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Oetting Image of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Mark Oetting
Location: Colorado
Date: March 27, 1997

This is an image of my buddies and I "beaming up" to the Saturn-Like-Object (SLO) behind Hale-Bopp. After the Heavens' Gate incident, I had to find out for my self if they made it to the spaceship. They did not! The aliens needed live breeders! I am the alien guru in the center as I'm fazing out... (Ha-Ha!) I lite our faces up with a pocket lighter (note the flames on our chests). The tube glows on it's own under the high voltage power lines. The image was taken just before morning on March 27th, 1997. I took the photo with a Minolta x-700 Camera with a 50 mm. lens using Kodak 400 RoyalGold film for about 40 seconds @ f 1.7. Also, my buddies are partially illuminated by a mostly full moon, enhanced and sharpened with Corel PhotoPaint 7 (It's hard to keep my buddies still for 40 seconds). My sincere condolences to the family and freinds of the Heavens Gate mass suicide tragedy.

Mark Oetting
marko@lamar.colostate.edu


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