Friday, January 9, 2009

Vintage Friedlander?

Hardly! Rex Heflin was a California highway inspector who shot an interesting series of photos in 1965 with his job related Polaroid. Computer analysis of the original prints have detected no apparent forgery or manipulation of any kind, and match perfectly with Mr. Heflin's account of relative size and distance of said object. Three shots within twenty seconds, a feat easily recreated by a former Polaroid executive.

Now here's the question even I could figure out. A fourth picture he took just minutes later, of the "smoke ring" it left behind when he emerged from his pick up, revealed a highly detailed, cloudy sky very much different from the first three. Easily explainable, or proof of hoax?
Technical data: Polaroid Model 101,114 mm focal length, variable aperture, built-in light meter, automatic settings; Type 107 black & white film, ASA 3000.


Roy said...

Hey Stan, did you pick up on this one?

Stan B. said...

Yes, I did- although something like this could well be the case...

Personally, I've just learned to leave open minded scientists and other trained observers such as: astronauts, pilots, and military and police officers do the talking when it comes UFOs. No one's gonna take what I say seriously, but dispute these guys at one's own "peril."
(or just type in UFO and search my blog for more) is as impossible to confirm them (UFOs) in the present as it will be to deny them in the future. -Dr. Wernher von Braun