have determined that even though the object looks very different in some
of the pictures, it is due to the use of lighting, either from within or
without. While I highly suspect this is a model, it is a very sophisticated
one with many internal lights and settings. If I had to guess, I would say
that it's a prop used for Rock concerts, but the Orions would probably be
- "Did you guys receive higher resolution
jpgs of the five ufo pics and then knock em down in compression for size?
I was wondering because they look considerably "degraded" and
I'd love to see the original resolution images."
- "I'd like to run about 25 different
filters on em, see if I can find the chair or the wires or the closet door
or whatever else might "pop up" in these photos if analyzed.
:) I'd lay 1 months salary on this model being about 18" to 25"
in diameter, shot indoors (or at least on a porch) with access to a source
of electricity and whoever made it needs to pursue a career in Rock and
Roll stage effects. Ozzy Ozbourne would snatch him up :)"
- "All poorly made fakes! The kids
at the computer lab at LIU could do much better and they wouldn't need
anything more sophisticated than "Photoshop" Check out the enlargement
that I've sent you. They didn't even try to size the pixels properly. The
ufo and it's background are in 2 different resolutions. The background
pixels being huge. They didn't even blend the edges of the craft into the
background! They just chopped it out from somewhere and dropped it in to
the picture that you see."
- "That's because an amateur like
whoever made these, wouldn't get hired in Hollywood! Whoever made these
is just a beginner. Pros would never present something as sloppy as this
as "the real thing". I've been a graphic artist for 18 years
and I know from whence I speaketh! Fakes, and piss poor ones at that."
- And finally, a true believer: "The
photographs of the Spacecrafts from Tennessee were the same ones given
to me by 'X' in South Dakota in June, and were recently shown and verified
as the real deal by 'X' at the Victorville conference. They're almost too
beautiful to be believed. The most amazing coincidence (as if there were
any) is that the very one you use at the top of your page, sits next to
my computer...it's my favorite one!"
And this comment
by Bruce Cornet, Ph.D.:
Thank you for putting forth the evidence that the Pleiadian ship from the
planet Almintaka is a hoax. I have been troubled by these photographs ever
since "X" (name witheld) began distributing them at UFO conferences.
He gave me a set, but it is obviously not complete if you were given an
image showing background stage props and supports. I received my collection
of high quality prints in 1995, six years after the date on the label in
the image you display on your website.
- In none of the images I have can one
make out the background props and light show armature/scaffolding. What
impressed me initially about these images was that they purportedly show
light beams ending abruptly and ionizing the air around them to form an
orange brown gas. In my real life photographs of unconventional craft
near Pine Bush, I have excellent photographic evidence via time exposures
that plasma lights, when intensified, will create such brown gas around
them (oxides of nitrogen). Whoever faked these images had to have had a
sophisticated knowledge of UFO plasma lights and their affects on our atmosphere.
I suspect the CIA. "X" is a retired Navy pilot with extensive
background in aerial photography and photographic techniques. He told
me that he worked many years in a military photographic lab.
- What bothers me about the image you show,
which reveals the background hoax environment, is that such a picture is
very sloppy workmanship indeed, especially when compared to the other more
convincing pictures. Why wouldn't the hoaxer put up a black tarp on the
ceiling and walls to cover the background structures? Why would anyone
creating such a hoax allow such an image to get out, let alone be published
in a magazine, if that is what the date label in the corner indicates?
It is almost as if these images were purposely distributed with a time
handle on them for revealing the hoax, after many UFO believers had been
sucked into the deception.
- When I recently talked about these images
with "X", I wanted his explanation about the environment, surroundings,
and conditions under which they were taken. I wanted to put them onto
my website, but he said that he could not permit that, because they were
copyrighted and there was no way he could prevent people from taking his
images off my website. I now look back at his explanation as his way of
saying, "Don't put them onto your website. They will only embarrass
and discredit you when it is determined they are a hoax." For his
restriction I am now greatly appreciative.
- He went into elaborate detail how his
photographer friend, whom he would not name, happened to see an unusual
light above some trees as he was driving down a highway in Tennessee one
night. He happened to have his professional camera equipment with special
lenses and high resolution experimental military film in it in his car!
He happened to stop and walk towards this light, wanting to take a picture
of it from a distance. I thought "X" was then going to tell
me how the photographer was treated to a spectacular light show by this
craft, but instead he said the photographer didn't see any of these details
until he printed and blew up the images in his lab. Then, miraculously
and because of the high resolution, fine-grained experimental film he was
using, these spectacular images popped out! The more I questioned "X"
about this miracle, the more he resorted to technical jargon about how
the lens that was used, the filters on the lens, the type of film, etc.,
could record such detail even when the photographer could not see it because
the light he was photographing was too far away! And the camera he said
was hand held, not mounted on a tripod when the photographs were taken.
That statement confounded me. I know from experience that any telephoto
zoom lens of high resolution requires longer time exposures to capture
faint distant light at night. Visit my website. But "X" said
that the film used was so special that it could capture at great distance
what we see in the photographs (vivid true colors) at a fraction of a second
shutter speed at night! Really! (I say that sarcastically :-) B&W
or Infrared film, yes, but color film?
- As much as I wanted these images to be
real, I was left with a sinking feeling that "X" had been duped
by the photographer. You should hear him talk about the aliens from Venus
he has met. Like "Y", he seems to be the pawn in this scenario,
not the hoaxer. But thanks to whoever created this model and hoax, we
have a fantastic fantasy ship to look at.
- Yours truly, Bruce Cornet, Ph.D.