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PostPosted: 24-07-2012 13:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

trevp66 wrote:
The most remarkable thing about that pic though is the fact that there is a workman actually doing some work!


He's probably Polish.
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PostPosted: 11-08-2012 16:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snapped today from near Redruth railway station: is that a UFO decloaking in the middle distance, or is the chimney puffing out ectoplasm?!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/rynner/Ectopl_DSCN2636.jpg

Sadly, it's neither!

The shot was taken from the top deck of a 41 bus, and the window was somewhat grubby!

But people who know Cornwall and its buses will spot another mystery there, because the 41 doesn't normally have a top deck. The route uses single-deckers because of a couple of low railway bridges in Falmouth.

I caught the bus in Falmouth, shortly after it should have gone under these bridges, so I asked the driver why we had a double-decker. But he was not one of the talkative ones, said "I dunno", and looked at me as if I was an idiot!

My guess is that a single-decker had broken down somewhere, and as there would be no more low bridges until the bus returned from Camborne and Troon they used the big bus as a stop-gap.

Still, it gave me the chance to see a familiar route from a higher level, so I grabbed a few photos along the way. Cool

And here are a couple of posts I made the last time a double-decker tried to get under one of those low bridges:
http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1084747#1084747
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PostPosted: 11-08-2012 21:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seattle Space Needle in a fog

http://www.coasttocoastam.com/cimages/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/coast-to-coast/repository/photos/seattle-ufo-or/666458-1-eng-US/Seattle-UFO-or_reference.jpg
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PostPosted: 11-08-2012 21:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

kamalktk wrote:
Seattle Space Needle in a fog

No! That's a Flying Saucer! Wink
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PostPosted: 06-09-2012 22:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quadcopters with lights on them, at night and flying in formation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShGl5rQK3ew&feature=player_embedded
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PostPosted: 07-09-2012 16:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took this pic of the new bridge at Hayle from the top deck of a moving bus:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/rynner/Bridge_DSCN2818.jpg

(The bridge is not open yet, except for the footpath on the far side. The lamp-posts at either end only went in yesterday, and the roadway still has to be connected to the main road.)

But the white dots on the far right of the pic prove to be interesting - could this be three shots from a ray gun?! Shocked

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/rynner/Swans_DSCN2818.jpg

Probably not! I seem to have caught my old friends again, the flying swans. (I say swans rather than gulls, because gulls don't fly in formation this way.) And again, I didn't notice them at the time!
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PostPosted: 07-09-2012 19:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

rynner2 wrote:
I took this pic of the new bridge at Hayle from the top deck of a moving bus:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/rynner/Bridge_DSCN2818.jpg

(The bridge is not open yet, except for the footpath on the far side. The lamp-posts at either end only went in yesterday, and the roadway still has to be connected to the main road.)

But the white dots on the far right of the pic prove to be interesting - could this be three shots from a ray gun?! Shocked

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/rynner/Swans_DSCN2818.jpg

Probably not! I seem to have caught my old friends again, the flying swans. (I say swans rather than gulls, because gulls don't fly in formation this way.) And again, I didn't notice them at the time!


Look like reflections in the window of something in the bus to me - possibly the handrail above a seat?
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PostPosted: 07-09-2012 19:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes - that's what it looks like to me too.
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PostPosted: 07-09-2012 19:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes - that's what it looks like to me too.


I still reckon its three midget UFOs.
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PostPosted: 07-09-2012 20:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Synchronous wrote:

Look like reflections in the window of something in the bus to me - possibly the handrail above a seat?

Good idea, but I think the scale is wrong.

In the top RH corner of the main pic you can see a reflection of the view to the right/ahead of the bus (I was seated on the left), but the white spots are tiny by comparison. Also, I was sitting at the front of the bus, so there were no other seats ahead of me. Just possibly it might be a case of complex multiple reflections, but for now I think I'll stick with swans!

Remember, it was a moving bus, with not very clean windows, so the picture quality is far from perfect.

Beware of any UFO photgraphed through glass!
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PostPosted: 07-09-2012 21:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

The scale does seem wrong for it to be anything in the bus but the parallel lines seem like rails . . .

Looking at it again, the scale of the lines themselves is not so small. A curious way the sunlight has caught a metal trim on a window? Question

edit: Some changes to reflect a second look.


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PostPosted: 07-09-2012 21:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The scale does seem wrong for it to be anything in the bus but the parallel lines seem like rails. A puzzler! Smile

A bit of camera shake, swans in echelon formation, blurry window...

I rest my case! Cool
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PostPosted: 07-09-2012 21:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but I was busy rewriting, ryn! Smile

I think it's the bottom of the opposite window whose contents we see in the sky.
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PostPosted: 08-09-2012 14:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

ramonmercado wrote:
Mythopoeika wrote:
Yes - that's what it looks like to me too.


I still reckon its three midget UFOs.

No no, three albino otters masquerading as an undulating albino Nessie on holiday...
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PostPosted: 08-09-2012 21:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need to clean the screen, I can see at least six UFOs.
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