Saturday, March 20, 2010

Natalee Holloway skeleton?

Whether or not this is Natalee Holloway's skeleton, or whether it is even a skeleton at all, someone will have to dive down to this location to verify.

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Maybe it is a skeleton, though. I took the image from, then modified it slightly, to bring out details, using the simple color controls in the Apple Preview application. A real photo-analyst could probably do better, but here is what I did:
  1. Optimized sharpness
  2. Desaturated the color to black and white
  3. enhanced contrast, brightness and exposure.
but when I did these enhancements, it did bring out some maybes:
  1. Near arrow, a human mandible, slightly detached from skull?
  2. Near arrow, a row of human teeth?
Maybe an expert photo-analyst will have more success.

Some caveats:
  1. I am not sure why the image is all blue; did the news agency do this for some reason?
  2. Also, I am not sure if that banded creature in the lower right is a sea snake or a moray eel. I thought sea snakes were only in the Indian and Pacific, not the Caribbean.
Everyone hopes that this and all the other mysterious disappearances are solved as soon as possible.