Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Rod Monsters of the 4th Dimension

Caught an episode of The History Channel's MonsterQuest the other day that focused on mysterious flying creatures that had supposedly been showing up in film and video for years.

Simply named:


The show explored some fascinating theories on the nature of these strange creatures, including the idea that they exist in a "4th Dimension" and only flit briefly into our pedestrian 3rd Dimension.

Surprisingly, before the show was over, they essentially prove that "rods" are just video artifacts. Owing their visual presence to the limitations of most video-capture technology.

Debunking rods.

Bit of a shame how utterly mundane the explanation turns out to be. I rather like the 4th dimension idea...