No, not stars…
By TLB Contributing Author: Ken LaRive
Photography has been an important part of my life since 1970. I was hiking with several Navy buddies on our Filipino base next to Grande Island, and looked through the macro-lens of my friend’s Nikon. I was hooked… I saw the face of a giant praying mantis, and it opened up another world. Since that time I have used that medium to record my life, and was amazed to find over a Terabyte when I recently made a copy.
During that time I have photographed many things I did not see while taking the picture, from people bombs, unusual shadows, sparks of light, and unidentified objects that looked like ghostly apparitions.
Whether in a darkroom or on my computer, most often I could come to some conclusion, from a leak of light, faulty or out of date film, or improper loading, but what I’m going to show you below I cannot explain. On facebook I have asked hundreds of friends to help me understand what I have photographed, and none have an explanation.
I have recently bought a new camera called the Nikon P900, a Coolpix. Can’t say it is an easy camera to learn, but it has abilities none of my other cameras have. For one thing, it has an amazing lens that can reach out 2000mm, 1600 easily, but after learning how, it can focus at 2000mm. I’m not going to try and explain the many functions, but experimenting with a variety of time-lapse, especially one called “star trails,” it has showed me an otherwise invisible part of the night sky we can not see with our naked eyes. Another one called “night sky,” shows the stars moving through the sky, but the star trails function takes hundreds of pictures for 150 minutes, and threads them all together in a video. It was there that many anomalies were discovered.
Here is the video:
As you can see, stars are clearly visible as thin lines of red and blue, and that is normal, called the Doppler Effect. It indicates if the star is traveling toward or away from our field of vision. Knowing this, observers (with computers) have traced stars to originate from a singular part of the sky. The Big Bang theory came from these observations.
Only about ten seconds long, it is a compilation of hundreds of pictures taken at five-second intervals for 150 minutes.
Starting from the upper left you will see that right at the last moment a flash is observed right in the corner, seemingly coming from a right angle. The large white streak is the moon, and there are two objects closely aligned with it, but not traveling at the same speed as the earth’s rotation. None of this could be seen with the naked eye.
Several other colored objects are traveling in the same direction, significantly larger than the star trails, (also not observed while viewing), and one, located in the bottom right, comes into view going in the opposite direction. It could not be an airplane, as one friend observed, because it took about an hour to traverse the frame.
Whatever it was, it was traveling slow enough to capture a trail. The trail of an airplane in daylight would be recorded, but it would not be visible at night, unless the dying sun would light it up from over the horizon. Something producing light, like a star, or something reflective, like a man made satellite, would make a proper trail… This was taken between 22:00 and 24:00 hours, and originates, as can be seen, with Orion’s belt, three well-known points of light.
The second anomaly was an object I photographed that night that looks very much like the International Space Station, but so far I have not found any method to determine if in fact it was.
Here is that video…
This time of the year we have a lot of haze here in Louisiana, with morning fog and constant temperature transitions from rain, cold and warm intervals that inhibit a clear shot…. City lights seemed to have little effect making these circles, but a crisp photo of the moon, or this satellite, is difficult, if not impossible. I look forward to traveling to a higher altitude, away for city lights… I’m dreaming of the dry climate of four corners too…
This is a video I have made from p900 images…
From the Author, Ken LaRive – We in the Liberty movement have been fighting to take back this country for less than a decade, peacefully and with the love of God and country in our hearts. Our banner has been trampled on and displaced by a multitude of distractions, further eroding our nation and the cause for Liberty. And so, as we are pulled by forces we cannot fathom, powerful entities with unlimited resources stolen from our future, unaccountable trillions printed out of thin air and put on our backs as debt, we must formulate the most pitiful of all questions any patriot might ask in the final hour: Are we going to fight for our master’s tyranny, or are we going to demand the return of our civil liberties and Constitution? Are we going to choose The Banner of Liberty, or the shackles of voluntary servitude? Will it be a war for corporate profit, or a war to regain our ability to self govern, as the blood and toil of our forefathers presented to us, their children, as a gift? I fear that decision is emanate. I fear that any decision will be a hard one, but my greatest fear of all is that the decision has already been made for us.
Ken LaRive – Facets: It’s a simple but beautiful metaphor. Our soul is likened to an uncut diamond, pure, perfect, and unrealized. Each learned experience cleaves a facet on its face, and leaves it changed forever. Through this facet, this clear window, new light, new questions and ideas take shape and form. This process is our reason for being …
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