Out of the Blue

So here's a weird thing that's been happening lately. My office is downstairs, looking out through patio doors to a view of the beautiful nearby pond. It's a treat to be able to look out and see the waterfowl do their thing. And apparently, vice versa. On four occasions over the past couple of weeks, I've been startled by knocking on the patio doors. And even more startled to look up and see that it's one of the swans! I assume it's the male, as it's the larger one, an he seems obsessed with trying to get in here, while his mate stands a little ways off watching. He pecks at the glass, and occasionally bites at the seam in the sliding doors like he's trying to find a way through. I've walked up to the doors to shoot video of his antics with my phone, and he does not seem bothered by my proximity in the slightest. I like to think he senses my love for animals, but that's pretty farfetched. But I've never fed the swans, so I really don't know what to make of this. Especially considering how little time they spend on land. The geese and ducks walk around all the time, but the swans seem to greatly prefer spending all their time floating in the water. The only time I see them on land is occasionally when they risk their lives to cross the road to get from the pond to the marsh. And of course now, when they come to visit me. Like I say, weird.

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Re: Pentagon confirms UFO video is real, taken by Navy pilot.
Apr 19, 2021, 05:29
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Re: Pentagon confirms UFO video is real, taken by Navy pilot. Apr 19, 2021, 05:29
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SlimRam wrote on Apr 17, 2021, 15:47:
Beamer wrote on Apr 17, 2021, 15:39:
SlimRam wrote on Apr 17, 2021, 15:30:
I can't honestly understand why the Navy is now saying this stuff is real? Why out of the blue after covering this stuff up since like... forever? Maybe aliens have told officials around the globe that they are about to make there appearance known in a big way? More likely, the government has realized that with all the phones out there... yeah they ain't gonna be able to stifle this stuff much longer Alien

They're saying the video is real, not that aliens are real
Well, yeah I get that, but if they are saying the film is real... aren't they admitting that what's on the film is real?


And what is so shocking about IR artifacting?
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Apr 18, 2021, 21:15
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Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 18, 2021, 21:09:
WannaLogAlready wrote on Apr 18, 2021, 21:04:
No, never did, it's a rather bothersome memory.
I completely understand, I have several bothersome memories I wish I could forget. Most of them involve my earliest romantic interactions with young women.

Yes, doing the alien probe, intense !

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Apr 18, 2021, 21:09
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WannaLogAlready wrote on Apr 18, 2021, 21:04:
No, never did, it's a rather bothersome memory.
I completely understand, I have several bothersome memories I wish I could forget. Most of them involve my earliest romantic interactions with young women.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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jdreyer wrote on Apr 18, 2021, 17:49:
WannaLogAlready wrote on Apr 18, 2021, 02:17:
In the sixties, an UFO hovered some 10 minutes over the Devoto neighborhood in Buenos Aires Argentina, ... blah blah
That's a fascinating story. Have you tried googling it recently to see if there was ever an explanation? My money is on a top secret Brazilian spy craft that was having technical difficulties.
No, never did, it's a rather bothersome memory.
But made a 1 minute goggle now, found this :
"25 December 1988
A silver UFO flew over Villa Urquiza, a high density area in the city of Buenos Aires. It is considered the most spectacular UFO incident of Argentina, with more than 7,500 witnesses. The local airport reported an object flying to the west, towards General Paz Avenue seen on the radars on that sunny afternoon."
Didn't know or forgot about this.
Funny thing, we lived in Villa Urquiza at the time of what I wrote before, 2 blocks from the Agronomia Park, but moved away in 1969.

Oh now found this, looking a bit more,

"Date: July 16, 1965 Local Time: 18,45
Location: Buenos Aires City, Federal, Capital (Argentina)
Format: Picture, Photographer: Carlos Ernesto Díaz
Media (for professionals): El Mundo (Buenos Aires)
Special Photo Features: Not applicable
UFO Description: Just before 18,30 hours, local radios stopped their emissions to report about a UFO presence and since then “half city witnessed the apparition” of an object “of big size and mainly reddish-colored” which was visible in the evening sky.
50 employees of El Mundo newspaper reached the building’s tower to see an object
“suspended motionless in the sky” (yet the pictures revealed two). It was three
or four times brighter than a star, a “clear rotation movement was perceived and,
its light grew intensity intermittently”. It was static for 15 minutes to later move towards the Northwest, getting lost then by the buildings around (descending)."

Note:
At 18,00 hours in july, winter, night is falling.
Reddish colored, maybe from below ?
Unclear if this is related to my story. Anyway, bollocks.


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Re: Pentagon confirms UFO video is real, taken by Navy pilot.
Apr 18, 2021, 20:03
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Re: Pentagon confirms UFO video is real, taken by Navy pilot. Apr 18, 2021, 20:03
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Citizen P wrote on Apr 18, 2021, 19:23:
I read that the video footage can be replicated with a nightsight camera that has a triangular apperture, the triangular formations occur when bright objects (planets) are out focus; the configuration seen matches the location of visible planets at that time.
Well where do you think the aliens are from? Duh!
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Pentagon confirms UFO video is real, taken by Navy pilot.
Apr 18, 2021, 19:23
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Re: Pentagon confirms UFO video is real, taken by Navy pilot. Apr 18, 2021, 19:23
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MeanJim wrote on Apr 18, 2021, 14:40:
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 18, 2021, 13:03:
So the first part of the video is triangular drones (3 fans one on each corner) or larger unmanned stealth type drones.

The first video in the playlist I linked earlier explains the triangular UFO, and the others.

I read that the video footage can be replicated with a nightsight camera that has a triangular apperture, the triangular formations occur when bright objects (planets) are out focus; the configuration seen matches the location of visible planets at that time.
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WannaLogAlready wrote on Apr 18, 2021, 02:17:
In the sixties, an UFO hovered some 10 minutes over the Devoto neighborhood in Buenos Aires Argentina, some 40 blocks from where my family lived.
Heard about it on the radio, no TV then, so we all trooped up to the terrace, mom, dad, my older brother.
And sure, there it was, in a crystal clear winter starred night sky. No wind, no clouds.
It was a lentil seen sideways, white brilliant but not fuzzy, on the contrary its edges where so clearly defined, it seemed like a cleanly cut hole in the sky.
Only, on the lower side, a rare color violet/red came and went.
(Reminds me of the color of little lamps that some buses used to have near the driver on the windshield, never knew what they were for).
We looked in wonder, as it moved very, very slowly in different directions, never far.
We eventually grew bored and, paramount, dinner was ready and would get burnt/cold/wathever.
So we went down to eat. When we later went back, it was gone.
This is a strange moment of my life, and it never fit anywhere, what does it mean or portend, search me, no the slightest idea.


That's a fascinating story. Have you tried googling it recently to see if there was ever an explanation? My money is on a top secret Brazilian spy craft that was having technical difficulties.
'I am' is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that 'I do' is the longest sentence? - GC
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Re: Pentagon confirms UFO video is real, taken by Navy pilot.
Apr 18, 2021, 15:07
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Re: Pentagon confirms UFO video is real, taken by Navy pilot. Apr 18, 2021, 15:07
Apr 18, 2021, 15:07
 
MeanJim wrote on Apr 18, 2021, 14:40:
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 18, 2021, 13:03:
So the first part of the video is triangular drones (3 fans one on each corner) or larger unmanned stealth type drones.

The first video in the playlist I linked earlier explains the triangular UFO, and the others.
That guys explanations make sense but they are not sensational.
I prefer aliens. /s Therefore it must be aliens. /s Alien
Also the earth is flat. There is a pizza parlor child trafficking ring, just order a Hillary w/everything. President Barack Obama was not born in the United States and he was responsible for 9/11.
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Re: Pentagon confirms UFO video is real, taken by Navy pilot.
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Re: Pentagon confirms UFO video is real, taken by Navy pilot. Apr 18, 2021, 14:40
Apr 18, 2021, 14:40
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 18, 2021, 13:03:
So the first part of the video is triangular drones (3 fans one on each corner) or larger unmanned stealth type drones.

The first video in the playlist I linked earlier explains the triangular UFO, and the others.
"The only way anyone can live in peace is if they're prepared to forgive." - The Doctor
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SlimRam wrote on Apr 17, 2021, 15:30:
I can't honestly understand why the Navy is now saying this stuff is real? Why out of the blue after covering this stuff up since like... forever? Maybe aliens have told officials around the globe that they are about to make there appearance known in a big way? More likely, the government has realized that with all the phones out there... yeah they ain't gonna be able to stifle this stuff much longer Alien


IT IS BY DEFINITION A UFO. IS IT AN ALIEN? If ya wanna get anal, in Star Trek every time they found something in space they couldn't identify would be a UFO or USO (Space Object?). So the first part of the video is triangular drones (3 fans one on each corner) or larger unmanned stealth type drones. Also there is another prototype aircraft that is very triangular (Kinda like a Stealth Fighter mixed with a F22). Second part of the video is just an aircraft being followed at night using a FLIR system.
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Apr 18, 2021, 12:47
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It's a good thing to put bird stickers or things in the windows to help birds avoid bird strikes. I finally did that after the third swallow died breaking its neck smashing into the windows. It's heart breaking when it happens especially because it's avoidable. The mourning doves always bonk off the front windows but not hard enough to hurt themselves but it's why I put up stuff in the windows and it stopped after that. Here's my setup in the solarium.

Bird Stickers 1
Bird Stickers 2
Stained Glass 1

The gel cling in the other window is temporary until I can find another piece of stained glass to hang there. And the bird stickers were 10 bucks or so on Amazon. No bird strikes anymore so far.
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Apr 18, 2021, 11:57
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Yep, I chose to ignore it too. In an nonsensical life, please give me simplicity and banality anytime.


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Swans
Apr 18, 2021, 11:07
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We have sandhill cranes that will peck at their reflections in my patio doors, thinking it's another bird, so I suspect that's what's happening with your swans, blue.
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Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 18, 2021, 09:51:
WannaLogAlready wrote on Apr 18, 2021, 02:17:
In the sixties, an UFO hovered some 10 minutes over the Devoto neighborhood in Buenos Aires Argentina, some 40 blocks from where my family lived.
They have been waiting 60 years for you to come forward and tell their story!
Wait till the aliens learn to pull off a cool party trick like this:
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-56286719
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WannaLogAlready wrote on Apr 18, 2021, 02:17:
In the sixties, an UFO hovered some 10 minutes over the Devoto neighborhood in Buenos Aires Argentina, some 40 blocks from where my family lived.
They have been waiting 60 years for you to come forward and tell their story!
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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RE: Swan -- didn't y'all move in recently? I wonder if the previous owners used to feed them.
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In the sixties, an UFO hovered some 10 minutes over the Devoto neighborhood in Buenos Aires Argentina, some 40 blocks from where my family lived.
Heard about it on the radio, no TV then, so we all trooped up to the terrace, mom, dad, my older brother.
And sure, there it was, in a crystal clear winter starred night sky. No wind, no clouds.
It was a lentil seen sideways, white brilliant but not fuzzy, on the contrary its edges where so clearly defined, it seemed like a cleanly cut hole in the sky.
Only, on the lower side, a rare color violet/red came and went.
(Reminds me of the color of little lamps that some buses used to have near the driver on the windshield, never knew what they were for).
We looked in wonder, as it moved very, very slowly in different directions, never far.
We eventually grew bored and, paramount, dinner was ready and would get burnt/cold/wathever.
So we went down to eat. When we later went back, it was gone.
This is a strange moment of my life, and it never fit anywhere, what does it mean or portend, search me, no the slightest idea.

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Prez wrote on Apr 17, 2021, 20:47:
On the off chance that you made a connection with this swan, I'd go out and sit down, very non- confrontational, and wait to see what he does. If he acts aggressive, just leave. But I always try when I think I might have a chance at having a special bond with an animal. I have a family of birds that built a nest above my front door that I refuse to have knocked down, so they come back to it every year. I love watching them.
Be sure to wear shatterproof eye goggles in case it tries to peck your eyes out.
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Re: Pentagon confirms UFO video is real, taken by Navy pilot.
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SlimRam wrote on Apr 17, 2021, 15:30:
I can't honestly understand why the Navy is now saying this stuff is real? Why out of the blue after covering this stuff up since like... forever? Maybe aliens have told officials around the globe that they are about to make there appearance known in a big way? More likely, the government has realized that with all the phones out there... yeah they ain't gonna be able to stifle this stuff much longer Alien

The videos all have plausible explanations other than aliens.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-4ZqTjKmhn5Qr0tCHkCVnqTx_c0P3O2t
"The only way anyone can live in peace is if they're prepared to forgive." - The Doctor
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On the off chance that you made a connection with this swan, I'd go out and sit down, very non- confrontational, and wait to see what he does. If he acts aggressive, just leave. But I always try when I think I might have a chance at having a special bond with an animal. I have a family of birds that built a nest above my front door that I refuse to have knocked down, so they come back to it every year. I love watching them.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
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