There’s a lot of chatter about an “unidentified object” that flew over a naval air base in Washington state last Sunday. Here’s some insight…
First, the Tweet that started it all:
My good night cam picked up what appears to be a large missile launch on Whidbey Island Sunday AM. I sat on it for a while. After sharing with Cliff Mass he did a blog on it. https://t.co/jBPXRtRGFP @NWSSeattle @WunderCave @WeatherNation pic.twitter.com/RnN8H3IsQ9
— Skunkbayweather (@Skunkbayweather) June 11, 2018
The MSM has not provided much coverage.
Now, a local Seattle-Tacoma Fox channel (Q13 FOX) did cover it, obviously because it would have had much local chatter, but notice the very first sentence of their online coverage (bold added for emphasis):
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. — It’s time to get out that tinfoil hat.
A mysterious object was spotted by a local photographer over the skies of Whibey Island early Sunday morning, leading to lots of speculation and questions, but no solid answers.
Of course they would say that.
Here’s their TV video coverage (all 44 seconds of it):
So let’s recap so far.
- Navy isn’t talking.
- NOAA say, “who knows?”
- Metor “experts” say it wasn’t a meteor
Now let’s turn our attention over to The Drive, which says it’s certain of the only thing the object could possibly be – a helicopter.
Yes, you read that right.
Here’s excerpts from their explanation (bold added for emphasis):
We noticed an air ambulance helicopter—an EC-135T2+ registered as N952AL belonging to Air Methods—flying right in the vicinity of the Skunk Bay when the image in question was captured.
You will notice that there is an error with the tracking of the low flying helicopter that makes it freeze on the screen momentarily and Flightradar24 even notes this automatically. Then the chopper seems to dash across the channel at unbelievable high speed. This is an anomaly with the tracking, and in reality, the helicopter made its way across the channel at normal speed (around 115 knots at 2,000 feet) right around the time the photo was snapped and exactly where the streak is shown.
The thing that looks like a rocket at atop a flame would have been a ‘ghost image’ of the part of the helicopter that was exposed from spill-over from its running lights and the low available light in the environment. This can look nothing like the actual object as the long exposure and how the light plays on the object can result in strange and often elongated shapes—in this case, something like a ghostly image of a rocket.
In other words, this:
The image captured by SkunkBayWeather.
Is really just a “ghosting image” of one of these in flight:
Now I’m no cameraman, and I’ve never launched an ICBM or flown a helicopter, nor do I have experience with ghosts and/or ghost imaging, so I’m not going to say that this is junk science.
I will, however, ask you to investigate \\\…**_NIST_Thermal_Expansion_Theory_WTC7_**…///
I’ve jumbled and elongated the search term for a reason – just search the two acronyms and the search term.
The point is that fancy sounding explanations can sound scientific, but those same theories are often debunked by actual scientists in the particular field of study.
But I digress.
Here’s an alternative explanation, and it doesn’t conjure up the warm fuzzy feelings of world peace between the U.S.A and North Korea that many want to believe.
Here’s more from Hal Turner Radio Show (bold added for emphasis):
About ten hours into the flight to Singapore, the White House put through a call from North Korea to President Trump aboard Air Force One. Kim Jong Un was allegedly CANCELLING the summit.
Intelligence sources tell me that very heated exchanges took place on that phone call. They also tell me that Kim flatly told Trump his country would not denuclearize and there was nothing the US could do about it. He then allegedly hung up on President Trump!
Furious, Trump ordered an IMMEDIATE secure video teleconference between Air Force One where he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (who was also onboard the plane) spoke with Defense Secretary James Mattis and CIA Director Gina Haspel. The consensus during that video conference was that Kim would only understand the gravity of the position he was in, the severity of the issues at-hand, and US determination, through the immediate use of American force.
President Trump was about to make Kim Jong Un “an offer he can’t refuse” – We’ve launched a missile at your capital city to prove we mean business. Either you agree right now to be at the Summit in Singapore on the 12th, or your country will be wiped out – today. “
No one figured that a weather guy in Washington state would have a time-lapse camera taking pictures off Washington state at the moment the offer (i.e. missile) was launched . . .
Now, again, I’m not casting judgement on anything.
But I do know that there were threats of cancelling the historic summit before, even from the President himself:
A letter from the President to Chairman Kim Jong Un: “It is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting.” pic.twitter.com/3dDIp55xu1
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 24, 2018
So is it not out of the realm for Kim to want to cancel the meeting, and President Trump, needing a geo-political victory with the rest of the world pitted against him with all the trade war stuff going on, that the President didn’t have intentions of literally blowing Kim’s nation off the face of the map, but rather bluffing and using a show of force to make sure the meeting didn’t get cancelled?
I don’t know.
– Half Dollar
About the Author
U.S. Army Iraq War Combat Veteran Paul “Half Dollar” Eberhart has an AS in Information Systems and Security from Western Technical College and a BA in Spanish from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Paul dived into gold & silver in 2009 as a natural progression from the prepper community. He is self-studied in the field of economics, an active amateur trader, and a Silver Bug at heart.