Archive for March, 2009

Cop Draws Gun, Detains Moats Family Rushing to Dying Mother

March 27, 2009

The family of NFL player Ryan Moats rushed to the hospital after a call that their relative, 45-year-old Jonetta Collinsworth, was quickly succumbing to breast cancer.

Dallas police officer Robert Powell

Dallas police officer Robert Powell

Dallas Police officer Robert Powell saw them roll thru a red light near the hospital, switched on the siren, and followed for 20 seconds as they pulled into the hospital’s emergency entrance.  Then he drew his gun, and chastised them for running a red light, threatened to take the driver to jail, make his life difficult, and told him to shut his mouth many times.

Ryan Moats: “My mother is dying!”
Powell: “That doesn’t constitute running a red light.”

Powell made Moats sit around for about 10 minutes.  Even when the hospital confirmed that the woman was dying, Powell still wrote him the ticket, and tacked on an attitude lecture.  “Attitude is everything,” he told Moats.  The woman died before two of the family members made it up to the room.

Police chief David Kunkle called a news conference Thursday to apologize for the behavior of Powell.  But Powell doens’t believe he acted inappropriately.

Powell is now on PAID leave while under investigation.

 

Oh, and here’s the same scenario that happened in Memphis.  Except this poor guy didn’t get national attention, because he’s not an NFL player.

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1952 Washington DC UFO (Capitol Building) photo

March 27, 2009

There is evidence that there was some sort of UFO activity in/near Washington DC in 1952.  This post is not about the 1952 incident, but the photograph(s)  that are often associated with it.

The most common photo associated with this story is this one:

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Wow!  It sure looks like a fleet of something-or-other near the capitol building!  But this photo is a little misleading.  The above photo is an enlargement of this NEXT photo:

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Now, I don’t know where this picture comes from.  But you can find it all over on the web.  There’s no indication that it is from 1952, or was taken during the 1952 incident.  However, there are a bunch of objects in the sky that appear to be UFOs, so people may have made the assumption that this picture was taken in 1952 at that event.

My theory is that these are not UFOs, but a reflection.

The “1952” image appears to be a night shot, where the lens was held open for an extended length.  Parts of the image are overexposed.   The bright spots at the base of the capitol building are combinations of lanterns and lights within the windows.  Here’s another similar, but closer shot, for comparison. 

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Let’s do a little detective work.  First, I’m going to highlight the ‘UFO area’ of the image.

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I’m going to use this section as a template.  I’m going to cut a hole into all of the areas that appear to be UFOs or lighted objects.

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I’m also going to remove the building, and paint the template black so it will be easier to distinguish, once we lay it back on our original image.

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Now I’m going to use a bright green to  highlight the overexposed “hot spots” at the bottom.

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OK!  Let’s see if the holes in our mask match the hot spots!

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😦  No match.  Was the theory wrong?  What if the lenses on this camera were convex?  Would that make a difference?  Would the reflection be upside down, like a spoon?  So I flipped the mask vertically, and horizontally.

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Now that’s a match!

What about underneath the mask?  Did I account for all of the lights?

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There are three hot spots under the mask that are not reflected on the top area, for whatever reason.   The other two that fell within the ‘building’ area would not have been brighter than the building itself, and so those refelctions do not appear in the ‘UFO pattern.”

Overall, I think the position of the overexposed lights, when compared with the ‘UFO’ pattern above, is so similar, that it must be a refelction. 

Whether UFOs actually visited the capitol building is still up for discussion.  But my conclusion is that this particular image is a camera refelction, and was not taken at the 1952 incident.