Rather than it being a large, distant object, this is actually very likely a bug or very
small bird passing through the BLURFO zone. The video camera is unable to render
an accurate image -- it cannot focus on the object, and its shutter speed does not allow for
it to capture greater data which 'might' result in a cleaner freeze frame (though not often).
This composite is a good example because it shows multiple freeze frames of the
same bug or bird, with all the aforementioned distortion effects that take place in
the BLURFO zone. One need only look at the power lines to see just what level
of NATURAL, STANDING distortion exists in the freeze frame. Within the
BLURFO range, ghosting and double-images are not uncommon either,
especially for fast moving objects.
swatch of time on tape of a small, quickly moving object close to the camera.
The freeze frame is literally showing you a streak which represents microseconds
of time in which the digital conversion interpreted, without benefit of focus,
the movement of a small bug or bird passing through the BLURFO zone.
- One very dishonest proliferator of BLURFO shots sent
us a series of images. We asked to see the video itself, not relying on
the selected freeze frames provided. The freeze frames were, indeed, interesting.
They showed what appeared to be a bright disc shaped object with a shadow
underside and a strong glint of reflected sunlight on the top. Several
freeze frames showed it moving near some light clouds. When the video arrived,
we expected to see the same UFO we saw in the freeze frames. But here's
what we saw. The camera shooting a jet passing across the sky. Suddenly,
the camera man zoomed in beyond his camera's ability to focus and distorted
the distinct, distant jet into a large, glowing disc-shaped UFO. The camera
then reversed zoom and the image revealed it to be a jet again. The freeze
frames we were given were only of the over-zoom, blurred moments. When
asked about this discrepancy, we were told that we must be blind, it was
clearly a UFO "transforming" itself into a jet in order to escape
It doesn't get any more ridiculous than that, folks.