UFO Conjectures

Friday, October 07, 2016

Another missed opportunity to decipher the Roswell Ramey memo

The Science Channel’s 10/4/2016 airing of NASA’s Unexplained Files provided a segment about a NASA computer program, VISAR, that was used and is used to unclutter blurry photographs.

In the segment, VISAR helped authorities to determine an explosive device and the person who planted the device from a 15 second, obscure video taken by a bystander to an event in Atlanta.

The computer program is used by police and other agencies to get clues to crimes.

This VISAR program could be used to declutter the Roswell Ramey memo, if anyone can get authorities or NASA to authorize its use.

(Doesn’t anyone watch these programs on Science, History, of Destination America?)

Isn’t there an empathetic cop or NASA official who might help the UFO community to unravel one of its nagging mysteries?

Where is David Rudiak in all this? He and others have been offered suggestions for deciphering the Ramey memo but, instead, he and interested parties choose to go the amateur route and ignore possible sources that might be useful for removing the mystery of what was on the Ramey paper.
I don’t get it.

N.B. The VISAR program is online for (free) download.



  • I think at least in Rudiak's case, he prefers NOT to go any further because he thinks he found his answer. When I've written him, he says WE should go do it (or me) because he doesn't have time nor money to do so given the years he's already put into it. That just sounds like an excuse to me given his passion for the subject. Ya can't claim you want the truth and stop short of the goal on purpose declaring truth has been found unless your bias is running the show.

    By Blogger Brian Bell, at Friday, October 07, 2016  

  • Geeeez BB...

    That really is a cop out, for David.

    He's done a lot with the "memo" but has not even scratched the surface of what it says. His is just guess-work.

    I have the new edition (4th) of The Craft of Research (which I shall be noting portions of here upcoming) and from what I've read, David hasn't done anything that would be considered research in the matter (the Ramey memo). He's merely been toying with the thing.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, October 07, 2016  

  • Hello Rich (and all).

    Interesting at first stance, but...

    This software seems to be devoted on/for videos, not single image or photograph like for the one interesting us (Ramey Memo). The algo, etc. uses different frames of a video in order to enhance, deblur, etc.

    So, VISAR would be not helpful here.

    "I" repeat: imho, none (or I very doubt in my little level of photographer) a software may help here to "decipher", because it is not a problem of blurred photo or dunno what, but "photo grain"



    By Blogger Gilles Fernandez, at Saturday, October 08, 2016  

  • Gilles...

    During the NASA show, print on backpack contents was deciphered.

    It would be worth a try.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Saturday, October 08, 2016  

  • By VISAR and using only a/one photograph??? Hum...

    Or from a video and different frames extracted from a cinematic, then? VISAR works on/from video as "raw materials" for what I know and watched as YT demo, NASA publicity & PDF, etc, not with/from a single photograph?

    Do you have a link in order I may watch a replay of this TV thing? Merci.



    By Blogger Gilles Fernandez, at Saturday, October 08, 2016  

  • The program, Gilles, may be found at Science.com

    The persons working on the video, clarified the blurry backpack so they could read the details on and in the backback, including bomb-making materials.

    They found the connection of the bomber to his military outfit.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Saturday, October 08, 2016  

  • Giles is correct. The program works by taking two separate images and morphing them into one -- hoping that more data of the original object is contained in multiple 'frames' of video. If there were two or more photos taken of the Ramey memo, then the program could take them and sort of 'add them together' to get a single point of reference which then contains data from all the source frames fed into it. So the more frames you have, the better. However, the frames do need to be relatively similar in terms of overall perspective -- taken from the same camera hopefully, or at least the same position in the room (pool of cameras)...

    By Blogger Parakletos, at Tuesday, October 11, 2016  

  • > I have the new edition (4th) of The Craft of Research

    My birthday is coming up. If anyone needs a gift idea, Rich has made a welcome suggestion.

    By Blogger Terry the Censor, at Wednesday, October 12, 2016  

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