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theivoryqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:45 PM
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Whatever happened to those "flying rods" from all the video recordings?
The story seemed to vanish from coverage soon after it emerged. Was an explanation ever found?
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:53 PM
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1. still kickin'---got a website
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delhurgo Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:57 PM
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2. They're bugs: moths, mosquitos, other flying insects.
And the Mexico UFOs are 'ball lightning', in case youre wondering.

There's always a reasonable explanation.
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theivoryqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:08 PM
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3. I remember from the news coverage in Dallas
that these rods showed up in all of the videos the news station had surveyed to search for them. They all looked the exact same, in every news video. They didn't look much like moths to me, but I'm no photographer - or entomologist. Another oddity - why can't I see them in person? Why only on film and video?
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delhurgo Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:29 PM
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5. I'm not sure what Dallas news coverage you're referring too.
But here's an explanation of the 'rods' I'm talkin about:

"a videographic artifact based on the frame capture rate of the videocam versus the wingbeat frequency of the insects. Essentially what you see is several wingbeat cycles of the insect on each frame of the video, creating the illusion of a "rod" with bulges along its length. The blurred body of the insect as it moves forward forms the "rod," and the oscillation of the wings up and down form the bulges. Anyone with a video camera can duplicate the effect, if you shoot enough footage of flying insects from the right distance"

That was from here: http://skepdic.com/rods.html
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:06 PM
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8. well, the rods site sez that you can see a giant one coming out of the sea
and making ripples and everything, and you don't even need to slow the frames down to see it (as you usually do).

Who knows tho.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:17 PM
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4. And Lee Harvey Oswald was able to make JFK lurch towards him
with his bullet.
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delhurgo Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:32 PM
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6. I fail to see what that has to do with people mistaking insects
for some otherworldly rod things.
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theivoryqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:36 PM
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7. hmm - am looking on the roswellrods site now
thanks all.
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