“On the Med Flight stretcher, the best I can describe it is a giant pearl - a shiny, white sphere.”
- Codey Terry, Decatur, Alabama
May 27, 2008 - Update Email
“Subject: Re: Pearl Marks on Google Earth - I know what they are.
Date: May 27, 2008
To: [email protected]
To Whom It May Concern:
I worked for the company, Aerials Express, that produced the imagery with the so called “pearl marks” from 2002-2007. The aerial photographs were taken in the winter months, and when the negatives were scanned (on a cool morning back in our office in Phoenix) small drops of condensation had formed on the glass of the scanner. These drops were so small, they went un-detected by the operator. They were on the underside of the glass, and so appear to obscure the photograph.
At one point, I remember the CEO, Bill Lands, joking about them because a program from the Discovery Channel had contacted him directly. He planned on releasing a PR piece with a picture of the scanner, and operator in an alien costume. He had a great sense of humor. Sorry to dispel the myth, just a bit of water under the scanner.”
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