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July 30, 2015

MH370 revisited

Filed under: News — Tags: , — mostlylinux @ 11:57 am

MH370 revisited

There’s some recent activity related to MH370 in the news, making this a good time for me to once again bring up the debris field I found that nobody followed up on.
Important:
A full size monitor is needed to see the images below properly. A phone or tablet is too small.
Back in March of 2014, CNN had gotten all excited about a 122-object debris field that turned out not to be MH370. Click the images below to see the images full size:
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Also in March of 2014, CNN had gotten all excited about a 300-object debris field that turned out not to be MH370, either. Click the images below to see the images full size:
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In March of 2014 I found what I believe to be a debris field from MH370 in the Indian Ocean by looking through lots of satellite photos in the Tomnod web interface. I wrote a blog post about my discovery in March of 2014, and although the images I found are at least as compelling as those CNN got excited about, the news agencies I contacted (CNN, FOX, etc.) didn’t seem to be interested.

I followed that up with another blog post about it in May of 2014 noting that other people had finally also marked the debris field I had found. Still there was no activity of any kind, either from news agencies or officials. There’s a saying that comes to mind about leading a horse to water…

At any rate, and without further ado, here are my images again as a comparison with those above:

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So, come on, CNN, Fox, and anyone else who may have the power to determine if these are what I think they are. Take another look at all these images, and this time don’t use a phone or tablet, but try looking at them with a real full-sized computer monitor. You might just find yourself as intrigued as I am by what’s floating in that water…

May 31, 2014

MH370 again

Filed under: News — Tags: , — mostlylinux @ 12:13 pm

I figured I’d post an update on the huge debris field I had found on the tomnod site in March. I pretty well gave up tagging pieces of debris because CNN, Fox, and several other news agencies displayed no interest in it, and because every time I returned to the debris field on the tomnod site, zero people had agreed with my tags.

I had checked it again as recently as two weeks ago, only to find that (still) zero people agreed with my tags. All of that changed when I checked it last night. Over four thousand people agree with my tags so far! Take a look (the people who agree with my tags is marked with a red arrow below):

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Thank goodness, because with all those other people tagging the same objects, the tomnod people will definitely pursue this.

Let’s see if CNN will continue to ignore it. They once again received an email and a phone call from me letting them know about these latest developments in a promising find that quite possibly is the remains of MH370. They said they’ll look into it. We shall see.

Update

A little while later in the day, a thousand or so more tags from me, and now there are over 10,000 people who agree with my tags and also feel that this is an airplane debris field. Take a look (the people who agree with my tags is marked with a red arrow below) and note that the number is too long to fit on the screen, so the tomnod site represents the remainder of it with dots:

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If you’d like to help bring this to the attention of those who need to know, please join in with the rest of us and tag the debris.

March 30, 2014

MH370 maybe

Filed under: News — Tags: , — mostlylinux @ 5:49 pm

MH370 maybe

Like many of you, I’ve been looking through lots of satellite photos in an attempt to help find MH370. In order to to this, I’ve been using the Tomnod web interface.

Several days ago I found what appears to be a rather large debris field in the Indian Ocean. According to a video on CNN, Tomnod’s way of using our crowd-sourcing efforts is to consider things that are tagged by more than one person as items of interest. Last time I checked, no one else had tagged any of the items. This means that I’m the only one who has seen these images.

I contacted several news agencies (CNN, FOX, etc.) and haven’t heard back from any of them – not even to say, “Oh, that’s not a debris field – it’s [insert reasonable explanation here],” which would have at least explained what I’m seeing. I also contacted several individuals, also to no avail. Nobody seems to have any interest in this possible debris field.

Perhaps one of you can either explain to me what is in these images or get these images into the hands of those who need to see them.

See images of debris fields CNN thought might be MH370

Here’s a CNN video that shows a 122-object debris field they got all excited about. The images start at the 2:20 mark:

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/03/26/exp-lead-intv-taylor-weiss-malaysia-airlines-flight-370-possible-new-debris.cnn.html

Here’s a CNN video of a 300-object debris field they got all excited about. The images start at the 00:03 mark:

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/03/27/malaysia-search-suspended-for-weather-thursday-stevens-newday.cnn.html

See screenshots of satellite photos I found that may be a debris field

Here are 9 screenshots of a large debris field I found in the Indian Ocean using the Tomnod web interface.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you are on a computer with a full size monitor – a phone or tablet is too small to see these properly.

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Verify the authenticity of my screenshots for yourself and explore the extent of the debris field

If you believe I’ve edited these screenshots, please note that the link to each one is in my browser’s address bar at the top of each image, and you can visit them yourselves. To do so, you’ll need to visit the Tomnod web site and get through their interactive introduction. You’ll also want to know how to work their interface. Here’s how:

  1. Important: Make sure you are on a computer with a full size monitor – a phone or tablet is too small to see these properly.
  2. Open one of these links in your browser:

  3. If there’s a JOIN NOW button, left-click it to go to the next screen. If not, go to the next step.
  4. Left-click the right arrow button on the right side of the screen.
  5. Left-click the right arrow button on the right side of the screen.
  6. Left-click the Go button.
  7. Left-click the center square to reveal and zoom in on the center tile of the map.
  8. When you’re done studying that image, use your keyboard’s arrow keys to go up, down, left, and right all around the image in that first tile to reveal all the neighboring tiles and see for yourself how big this debris field is (it’s far bigger than the 9 images above).
Tips
  1. When using the arrow keys, each tile will be revealed in a zoomed-in state. To zoom back out, roll your mouse wheel.
  2. If your map is zoomed out, you can left-click anywhere on it to zoom in on that particular tile.
  3. The photos above and on the Tomnod site are from a satellite. Some were taken during the day and some at night. If you’d like to do a comparison with other maps, you can load a random map with the button in the bottom right side of the screen, then left-click the center tile to zoom in, then use the arrow keys to look around. You can do this several times to find maps that are also dark like the one I found the debris field in.

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