Tuesday 28 November 2023

Rethinking MH370

Several people have asked me to comment on this subject. A Reddit thread appeared in August digging up a pair of obscure videos that were originally posted on YouTube in 2014. They were dismissed and forgotten at the time; today one of the originals is only visible on an archive. The two videos apparently show the same thing. A Boeing 777 airliner is flying through a cloudy sky; it turns sharply to the right at the same time as a number of spherical or ovoid objects fly past very quickly. A few seconds later three more objects enter the frame, maybe the same ones re-entering; and they start flying around the aircraft in circles. They keep formation at an equal distance apart and match each other's movements precisely. After a few seconds there is a bright flash of light and everything vanishes, the plane and UAP's. The videos were republished by somebody called Ashton Forbes who describes himself thus: "Citizen Journalist, Seeker of Truth, Organizer of MH370x, Solver of MH370". Source: https://twitter.com/JustXAshton. He contests that the disappearing airliner is the missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370. I did not believe him at first and dismissed the videos as a hoax. In this day and age it is difficult to do otherwise. Producing fake digital images that are so good they are indistinguishable from reality can be done so easily that photographic evidence simply no longer carries the same weight that it used to and there is a terrible signal-to-noise ratio problem as a result. Here is a good piece of such work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdG2fXWpMTI. I posted the comment: "It's too easy to fake imagery these days. Even if this were real, who would believe it?" This is the current burden for all kinds of paranormal research, UFOlogy, Loch Ness, ghosts etc. Mick West made a series of post debunking it too; and it's not often I agree with him. Why MH370 went off course and lost communication is a mystery, but the plane's fate was not. It flew away over the Indian Ocean until it ran out of fuel and crashed into the sea. The wreckage cannot be found, and probably never will be, because it disintegrated into small pieces on impact and sank into the abyss, see background links below.
However, people have made me aware of some updates. Ashton Forbes has done a number of interviews where he provides more details. He confidently and coherently dismisses the criticism of the skeptics, for example see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFRyjwHOneY and: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sFYZlKzr_U. These videos allegedly are real images of MH370 that were leaked to social media by an unnamed whistleblower; although Ashton thinks it is somebody called Edward C Lin, a man convicted in the USA of spying for China. Chillingly, the UFO's therefore seem to the "taking" the aircraft and the people in it, as they are rumoured to do with others, like the pilot Fred Valentich. One of the videos was captured by an infrared satellite and the other by an interceptor drone that was in the vicinity at the same time. I don't have a final answer to this conundrum right now and this article is an interim report. I will need to look deeper and maybe wait for new information. At the moment, however, I am not as certain as I used to be that MH370 really did just run out of fuel and crash into the sea.
See here for background: https://hpanwo.blogspot.com/2024/05/mh370-portal.html.


Anonymous said...

I always find it annoying when something has been debunked and forgotten to resurface so it has to be looked at again when it was just put on tick toc to go viral and make the poster some ad revenue rather than actual research.

A couple of very obvious flaws about these videos/stills that should show to anyone that it's not MH370 and in all likelihood it's faked.

1) The footage shows the aircraft during the day supposedly with the footage coming from military surveillance. MH370 was out of range of military surveillance before daylight having taken off at midnight and all military radar footage ceased at 2.22am for that flight once it was out of range. There were several satellite 'pings' hours later when it was well out of range which disproves it was 'taken' as suggested in the video unless the UFO's decided to turn up just as it was out of fuel and about to ditch in the sea which doesn't explain the many hours of it flying off course beforehand.

2) The thermal imaging uses a rainbow colour which doesn't match the thermals of a jet liner and it's engines/hot spots so in all likelihood is a colour layer superimposed on top.

3) The appearing 'gate/portal that is being suggested was opened by UFO's to take MH370 appears black on the thermal imaging surely this should be a colour or it too has been added later as an additional layer.

4) The letters that refer to a grid ref 8.834301, 93.19492 or 8.834301, 93.19492 change as the camera moves and do not relate to the known MH370 path tracked when it was lost.

5) There is a bird flying around which wouldn't be picked up on a satellite camera as claimed.

6) There are claims it came from the NROL-33 military satellite, this is impossible as it launched after MH370 was lost.

The final oddity that suggests this is a fake and not a great fake at that is the original upload was claimed to be on the day of the disappearance however the internet 'wayback machine' shows it wasn't uploaded on to you tube until 2 months after the disappearance of MH370.

Some folks need to stop spreading nonsense so we can actually appreciate real footage and analysis it rather than wanting clickbait that just wastes every UFO researchers time imho.

Ben Emlyn-Jones said...

Hi Anon. I will address all the points you have made in tonight's HPANWO TV livestream, beginning at 9 PM GMT, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jzx3--fiJU

I can't help but notice the level of emotion and rhetoric in your comment. Phrases like "spreading nonsense" and "annoying" are not appropriate when somebody is merely positing some information and are usually used by people unsure of their own argument. Why not just explain how you think it's fake and leave it at that? Are you sure this is just about ad revenue? I find the skeptics and backslappers always portray us in a very dark and cynical way, making assumptions of immoral motives.

Anonymous said...

It's totally fake sadly Ben and it is 100% about ad revenue recycling previously debunked footage for clicks and incredibly harmful to legitimate research into the phenomena as it distracts and wastes time for those such as myself who have to debunk it again! That's why it's annoying and spreading nonsense.

If you would like to see how it was done below is a nicely put together video of where the background image files where sourced. It's always been a scam and the irony is the creator can now claim the prize and kudos a decade later.


Ben Emlyn-Jones said...

Hi again, Anon. I have addressed all the points you make in the first paragraph in the latest HPANWO TV livestream; see the link above.
Will watch the video and I look forward to seeing the money awarded to this creator! I wonder why it's taken him so long to come forward.

Ben Emlyn-Jones said...

PS, Anon. There is a debate going on on Ashton's Twitter page about this. Aston himself has not yet commented.

Ben Emlyn-Jones said...

PPS, I've written a follow-up article: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2023/12/has-mh370x-won.html

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