A while ago I saw an interesting documentary about an investgation into an undiscovered insect. It was about 4 inches long and only showed up on digital photographs. There were a group of people, probably on a day off from UFO spotting and researching crop circles, who believed they had found some mythical insect with wings and lot of legs.
Digital camera experts then proved that they were in fact very normal insects which had just been caught in an unusual way on film.
Here's Fortean Times article on the rods as they're known
The apparent existence of a newly discovered, or even entirely new, species of flying creatures has been touted by members of the UFO community and others for a few years now. While proponents for the "rods'" existence have presented plenty of evidence, primarily in the form of digital video footage, little independent research or investigation into the phenomenon has taken place. In this exlusive article, Michael Merchant, puts forward his case for rod reality.
For the full article including photographs click here
on the more serious...well slightly serious side I read about the rod "phenomenon " a long time ago, and looked it up on the internet. It did look unexplainable, but of course to anyone without the knowledge of how TO explain something, it becomes paranormal. But, have the people who've decided it's an insect been able to show us exactly what kind of insect (s) it is??
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” Christopher Hitchens
Post by Little Claire on May 27, 2006 16:07:12 GMT
But, have the people who've decided it's an insect been able to show us exactly what kind of insect (s) it is??
I'm afraid it's nothing more than everyday bugs. It's not the insect so much as the photography. If you look at the fortean times link you'll see there's a guy on there that's recreated the photos. It's the speed that the insect is travelling at that makes it look like a mini TV aerial with lots of legs. The reality is always so dull compared to the paranormal interpretation