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Skyfish and Solar Entities
Although they have been captured on film and video hundreds of times, no one knows what these peculiar, mysterious things really are. And you can easily videotape them yourself.
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"I was looking through some old photos of a trip at Cannon Beach Oregon my friends and I went on back in the 80s. In one of the pictures was a strange blue streak in the sky over the rocks. Not too long ago, I was surfing around and stumbled onto a web site called roswellrods.com. Wow! The photos on that site resemble the same thing that's in my picture! My question is, if these so-called rods are all over the place, why can't we capture one? It's not like Bigfoot who just hangs out in a few remote places in the woods."
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They may be all around us... in the sky, in the water, even in our homes. They have been captured only on film and videotape. No one knows what they are, where they come from, whether or not they are alive, and they have never been touched or seen at rest.

They are called "rods," "skyfish" and sometimes "solar entities." Although the video evidence is compelling that they are quite real and probably living creatures, they are completely unknown to science - a fascinating and baffling mystery.

Skyfish were first documented by filmmaker José Escamilla, who discovered them by accident. In 1994, Escamilla had videotaped a "conventional" UFO near Midway, New Mexico. Fourteen days later, while seeking to photograph the UFO again, he instead captured a flying object that was not a vehicle of any kind. At first he thought it was just an insect or bird. When he examined the film frame by frame, however, it became clear that what he had captured on film was something unknown. Later, more distinct images were captured while Escamilla was filming cliff jumpers at a deep cave in Mexico. When he developed the film, small flying things could be seen zipping around the divers at a high rate of speed - so fast that they weren't seen with the naked eye. 

The enhanced frames of film revealed that the flying thing appeared to be rod-shaped with two undulating wings or appendages along the length of the body and which gave it the appearance of swimming through the air. Escamilla dubbed them "rods" and has since filmed and videotaped them dozens of times. And after introducing them to the public through his website, roswellrods.com, he has received further reports and video and photographic evidence from other parts of the US and around the world. The strange flying enigmas have also turned up in documentary footage, TV news shots and even feature films.

Are They Alive?

Without a specimen in hand to examine, it's impossible to determine whether or not skyfish are living organisms, but it's Escamilla's best guess that they are. The video evidence certainly makes them seem so. They move through the air like insects or birds, sometimes darting around objects with a kind of animal intelligence - but at a speed far greater than any known insect or bird. How fast? Analysis of film and video of skyfish from around the world indicate that they can be moving as fast as 150 to 1,000 miles per hour - faster than the speed of sound. 

How big are they? The same analysis indicates that they might range in size from just a few inches to perhaps over a hundred feet in length! How could something that large be unknown? That's part of the skyfish mystery, yet there they are on video.

Although most skyfish have been seen in the air outdoors, they have also been photographed and videotaped indoors and even underwater. A photograph displayed on Kitty's Kitchen website appears to show a skyfish in mid-flight ready to pass through a doorway in her home. And a TV news report on Escamilla from KCOP Channel 13 includes clear footage of a skyfish swimming in a stream, indicating that they are equally at home in the water.

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