IPACO representative Antoine Cousyn followed up his recent statements about the famous Trent photos likely being a hoax by posting a full report on his investigation. Cousyn, popularly known on the Internet as elevenaugust, scrutinized the photos with IPACO research partners Francois Louange and Geoff Quick.
The trio concluded it to be extremely likely the Trent photos were staged, reporting that “the hypothesis of a small object hanging below a power wire is by far the most convincing.” The observation was based upon utilizing IPACO software to estimate and figure extensive geometric measurements and angles suggested by the photos.
The report stated the object was within 200 feet of the photographer. What's more, the relative position of the object to power lines contained in the photos remained virtually constant from one shot to the next. Such circumstances, the IPACO team concluded, highly suggested the photos to represent a small object, such as a “dustbin lid,” probably “bouncing about in a light breeze” while hanging from a power line.
The report acknowledged the previously contributed work to the case by qualified investigators. A point was made that there was no desire to “criticize the conclusions of previous studies,” and that the recent investigation was “specifically focused on the use of a modern interactive tool for a quick pragmatic assessment.” More can be learned about the software used and individuals may participate on a photo analysis forum at the IPACO website.