This is related to Tom DeLonge's thing.
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I'm thinking the shape around the object is some kind of IR flare.+++I’m not sure about the lens flare angle. It has been claimed that a mysterious aircraft was tracked for two weeks. I doubt that experienced operators would be tracking lens flare (is that even possible?). The quote below is from this article.
“Well, we’ve got a real-world vector for you,” the radio operator said, according to Commander Fravor. For two weeks, the operator said, the Princeton had been tracking mysterious aircraft. The objects appeared suddenly at 80,000 feet, and then hurtled toward the sea, eventually stopping at 20,000 feet and hovering. Then they either dropped out of radar range or shot straight back up.+++I meant that the details of the shape might be flaring, not that the entire thing is a lense flare. Compare:
The black is heat sources, we've seen from the Chilean case how multiple sources can blend into to one.
The DeLonge version of the video supplies the following useful info
The sensor heading indicator is very interesting because it goes from 54°L to 6°R. The orientation of the shape flips as it goes over from L to R.
The plane is turning left, the camera is turning right.
The change in angle of the camera appears fairly constant
Top of my list (right now) is that this is not a real object. Instead it's some kind of reflection. With the primary evidence being the way it flips orientation when it crosses the main axis of the plane.
[Update: Now I'm back to it being a distant plane aga
+++ After more analysis I think it's probably a distant aircraft, as when the camera moves at 32;20 (32 seconds 20 frames, timecode from the NYT version of the video) the position of the object moves in sync with the far clouds, which tends to indicate it's part of the environment rather than
(Stabilized clip attached)
However, notice that when the camera moves the object appears to rotate at the same time, with its long axis goring from tilting to the right to being perpendicular to the horizon. So the question there is is it:
1) Coincidentally object rotating at the same time as the camera movement
2) The object is actually rotating, which is what causes the camera to lose lock
3) The camera loses lock due to turbulence, and the change in camera causes a change in the shape of the IR flare.
+++ I believe it is a distant aircraft as I have said on VORTEX. The camera is locked onto the object which is why it is so well stabilised. As it changes its orientation the camera has to adjust accordingly which is why it loses lock for a short period of time.
The video is consistent with a chasing aircraft banking port to bring an object to its 12 o'clock position, hence the angle between the camera and the aircraft's attitude reducing from 52 to almost 0.
As soon as the chase plane is pointing directly towards the object, the object then banks port sharply. The passing clouds are simply caused by the chase plane banking whilst the camera remains locked onto it and do not indicate true direction of travel. Bear in mind, the chase plane is still in a bank angle as the other aircraft beings to turn sharply.
The IR dark black shows the heat from the other aircraft's engines.
+++ I created this groud track image to explain what you are seeing in the video.
Our aircraft is in RED, the object is in YELLOW, the white lines are showing you the camera view shown in the video.
As you can see at point A, the object is flying away from us and is flying straight and level.
We are already banking to the port and the object is at an angle of 53 degrees left relative to our attitude.
As we continue this bank, this angle reduces as the object comes around to our 12 o'clock position. Extending the white lines which show the camera view point we can see that the background clouds would be tracking left to right quite fast as indeed they do in the video.
When the object gets to about the 6 degree left mark (relative to our direction of flight), it banks sharply to port. This is the image you see at B. As we are still in a bank ourselves, this makes it appear that the object rotates, when in fact it is simply banking. The background clouds no longer track across the frame as fast as they did, because the camera is now pointing almost in the same direction of our aircraft and with respect to the background clouds.
People think this is the view from the cockpit of the aircraft looking straight ahead, it is not, it is the view from the camera which is pointing directly at the aircraft while the chase plane is banking to bring it into view.
Here's an example showing how the IR flare can look very different to the underlying object.
Here's a video showing a rotating flare, with large rotation for small camera movements.
(Obviously a different shape, much longer.).
So we might simply be seeing a single engined jet, with the apparent tilting being a camera artifact.+++So we might simply be seeing a single engined jet, with the apparent tilting being a camera artifact.
I think you may be onto something there.+++
It would be very useful to see IR footage for other planes that are far away. Unfortunately it mostly seems to be close up so you still see lots of real detail.
Example: here's the last shot of a video of Concorde taking off. You can still see the wings, the vertical stabilizer, and the exhaust gas plumes
Here's an earlier shot in the same video showing the size of the flares even close up, and a "spike" camera artifact.
+++There's the Nimitiz "Tic-Tac" video from 2004:
Then the "Look at that thing dude" video, undated by NYT:
Here's some footage from an ATFLIR:
Of note is the "cold" glow around the hot sources, indicating that's just a camera thing:
+++Regarding this new UFO video, I think it's worth noting that one of the writers of the NYT article is Leslie Kean, who bought deeply into the Chilean UFO report. She wrote about that case:
And yet that case was solved on Metabunk and Facebook in five days. It was just a plane, and the helicopter pilot had misjudged its position. See:
So now she's got Luis Elizondo, who worked with her on the NYT article:
https://www.facebook.com/lesliekean...205036603909/1627582427299488/?type=3&theater+++Fortsetzung: UFO-Forschung - The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program Update-4