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    Did I catch a UFO?

    Took a picture with my cheap 2.00 MegaPixel digital camera, of the Balloon Rally leaving Memorial Park today.

    There were no other aircraft flying among them. I don't know if the picture blows up well enough to see it,
    right side, center. Took several pictures before and after, nothing like it shows up again.

    Maybe a close fly going by, at the moment of shot?

    The other balloon was just trying to land in my back yard.
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    Looks like flying insect to me . You can even see the blur of the wings in a shallow V shape over the dark blob of the body.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    How fast does a digital camera "shutter"? Seems a close flying bug would be out of focus, or smeared.

    I know I have to be very steady shooting, or my pictures blur. Was shooting 2X telephoto at the time.

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    The most in focus thing in the pic seems to be the tree branches in the left foreground. If the bug, maybe a locust, flew out of that tree, it would be somewhat in focus. And the thing does appear blurry. I am going to bet on bug over UFO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Seeing as UFOs do not exist, I would agree with jsharr.
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    UFOs exist, as wernmax picture shows. It has a flying object in it that cannot be identified. I am just quessing the the object is a bug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Under close examination it would appear yes you did.


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    Hey , I did some cleanup on the image and think I know what it is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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    Dang it, not only is he faster than me, but his kung fu shopping skills are greater than mine. All hail, AllenG
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Dang it, not only is he faster than me, but his kung fu shopping skills are greater than mine. All hail, AllenG
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    Hail AllenG...snorted a little ice tea out of my nose....

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    Hush all you non believers. I believe he caught a ufo flying over to the Air Force Academy. I mean, the Engineers have to get some idea of what they're going to work on..

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    Oh yeah, Allen freakin' rules the Photoshop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    Seeing as UFOs do not exist, I would agree with jsharr.
    When we figure out its just us coming back thru time trying to find a cure/fix for everything we F'ed up you'll say differently
    by the way, looks like a little blurry fly to me = ( and Id really love to believe its space ship! ; )
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    Seeing as UFOs do not exist, I would agree with jsharr.
    Actually, I'm with you. Not that there isn't probably some weird military stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    When we figure out its just us coming back thru time trying to find a cure/fix for everything we F'ed up you'll say differently
    by the way, looks like a little blurry fly to me = ( and Id really love to believe its space ship! ; )
    Ah, the paradoxes. If they fixed everything, the future would then be different, and they wouldn't have had to come back?

    I just can't believe my camera is fast enough to "freeze" bug wings, but I'm starting to lean towards a bird gliding a little further out, although I swear I can still make out the anti-grav pods underneath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    Seeing as UFOs do not exist, I would agree with jsharr.
    And you can prove this fact?
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    Did they anal probe you?

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    Here's a real detail inset, at 100X mag and cleaned up.

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    Earth Man.....you have seen nothing.......................
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    If no one else saw it, I tend to doubt it was real. Although the UFO's I've seen came and went really fast, and made no noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by efrobert View Post
    Did they anal probe you?




    I'm not sure...is he holding one?

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    Swamp gas.
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    If you can't tell what it is, then, yes, you did catch a UFO. UFO=Unidentified Flying Object. Doesn't mean it's from space or has aliens. Just that you can't identify wtf it is.


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    In reference to the tool he is holding being an anal probe..............................

    Quote Originally Posted by wernmax View Post





    I'm not sure...is he holding one?
    They said it was a bike tool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PATH View Post
    In reference to the tool he is holding being an anal probe..............................



    They said it was a bike tool!
    It is a bottom bracket adjusting device from Uranus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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