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were discovered in the 1990s. People found that some films of all types,
ranging from home videos to movies seen in theatres, had odd disturbances that
looked something like blurry rods that were mostly transparent, occasionally
whitish in colour. Most of these disturbances were fast-moving and barely
visible to the eye. These rods showed up best against large areas of the same colour,
such as the sky.
people who examined films for anomalies of this sort started calling what they
did "sky fishing" because they usually started by looking at the
areas of sky that were visible in films. They found that these rods were
widespread. Countless films had them lurking almost imperceptibly in the
corners, including old television shows, movies, films of sporting events,
almost everything imaginable. There were simply too many examples to study them
all, running into the thousands or tens of thousands. There were also air rods
visible in photographs, but these were hardly studied at all for reasons that
will become clear below.
study of air rod films revealed a number of very interesting features. As these
rods zoomed about, they displayed all the features of three-dimensional
objects. In other words, they were not two-dimensional blotches on the camera
lens or on the film itself, but something out there in the environment that was
actually being filmed by accident. This three-dimensional nature of air rods
has been proven without a doubt by the types of measurements and tests that
only professionals can do. Careful measurements showed that most rods were
between four inches and three feet long. They seemed like uniform cylinders
without any difference between the head end and tail end, with pairs of appendices
along the length of this cylinder. In some air rods, these appendices look like
fins that vibrate rapidly along the entire length of the cylinder in undulating
waves. Other rods have appendices that look more like very rapidly beating bee
wings. Most of the time, rods are blurry and transparent in colour, making them
inconspicuous. A rare few are whiter in colour, sometimes an even, solid white.
The cylinder part often resembles an out-of-focus hair on the camera lens, but
the appendices along with the three-dimensional turnings and motions mean that
genuine air rods cannot possibly be hairs on the camera lens.
addition to their three-dimensional character, these rods seemed to act in
intelligent ways. Sometimes several rods followed each other and seemed to play
with each other in the manner that butterflies might play. Rods sometimes
followed people. They never went through other objects; they always went around
them, even when this meant deviating from the path they had been on before.
This seemed to indicate that they could not pass through solid objects and that
they might be alive. However, if they were living creatures, why had people
never seen them? Why did they only show up on film? And what could they
possibly be made of?
were scared and shocked when they realized that rods might be living creatures,
so the first thing they did was try to disprove this by showing that air rods
were something normal that simply showed up on film in an odd way. They already
had solid proof that rods were not two-dimensional blotches on the film. This
meant that rods could be insects, birds, or something else that was somehow
blurred weirdly as it was being filmed. However, all attempts to deliberately
create air rod footage by filming insects and birds in odd ways failed to
produce anything that matched the features of rods. Airborne debris, such as
bits of straw, also failed to duplicate air rods. The most studied air rod
films showed air rods swooping within a dozen feet of the camera, coming close
to the ground and going between objects with nearby trees and bushes visible
behind the air rods, so that they couldn't be long, thin birds or precise lines
of insects seen in the distance, as some sceptics claimed.
when people tried to duplicate air rods using fake models that were thrown or
pulled rapidly through the air, they got much closer. It is absurdly easy to hoax
air rod photographs using models or computer generated images. Hoaxing air rod
films is harder, because it is much more difficult to make your models move and
behave like air rods. However, hauling them about skilfully enough on fine
wires can do the trick. You just need some skill in puppetry. Faked air rod
photographs or films differ from the genuine air rod footage in that the faked
items are generally easier to see and more whitish in colour. It is harder to
create the glass-clear and blurry air rods that are more typical.
these fakes prove nothing. It is obvious from the sheer number of air rods that
hoaxers could not have pulled off even one percent of the pre-discovery air rod
footage. How many movie studios do you think let air rod hoaxers run around
pulling their models through the air in the background of films decades ago?
And how did so many air rods get into normal home videos from all over the
world? Not only is a hoax of this scale completely absurd, but it would have
been uncovered years ago if it had existed. Air rod models, unlike genuine air
rods, are perfectly visible to the naked eye. People would have been aware of
what was happening, even if you could somehow coordinate that many hoaxers for
a whole century!
any successful attempt to show that air rods are not real would have to bring
forth some phenomena that could be accidently filmed, something that the sceptics
have so far failed to do. This hasn't stopped sceptics from putting forth many
ideas that don't even come close to explaining air rod footage. Sceptics still
rely on the ideas of insects, birds and windblown debris fairly frequently.
since it is hard to disprove the historical air rod footage, many sceptics have
chosen to concentrate their energies on the most tender and vulnerable area of
the air rod phenomena. This is the fad that gained momentum after the initial
discoveries. The idea of air rods attracted all sorts of weirdo’s and kooks.
Also, since it is so easy to hoax air rod photographs, many hoaxes began
showing up to complicate the issue. It is fairly easy to attack these hoaxes,
so that is what sceptics did. In fact, all post-discovery air rod footage is
suspect unless it can be solidly proven that the filmmaker was not trying to
get air rod footage. A true professional hoaxer could skilfully use puppetry
and/or computer generated images to produce fake films that would be quite hard
has produced a mountain of recent photos and films. Suspiciously, the whitish
air rods that are easy to see are showing up much more frequently in these
pictures. Also, since rods are blurry, a great number of rather ordinary things
that probably are random anomalies of film developing or hairs on the camera
lens have been identified as air rods by amateurs. It is easy for sceptics to
demolish such pictures. However, if something has never been taken seriously by
serious air rod researchers, sceptics don't prove anything by debunking it.
become popular among the faddish air rod supporters to claim that air rods can
be seen with the naked eye, something that serious researchers have never
suggested. It has also become popular to claim that air rods are not living
creatures, instead they are UFO probes sent by aliens.
There is no particular evidence connecting aliens and air rods, people just
think that it seems like a good idea. This idea is so popular that many
believers have started calling air rods "Roswell rods" after Roswell,
New Mexico, a town with a famous history of UFOs. Also, this is because the
famous "cave footage" (one of the clearest known films of air rods)
was filmed in New Mexico, but not in Roswell.
from the fad and the weirdo’s this fad has attracted, serious researchers are
still trying to find a solution to the air rod mystery. The biggest part of
this mystery focuses on what air rods might be made of. How can something be
visible on film (even if it is inconspicuous) but never to the naked eye? There
is no known material substance that has this property. Faddists like to claim
that air rods move too fast for people to see them. This is simply not true.
Although air rods are fast, many films show them taking several seconds to
circle a person. Anything going at such a speed ought to be visible.
do look as if they vibrate at a high rate, lending them a blurry character, but
this phenomenon is like that of quickly rotating blades in a fan. As the blades
speed up, they become a blur and then gradually become almost transparent, but
you can still see them. It might be possible for air rods to be nearly
invisible if they are made of a small number of thin, transparent surfaces that
vibrate or beat the air very quickly. If this is what air rods are made of, they
are probably insects of some kind. They would be a new species, since nobody
has ever reported invisible insects before. Even so, it does seem suspicious
that people cannot see them but the camera can. Even if they are transparent,
quick-moving and blurry, it seems like people ought to be able to see them
without the use of cameras.
facts lead some investigators to speculate that air rods might not be made of
matter. Perhaps they are made of electromagnetic fluxes or some other form of
energy. It is possible that an electromagnetic flux of the right sort would
affect film but not be visible to humans. If this is true and air rods are
alive, they would be the first living creatures of that sort we have ever
discovered. If air rods are made of some sort of electromagnetic flux and are
not alive, they should still be studied because they represent a weird phenomenon
that science could probably learn a lot from.
suggestion is that air rods are made of some undiscovered, fifth phase of
matter (other than solid, gas, liquid and plasma). If that were true,
confirming their existence would be doubly exciting. A totally new life form
and a new phase of matter all in one!
total lack of dead air rod bodies also leads some researchers to consider that
they might be made out of something other than conventional matter. If they are
made of conventional matter, their bodies must disintegrate into tiny particles
at death, or their bodies might not be recognizable as air rods after death.
Perhaps they just look like a loose collection of broken fly wings or other
parts that people assume must have broken off from known insects.
air rods are, they are exciting and deserve scientific research. I'm not sure
whether they are living creatures or just some sort of anomaly that happens to
fly around as if it is alive. I have no idea what they're made of, but I am
sure that they exist as three-dimensional objects that are not anything
mundane. There is just too much evidence for them to be hoaxes or someone
spilling chemicals during film developing. It is a shame that the sceptics have
chosen to focus on the obvious hoaxes instead of trying to explore what might
really be going on.
Here is another verifiable related fact. Look at the above picture....Does a humming bird have a fin on its back? No. But it sure seems to have four different wings in the above picture . You know that is a humming birg has only two wings yet in the picture, it seems to be some strange mutant with four wings. could it be that the blur of speed makes both the rod and the humming bird seem to have more "fins" than they actually do?