UFO Conjecture(s)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

UFOs in formation?

We've had this negative for many years now, sent to us when we had an active UFO "research" construct in Florida: UFOLAB.


We approached several people on the UFO UpDate list years ago but their evaluations were wanting.

I'd be interested in any evaluation from photography buffs who might tell us what they can about the images or the negative.



  • It's a color photo and when your image is inverted, it reveals a bit of useful information. It looks like a clear sunny day, yet there's no variation in the color of the "UFOs". If they are actually vehicles flying, they're each pretty big so you think you would see that. The size and separation from each other should result in some shadow or reflection somewhere and there's none of that. Not only that, some of the blue from the sky bleeds through. The "UFOs" also aren't symmetrical.

    My guess is they are some kind of smudges on the window of a house or car and the photographer angled himself properly to make it look like they're flying vehicles. Also note the angle of the telephone pole. Seems a bit awkward for someone to be standing normally and snapping the picture, but if you angle the photo so that the pole does look correct, the "UFOs" look even less like flying vehicles, which they don't at all to begin with.

    By Blogger Frank Stalter, at Sunday, April 28, 2013  

  • Thanks Frank...

    I can't find the negative since we've moved -- it's here someplace -- but our original estimation was that it was something drawn on a window or glass.

    Orienting the image to make the electrical or telephone pole stand perpendicular makes the images headed downward it seemed to us.

    The negative is black and white, not color.

    The negatives came to us from an older man, so we didn't think he was trying to hoax anything, but got the negative from a relative who was creating a "scenario."

    Why we liked it at the time was because it was a little like that iconic photo by a Coast Guardsman.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Sunday, April 28, 2013  

  • Not color? Really? That's surprising, because when I inverted the colors on the image, the sky color reading comes out a perfect match to blue sky colors . . . roughly 120,185,240 RGB.

    By Blogger Frank Stalter, at Sunday, April 28, 2013  

  • I'll dig the negative out of the box it's in -- I hope -- and double check it.

    It's a negative of an irregular film type -- not 35 mm or 110 or anything larger.

    I just came across the image capture while I was perusing old UFO stuff from our blog's earlier incarnation and thought it might be fun to post it -- since I was absent of any real creative output.

    I'll let you know if it's indeed black and white or color.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Sunday, April 28, 2013  

  • R-squared:

    ...easy way to tell:

    B&W negatives are simply black and gray

    Color negatives are an amber shade

    By Blogger Kurt Peters, at Sunday, April 28, 2013  

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