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2012-11-16 06:11:57 PM

Contents Under Pressure: Nice to know we have proof that a Yeti exists.


*raises hand*

*takes a walk*
 
2012-11-16 06:13:10 PM
Some months ago I was heading west in a commercial area just after dusk and I looked to the south and saw something just above a building a few blocks away. It was a strip of light in the air, half red, half blue, and it was tumbling around in a way that seemed quite extraordinary. For a second I thought I was actually seeing some sort of UFO.

Sadly I then recalled that just beyond that building was a park where people often fly RC planes. And what I was most likely seeing was a plane with red LEDs all along one wing and blue LEDs on the other. Sure was neat looking.

As for this video, I'm guessing either bugs flying nearby, or some other airborne debris. As others have said it doesn't make a lot of sense that they didn't go elsewhere and record over the same area. Heck, just set up a camera a few hundred feet to the left or right and see what happens. And if those are really large craft off in the distance, don't these news people think someone below them would have noticed at some point?
 
2012-11-16 06:16:18 PM

biyaaatci: I've solved it! Are you ready for what the truth is? 'Cause it will blow your mind...


Everyone in Denver is as high as shiat.


Getting a kick....
 
2012-11-16 06:30:26 PM
Looks like pieces of trash (plastic bag, etc) getting blown around, they get sent airborne by a gust of wind and then caught in thermals.

/ERMAGERD! ILLUMINATI UFOS ARE LAUNCHING FROM THE MIDDLE OF DENVER!!
 
2012-11-16 06:36:38 PM

dcigary: A video similar to the followup comments of the TV station's posting of the story.


There's a nice farm at the address according to the video - plenty enough room for someone to take one of these down there on their lunch break a few times a week to fly one.

About the most logical explanation I've seen so far...

/streetlight


This is actually the first thing I thought of.
 
2012-11-16 06:42:31 PM
The way it moves it looks more like it is tumbling or being blown about than flying. It looks to me like either pieces of trash being blown around by the wind, or possibly insects whizzing by with their typically erratic flying.
 
2012-11-16 06:43:24 PM

Mikey1969: Znuh: Well now. That's pretty damned freaky.

Again annoyed nobody thought to take a camera with high enough resolution to allow us a better, closer view.

Actually, professional TV cameras have high enough resolution, but lenses matter more than resolution. The camera has that as well. What the 'too low of resolution' crowd doesn't seem to grasp is that all the TV guy was able to do is point the camera in the general direction and hope he got something, this wasn't an object you saw and then pointed the camera at.

This is all covered in the news story, BTW.


Well, yeah. You ever try keeping a camera pointed at a gnat? farkin' hard
 
2012-11-16 06:45:23 PM
Living about 5 minutes from this corner and having shot two music videos at the exact location, I can tell you truly it is VERY windy during the afternoons. It's a great shot, having a dude shredding on a Flying V with Denver over his left shoulder, but I quit using it because of the wind.
This is just airborne debris, probably from the shuttered, decaying Safeway on the other side of the road. There is a Baskin Robbins there so, hey, maybe crushed cones?

/CO LUVS them some Prop. 64
//300 important new stories and all we talk about here is UFO's and Weed!
 
2012-11-16 06:50:59 PM
Guy has got some hairy arms
 
2012-11-16 06:57:35 PM

Gawdzila: The way it moves it looks more like it is tumbling or being blown about than flying. It looks to me like either pieces of trash being blown around by the wind, or possibly insects whizzing by with their typically erratic flying.


Joint papers. Everyone's so stoned they're just setting them free.

WayneKerr: It's no secret that the Denver Airport is ground zero for the Illuminitati. These craft are delivering important messages to Milwaukee.


SILENCE PUNY HUMAN. That is privileged information.

thecynicaleconomist.com
 
2012-11-16 07:04:38 PM

cryinoutloud: Gawdzila: The way it moves it looks more like it is tumbling or being blown about than flying. It looks to me like either pieces of trash being blown around by the wind, or possibly insects whizzing by with their typically erratic flying.

Joint papers. Everyone's so stoned they're just setting them free.

WayneKerr: It's no secret that the Denver Airport is ground zero for the Illuminitati. These craft are delivering important messages to Milwaukee.

SILENCE PUNY HUMAN. That is privileged information.

[thecynicaleconomist.com image 427x640]


See?
 
2012-11-16 07:05:20 PM

Indubitably: cryinoutloud: Gawdzila: The way it moves it looks more like it is tumbling or being blown about than flying. It looks to me like either pieces of trash being blown around by the wind, or possibly insects whizzing by with their typically erratic flying.

Joint papers. Everyone's so stoned they're just setting them free.

WayneKerr: It's no secret that the Denver Airport is ground zero for the Illuminitati. These craft are delivering important messages to Milwaukee.

SILENCE PUNY HUMAN. That is privileged information.

[thecynicaleconomist.com image 427x640]

See?


Five is alive.
 
2012-11-16 07:06:10 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: cryinoutloud: Gawdzila: The way it moves it looks more like it is tumbling or being blown about than flying. It looks to me like either pieces of trash being blown around by the wind, or possibly insects whizzing by with their typically erratic flying.

Joint papers. Everyone's so stoned they're just setting them free.

WayneKerr: It's no secret that the Denver Airport is ground zero for the Illuminitati. These craft are delivering important messages to Milwaukee.

SILENCE PUNY HUMAN. That is privileged information.

[thecynicaleconomist.com image 427x640]

See?

Five is alive.


*)
 
2012-11-16 07:07:32 PM
Mind you, horsefly bites can be nasti.
 
2012-11-16 08:11:05 PM

Indubitably: Gyrfalcon: Indubitably: Gyrfalcon: ITGreen: Knucklepopper: That looked suspiciously like Balloon Boy's flying machine.

What is it about Colorado that makes everyone here so damn gullible regarding this sort of tripe?

They did just legalize pot...

Pffft. 

Do you really think legality has influenced people who honor the plant's natural human benefits over the misappropriated history of its detractors' making describing the negativities?

Wait....what?

Read it slow.


...i...t...
 
2012-11-16 08:17:52 PM

Gyrfalcon: Indubitably: Gyrfalcon: Indubitably: Gyrfalcon: ITGreen: Knucklepopper: That looked suspiciously like Balloon Boy's flying machine.

What is it about Colorado that makes everyone here so damn gullible regarding this sort of tripe?

They did just legalize pot...

Pffft. 

Do you really think legality has influenced people who honor the plant's natural human benefits over the misappropriated history of its detractors' making describing the negativities?

Wait....what?

Read it slow.

...i...t...


Perfect.
 
2012-11-16 08:40:20 PM
Going down, it looks like a peregrine falcon diving after something. Going up, not so much. Then again, it could be more than one thing. Perhaps a peregrine diving after debris.

/Or insects, who knows.
//Unidentified != aliens
 
2012-11-16 08:42:31 PM

ITGreen: ITGreen: Knucklepopper: That looked suspiciously like Balloon Boy's flying machine.

What is it about Colorado that makes everyone here so damn gullible regarding this sort of tripe?

[stopthedrugwar.org image 300x295]

Oh yeah.


Um, I'm high as shiat on some medical right now and my first thought was "gnats". They're hatching in the manure in that field when the sun is high in the sky and the ground warms up a bit.
 
2012-11-16 08:49:29 PM

MadAzza: Gyrfalcon: Indubitably: Gyrfalcon: Indubitably: Gyrfalcon: ITGreen: Knucklepopper: That looked suspiciously like Balloon Boy's flying machine.

What is it about Colorado that makes everyone here so damn gullible regarding this sort of tripe?

They did just legalize pot...

Pffft. 

Do you really think legality has influenced people who honor the plant's natural human benefits over the misappropriated history of its detractors' making describing the negativities?

Wait....what?

Read it slow.

...i...t...

Perfect.


Is it?
 
2012-11-16 09:01:21 PM
Your futures hold a large serving of crow, the majority of you. It will be pretty soon.
 
2012-11-16 09:16:44 PM

bradkanus: can't believe this video is still alive a few days later. it's flies. Hate to be the guy who says "when I worked i news," but... when I worked in news and we'd be shooting b-roll, or anything for that matter, you would see the same thing during editing when you slowed it down. It's flies. You don't notice until it's slowed down, but it's there.

So stupid.


Also worked in news. Yep, it's bugs flying around. Stuff like that calls for a re-shoot, even if it's just b-roll. Unless the story is about unidentified flying insects, obviously.

/Of course, we'd have to see the raw footage for the truth. Heh.
 
2012-11-16 09:19:51 PM

xmasbaby: That's no Earth insect!!! Did you see where it activated its metallic green space thrusters?!

Who ever heard of metallic green color appearing on a fly???

[www.ryenats.org.uk image 400x294]


ooooh pretty!
 
2012-11-16 09:21:40 PM

Proximuscentauri: Your futures hold a large serving of crow, the majority of you. It will be pretty soon.


NSS?

Scary.

Not really.

I am unafraid anymore.

What is the cosmos?
 
2012-11-16 09:23:26 PM
i42.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-16 09:33:05 PM
Since I live in the area I did a bit of asking around. I can confirm that bugs refuse to identify themselves.

/Not an entomologist.
 
2012-11-16 09:33:26 PM
"We first learned about these strange sightings when this metro area man, who does not want to be identified..."

i1207.photobucket.com

...because he's SASQUATCH?!
 
2012-11-16 09:43:04 PM

Oznog: bluefelix: So... the news crew's own camera man doesn't know what bugs look like? The objects aren't in the distance, they're a few feet in front of the camera. :/

Thanks for the holiday budget tips, tho...

LOL, when you slow it down, it looks like a craft in the distance... but at normal speed, it's clearly just a bug.


Wow! You mean there's a bug suddenly painted in chrome?

/Really, guys? They only zoomed in on it twice...even I caught that.
//On the other hand, methinks the Air Force is going to have a fun remote-control airplane to sell to some toy-making companies soon.
 
2012-11-16 10:05:16 PM
This is CNN

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-16 10:26:29 PM
Or... since you brought a second camera...
You could put it 50 feet away pointing in the same direction and then if the "mysterious UFO" doesn't show up at the same time in both camera pictures, you know it's a small object (like a bug)

But then you wouldn't have a 10 minute hunk of 24 hour news filled 'cause you wouldn't need to interview an "aviation expert"
 
2012-11-16 10:34:42 PM
It would look a lot more real if it had the type of motion blur that would occur with something flying at that supposed speed.
 
2012-11-16 10:56:03 PM

zez: Of course it's not an alien spacecraft... has no one here ever heard of RODS???

[www.ufos-aliens.co.uk image 314x228]

Link


(raises hand and slinks quietly back into shadows)
 
2012-11-16 11:09:26 PM

ChipNASA: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Maud Dib: Linky..

Link

LOL. Insect close to camera lens.

[www.themightyatom.nl image 410x308]

[www.goodexperience.com image 576x432]

Totally what I thought.....


Or its just moves like one, which would be amazing given its size and potential mass.

/Oooooh Weeeee Oooooh
 
2012-11-16 11:55:26 PM
Interesting if they get an earthquake soon.
 
2012-11-17 12:09:51 AM
Well as long as we're linking ridiculous Denver airport conspiracy theories, I'm game.
 
2012-11-17 12:14:33 AM

Superjew: Those bugs are cool.


Only because of digital artifacting.

And HOW THE F**K did this end up an actual news segment? Are you f***ing kidding me?? Has our level of critical thinking fallen that low? What's next? Someone's crazy uncle pulls a coin out from behind someone's ear and they'll be like "LOCAL MAN IS ACTUALLY A WIZARD! Full story at 6!"
 
2012-11-17 04:21:33 AM

Zombalupagus: Superjew: Those bugs are cool.

Only because of digital artifacting.

And HOW THE F**K did this end up an actual news segment? Are you f***ing kidding me?? Has our level of critical thinking fallen that low? What's next? Someone's crazy uncle pulls a coin out from behind someone's ear and they'll be like "LOCAL MAN IS ACTUALLY A WIZARD! Full story at 6!"


SRS BZNS!

i47.tinypic.com 

Stain or Mary?! I guess we'll never know!
 
2012-11-17 04:48:00 AM

Zombalupagus: Superjew: Those bugs are cool.

Only because of digital artifacting.

And HOW THE F**K did this end up an actual news segment? Are you f***ing kidding me?? Has our level of critical thinking fallen that low? What's next? Someone's crazy uncle pulls a coin out from behind someone's ear and they'll be like "LOCAL MAN IS ACTUALLY A WIZARD! Full story at 6!"


Hey, I'm not scheduled to make that announcement til next year.
 
2012-11-17 08:14:25 PM

ChipNASA: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Maud Dib: Linky..

Link

LOL. Insect close to camera lens.

[www.themightyatom.nl image 410x308]

[www.goodexperience.com image 576x432]

Totally what I thought.....


i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-11-19 12:44:28 AM

PsiChick: Wow! You mean there's a bug suddenly painted in chrome?

/Really, guys? They only zoomed in on it twice...even I caught that.


Oh please, you can't tell it's made of chrome, all you can tell is that it is reflective. A LOT of things are highly reflective, especially in the bright sunlight, including insect wings, plastic bags or potato chip bags, pieces of tin foil, and a zillion other things. You're seeing what you believe, not believing what you see.
 
2012-11-19 01:05:43 PM

Gawdzila: PsiChick: Wow! You mean there's a bug suddenly painted in chrome?

/Really, guys? They only zoomed in on it twice...even I caught that.

Oh please, you can't tell it's made of chrome, all you can tell is that it is reflective. A LOT of things are highly reflective, especially in the bright sunlight, including insect wings, plastic bags or potato chip bags, pieces of tin foil, and a zillion other things. You're seeing what you believe, not believing what you see.


The color also known as 'shiny gray' is called chrome. And again, yes, it could be a potato chip bag, piece of tin foil, etc...but there's an Air Force base right farking there. The Air Force pretty much created the UFO phenomenon by not paying attention during testing. So I'm more likely to believe that, instead of the ridiculous amount of coincidence it would take for not only a bit of debris to be thrown up at exactly the same time every day but for the wind to move in those ridiculous patterns at the exact same time, it's just the Air Force with some remote control toys.

/Which, like I said, should work out well for the toy industry.
 
2012-11-19 04:32:49 PM

PsiChick: but there's an Air Force base right farking there.


Looking at the way the object movies, though, it doesn't look like it is flying under its own power. The movement is very erratic and often looks like it is tumbling. I've never seen nor heard of a vehicle under controlled, powered flight that behaves that way.


PsiChick: instead of the ridiculous amount of coincidence it would take for not only a bit of debris to be thrown up at exactly the same time every day


They don't give time data so you don't know how close to being "exactly" the same time every day it is. It could be noon one day, 1pm the next. And coincidence has nothing to do with it. A lot of areas have very regular wind patterns and thermals whose action depends on the shape of the surrounding terrain and the ground absorbing heat. And you'd expect those heat-dependent thermals to appear around the same time every day since it takes a certain amount of time for the sun to warm the ground. Not coincidence... cause-and-effect.


PsiChick: instead of the ridiculous amount of coincidence it would take for ... the wind to move in those ridiculous patterns at the exact same time


By what degree of expertise do you deem those wind patterns "ridiculous"?
They seem pretty normal to me for thermal updrafts.
 
2012-11-19 04:44:09 PM

Gawdzila: PsiChick: but there's an Air Force base right farking there.

Looking at the way the object movies, though, it doesn't look like it is flying under its own power. The movement is very erratic and often looks like it is tumbling. I've never seen nor heard of a vehicle under controlled, powered flight that behaves that way.


PsiChick: instead of the ridiculous amount of coincidence it would take for not only a bit of debris to be thrown up at exactly the same time every day

They don't give time data so you don't know how close to being "exactly" the same time every day it is. It could be noon one day, 1pm the next. And coincidence has nothing to do with it. A lot of areas have very regular wind patterns and thermals whose action depends on the shape of the surrounding terrain and the ground absorbing heat. And you'd expect those heat-dependent thermals to appear around the same time every day since it takes a certain amount of time for the sun to warm the ground. Not coincidence... cause-and-effect.


PsiChick: instead of the ridiculous amount of coincidence it would take for ... the wind to move in those ridiculous patterns at the exact same time

By what degree of expertise do you deem those wind patterns "ridiculous"?
They seem pretty normal to me for thermal updrafts.


1) Ever watch a remote-control airplane? Does exactly the same thing. Less power\altitude, but the same maneuvers. I got to watch one every afternoon for a few weeks from the library window. It was pretty cool.

2) I'm not arguing it would be impossible for those patterns to form (although, living in Nevada, I've never seen anything with that kind of regularity, and our wind patterns are pretty impressive). I'm arguing that the odds of a bit of debris going up within the same one-hour time slot every day at that exact hour at any point in the city is a bit ridiculous unless someone's actually scheduling it.

Think of it this way: If you aimed your camera over your city from noon to one for a week, do you think you would see the same bit of debris fly up in the same spot moving in the same patterns every single day that week? Of course not, that's ridiculous. But if you have an Air Force base nearby, then someone might easily have decided to test their toys, which, like I said, is the general theory on what UFO sightings usually are--Air Force testing their toys.
 
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