Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Meteor? Or was it!

Meteor Contrail?

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The video linked here is a Russian high-resolution capture of the "Meteor" which flew over Chelyabinsk, Russia on 15 February 2013.  We encourage you to watch the video before reading further [the musical soundtrack alone makes it worthwhile].

The videographer repeats the same 10-Frame sequence several times and highlights key elements to make them stand out more clearly.  We reviewed and noted the anomalies the videographer had noted, so we enlarged and examined each frame to see what else was there using Adobe CS5 to enhance the resolution and to contrast colors of each frame so the anomalies would be more clearly visible -- albeit a bit fuzzy.  Keep in mind that the video was recorded at a distance of as much as 10 miles, and NASA estimated the object's speed at 40,000 miles per hour.  We have added nothing to these photos other than contrasting shading and colors.

We presume that we will come under assault by the drooling fringe elements who will accuse us of wearing tin foil hats and consorting with little green men.  We're prepared to stand by our findings, and welcome challenges by those willing to identify themselves and their sponsoring organizations.  We have close to 30 years of intelligence analysis as the basis for our interpretations, but will accept alternate imagery interpretations from others with equivalent or better credentials.  We may even get a visit from the Men in Black.

Out of the Blue

In separate footage, we see an object appear above the "Meteor".  Subsequently, we see the object below the Meteor.

Cylinder Moves Faster than speeding meteor

We can make out a cylindrical object traveling parallel to, below and behind the meteor, quickly overtaking it.

This seems odd since, if it were a component of the meteor which had broken off, it would have spun off at an angle away from the meteor, and at a slower speed since it would have much less mass, and the spinning would create considerable wind-resistance.

The cylinder, overtakes and approaches the rear of the "Meteor"; the outline of an opening appears below the Meteor, and the object appears to enter it.

Subsequently, the "meteor" seems to turn away as the front of the "Meteor" flattens, and,
in the next frame a pointed bulge appears, not unlike a fin.

The body of the "Meteor" emits a series of "puffs" -- perhaps explosions, ejecting cylindrical objects above and below the "Meteor".  In the next frame, cylinders are ejected from the "front" of the Meteor, with one appearing to be the same object which entered the "Meteor" from the bottom rear of the "Meteor".

Ejecting Escape Pods as the Craft Turns?
We believe the "Meteor" is turning away, giving the illusion that projectiles/cylinders are being ejected from its front; however, if they were ejected from the front, the cylinders would be overtaken and consumed.  Instead, they easily speed away from the "Meteor" body.

Normally, pieces of a disintegrating meteor would move up or down, and then fall back away from the meteor since their mass would be significantly less than the meteor.  But, in this case, they seem to accelerate up/down, then move with the meteor at the same rate of speed, and subsequently, go forward and off to the left at a greater speed than the "Meteor".

We are inclined to believe the projectiles ejected from the "Meteor" are cylinders, and were likely escape pods. 

The large cylinder which appeared to enter the tail of the meteor subsequently emerged from the "front" of the meteor at a significantly greater speed than the meteor was traveling.  It was much larger than the other cylinders.
Not your average meteor spin-off

Now, let's review the Meteor basics for alternate theories:

NASA provided these meteor statistics:

1) Diameter:   50 feet
2) Length:  Not estimated [it was assumed to be a spherical meteor]
2) Weight:  15 million pounds
3)  Speed:   40,000 miles per hour [mph]
4)  Time in Earth's atmosphere:  32 seconds

The Russian Space Agency estimates:
1)  Altitude:  3 - 6 kilometers [2 - 4 miles]
2)  Speed:     64,800 miles per hour
2)  Recovered fragments: 8 inches long
3)  Trajectory:  North - South, from Alaska to Chelyabinsk, Russia

Russian T-50:  1,560 mph
Some speculated that the Russians may have been trying to shoot down the meteor with air to air missiles, fired from a jet fighter.

That would require the fighter to travel at a speed significantly greater than 65,000 miles per hour simply to catch up to the meteor.  At this time, neither the Russians nor the US Air Force has any aircraft capable of flying in excess of 4,000 mph, much less, faster than 65,000 mph [that would be 18 miles per second].

Russian R77:  4,000 mph

The best and fastest Air-to-Air missile in the Russian inventory still cannot exceed 5,000 mph, which would leave it in the dust of the meteor speeding along at 65,000 mph. [Lets' presume a fighter might have been airborne when the meteor was first sighted.]

The best Russian Air to Air Missile cannot exceed 5,000 mph, and would have to have been alerted at least 15 minutes in advance to intercept the meteor.  There was little more than 30 seconds from the time the contrail appeared until impact -- on an unpredictable course. It would take the pilot roughly five seconds to find and lock on to his target, during which the meteor would have traveled 90 miles -- well beyond the range of his missiles.

Russian S-300VM SAM
The most sophisticated Russian SAM [Surface to Air Missile] is the S-300VM [as of Jan 2013]; it is mounted on a track-vehicle and is designed to track and defeat short and medium-range ballistic and cruise missiles traveling at speeds of up to 13,000 mph, up to an altitude of 30 KM.  Now, if the "meteor" were traveling at between 40,000 and 65,000 mph, and the S-300VM were in position, ready to intercept and track using its phased-array radar, it would still be impossible to strike an incoming "meteor" traveling four times as fast as the SAM. 

Assuming the Russians were unaware of this "threat", it would normally take at least a few minutes to position the equipment, lock onto the target, and prep/open the tubes for launch.  The elapsed time for the visibility of the "meteor" in the Earth's atmosphere was a total of 32 SECONDS.

Firing a SAM at the "meteor" would equate to throwing a dart at an arrow in mid-flight to intercept it.  The Russian SAM may have the most sophisticated, computer guided radar tracking, heat-seeking missile, but the heat from the tail of the meteor would not be detectable until the "meteor" were within 100 meters, at which point the "meteor" would pass the SAM in less than a second.  Shifting the flight pattern to "chase" the "meteor" would be an impossibility. But, even if the SAM were fired the instant the meteor had been spotted, the launch and intercept trajectory would have missed the Meteor by about 50 miles [remember, the Meteor was traveling at 18 miles per second!].

Now, with all these facts as background, the Russians announced that they did not shoot down the "Meteor".  In this case, we believe the Russians since they chose not to become the laughing stock of the international scientific community.

Given the imagery appearing in this sequence of individual frames above, it appears that this fiery object was not a meteor at all.  The sequence showing the large cylinder entering the rear of the Meteor "tail" leads us to believe this Meteor may have been a craft shaped like an elongated teardrop -- thus the length would be closer to 150 - 200 feet, rather than NASA's estimated 50 feet. 

Cylinder craft frequently sighted  by airline pilots
The speed at which the cylinders moved, particularly the one which approached and entered from the rear of the Teardrop craft and emerged from the front would indicate the cylinders were not pieces of a rock peeling off, but were perhaps escape pods ejected from an out of control space craft. 

As each cylinder was ejected, it seemed to right itself, stabilize, and then set a course in tandem with the other cylinders.  Shortly after all had ejected, the Teardrop Craft flew over the horizon and exploded. 

Our hypothesis:

Numerous sightings of Tear-drop UFOs
This was a spacecraft which had gone out of control after altering the course of the asteroid headed for Earth.

[A credible UFO site lists hundreds of sightings of teardrop shaped UFOs which maneuver at lightning speed and in extremes beyond human endurance.]

NASA's initial estimate of the size of this object was about 50 feet, presuming the long tail was not part of the craft.  Sightings of these craft by USAF and Airline pilots describe teardrop-shaped craft the size of a Boeing 737 and larger.
Superimposing the omnipresent Tear Drop UFO on the "Meteor" provides one explanation
The large cylinder [perhaps a rescue craft] appears suddenly; a door opens below [as in the rear of a military cargo plane], and the rescue craft enters the body of the teardrop-shaped craft.  Gaining control of the Tear-drop, it coordinates the ejection of the crew in escape pods which have their own guidance and propulsion systems; they eject and fly away.  The control craft then exits the "front"/side of the Teardrop and speeds away at a much greater speed than the ejected escape pods; its entry into the Tear-drop was likely to steer the Tear-drop craft away from urban areas, facilitate the escape pods, and to control the detonation of the tear-drop craft.

[UFO sites have recorded hundreds, if not thousands of reports of "cigar-shaped" objects operating at lightning speeds and conducting extraordinary maneuvers, not dissimilar to the "escape pods" we see in these images.]

The speed at which the cylinders moved, particularly the one which approached from the rear and emerged from the front would indicate they were not pieces of a rock peeling off, but were perhaps escape pods from an out of control space craft.  To overtake the Teardrop, the rescue craft would have had to have been accelerating in excess of 40,000 - 65,000 mph.

As each cylinder was ejected, it seemed to right itself, stabilize, and then set a course in tandem with the other cylinders.  Shortly after all had ejected, the "meteor" flew over the horizon and exploded.

Enhanced video frame showing side of "meteor" as it turned

As we reviewed the details of the enlarged and enhanced images in each frame of the video, we found one exceptional image not common in meteors:
a clearly formed door frame! 

Directly above appears to be a flat passageway between a rounded, elongated protrusion and a squared enclosure -- such as you would find on an airframe or boat deck.  The structures on either side of the passageway have straight edges, corners, and flat surfaces; not the configuration one would expect on a meteor.

The Challenger had no escape pods    [National Geographic]
Recalling the image of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, there seem to be remarkable similarities -- except there was no escape from the Challenger.

Was this "meteor" an alien spacecraft heading uncontrollably into Earth's atmosphere and clearly visible destruction?

Were the cylinders we tracked escape pods?  And, where did they go?

Did an 8" meteor shard make this hole?

According to Russian authorities, there were no fragments of the "meteor" found that were larger than 8 inches. 

They also claim there was nothing found under the ice where a fragment apparently crashed through the ice in Lake Chebarkul.

Bottom line: We believe the Meteor was a space craft. 

1) It may have been attempting to move the asteroid away from a collision course with Earth, and in so doing, lost guidance control; that would explain its sudden appearance in Earth's atmosphere -- when normally, NASA is able to track even very small meteors for weeks to months before they approach Earth.  Had the asteroid collided with Earth, it would have devastated life on Earth, perhaps as did the asteroid which wiped out the dinosaurs.

2) It was most likely a "teardrop" shaped craft which emitted the bright white light likely due to air friction as it flew out of control through Earth's atmosphere.  The white streak was narrower than the actual craft, the outline of which became visible as it turned away from the camera, displaying external ports, a walkway, and a rectangular door. Another craft came to its rescue, assisting the Teardrop in ejecting the crew and steering it away from a populated area. 

3) We suspect is may have been nuclear powered, and it likely left nuclear debris in the wake of its explosion.

Is it time for the government to come clean and inform the citizenry that in fact, there is alien activity in nearby space -- and it appears they are somewhat more technically advanced than we are.  The US and foreign military have been tracking these craft and their activities in near space for nearly 75 years. And cave men drew images of their craft and men in space suits 100,000 years ago.