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Jeroen Donating Member (608 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:45 PM
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CNN Catches UFO on Camera during inauguration?
CNN Catches UFO on Camera during inauguration? on Jan21 2009

by Senior Editor |

First of all, Congratulations to President Obama and the people of the United Stated of America. Change has happened. And, it seems possible that not only the whole world was watching the inauguration but beyond as well
One of the questions Obama was asked was whether or not he would give the world insights in to the UFO phenomenon. Some people might think it is not such an important matter where some think it is the most important question of all time that needs to be answered to the people.
How important shows the following video from CNN, live from the inauguration. Please watch the video and take note at 0:08 and focus on the right of the screen.

http://news1800.com/2009/01/most-popular/cnn-catches-uf... /

Video on CCN's website:
http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2009/01/2...


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This is really interesting
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:46 PM
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1. I believe it was an unmanned plane.....I remember seeing at thread on this
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:48 PM
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3. It would have to be moving about about Mach 5 from the looks of it
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:50 PM
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6. I agree! It was Speed Racer!
Where's Chim Chim? He'll settle this, once and for all!
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:55 PM
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16. Nice name change.
:rofl:
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:04 PM
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98. Thank you, I thought it was just me. comparing back and forth, back and forth. nt
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:15 PM
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101. He took each "r" and switched them.
;)
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:19 PM
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That makes sense. I was working with reversing the "x" but needed special
software or complex computer programing codes to make it look right and I don't know if everyone has those complex codes on their computers.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:03 PM
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30. Chim Chim's in the trunk with Spridle.
Duh.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:06 PM
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36. Doh--that's right.
Never interrupt a boy while he's petting his monkey.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:24 PM
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109. Where was the shock wave?
If it was an aircraft, there would have been an obvious sonic boom.
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:11 AM
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163. It's distortion. View it on large screen for perspcetive correction.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:48 PM
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2. Whatever it was, it flies fast.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:48 PM
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4. It was a shoe someone was aiming at Bush's head.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 02:49 PM by BurtWorm
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:48 PM
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5. Whoa. That was pretty weird. Could it be Gort?
Seriously, that WAS weird. Klaatu barata nikto.

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W_HAMILTON Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:49 PM
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94. Gort?
Is that Stephen Colbert's financial advisor?
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:19 PM
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142. Klaatu barada nikto!
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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:51 PM
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7. That is a beanie baby.
You probably wondered what happened to the 14,0000,0000,000 beanie babies sold between 1986 and 1992. It turns out that they learned how to fly and now live in the clouds.

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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:52 PM
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8. Very fast and very big
and no sonic boom. And no jet engine noise.
Weird.
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RT Atlanta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:52 PM
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9. bird or bug
my guess is a bird or one cold-resistant bug.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:54 PM
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14. That was no bird.
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Usrename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:58 PM
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112. It's a bird.
They do move along pretty fast when it's cold out.

Although you can't actually see its wings beating, you can see the resulting slight change in direction.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:57 PM
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123. After few more viewings, it does look like a bird.
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:10 PM
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137. No bird moves that fast. Sorry.
I've been photographing birds for 30 years. Look at the amount of ground that thing covers. It has go to be going at super sonic speeds.
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Native Donating Member (885 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:30 AM
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186. Agreed. The size of the thing (using perspective) would discount the bird theory as well.
Edited on Thu Jan-22-09 10:36 AM by Native
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Usrename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:45 AM
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187. It's a chimney swift.
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Liberal In Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:06 PM
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37. Looks like a small bird probably more in the foreground than is apparent. n/t
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:12 PM
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43. Yup. Passed in front of the monument. n/t
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:39 PM
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66. Wrong
It was on the other side of the monument.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:26 PM
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84. I disagree. It looks like it's in front of the monument.
That thing is moving fast for a bird, but what the hell is it? Maybe a bullet?
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:19 PM
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106. Nope. Slow video;
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:06 PM
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75. wrong...it flew behind the monument
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:06 PM
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104. LOL... this is funny. Watched it several times, it's in front of the monument.
There'll be some slow motion stuff out there... we'll see.
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:17 PM
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105. Here we go;
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:44 AM
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167. Thanks ... !!!
Hope those who think this is a bird get their rulers out --- !!!

Wow !!!

It's a UFO and hope someone will give us accurate estimation of size ---

and speed --- wow, the speed!!!
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:11 PM
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190. Uhhhh....
Sure! :D
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Jeroen Donating Member (608 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:15 AM
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175. I agree. First I thought it passed behind - hence my excitement
But still, it is very fast for a bird.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:10 PM
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99. Definitely some kind of bug, and the people who say otherwise are nuts.
It was no alien space craft or secret airplane.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:53 PM
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118. what kind of bug do you know that flies around in 10 degree weather????
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:54 PM
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120. Like you know.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:58 PM by TexasObserver
You really should practice not seeing yourself as an authority on what is and is not shown on such video.
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:54 PM
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157. With all due respect, bugs do not fly like that.
You might tone down the disrespectful adjectives too, especially considering you are so very wrong.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:45 AM
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168. And the "bug" would be how large . . . ?
And, it's speed . . . actually, it's speed would destroy a bug --


Do you have a ruler at home?
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:52 PM
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10. I've never seen anything move that fast!
What was it? It's hard to believe that the US would be flying experimental aircraft in that airspace at that time.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:46 AM
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169. If the US had anything like that or could fly anything like that .. . .
we'd be using it ---!!!
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dbonds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:53 PM
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11. Time traveling tourist from the future coming to see history being made.
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:04 PM
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32. My sentiments exactly!
Did they leave any winning lotto numbers to help us with our private bailouts?
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:16 PM
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47. best guess so far.
i like it.

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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:15 AM
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184. I KNEW it was the Tardis.
:D
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:54 PM
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12. I suspect it's an out-of-focus bird that's a lot closer to the camera than we think
On the other hand, this was a big event - no reason to think it didn't attract tourists from other planets (or from the future?)... :)
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:56 PM
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19. Canada Geese! Canada Geese!
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:04 PM
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31. Those evil little buggers are everywhere, aren't they? Forget Shark Week -
I fear we're heading into the Summer of the Goose... :scared:

:)
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:05 PM
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35. 'Summer of the Goose?' That's on the Spice Channel, right?
:freak:
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:20 PM
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107. "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the atmosphere...."
:scared:
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Hugabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:44 PM
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69. Probably waiting for Bush to fly to Texas
Something about them being on a suicide mission...
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:58 PM
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23. Whatever it is...
It goes in front of the Washington Monument. Actually looks like it's only a few yards from the camera
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:01 PM
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26. I was trying to see it as it crossed the monument, but I couldn't hit pause
in a timely manner (you must have sharper eyes than I do). I was also thinking there was a fluttery direction change off to the left, which looked like a buggish/birdish maneuver...
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:42 PM
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67. I DID pause it!!!
It was BEHIND the monument.

Very weird.

PS--It took me about twenty tries. Then finally I paused it so well I couldn't see it. Yup. Behind the monument!!
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:05 PM
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I suspect that you are probably correct.
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:15 PM
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46. But it looked as if it went behind the Washington Monument.
If it was closer, it would have been in front of it.
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:42 PM
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68. Definitely behind the monument
I know, because I went through the pausing routine and finally caught it, and it was on the other side of the monument.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:28 PM
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85. I did the same thing and it looked like it was in front of the monument.
:shrug:
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Belial Donating Member (503 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:54 PM
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13. You would think that the aliens could just watch it on TV?
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:54 PM
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15. Pretty crazy looking, but it's black and very fast. Could it be a stealth jet??
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 02:55 PM by Parker CA
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:55 PM
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17. cheney's transport, perhaps.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:55 PM
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18. Try watching the CNN website clip. It's a bit better. It's a bird. nt
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 02:58 PM by nc4bo

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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:03 PM
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29. Looking at it again, I think you're right. It's a bird.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:09 PM
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41. What kind of bird flies that fast? nt
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:14 PM
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45. One close to the camera?
Just guessing.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:17 PM
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49. If it were closer to the camera, couldn't we
determine it was a bird for sure?
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:25 PM
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60. If you save the clip then open it in Media Player Classic, VLC player or
any video player capable of slowing down the frame speed, you can see what looks like wing flapping. It's especially noticeable as the bird passes flies out to the left and out of view.

Media Player Classic is the quickest player I can open in a hurry.
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:18 PM
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81. That was not wings flapping
That was a couple of ETs waving their hands at the crowd below
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:33 PM
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113. Cameras don't work that way.
a) it was crossing the field of view fast
b) it was probably inside the camera's depth of field (inside it's focal length)
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:26 PM
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155. No, it would just make it go by faster and add blur.
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:12 PM
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138. There are no birds that fly that fast. Period.
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:14 PM
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151. What science are you using to determine "fast"?
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:25 PM
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154. The science of Optics. Which science says 'bird?'
Granted it is hard to be definite given the lack of info and the lousy reproduction.
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:52 AM
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181. Two Human Eyeballs looking at a bird in HD
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:00 AM
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171. Also flies off to the left BEHIND the trees and still visible--!!!
No bird would be visible from that distance ---

And it would have to be something of prehistoric size!!!

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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:56 PM
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20. What would have had permission to fly that close to the inauguration?
I don't think permission for anything would have been granted to fly that low and that close.

And that was pretty fast for the skies of Washington, D.C. :shrug:
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Ayesha Donating Member (587 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:57 PM
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21. The aliens came to...
congratulate us on our new President and pick up the former White House occupant to take him home. When they dumped their genetic waste on our planet back in 1946, they had no idea we'd decide it could run a country!
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:57 PM
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22. Do any birds fly that fast? It looked kind of like it was
flapping at first. But birds don't fly that fast. Do they?
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:59 PM
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24. I believe it was much closer to the camera than it appears.
Just guessing.
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:07 PM
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136. Absolutely not. Unless it was a few feet from lens. nt
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:06 AM
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161. Correction: full screen viewing shows apparant bird
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:59 PM
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25. Can't tell from the microphone set for the video, but if it were an aircraft moving that fast,
surely there would be some very loud sounds from breaking the sound barrier. At the low altitude that appears to be at, I would imagine everyone on the mall would've reacted if it were indeed an aircraft. Weird.
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:01 PM
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27. Very strange indeed.
Wonder what it means...
Maybe a signal of approval to us for finally
ridding the world of Bush and Cheney?

That's my first guess.
Tee-Hee.
BHN
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:02 PM
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28. That is strange.
Could that video have been tampered with? I can't say it looks like anything I've ever seen.
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JFN1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:05 PM
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33. That object was doing at least mach two.
And it's freaking big - a lot bigger than a plane. The Washington monument gives an excellent size referent, given the distance the camera was from the monument, and the size of the object against the sky.
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:05 PM
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34. Seems to me a hawk coming out of a dive.
You can see movement like wings flapping when the bird starts angling upward.
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Dumak Donating Member (397 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:07 PM
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38. I believe in UFOs, but
can you people who are saying it is big and fast please tell me where you get that information? I'm just not seeing anything in the video that tells me how close the object is to the camera.
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:45 PM
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70. It's behind the Washington Monument
Which is a ways away from the camera.
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Dumak Donating Member (397 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:23 PM
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189. It looks in front to me
In the slowed version, when on the left side of the monument, it appears to overlap in front. We don't get a view of it being directly in front of the monument because a video camera is a frame-based device.
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:08 PM
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39. Look up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. it's superman.
Happy days are ahead folks.
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mockmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:08 PM
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40. The problem is
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 03:10 PM by mockmonkey
if you watch from the CNN site and put your fingers on both sides of the Washington Monument (blocking the sky) the object flys between the Monument and the camera. There also appears to be another shadow flying the opposite way as the first clears the screen.

I think it's Bush/Cheney's Bad Karma chasing them down.
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:10 PM
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42. It flies infront of the wash. mon. which means it is small and likely a bird
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:22 PM
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53. It Also Appears As Though It Exits Behind The Trees On The Left Side...
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 03:28 PM by jayfish
of the video which would make it considerably larger than a bird and traveling at a very high rate of speed. I say "appears" because the video is compressed and it could just be an optical trick. I'd like to see the original, uncompressed, 1920x1080 video.

Jay
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:13 PM
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44. Well, it's clearly flying and pretty much unidentifed.
CNN clearly caught a UFO on camera.
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:17 PM
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48. Rods!!!!!!!!!!
:scared:
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:18 PM
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50. Someone with video software
needs to analyze it. Any takers?
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:24 PM
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57. You're Not Going To See Anything With That Crappy Video.
You would need the original 1920X1080 feed to see anything conclusive.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:26 PM
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61. True it is bad when enlarged but you can catch the flapping of the wings as it flies out of view. nt
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 03:26 PM by nc4bo
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:28 PM
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63. I Thought I Saw That Too.
More of a twist to change direction than a flap. :shrug:

Jay
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:31 PM
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65. LOL - It's symbolic or, it's the bushy soul fleeing away from it's owner.
Sorry, can't help it.
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Seldona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:47 PM
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92. Beat me to it.
My guess is either something of ours, or something natural passing close in front of the camera without a reference for depth perception.
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:20 PM
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51. From LBN- "Unidentified Object Identified as Flying Monkey from Wizard of Oz."
The witches monkeys were coming to recruit the chimperor;
they heard he needed a job.

BHN
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akwapez Donating Member (342 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:21 PM
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52. Bird
It clearly goes in front of the monument. You can see the bird appears slightly darker against the background of the monument.
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:23 PM
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54. Can't CNN just let his father Jor-El watch the inauguration in peace? n/t
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:23 PM
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55. Was it spewing chemtrails over the jubilant masses below?...nt
Sid
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:23 PM
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56. It was very obviously a small bird. You could see it flapping towards the end there.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:00 PM
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72. it went behind the Washington monument...it was NOT a bird...too fast
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:10 PM
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78. It's in front of the monument. You can only see it well at an extremely slow speed.
I can't take a print screen of the video atm but can try later.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:12 PM
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80. Or...
cover up the screen with pieces of paper, or just your fingers, so that only the washington monument is visible, then replay the video and watch the bird reappear.

Damn, some people are suckers for anything.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:11 PM
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79. Except it flew in front of the Washington monument.
I could see that, and I haven't even got my glasses on.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:46 PM
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91. ...
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Phoonzang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:25 PM
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58. It would appear to be related to that "Rod" phenomenon....
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 03:27 PM by Phoonzang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_ (cryptozoology)

Actually looking at the video, it just looks like a freaking bird. It flies in front of the trees on the left.
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:43 PM
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145. Bird-Rod!
:evilgrin:
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:25 PM
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59. probably a bird very near the camera.
the object passed in front of the Washington Monument and was out of focus, so, in a long shot like that, it was relatively near the camera.

Wolf Blitzer and UFOs---MIHOP!
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:27 PM
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62. It was the space alien leaving. He was a Bush supporter
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:31 PM
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64. clearly a bird
You can see the wings flapping during normal play on the view. Slow it down and it's more obvious.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:59 PM
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71. CNN pulled the video....it's no longer there
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:02 PM
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73. I saw planes flying in the background while watching. This one is in a haze.
IDIOTS!
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:02 PM
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74. I hope someone saved a copy of that video!
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:08 PM
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77. I have it saved as a .flv file. nt
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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:07 PM
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76. This birdwatcher says: Definitely a bird
Could be something like a falcon or Cooper's Hawk - those birds are really fast, especially if they are focused on prey.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:22 PM
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82. in this age of modern digital photography
why is every picture of a UFO still so grainy and hard to make out?
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hugo_from_TN Donating Member (895 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:17 PM
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102. Excellent Question!
In my opinion, it is because photographs that are not grainy and blurry allow one to see what the object actually is (bird, balloon, airplane, Venus, etc.). Only the ones that are blurry and grainy are left and these become the extraterrestrial ships in the imagination of the viewer.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:19 PM
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103. I suspect that you're right.
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:20 PM
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129. Well In The Case Of This Video,...
it's a compressed copy of the original that has a low frame-rate and very low detail. In the case of photos; modern digital photography is not necessarily a good thing. The CCD's in most, if not all, consumer grade digital cameras are horrible in low light situations. They are also ruinous when using digital zoom techniques outside of the capability of the camera's lens and CCD.

Jay
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:24 PM
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83. "Unidentified Flying Object" flaps. It's a bird.
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Rainbowreflect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:29 PM
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86. You would think with the million plus cameras there someone
else would have caught something.
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John1956PA Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:33 PM
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87. Here is a screen shot of the object as it passes in front of the monument.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:41 PM
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88. What did you use to capture that frame?
I resorted to taking a photo of a freeze frame w/my digi camera. All my programs wanted to copy the entire video, not the danged frame - ack.

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John1956PA Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:46 PM
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90. I discovered a "Snipping Tool" program which I had not known of before I searched for it.
My PC uses Vista, and the Snipping Tool program came bundled with it.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:55 PM
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96. Oh ok. Guess I better stomp on over to sourceforge and see if they have
something comparable for XP.

Cool tool!
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greyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:31 AM
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174. Try CamStudio and SnagIt:
http://camstudio.org /
http://www.techsmith.com/screen-capture.asp

These were gotten by using SnagIt to capture the video while it was playing, then saving individual frames:



CamStudio is great for recording to video anything that happens on your screen.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:43 PM
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89. OMG ROFLMAO!!!!!! There Are People That Actually Questioned This?
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Oh, that's rich! Could it be any more obvious that it's a bird? There are people who actually, genuinely, sincerely think that's a UFO???

Indeed, there are some who really need to up their meds. Holy cow.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:49 PM
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116. I Don't Think It's A UFO, But...
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:50 PM by jayfish
given the video we have to work with, your claim that it's obviously a bird is almost as ridiculous as saying it's an alien spaceship.

Jay
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:54 PM
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121. With That Very Video, Yes; It's Absolutely Obvious It's A Bird.
Swooping down, flying across fast. Common friggin sense.

UFO... Sorry, but that's just too goddamn funny!
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:12 PM
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126. You're Delusional.
You have delusions of grandeur if you think you can definitely see what that is.

Jay
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:52 PM
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135. There's A Difference Between Seeing And Knowing.
I do not need to see the detail of a bird in order to use obviousness, common sense and logic to make a firm conclusion.

To think it's a UFO, had the possibility of being a UFO, or to entertain the notion of it being a UFO, is what's delusional.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:49 PM
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93. LOL! Yes, CNN it was a UFO. Please investigate it at the exclusion of everything else. n/t
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:54 PM
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95. It's logical to assume they were coming to consult with our new President....
...as they did with Clinton....

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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:57 PM
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97. I'm ba-a-a-a-ck !!!!
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 05:38 PM by Sequoia


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liberalpress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:13 PM
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100. It's a donkey
My Dad always said America would elect a lack President when donkeys fly
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Xicano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:23 PM
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108. Looked like it was slightly out of faze
I know, I know what that sounds like. You'll have to excuse me I know I am new here so allow me to explain that I am into studying the metaphysical multidimensional aspect of our universe. If that object isn't some small animal flying close to that camera and giving the perception of something else. Then I'd say it could be an object vibrating at a slightly different rate than physical matter but close enough for the camera to pick up. In either case both would explain why nobody responded to its flyby.

Other than that. I have no idea.



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Ecumenist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:44 PM
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110. Sounds as good as any other answer to me Xicano!!
BTW, Welcome to DU, from a fellow Californian. Right glad tameetcha!! :hi:
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Xicano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:48 PM
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115. Hi Ecumenist
Thank you for your welcome. Isn't it like a breath of fresh air now that mudo el culo is out of the White House?

:hi:
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aaaaaa5a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:46 PM
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111. I listen to Art Bell's "Coast to Coast" every now and then too...

and I will admit that when I saw the internet footage I was intrigued.


But I looked at the image on my CNN recording and it is a bird. There is no debate! On standard TV it looks suspicious. But on a 52 inch HD plasma it's a bird in plain site.



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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:53 PM
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117. You Should Dump It To Your PC...
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:54 PM by jayfish
then get a screen cap to end this debate. If you're recording device and PC have firewire ports, it's pretty straight forward.

Jay
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northernlights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:45 PM
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114. well, Obama did appoint an alien
as ambassador to mars. I know this because I read it in line at the supermarket checkout. There was a picture right on the front pages.

Seriesly, you guys. You should try reading to stay more informated. Just like Sarah does. You betcha. Also.
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Bandito Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:54 PM
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119. Looks pretty real!
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:56 PM
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122. Could be. I'll look forward to the detailed analyses which will follow.
It's surprising how many people who pretend to be open minded are so ridiculously closed minded about this topic. I consider it a major failing of a person, and indicative of a closed, uneducated mind.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:26 PM
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131. While others minds' are so open, their brains fall out...nt
Sid
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:28 PM
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132. you speak of yourself
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 08:30 PM by TexasObserver
unenlightened one
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:03 AM
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172. And I'm sure you have evidence of that ---
or is it just FEAR of that for you?



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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:08 PM
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124. It's a BIRD
I record CNN's HD feed onto my DVR and just watched it - it's very clearly a bird. Nothing else.


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Belial Donating Member (503 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:12 PM
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125. Fast bird?
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:32 PM
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133. Why do you think it is "fast"?
If a bird flies in front of you by 10 feet from right to left or so it will disappear in a matter or seconds.

Believe me - it's a bird - it is exceedingly clear when you watch it in HD on a 42 inch LCD screen.

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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:15 PM
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140. Only it;s not close as it leavs the area. It's not a bird.
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:37 PM
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144. Believe what you want to believe but in reality land it is a BIRD
And isn't that the most plausible explanation anyway?
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:56 PM
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149. Reality Land?
If you know for certain it is a bird you should be a Sports Illustrated Photographer.
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:13 PM
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150. I'd bet $10,000 it is a bird
I saw it, with my own eyes, on my high definition TV, in high definition. It is a bird, the simplest and most obvious explanation. If you saw it in high definition you'd admit it too.

I can't help you. I know you want to believe it is something else, but it isn't.
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:33 PM
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156. Perhaps you are correct. I lack HD .
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:14 AM
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183. 10,000 would buy a pretty good HD Tv...
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:08 AM
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162. Now, did you get off on the snark?
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:15 PM
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127. Please, if it is at all possible, get a snapshot of the frames? I thought it was something otherly
at first but went to the slightly clearer CNN video posted above and saw the bird flapping it's wings as it flew off to the left.

Please find a way to post it to ease the minds of your fellow DU'ers. Consider it an installment on Obama's call to service for America.

It's a bird peeps, a bird.
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:36 PM
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134. I don't have the expertise - but I can tell you what my eyes see - it's clearly a bird
And my wife confirms it as well - very clearly a bird in HD.

This is just a classic example of how something can look different in "low def" compared to high def.
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greyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:19 PM
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152. 2 stills showing the bird in front of the Washington Monument:




It's closer to the camera than that rigging on the right, in fact.

I can't believe these people are serious!
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:19 PM
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128. UFO is saying we need to admit that they exist
dang they violated restrcited air space Baaaawaaaahaaa
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:23 PM
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130. Asshole was surveying the crowds one last time.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:15 PM
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139. Just 'cuz you can't identify it doesn't mean it's space aliens.
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:16 PM
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141. Nor is it Venus, swamp gas, or a bird. nt
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:00 AM
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159. Well, for an alien it sure looks suspiciously like a bird.
What with the flapping wings and the moving like a bird and all.
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:36 AM
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166. Really. How many times did it flap it's wings and all?
Not that it isn't a bird. On a small screen and from a lousy generation copy it could be anything.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:56 AM
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170. Several visible on the left end of the shot.
The motion also looks like that of a bird moving on wind currents. So it's either a bird or something that does at least a passable imitation of a bird in flight. Common sense would suggest that an object that moves like a bird and draws no attention from a skillion people is much more likely to be a bird than anything else. Without the flapping blowing trash would be an equally good guess- urban tumbleweeds (blowing plastic bags) can move on air currents similarly, but I can't recall that I've ever seen one appear to flap in the wind unless it's stuck on something rather than blowing around.
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:20 AM
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173. Could be. But you'd be amazed how little peoole look up.
Edited on Thu Jan-22-09 01:20 AM by Artiechoke
I have seen fireballs in a crowd of people and was the only one to even notice. And it's really hard to miss a fireball, but only if you happen to be looking up at the sky.

I think in the compressed, small mode it looks like something moving way faster than any bird. However at full screen mode the perspective is corrected more and it appears that it could be a bird.

It's not fair to viewers that it is presented in the small compressed mode, though you can double click the CNN video for full screen.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:21 PM
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143. Yeah, right.
Redstone
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IGotAName Donating Member (125 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:45 PM
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146. Oh yeah. It's the Martians.
Heading home after they couldn't get tickets. :P
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:51 PM
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147. Well it if was a UFO

Maybe the aliens saw the crowds from their distant planet and wondered what was going on

Or maybe the aliens realized the significance of the event and wanted to join in

Or maybe they were just there to take Darth Cheney home
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Garbo 2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:59 PM
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148. "What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?"
Average cruising airspeed of an unladen European Swallow: http://www.style.org/unladenswallow /

Maximum airspeed velocity of unladen swallow, whether European or African not indicated: http://newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/zoo00/zoo00333.htm

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Zodiak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:23 PM
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153. My guess is that it is a bird
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 11:26 PM by Zodiak Ironfist
I admit I only saw the low def "analyzed" video, but after seeing it frame, by frame, it looks like a likely candidate for a bird.

Here are the reasons:

1. The object passes in front of the monument clearly. This would position the object between the monument and the camera, the distance in question could be as short as a few yards, and without knowing the object's size, we have nothing to go on.

2. The object seems to disappear and reappear from frame to frame. If the object was a bird of prey or similarly-marked bird, the color of its underbelly and underwing tends to be lighter than the top-side. The camera didn't seem to pick the object up near as well every other frame because the wings were flapping..that is, if the object is a bird.

3. The object seems to disappear completely after a few frames. This is most likely because the object changed angles from the camera quickly....a bird leaves a very low visual profile from the front or behind.

4. Also, the object changes shape from frame to frame, as well, or at least the nimbus of darker color around it changes shape. If this were a bird, those would be the wings flapping.

5. There do not seem to be any eye-witness accounts of this object passing nearby. If this were to be a big UFO traveling at high speed in front of that many people, there would be multiple eyewitness accounts that surface. Perhaps an alternate video. So far we have one video where no one reacted at all...not very good evidence that this is anything other than something mundane...like a bird.

There are just too many observations that are consistent with the object being a bird for me to not to say that is the likely candidate for the identity of the object. I like the idea of UFOs as much as anyone, but this is a poor candidate for a genuine, confirmed UFO sighting.
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:58 PM
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158. I always remember birds flying around the Washington monument
Plus it can be quite windy and if they are flying with the wind, they would go quite fast...
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:03 AM
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160. Double click the CNN video for full screen. It looks like a bird.
The perspective is much better on a larger screen.


http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2009/01/2 ...
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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:19 AM
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164. bird
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Agent William Donating Member (628 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:34 AM
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165. Watch it in full screen
It appears to pass in front of the Washington Monument. My guess is that it is an insect.

For the record...I want to believe.
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Lucian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 02:26 AM
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176. It looks like a bird.
Don't get me wrong. I'm a big believer in UFOs and alien spacecraft coming to visit Earth and such, but even I admit that's not a UFO.
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 03:42 AM
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177. It was a flying bug.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:32 AM
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179. again their are no bugs out in 10 drgree tempts...it was a bird
Edited on Thu Jan-22-09 08:38 AM by ElsewheresDaughter
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bushmeister0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 03:57 AM
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178. I think it's just some AF hotdog on CAP buzzing the multitude.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:36 AM
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180. Aright I watch it on a large screen....IT IS A BIRD
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:09 AM
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182. I agree.
Edited on Thu Jan-22-09 10:09 AM by Sentinel Chicken
For those who don't, look at the part where its almost about to dissapear and you can see the wings flap.
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:19 AM
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185. Bird..out of focus, flies between the camera and the Washington Monument.
No sonic boom either.

Looking for Marine One carrying the Bush back to TexASS.


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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:49 AM
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188. Some interesting facts on raptor flight speeds:
Cooper's Hawk: average flight speeds of 22-55 mph.

Peregrine Falcons have normal flight speeds of up to 60 mph, and approach 200 mph speeds at the ends of their dives.

so yes, the speed of the object on the film matches well with a raptor.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:24 PM
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191. This is embarrassing.
It's a bird. Go to the CNN website. Watch it in full-screen mode. It flaps.

It's a bird.
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