taking the piss. We don't even know what all of the Earthly explanations *are*.
 
2012-08-03 04:10:41 AM  
Louisiana? Maybe it was swamp gas. I heard from the military that most UFO sightings are actually swamp gas.
 
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