I'm sure we've all heard of these "rods", but what are they? They appear to be alive with fish-like intellegence. I've came up with a few ideas, some are more outlandish then others. worms, dragon flies, or flies, electricity, static electricity, spy cameras :D , aliens ::) , ufos, flying squids, astral visions by humans. I could make up many more. I was thinking when people have astral visions they can travel where ever there mind wants and maybe there is some type of a physical body they are in.
Any thoughts? I tried to find models of static electricity, but most look just like lightning. The only thing that comes close is the discovery of those new squids, but they live in deep waters.
Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense. ~ Carl Sagan
"...man has an irrepressible tendency to read meaning into the buzzing confusion of sights and sounds impinging on his senses; and where no agreed meaning can be found, he will provide it out of his own imagination." ~ Arthur Koestler
Well, to be perfectly honest, I expect/believe rods to be one of the best performed hoaxes ever. In every picture I have seen, the photoshoppery was fantastic, yet visible. The animations? A farce of the first degree. One comes to mind of a young boy, where they extremely slowed down his movements, and you can plainly see the rod fly into view, around him, and back out of the frame again, SMOOTHLY.
Problem - You slow down the animation as much as they did, it becomes blatantly obvious to you the difference between frames. Meaning : You can see each frame seperate. This animation was supposedly digitally ripped from a standard 8mm camcorder, which film at approximatley 24.7 (although some show as high as 30) frames per second. That means : 1 second of animation = 24.7 individual images. They were using a snippet of about 6-10 frames, stretched to run two seconds. when I pulled the animation apart in Premiere, it was at 30fps, In each and every frame, the rod changed, while the boy changed about every 10 frames. Something wrong with that, if you ask me.