Photographs Dated 1967 Recently uncovered.
A series of three amazing photographs which were allegedly taken
at a NORAD radar station in January 1967 have recently been
rediscovered. The photographs have remained hidden in a wooden
chest until now. They show what appears to be a flying disc
or saucer at various angles above a radar facility. In the first
image a figure is seen inside what appears to be a glass dome
and at the rear of the unidentified object there seems to be
some kind of propulsion system. See below for enlargements of
Having very little to go on except
the actual images themselves, we have to try and come to a
distinct conclusion as to the authenticity and importance
of the photographs we present here. This investigation is
a good example of what can be achieved with the barest of
evidence. What an investigation of this nature needs is expertise
in technology, photographic imagery, and natural physics.
first image shows a figure inside a glass dome and some
kind of propulsion system on the rear of the UFO.
second image will prove to be pivotal in the investigation
of these images, based on the angle of the object and
the lighting of the scene.
third shows the actual radar facility in more detail.
But if the UFO is proved a hoax then the authenticity
of the location itself would be suspicious.
Top Secret Flying Craft?
The first image of the UFO
shows that on the rear of the craft what looks like a Pulse
Jet type engine. These jets were primarily used during the
second world war by the German army for their V-1 flying bombs
which rained death and destruction onto allied military but
more often civilian targets. What would the chances of a top-secret
craft flying over a US Norad radar station in 1967 powered
by a 'Pulse Jet' engine be? Is it a coincidence that in 1960
the director of development operations for NASA was none other
than Wernher Von Braun, who from 1937 to 1945 was director
of the German Rocket Research Center at Peenemünde!
|The propulsion of
the craft appears to be a Pulse Jet.
Also Notice the figure inside the 'glass dome'.
||This is the infamous
V-1 flying bomb, with Pulse Engine.
The jet on the craft could easily be the same kind.
(1912-77) German-American engineer, known for his development
of the liquid-fuel rocket. From 1937 to 1945 he was director
of the German Rocket Research Center at Peenemünde,
in charge of developing the V-2 long-range liquid-fuel
rocket, used to bombard England during World War II. In
1945 he came to the U.S. as technical adviser to the U.S.
rocket program at the White Sands Proving Grounds in New
Mexico. In 1950 he was transferred to Huntsville, Alabama,
where for ten years he headed the Redstone missile program.
Von Braun was naturalized a U.S. citizen in 1955. In 1960
he became director of development operations at the George
C. Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA) in Huntsville.
He was responsible for development of the Saturn V launch
vehicle that was used, with the Apollo spacecraft, in
the manned lunar landing program..
Shadow of a Doubt?
The first test any professional in
the area of photographic imagery will put an image to is what
is known as the 'Light source and Shadow fall test'. This
involves estimating from shadows shown in an image where the
light source would be, and then looking at the shadows on
the contentious part of the image (in this case the UFO) and
seeing if the shadows fall consistently with the established
light source. In figure 1 below we see that the shadows on
the radar facility are quite dramatic. We then estimate where
the light source is coming from shown in figure 2. This is
then compared to the UFO itself as shown in figure 3.
enlargement here shows the how the shadow falls on the
radar itself. The intensity of the shadow shows that the
light source is very bright.
enlargement shows that the light source falling on the
actual UFO is not so bright and is at a different angle
to the light that falls on the radar.
red arrows represent the angles at which the two light
sources come from. They are distninctly different and
it would be impossible to obtain this kind of effect in
Notice how the shadow angle is different?
This suggests that the light source on the radar facility
is different to the light source on the UFO. This would mean
hat the two objects were photographed at different times and
put together to form one image. This kind of mistake is often
found in images that are made up of different photographs
which are overlaid then photographed again. It is the first
thing that experts in photographic imagery look for when we
try to discover if a photograph has been doctored.
AND SHADOW FALL STUDY.
This is one of the most important tests an expert in photographic
imagery has in the pursuit of the truth. The most famous
example of this technique being put into practice was
in the infamous backyard photographs of Lee Harvey Oswald.
The enlarged sections of the same image are shown here,
the image on the left shows the shadow on the nose falling
downwards, yet on the right the shadow falls at an angle,
proving the image is actually made up from two photos
At this point it important to state
that even though we believe that this series of images is
not genuine, we are not saying that they were created in order
to deceive. The person who submitted these images was not
aware of who actually took them and when they were taken,
and furthermore is not aware of the reasons for them being
created. Perhaps whoever originally produced these startling
images didn't intend for them to be made public.
We have shown in this investigation the importance of knowing
what to look for, and experience in the debunking of 'created'
images. By showing you how we can detect a fake image we will
make it easier for you to see past the apparently genuine
images you will encounter in your own search for the extraordinary.
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