The 1967 UFO Photographs
DATE ARTICLE POSTED: 01.14.04


UFO Photographs Dated 1967 Recently uncovered.

A series of three amazing photographs which were allegedly taken at a NORAD radar station in January 1967 have recently been rediscovered. The photographs have remained hidden in a wooden chest until now. They show what appears to be a flying disc or saucer at various angles above a radar facility. In the first image a figure is seen inside what appears to be a glass dome and at the rear of the unidentified object there seems to be some kind of propulsion system. See below for enlargements of these details.

Having very little to go on except the actual images themselves, we have to try and come to a distinct conclusion as to the authenticity and importance of the photographs we present here. This investigation is a good example of what can be achieved with the barest of evidence. What an investigation of this nature needs is expertise in technology, photographic imagery, and natural physics.

 
The first image shows a figure inside a glass dome and some kind of propulsion system on the rear of the UFO. The second image will prove to be pivotal in the investigation of these images, based on the angle of the object and the lighting of the scene.   The third shows the actual radar facility in more detail. But if the UFO is proved a hoax then the authenticity of the location itself would be suspicious.

Top Secret Flying Craft?

The first image of the UFO shows that on the rear of the craft what looks like a Pulse Jet type engine. These jets were primarily used during the second world war by the German army for their V-1 flying bombs which rained death and destruction onto allied military but more often civilian targets. What would the chances of a top-secret craft flying over a US Norad radar station in 1967 powered by a 'Pulse Jet' engine be? Is it a coincidence that in 1960 the director of development operations for NASA was none other than Wernher Von Braun, who from 1937 to 1945 was director of the German Rocket Research Center at Peenemünde!

The propulsion of the craft appears to be a Pulse Jet.
Also Notice the figure inside the 'glass dome'.
This is the infamous V-1 flying bomb, with Pulse Engine.
The jet on the craft could easily be the same kind.

WERNHER VON BRAUN BACKGROUND.
(1912-77) German-American engineer, known for his development of the liquid-fuel rocket. From 1937 to 1945 he was director of the German Rocket Research Center at Peenemünde, in charge of developing the V-2 long-range liquid-fuel rocket, used to bombard England during World War II. In 1945 he came to the U.S. as technical adviser to the U.S. rocket program at the White Sands Proving Grounds in New Mexico. In 1950 he was transferred to Huntsville, Alabama, where for ten years he headed the Redstone missile program. Von Braun was naturalized a U.S. citizen in 1955. In 1960 he became director of development operations at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA) in Huntsville. He was responsible for development of the Saturn V launch vehicle that was used, with the Apollo spacecraft, in the manned lunar landing program..

 

 

 

 

Shadow of a Doubt?

The first test any professional in the area of photographic imagery will put an image to is what is known as the 'Light source and Shadow fall test'. This involves estimating from shadows shown in an image where the light source would be, and then looking at the shadows on the contentious part of the image (in this case the UFO) and seeing if the shadows fall consistently with the established light source. In figure 1 below we see that the shadows on the radar facility are quite dramatic. We then estimate where the light source is coming from shown in figure 2. This is then compared to the UFO itself as shown in figure 3.

 
The enlargement here shows the how the shadow falls on the radar itself. The intensity of the shadow shows that the light source is very bright. This enlargement shows that the light source falling on the actual UFO is not so bright and is at a different angle to the light that falls on the radar.   The red arrows represent the angles at which the two light sources come from. They are distninctly different and it would be impossible to obtain this kind of effect in broad daylight..

Notice how the shadow angle is different? This suggests that the light source on the radar facility is different to the light source on the UFO. This would mean hat the two objects were photographed at different times and put together to form one image. This kind of mistake is often found in images that are made up of different photographs which are overlaid then photographed again. It is the first thing that experts in photographic imagery look for when we try to discover if a photograph has been doctored.

LIGHT SOURCE AND SHADOW FALL STUDY.
This is one of the most important tests an expert in photographic imagery has in the pursuit of the truth. The most famous example of this technique being put into practice was in the infamous backyard photographs of Lee Harvey Oswald. The enlarged sections of the same image are shown here, the image on the left shows the shadow on the nose falling downwards, yet on the right the shadow falls at an angle, proving the image is actually made up from two photos put toghether.

 





Paranormal-Investigations Conclusion.

At this point it important to state that even though we believe that this series of images is not genuine, we are not saying that they were created in order to deceive. The person who submitted these images was not aware of who actually took them and when they were taken, and furthermore is not aware of the reasons for them being created. Perhaps whoever originally produced these startling images didn't intend for them to be made public.

We have shown in this investigation the importance of knowing what to look for, and experience in the debunking of 'created' images. By showing you how we can detect a fake image we will make it easier for you to see past the apparently genuine images you will encounter in your own search for the extraordinary.



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