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  1. mandors
    mandors May 4, 2013 at 12:03 pm |

    Two competing thoughts: first the velocity appears too constant, as if under mechanical and not organic power. Whales have a more cyclical motion when they swim, arcing up and down the vertical plane. Fish undulate on the horizontal (side to side), though at high speeds it’s not as detectable to the eye. The second thought is irony. If I recall the circumstances of the Patterson/Gimlin film (though this video is not nearly close to the same quality or provenance) was that Patterson and Gimlin were trying to get stock footage for their movie, when Patty just walked by! Regardless, another doubt I have is that these are supposed to be film students, so why can’t they center on the object?

  2. DWA
    DWA May 4, 2013 at 12:47 pm |

    mandors: your last sentence is definitely a yellow flag on anything like this.

    (I hate it when people use “red flag” when “yellow” is what they mean….OK, what they should mean.)

    If they were shooting something else, why does it seem instead like they were waiting for this thing to show up? If they are noticing this thing, and really think it is intriguing, then why indeed aren’t they shifting focus? Maybe they, you know, don’t want to make the fakery too obvious or something?

    That said: my primary problem with lake monsters is that we almost uniformly have stuff like this as our visual. And as wildly inconsistent as these are, so also are the alleged descriptions of the parts that we almost never see (except for alleged eyewitnesses).

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