There’s No Business Like Show Business

Hastings’ Crash-Anatomy of an Illusion

Part I…and yes, there’s more

The picture to the right is from the now infamous Loud Labs footage on You Tube.  It is at 34 seconds in. The camera man is busy zooming in and out.  As soon as this area comes in to focus at 35 seconds, the camera gets pointed to the ground and…cut!

When it resumes at 36 seconds, the anomalies are gone!  Now you see it, now you don’t.  Here is the sequence:

Loud Labs video at 25 seconds

Loud Labs video at 25 seconds

I would swear that is a light to the right of the short palm.  From the point of view of  security camera #2 at Pizzeria Mozza, the short palm is the vanishing point or event horizon for the camera.  In terms of setting up a skillfully constructed illusion, flooding light right at this point would provide cover for all kinds of shenanigans.

LoudLabs video at 25 seconds

LoudLabs video at 25 seconds

Photo below-I don’t even have a theory as to what that thing to the right of the tree could possibly be.  It seems to sit on a stand and it connects to that odd thing on the ground to the left of the tree.  You see a small pool of light being emitted from it, or so it appears.  At the point in the surveillance video soon after the car’s lights go out, a strange light appears and then seems to grow.   This is followed by a flash and then a series of explosions, each one bigger than the one before. (See the article that immediately precedes this one for the series of stills that comprise this sequence).  I believe that this is the equipment that generated the eerie light.

Loud Labs video at 34 seconds

Loud Labs video at 34 seconds

The camera man was using his zoom at this point and probably did not realize what was in the shot.  Just as this equipment comes in to focus, the camera man suddenly turns the camera toward the ground and then off.

Cut...Cut!...CUT!!!@

Cut…Cut!…CUT!!!@

At 36 seconds, the video resumes and look….all the incriminating machinery has been removed!

LoudLabs video at 36 seconds-all gone!

LoudLabs video at 36 seconds-all gone!

Plenty more to go…

Here is a link to the Loud Labs video:

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