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Jason Barker
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USA
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Posted - 01/20/2006 :  17:41:37  Show Profile  Visit Jason Barker's Homepage Send Jason Barker a Private Message
Here's a run down of some recent pieces of nonsense making the rounds in the world of ufology.

From no less an authority than cropcircleanswers.com, we learn that "prohpetic" ufo signtihgs preceeded Hurriance Katrina.

http://www.cropcircleanswers.com/Prophetic_Signs.htm

Including this gem.



This is, supposedly, UFO's flying in the shape of a cross. Lets leave aside the groundbreaking theological implications, and examine the picture itself. As arrogant as it may sound, this is even less realistic than my own fake UFO images. No only is it blurry, and the "UFO's" seemingly resemble a simple airbursh in photoshop, but there are no clouds, buildings, no treeline, nothing to suggest this is the sky. It looks like nothing more than a blue background with some slight color variation. To say this kind of image would be easy to reproduce is like saying air is abundant.

For the record, this was sighted in MExico, apparently.

Another "cross" was supposedly seen in St. Pete Florida, right across the bay from Tampa, where I reside. Well, if it WAS seen, it didn't make any waves in the local press.

The article tries to tie all this to biblical prophecy. There is no photo of the St. Pete sighting, conveiniently



Homer: He thinks he's so big, with all his money and wealth. But there's one thing he can't buy with his money.

Marge:What's that?

Homer:........a dinosaur.

Jason Barker
Skeptic Friend

USA
55 Posts

Posted - 01/20/2006 :  17:45:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Jason Barker's Homepage Send Jason Barker a Private Message
Another amusing report, from 1991, of a "flying humanoid".

http://www.cropcircleanswers.com/FlyingHumanoid.htm



The article also has these gems.



That black speck is a UFO.

HEre are some yellow specks.



My fake ufo photos look even better now if THIS is what passes for evidence.


Homer: He thinks he's so big, with all his money and wealth. But there's one thing he can't buy with his money.

Marge:What's that?

Homer:........a dinosaur.
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 01/20/2006 :  18:59:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Thanks, Jason, for the update on the pathetic state of the opposition.

The one where you explain, "That black speck is a UFO" is so obviously faked. The palm trees in the middle distance should be sharper in the photo than the tiny distant "UFO." Instead, the UFO is very sharply defined. This one's not an error or delusion, simply some lying moron's attempt to fool people.

The photo purporting to be a "flying humanoid" is clearly actually a Yeti, shot from a great distance with a telephoto lens, making snow angels on a mountainside. Or an unfocused photo of a leaf in the sand.

Yes, your honest fakes are better than this crap!

BTW, I just made a modestly spectacular "UFO" photo of my own, starting from one of yours, adding a 3D object made in Rhino, rendering in Poser 6, and processing in Photoshop 7 with an Eyecandy 4000 filter. I have no way to post it. Could you help if I emailed it to you?

(You know, of course, that the UFOlogists will steal all these and post them as "evidence," right?)

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
Edited by - HalfMooner on 01/20/2006 19:06:49
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Jason Barker
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USA
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Posted - 01/20/2006 :  19:09:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Jason Barker's Homepage Send Jason Barker a Private Message
Half, go to www.photobucket.com. You can get a free account to upload your amazing evidence too. Thats what I use for mine. ^^

Flying humanoids, thats REALLY getting out there.

I'd like to see your faked photo.

I'd like to make a webpage with a lot of faked photos, mixed in with real ones, and see if people can tell which are fakes and which are "real".

Homer: He thinks he's so big, with all his money and wealth. But there's one thing he can't buy with his money.

Marge:What's that?

Homer:........a dinosaur.
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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 01/20/2006 :  19:10:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner
BTW, I just made a modestly spectacular "UFO" photo of my own, starting from one of yours, adding a 3D object made in Rhino, rendering in Poser 6, and processing in Photoshop 7 with an Eyecandy 4000 filter. I have no way to post it. Could you help if I emailed it to you?
If you save the photo as a jpeg, there are several sites on the net that will host an image for free. I use Image Shack because they don't require you to create an account, but there are others out there as well. They will give you a url address that you can post here to link to your image. I've done it on occasion and it was really easy.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
Edited by - H. Humbert on 01/20/2006 19:12:10
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 01/20/2006 :  19:29:10   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Sorry, I got signed up there, and now can log in, but I get an error message on the first page after login, and then I cannot find any way to upload.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 01/20/2006 :  19:36:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
[URL=http://imageshack.us][/URL]

Thanks, H.H. ImageShack worked for me. Above is my fake UFO.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 01/20/2006 :  19:39:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner
Thanks, H.H. ImageShack worked for me. Above is my fake UFO.

Glad you got it to work. Hey, that's pretty good! Motion blur and everything. Nice.

Of course, not nearly small and blurry enough to be mistaken for a "real" UFO.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
Edited by - H. Humbert on 01/20/2006 19:41:42
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 01/21/2006 :  02:40:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
UF&O:



Say, that Image Shack works slicker'n snot on the doorknob!

Thanks!




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 01/21/2006 :  04:45:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Assuming that's Michael Moore's face, not your own: Is that a Flying Moore-toise, filthy?

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
Edited by - HalfMooner on 01/21/2006 04:48:25
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2006 :  05:08:50   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
A little off topic but in the same vein:
quote:
I 'romped' with 6ft alien

By LOUISE COMPTON
Sun Online

FEW people can claim to have experienced ‘out of this world' sex - but Pamela Stonebrooke is a woman who can.
The 52-year-old jazz singer says she enjoyed mind-blowing alien romps with a six-foot reptilian for three years.

Her story is among a number featured in World's Strangest UFO Stories which premieres this Sunday on the Discovery Channel.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online, Pamela revealed: “My first sexual encounter with an alien was unlike any love-making I've experienced before.

“It was so intense and enjoyable and, without wanting to get too graphic, he was so much larger than most men.

“I remember exactly how I felt when I saw him for the first time. I awoke from my sleep to find myself making love to what appeared to be a Greek god.

“At first I assumed it was an exceptionally lucid dream. But the sex was very intense and as I closed my eyes I was overwhelmed by how comfortable I felt with this unknown being.

“The next time I opened my eyes he had transformed into a reptilian entity with scaley, snake-like skin. It was then I realised I was making love to a shape-shifting alien.


Apparently this twit fails to realize that male reptiles have hemepenes, which are softly barbed in such a way that, once implanted, don't come out until copulation is complete. It can also be thought of as a sort of double penis (only one fork is used at a time).

The folk from the fantasy fringe seldom fail to amaze me and almost never fail to amuse me.




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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Jason Barker
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USA
55 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2006 :  05:37:06   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Jason Barker's Homepage Send Jason Barker a Private Message
LOL! Great. Actually, if you reduced that enough, people would enlarge it and see a more saucer like shape than in the original, and see it as even MORE proof.

Homer: He thinks he's so big, with all his money and wealth. But there's one thing he can't buy with his money.

Marge:What's that?

Homer:........a dinosaur.
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2006 :  08:25:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

Assuming that's Michael Moore's face, not your own: Is that a Flying Moore-toise, filthy?

I forgot where I found that, but it is indeed the esteemed Mr. Moore following some creative, digital vivisection.

He's stiched on to the eating end of a sea turtle, species unknown.




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

Edited by - filthy on 01/21/2006 08:28:09
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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 01/21/2006 :  08:28:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by filthy

A little off topic but in the same vein:
quote:
I 'romped' with 6ft alien

By LOUISE COMPTON
Sun Online

FEW people can claim to have experienced ‘out of this world' sex - but Pamela Stonebrooke is a woman who can.
The 52-year-old jazz singer says she enjoyed mind-blowing alien romps with a six-foot reptilian for three years.

Her story is among a number featured in World's Strangest UFO Stories which premieres this Sunday on the Discovery Channel.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online, Pamela revealed: “My first sexual encounter with an alien was unlike any love-making I've experienced before.

“It was so intense and enjoyable and, without wanting to get too graphic, he was so much larger than most men.

“I remember exactly how I felt when I saw him for the first time. I awoke from my sleep to find myself making love to what appeared to be a Greek god.

“At first I assumed it was an exceptionally lucid dream. But the sex was very intense and as I closed my eyes I was overwhelmed by how comfortable I felt with this unknown being.

“The next time I opened my eyes he had transformed into a reptilian entity with scaley, snake-like skin. It was then I realised I was making love to a shape-shifting alien.


Apparently this twit fails to realize that male reptiles have hemepenes, which are softly barbed in such a way that, once implanted, don't come out until copulation is complete. It can also be thought of as a sort of double penis (only one fork is used at a time).

The folk from the fantasy fringe seldom fail to amaze me and almost never fail to amuse me.






Kinky... sex with lizards.

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown
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GeeMack
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USA
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Posted - 01/21/2006 :  08:51:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send GeeMack a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by filthy...

I forgot where I found that, but it is indeed the esteemed Mr. Moore following some creative, digital vivisection.

He's stiched on to the eating end of a sea turtle, species unknown.
Normally I would concede to your herpetological expertise, filthy, but it looks like Gamera wearing a Michael Moore mask to me.


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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2006 :  12:18:06   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by GeeMack

quote:
Originally posted by filthy...

I forgot where I found that, but it is indeed the esteemed Mr. Moore following some creative, digital vivisection.

He's stiched on to the eating end of a sea turtle, species unknown.
Normally I would concede to your herpetological expertise, filthy, but it looks like Gamera wearing a Michael Moore mask to me.




Ummm, yes..... Interesting, interesting..... Great illustration and one that rather opens up a whole, new field of inquiry, doesn't it?

If fact, one might hypothesise that Ms. Stonebrooke's ardent lover might have looked like this:








"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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