By Jon Kelly UFO Examiner
Vancouver UFO Skywatch (VUFOS) Night Vision Skycam debuted on Ustream.tv this week, broadcasting live video of a UFO that increased in magnitude before suddenly vanishing in the skies over Vancouver, BC at 1:35am PST on Saturday, July 30, 2011. VUFOS skycams offer sweeping panoramic views of the northern sky, tracking both known and unknown objects as they move through the night. The vanishing UFO was recorded as it began to increase in magnitude, alternately dimming and brightening at least four times before suddenly disappearing live on camera. Independent third party documentation of the incident was provided by Ustream.tv, whose online archive of the camera’s raw data feed is available for scientific investigation and review. An enhanced clip taken from the VUFOS onsite archive is available for free in a new video on the SecretMessageTV channel on YouTube.
Click here to watch a UFO vanish over the skies of Vancouver, captured live on the Ustream VUFOS Night Vision Skycam on SecretMessageTV, produced in Vancouver by former CBS Radio feature producer and Vancouver UFO Examiner columnist Jon Kelly.
Click here to access the raw camera feed archive from Ustream.tv (ticket purchase required).
Skeptics habituated to interpreting UFO incidents as satellites face a number of challenges while attempting to dismiss this compelling case. Optical tracking of satellites in the middle of the night increases in difficulty as objects overhead remain in the earth’s umbra, or shadow, away from any direct source of light that can be reflected in a flare. The UFO that vanished on a live Vancouver skycam appeared over four and one half hours after sunset and nearly four hours before sunrise, at a time when the sun’s rays are illuminating the opposite side of the earth. Website Heavens Above shows how the brightest objects visible from Vancouver, BC on July 30 do not appear at 1:35am PST and nor are there any reports of missing satellites in this morning’s news.
Furthermore, an object that is increasing in magnitude will not suddenly disappear from the optical range of a night vision sensor when that object is ostensibly approaching the source of its illumination (therefore becoming brighter). The VUFOS Night Vision Skycam is rated at 0.0001 lux sensitivity at f1.2, providing the capability to image dim objects impossible to capture with conventional video recorders alone.
Tools for Discovery
Available as weather conditions permit, the Vancouver UFO Skywatch on Ustream.tv provides online access to high quality optical tools for tracking and understanding substantial phenomena with widespread and profound implications for science, the arts and education. Vancouver, BC is the location where celebrated UFO filmmaker Dorothay Izatt recorded over 30,000 feet of UFO’s captured on 8mm film and where photographs of UFO’s dating back to the 1930’s have been recorded as well. For less than the price of a single zone transit fare, viewers can enjoy breathtaking views of the night sky with a high likelihood that something unusual will be detected.
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