How to Eliminate Light Reflection as a Potential Source of Unidentified Phenomena in Still Photograph Analysis
(Exercising Your Mind) There are many unusual visual occurrences witnessed the world over by a great many people. Photographic evidence may be very useful in proving ones case when UFO’s or other paranormal phenomena are cited as the source of theses out of the ordinary experiences.
Examining light reflections will be useful to isolate the subject of the photo, or to distinguish the source of an image as a solid object; one that may be emitting light; or simply a reflection of some less noteworthy light source.
When viewing a photograph containing unidentified phenomena for consideration as an item for further scientific investigations, one must consider light reflection as a potential source. To eliminate this possibility, use a ruler to draw a line diagonally from one top corner to the opposite bottom corner on both sides creating an “X”. This will give you the center of the photograph or frame in question.
If the brightest object, typically the focus of examination is indeed a reflection, then it will cross the center and continue in an equal distance in the opposite direction.
According to a basic law of Physics, changes in the direction of light waves cannot exist anywhere else because “…the angle of reflection is equal to the angle of incidence”.
When filming or photographing, the field of vision may be obstructed and one may not perceive that the window or other object possibly in the way is reflecting the light of a passing car or other mundane light source.
Cameras have their own “window” in the form of a protective lens and light may reflect off of this and cause an arc or round shape that may appear as an unusual object such as a UFO or other phenomena.
If you have used the “X” technique as described and have then ruled out the reflection possibility, then your photographic evidence should be further analyzed to determine distance, shape, size, weight, color and other defining characteristics with which to discern the possible identity of the object.
“So the idea that light goes in a straight line is a convenient approximation to describe what happens in the world that is familiar to us; it’s similar to the crude approximation that says when light reflects off a mirror, the angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection.” – Richard P. Feynman; QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter; 1985/2006 edition, p. 56
Francois Borbeu, UFOlogist
Alien Files, DVD –“Science of the Unexplained”