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If you look carefully at the last four embossed images of the Manta Ray in Figure 15, which depict the two rows of lights on the belly, you may notice something unusual. In the middle two images, these lights appear to be in parallel rows (see also Figure 7). But in the first image on the left (Figure 15), the rows are angled towards the nose of the Manta Ray. At first glance that convergence might be confused with perspective, but the change in distance between that picture and the next one is not enough to cause such an exaggerated distortion or lensing of those rows. And the rows are converging in the wrong direction for it to be due to perspective. The last embossed picture on the right, however, may give us the answer. In that picture the rows are now converging towards the tail of the craft, not the nose. Together these images give us the same effect from opposite angles, indicating that whatever the cause, the effect is similar when the craft is viewed from the front or back. It is as if one were looking through an elongate bubble made of glass or water, which has a higher refractive index that distorts or displaces the positions of the lights. This distortion or bubble may have been caused by an artificial gravity field around the Manta Ray, which would explain how this craft could fly well below the stall speeds of fixed-wing aircraft, make a 70 degree banking turn, and seem to defy the laws of aerodynamics if not physics (Figure 18).
Electromagnetic Field Detected
As The Performance took place, a Proton Precession Magnetometer was operating at the observation station. There were no unusual readings recorded that evening, except for one. That occurred at the time the Manta Ray was the closest to the sensor of the magnetometer. A small magnetic anomaly of 10 gammas was recorded, enough to indicate that this craft did have an unusually strong magnetic field around it for an airplane. The sensor is estimated to have been not much more than 800 feet away from the Manta Ray when that reading occurred. If the lights on this craft are plasmas, they would be strongly charged electromagnetically. Perhaps this is what the magnetometer detected.