[ExI] UFOs again or AAVs for the first time

Ian Goddard iamgoddard at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 14 04:18:14 UTC 2018

Hello All,

It’s been a few years since I posted to the list. Hope you are all doing well! :)

Noticing there’s been discussion of the NY Times UFO, or AAV, report I thought I’d share the conclusion of my research on the “Gimbal video” featured atop the Times’ report. Here I present a case that the UFO is simply the hot exhaust of a jet: 


The alleged anomalous traits of the screen target, particularly its peculiar rotation, are also seen in footage of the hot-exhaust of a jet taken by an infrared camera in the very same ATFLIR tracking system. The only claim the footage has to being anomalous is its alleged dissimilarity to behaviors possibly seen in any human-made aircraft. But I show that to be false. 

The ATFLIR tracking system used on F-18 jets has a gimbal camera with complex mechanisms that rotate and de-rotate the imagery so that the output on the pilot’s screen is oriented to the pilot irrespective of how wildly the gimbal camera may be rotating as it tracks a target. I show two examples of ATFLIR cameras on F-18 jets causing rotations on IR glare, or lens flare, which rotates even as the surrounding scene does not rotate. It’s as if glare marks itself on a rotating lens within in the optics, a lens that would otherwise leave no visible trace of its rotation.

Keep in mind that footage is not related to the Nimitz UFO case, which two pilots have described in many TV interviews. The pilots in the jet that took the Gimbal video have made no public statements. ~Ian
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