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Published on 21 Oct 2008
Our quarantined ship was anchored off the coast of Maine when the unusual airship shown in this video took station directly above us. Shortly after its arrival our communication channels with the outside world were severed and, for a week, we were essentially isolated, with food and fuel supplies diminishing and no idea if we'd be permitted to enter the country.
This video was recorded on October 7, 2019 by a fellow passenger using his son's Turtlcam toy videocamera.
There are several interesting things to note in this short clip. The first is that while the airship appears to be either robotic or tele-operated, of greater interest is that it has no visible propulsion system. Unfortunately, the toy camera's microphone was inoperative, but had it been functional it would have recorded nothing but the voices of our ship's passengers. The airship was completely silent.
Second, the airship seems to employ a form of optical stealth technology. Up until now the military has denied having anything more than experiments in a lab. While public sightings have been reported, I'm unaware of any definitive video evidence which documents a deployed system. This may be the first.
Furthermore, it now appears this lack of evidence may have an explanation. Of the dozen or so people filming the airship, this was the only device sufficiently unaffected by an apparent micro-burst of electromagnetic energy to be able to record the optical stealth effect as it was being deployed. All other camcorders effectively shut off or rebooted just prior to the airship becoming optically invisible.
Third, for those somehow unaware, the Turtlcam itself is noteworthy as one of the original "Frankenstein products" which emerged from Eastern Europe a few years ago. In particular, the Turtlcam is notorious for being built around a misplaced shipment of military-custom IC chips.
Amusingly enough, thinking they only had a military-grade object recognition system, Happybutt Enterprises Inc hastily assembled, marketed and sold the Turtlcam as an English language learning tool for youngsters. Coupled to online image search engines, the device so impressed consumers that the entire supply was sold out in a matter of weeks. However, once government officials belatedly traced the missing shipment to Happybutt and word spread of the sophisticated fire control code hardwired into the toy's electronic brain, the device became a black market sensation and is directly responsible for General Hadd's launch of the hacker auction house, Black Source RFP.
One little known fact especially relevant to this video is that the toy was supposedly coated in surplus EMSEC protective paint, which is what appears to have partially protected the non-military grade components from the airship's EM micro-burst.