The Calvine Photo: World’s ‘best ever’ UFO image revealed

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14 Aug 2022, 6:49 am

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There is telephone wire in the picture, so this was, apparently, not that far from civilization.
Google "The Calvine Photo", check out the images and compare it to all the others showing more than one viewpoint (odd in itself for a single event, no?). This one is manipulated.


Ok, so why did the UK Ministry of Defence slap a 30 year embargo on releasing the image??
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/abo ... -incident/


Maybe they were worried about how irrational people would react to it. That’s a valid concern.


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14 Aug 2022, 6:50 am

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I'm just saying let's take a look at the picture.

Which one? The Sun can't even choose which one:

The Scottish Sun:

Image

The Sun (UK):

Image

The Daily Mail
just has to be different:

Image


That first one looks like something out of Star wars



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14 Aug 2022, 6:51 am

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Perhaps fishiest of all is the fact that no one else noticed this huge flying object, except for two anonymous hikers.

There is telephone wire in the picture, so this was, apparently, not that far from civilization.


It's a well known fact that most people who see UFOs never report them. Anonymity in this instance is understandable as you could potentially back a laughing stock at best or lose your job as your boss thinks you are a nutcase at worst.


If many people see the same thing, as should’ve been the case if this were real, that’s less likely.


When you see something independently you may not want to be the one who sticks your neck out. It's called the bystander effect


Many people would’ve seen it. People would’ve talked about it. The bystander effect involves not intervening during crimes or accidents, so it’s not applicable here.


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14 Aug 2022, 6:52 am

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There is telephone wire in the picture, so this was, apparently, not that far from civilization.
That's a barbed wire fence. :nerdy:


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14 Aug 2022, 6:52 am

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There is telephone wire in the picture, so this was, apparently, not that far from civilization.
Google "The Calvine Photo", check out the images and compare it to all the others showing more than one viewpoint (odd in itself for a single event, no?). This one is manipulated.


Ok, so why did the UK Ministry of Defence slap a 30 year embargo on releasing the image??
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/abo ... -incident/


Maybe they were worried about how irrational people would react to it. That’s a valid concern.


So...why not just say in 1990, it's a hoax (like everyone here is doing) nothing to see here folks?



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14 Aug 2022, 6:53 am

Twilightprincess wrote:
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Perhaps fishiest of all is the fact that no one else noticed this huge flying object, except for two anonymous hikers.

There is telephone wire in the picture, so this was, apparently, not that far from civilization.


It's a well known fact that most people who see UFOs never report them. Anonymity in this instance is understandable as you could potentially back a laughing stock at best or lose your job as your boss thinks you are a nutcase at worst.


If many people see the same thing, as should’ve been the case if this were real, that’s less likely.


When you see something independently you may not want to be the one who sticks your neck out. It's called the bystander effect


Many people would’ve seen it. People would’ve talked about it. The bystander effect involves not intervening during crimes or accidents, so it’s not applicable here.


It also means waiting for somebody else to say something because you don't want to look crazy by asking anyone else if they saw it.



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14 Aug 2022, 6:53 am

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That first one looks like something out of Star wars
Yes - and it, along with the others, all show signs of manipulation - so none of them can be taken as accurate depictions.


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14 Aug 2022, 6:54 am

cyberdad wrote:
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There is telephone wire in the picture, so this was, apparently, not that far from civilization.
Google "The Calvine Photo", check out the images and compare it to all the others showing more than one viewpoint (odd in itself for a single event, no?). This one is manipulated.


Ok, so why did the UK Ministry of Defence slap a 30 year embargo on releasing the image??
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/abo ... -incident/


Maybe they were worried about how irrational people would react to it. That’s a valid concern.


So...why not just say in 1990, it's a hoax (like everyone here is doing) nothing to see here folks?


Because irrational people would say that that’s just a coverup.


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14 Aug 2022, 6:55 am

Wait, that's what they have been doing all through the 1950s, 60s and 70s?? debunking. So why put this photo under lock and key?



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14 Aug 2022, 6:57 am

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That first one looks like something out of Star wars
Yes - and it, along with the others, all show signs of manipulation - so none of them can be taken as accurate depictions.


I'm waiting for some boffin to forensically analyse it first. Only then I'll be satisfied.



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14 Aug 2022, 7:02 am

cyberdad wrote:
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That first one looks like something out of Star wars
Yes - and it, along with the others, all show signs of manipulation - so none of them can be taken as accurate depictions.


I'm waiting for some boffin to forensically analyse it first. Only then I'll be satisfied.


Until it’s been proven to be a real, undoctored image of something unusual, which won’t happen, the logical stance to take is disbelief.

It’s not even that convincing IMO.

The reality is that governments classify lots of information that they are given. It doesn’t mean that that information is automatically worthwhile or valid.


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14 Aug 2022, 7:02 am

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Ok, so why did the UK Ministry of Defence slap a 30 year embargo on releasing the image??
The MOD along with other government departments is obsessed with secrecy.

The 30 Year Rule is nothing unusual or super-duper secret in this context:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty-year_rule


(A part-time pedant notes: why are embargoes, like injunctions, always "slapped"? Can they not be placed, imposed, applied, granted, made, and so on? Lazy onomatopoeic journalistic phrases leaking into common use. :x )


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14 Aug 2022, 7:05 am

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(A part-time pedant notes: why are embargoes, like injunctions, always "slapped"? Can they not be placed, imposed, applied, granted, made, and so on? Lazy journalistic phrases leaking into common use. :x )


I think the writer used manipulative wording to heighten the common appeal of the article and to attract readers, at the loss of integrity. Sensationalism sells.


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14 Aug 2022, 7:09 am

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I'm waiting for some boffin to forensically analyse it first. Only then I'll be satisfied.
Analyse what - one poor quality jpeg against another, where each is already showing very obvious differences in the content alone?

We've been on this merry-go-round before, with a certain drone image... :lol:


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14 Aug 2022, 7:11 am

Twilightprincess wrote:
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(A part-time pedant notes: why are embargoes, like injunctions, always "slapped"? Can they not be placed, imposed, applied, granted, made, and so on? Lazy journalistic phrases leaking into common use. :x )
I think the writer used manipulative wording to heighten the common appeal of the article and to attract readers, at the loss of integrity. Sensationalism sells.
Yep, exactly. Where the event just isn't enough, so media dresses it in a shiny, glittering cloak.
Gah, that's depressing.


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14 Aug 2022, 7:17 am

Cornflake wrote:
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I'm waiting for some boffin to forensically analyse it first. Only then I'll be satisfied.
Analyse what - one poor quality jpeg against another, where each is already showing very obvious differences in the content alone?

We've been on this merry-go-round before, with a certain drone image... :lol:


Why are you so quick to debunk this. First exhaust all avenues, thats the scientific method
A source in the MoD allege once Britain's intelligence chiefs realised the Calvine photographs showed a top secret US project they were immediately classified secret — UK Eyes Only.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ogram.html

On second glance it does look like the design for the Aurora