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'UFO' Videotaped From Airplane: What Is It?
discovery news ^ | Sat Dec 29, 2012 07:43 AM ET | Benjamin Radford

Posted on 12/30/2012 6:39:59 PM PST by BenLurkin

A home video allegedly taken just before Christmas during a late-night flight appears to show a UFO flying next to the plane. The video, posted to YouTube by a man named Mauricio Ruiz, has the Internet buzzing.

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1 posted on 12/30/2012 6:40:03 PM PST by BenLurkin
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1dKM1sHeag&feature=youtu.be


2 posted on 12/30/2012 6:40:49 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
What is it? The name tells you: It's unidentified.

/johnny

3 posted on 12/30/2012 6:41:48 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin

looks like a reflection in the window of the lights above the seats but hey, I’m sober so it might be a ufo.


4 posted on 12/30/2012 6:43:55 PM PST by oust the louse (Obamacare has morphed into a tax on staying alive.)
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To: BenLurkin

That PROVES it!!!

...and you guys all thought that Art Bell was mad.


5 posted on 12/30/2012 6:44:08 PM PST by BobL
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To: oust the louse

Looks like a reflection of the interior ceiling lights...


6 posted on 12/30/2012 6:46:40 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BenLurkin

I never saw a flying saucer until I got married.


7 posted on 12/30/2012 6:47:12 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: BenLurkin

8 posted on 12/30/2012 6:48:36 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: BenLurkin

I guess it could be some kind of reflection, but I doubt it.

Doesn’t look fake either


9 posted on 12/30/2012 6:48:36 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: umgud

heh!


10 posted on 12/30/2012 6:49:22 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: BenLurkin

Check YouTube...this isn’t the first video of this nature that this clown has posted...BS alert.


11 posted on 12/30/2012 6:49:56 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BenLurkin
So where are the other witnesses, I would had told everybody near "Look out the damn window".
Pilots see anything?
Any radar confirmation?
Smells like BS.
12 posted on 12/30/2012 6:50:49 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: BenLurkin
The video, posted to YouTube by a man named Mauricio Ruiz, has the Internet buzzing.

No one likes a buzzing internet. It's annoying and jacks up my beeper.

13 posted on 12/30/2012 6:51:31 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: BenLurkin
Swamp Gas.

(an old school Project Blue Book participant)

14 posted on 12/30/2012 6:52:32 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Outlawing guns because of Adam Lanza would be like outlawing free speech because of Bill Maher.")
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To: BenLurkin

This one is easy...

It is a Romulan vessel...

This plane is lucky that it made it home.

Next question...


15 posted on 12/30/2012 6:53:14 PM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: Happy Rain

Weather Balloon.


16 posted on 12/30/2012 6:54:41 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Fair is a place you go to eat cotton candy and step in monkey poop)
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To: machogirl

And to think they made that nut a star ship captain :)


17 posted on 12/30/2012 6:54:53 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: BenLurkin

18 posted on 12/30/2012 6:56:45 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: BenLurkin

Fake...no commotion from other passengers and the vid keeps zooming in and out. If you were seeing something amazing wouldn’t you lock the camera on it and keep it zoomed in?


19 posted on 12/30/2012 6:57:01 PM PST by bigtoona
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like overhead cabin lights reflecting on the window. Not much rocket science here!


20 posted on 12/30/2012 6:57:01 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: who knows what evil?
Looks like a reflection of the interior ceiling lights...

Not from that angle. (Says the optical engineer after doing some quickie ray tracing in his head.) For that to be something inside the cabin, the source would have to be in the seat back in front of photographer.

21 posted on 12/30/2012 6:57:01 PM PST by Redcloak (Winter is coming.)
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To: umgud
I never saw a flying saucer until I got married.

And then the fight started...

22 posted on 12/30/2012 6:58:03 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

"Not vessel. WESSEL!"

23 posted on 12/30/2012 6:58:44 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: oust the louse

It is a reflection of the panel ~ not just the lights ~ there are all sorts of designs but this is the idea http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/siwasasil/siwasasil1210/siwasasil121000022/15597385-overhead-console-in-the-passenger-aircraft.jpg


24 posted on 12/30/2012 6:58:51 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Redcloak
Old airline passenger me says there are TWO surfaces doing the reflecting ~ the inner safety screen ~ it's plastic, and has a different index of refraction than the outer window ~ it's super duper glass. Think hard and you can unbundle the two images in your mind.

You'd be able to see this from the A seat looking toward the F window seat

25 posted on 12/30/2012 7:02:30 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Yes, of course, “Wessel”


26 posted on 12/30/2012 7:04:45 PM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: muawiyah

It was a Chinese ICBM rocket with a nuke warhead which had been fired from a North Korean Submarine just off the coast of Hawaii.


27 posted on 12/30/2012 7:11:30 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: muawiyah

If it were something within the cabin, you would see 2 images of it; one from the interior pane and one from the exterior pressure window. There are no 2nd ghost images of any of the object’s features. The clincher is when he places his hand next to the window. You see the image of the object superimposed on the image of his hand. At that moment, the source would have to be in the palm of his hand. It clearly isn’t something inside the aircraft.


28 posted on 12/30/2012 7:12:17 PM PST by Redcloak (Winter is coming.)
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To: The Cajun

That would have to be my favorite episode of Twilight Zone that I can remember. (didn’t watch it until late 80’s on reruns)


29 posted on 12/30/2012 7:12:34 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: who knows what evil?

I already did.. He’s got one of a cloud forming and he thinks it’s a UFO. LOL Clouds can form quickly under the right conditions.


30 posted on 12/30/2012 7:18:15 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: BenLurkin

I watch CNN. It’s an AK 47.


31 posted on 12/30/2012 7:20:16 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Redcloak; muawiyah
If it were something within the cabin, you would see 2 images of it; one from the interior pane and one from the exterior pressure window. There are no 2nd ghost images of any of the object’s features. The clincher is when he places his hand next to the window. You see the image of the object superimposed on the image of his hand. At that moment, the source would have to be in the palm of his hand. It clearly isn’t something inside the aircraft.

TRUE. However, answer this. Why does it seem that in both segments, the 'object' is in a fixed position w/regards to the window ? If the 'object' were outside the plane, you would expect it to move some within the perimeter of the window.

Note also that in this video there were two different 'views' of an 'object'. The first one had the look of an artificial source. The second left me clueless.

Both seemed to actually be a gimmick to make money off YOUTUBE VIDEOS.

32 posted on 12/30/2012 7:25:10 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: TADSLOS
No one likes a buzzing internet. It's annoying and jacks up my beeper.

I had that same problem. Found out my phone was plugged into the INTERNET jack and the DSL box was plugged into the PHONE jack on the line splitter. Reversed them and the buzz on BOTH went away.

(/S)

33 posted on 12/30/2012 7:29:16 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: BenLurkin

It is an ice light reflecting of the engine nacelle. It is way to fixed in relation to the aircraft to not be coming from the aircraft.

Ice lights are cockpit controlled lights to see if ice is accumulating on wing or engine nacelle leading edges.


34 posted on 12/30/2012 7:33:26 PM PST by wrench (I want my country back)
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To: deoetdoctrinae
"Not vessel. WESSEL!"

I'm just glad the universal language of the known and unknown Universe is english.

35 posted on 12/30/2012 7:40:42 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: oust the louse

I thought along the same lines as you. Perhaps it’s the reflection of the light in the window from across the aisle.


36 posted on 12/30/2012 7:42:23 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: BenLurkin

Paging Louis Farrakhan, your ride has arrived.


37 posted on 12/30/2012 7:45:55 PM PST by stbdside
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To: deoetdoctrinae
Haben Sie mich gerufen?

Nein? Sehr gut, zurück in die Hölle...

38 posted on 12/30/2012 7:49:09 PM PST by ExGeeEye (I'll give y'all 90 days for the wounds to heal; then we start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: machogirl
That would have to be my favorite episode of Twilight Zone that I can remember. (didn’t watch it until late 80’s on reruns)

Hard to beat the old Twilight Zones, probably saw every episode several times.
Rod Serling's intros really set the mood for each episode.

39 posted on 12/30/2012 7:54:15 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

That’s what I wondered. He just sat there, and took a picture, and didn’t tell anyone? No one else saw or noticed? Baloney.


40 posted on 12/30/2012 7:55:49 PM PST by Exit148
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To: UCANSEE2

The image does move relative to the window frame, as it would whether the source were inside the aircraft or outside of it. However, without any reference images such as stars visible, we cannot tell whether the apparent movement is consistent with a source dozens or hundreds of feet away from the camera. The camera’s autofocus system doesn’t seem to be having any trouble with the image, which argues for something relatively close; a distance similar to the the distance to the window frame (i.e. inside the cabin).

But as I said before, the guy puts his hand next to the window so that the image is superimposed on the image of his hand. This wouldn’t be possible for a source inside the aircraft.


41 posted on 12/30/2012 8:08:41 PM PST by Redcloak (Winter is coming.)
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To: The Cajun

when i was a kid, they scared me. ole ex-husband made me watch them after we got married. i still can’t watch the ones that creeped me out as a youngster.


42 posted on 12/30/2012 8:10:12 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, (it's back). 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: BenLurkin

sorry, but it’s an obvious attempt a fooling the public?

Why do I say so?

because the person filming KNOWS the trick of reflections being used to fake a video, and shows it’s not a reflection in the window by moving his hand such that you can see the reflection overlapping the image.

To demonstrate this activity DURING the filming means you are thinking ahead about making the video seem realistic.


43 posted on 12/30/2012 8:52:58 PM PST by BereanBrain
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To: BenLurkin

Possibly the planet Venus?


44 posted on 12/30/2012 8:58:56 PM PST by onedoug
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To: BenLurkin

It’s the backbones of the Republicans in the Senate.


45 posted on 12/30/2012 9:12:30 PM PST by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: UCANSEE2
Why does it seem that in both segments, the 'object' is in a fixed position w/regards to the window ?

I think it is some kind of clearance/marker light on the wing. If you look right at 1:00 or 1:01 there's a blink of the top AC light. It shows the wing briefly and it looks like this light is right on the leading edge.

46 posted on 12/30/2012 9:55:10 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: All
For my High School Senior Term Paper—worth as much as a midterm exam-in 1972, I contrived seeing a UFO, filled out the standard “First Encounter” official USAF Project Blue Book forms for such “sightings” and then included copies of the documents and the usual Air Force response (a form letter assuring me that I was not nuts and that they may get back to me) in my academic submission...after adding a few fuzzy pics of flying hubcaps and blurry cumulus cloud formations the flim flamm was a big hit with the High School staff

...I received an A plus plus and the grade lifted my lazy underachiever borderline failure school history to about damn time he showed some effort passing...odd thing, not long after my term paper, Project Blue Book, after three decades and half a billion dollars spent ended with the official conclusion being that everyone was either nuts or seeing things.

47 posted on 12/31/2012 9:48:15 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Outlawing guns because of Adam Lanza would be like outlawing free speech because of Bill Maher.")
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