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What is this?

Unread post by inthedark » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:15 am

Check the following Google Earth coordinates:

33 degrees 15'26.20" S
150 degrees 33'39.82" E

elev 154m
eye alt 294m

Pretty sure that isn't a rock. Definitely not a tree. And highly unlikely to be a human, given the location.

Thoughts?

PS: Was Googling, and went for a 'stroll' along the river .. looking for a location a friend recommended for hiking/camping.

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Re: What is this?

Unread post by thehairyone » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:29 pm

Hi INTD
My opinion is that it could be the shadow of a rock , its very hard to say for sure what it could be , but if you look
at the shadows on the hills etc they are all on the same side as the dark shape and there are other shadows just as dark scattered around
Cheers Greg

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Re: What is this?

Unread post by inthedark » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:49 pm

thehairyone wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:29 pm
Hi INTD
My opinion is that it could be the shadow of a rock , its very hard to say for sure what it could be , but if you look
at the shadows on the hills etc they are all on the same side as the dark shape and there are other shadows just as dark scattered around
Cheers Greg
Hi Greg. Thanks for your response :)

Yes, shadow was my first thought. I spent a good while on establishing that in fact, but the colouring seemed wrong. What I mean is that it's quite dark, and has a hint of red in it. Other shadows appear more neutral. Also, there doesn't seem to be anything about that rock which indicates such height (which would be needed to create such a deep shadow. And then of course, there's the shape. It's very "human". Head, shoulders, etc. Actually, after thinking 'shadow', I thought 'bloke fishing'. Until I reminded myself of exactly where it was. The chances of a lone human THERE, are as remote as the location itself.

We'll call it mildly interesting :)

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Re: What is this?

Unread post by inthedark » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:12 pm

In fact, if you want to really stretch credulity, you could perhaps say there were three 'creatures/people' at that coordinate. One on opposite side of river about 10 or so metres to the south, and another on same riverbank just north (maybe 30 metres north). Both appear as same deep reddish blobs, not related to any structures which could be creating shade.

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Re: What is this?

Unread post by Simon M » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:37 am

It's impossible for me to say for certain what's in that image. I can't tell what I'm looking at.

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Re: What is this?

Unread post by inthedark » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:41 am

Simon M wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:37 am
It's impossible for me to say for certain what's in that image. I can't tell what I'm looking at.
Yes, it's quite a mess isn't it!

The thing is that I initially did that 'river cruise' on a very big and very high rez monitor. The primary red/black blob, from the perspective I stopped at, was very much human shaped and sized. Head, shoulders, etc. It really stood out against the light grey rocks etc. Hence my initial thought that it was someone fishing. When I later looked at it on a lesser screen, the shape wasn't as distinct.

Of course it's most likely shadow, though I'm still at a loss to explain that as such given that a nearby tall rock doesn't throw anywhere near as deep a colour of shade. I also thought it was odd that a similar shape (and colour) is seen on the opposite bank, just south, and is not associated with anything nearby which could produce such a shadow. No rocks at all.

It was just a bit of fun, really. I even saw another three (giving a total of 5) similar 'blobs' along the same reach of the river. I was careful to only note those which didn't appear to be associated with nearby shade-causing structures. They were all the same red/black colour, and all roughly human sized.

When you look at such things, you see exactly why so much BF 'evidence' is dodgy.

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Re: What is this?

Unread post by micathia » Thu May 03, 2018 11:36 pm

google earth is not real time images aren't they? I google earth Melbourne city, seems no people walking on any of the street.

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Re: What is this?

Unread post by hillbilly » Fri May 04, 2018 7:37 am

The Free Public Access Google Earth is nowhere near real time. I have looked at forests near Bathurst NSW where pine trees have been cleared, yet the GE Image shows the earlier, healthy forest, 6 -12 months later. But some areas are updated more regularly.

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Re: What is this?

Unread post by inthedark » Fri May 04, 2018 11:14 am

hillbilly wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 7:37 am
The Free Public Access Google Earth is nowhere near real time. I have looked at forests near Bathurst NSW where pine trees have been cleared, yet the GE Image shows the earlier, healthy forest, 6 -12 months later. But some areas are updated more regularly.
For sure. Always pays to check the dates. Not sure what difference the time thing would make though, in any given captured image. Especially in a VAST national park such as the one in question. Not much has changed in that forest for millions of years .. hence the Wollemi Pine surviving since the time of the dinosaurs. If a Yowie was captured by Google Earth in 2015, he's probably still there somewhere (woot)

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Re: What is this?

Unread post by inthedark » Fri May 04, 2018 11:17 am

micathia wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 11:36 pm
google earth is not real time images aren't they? I google earth Melbourne city, seems no people walking on any of the street.
While that might matter for other kinds of 'research', it probably wouldn't make much difference in a National Park. As long as the image is within a year or two, it's probably reliable in terms of something like Yowie Hunting.

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