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originally posted by: eManym
UFOs are either:
1. Hoax (most likely).
2. A phenomena that is explainable but the viewer doesn't know what it is.
3. An unknown aerial phenomena caused by nature.
originally posted by: Staroth
It's like earth with all its different shapes of transportation.
originally posted by: Badgered1
If I conceded - for the sake of this thread - that any or all of these exist, there is still no scale being presented.
We have many aircraft, ranging from the giant AN-225, the C-5 etc. plus the various 747 variants, all the way down to little Cessna aircraft, with many different shapes and sizes inbetween. They all have a specific job to do, and are configured accordingly.
The F-22 is a very different shape and size to a Boeing 777.
We have delta wings, swept wings, and we have swing wings, and we have U2 style long wings. We have X-29 and SU-47 style forward swept wings. We have wing shaped B-2 bombers, and F-117...er....bombers.[!]. We have YF-23, and F-22 style diamond shapes wings. We have different propulsion systems.
What are the various sizes of the UFOs? All the same size?
originally posted by: strongfp
The imagination of the human mind is quite an amazing thing....
Christiaan huygens used to look up at Jupiter and wonder what it was like on that planet he imagined how the 'beings' on that planet got around, so he came up with this long string of questions starting from life on that planet leading down to oceans and boats and then to how the boats were controlled, with rope. So he came to the conclusion that beings on Jupiter were growing hemp.
It's quite interesting to see how his perspective of what 'other life' in space got around their planets was full sized sailing ships (fit for the time) and we who use ships that can travel in our solar system see other life in the universe as using... interstellar space ships.
originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
I think there's countless species visiting this area and they each have different designs and different technology. We see an incredibly diverse amount of visitors with ethics, etiquette, shapes and sizes I can't imagine the crafts are all the same.
The world alone is home to so many design movements and forms of artistic expression. I can only imagine what else is out there.
I often wonder about this myself and I think it's due to the differences in art, technology and expression among the visitors, S + F.
originally posted by: Badgered1
a reply to: jude11
Because we can't travel across the universe. Yet. We've barely reached out into our own solar system.
Aircraft carrier is my response:
Traditionally there would be fighters, fighter bombers, dedicated bombers, electronic warfare aircraft, AWACS style aircraft, helicopters, transport aircraft etc. all on one deck. Again, it all comes down to scale. Nobody is clear on the size of the UFOs that were spotted, and nobody has a clue on the ones that were not...
For example, a Nimitz class carrier may have at one point carried Prowler, Hawkeye, Corsair, Tomcat, Hornet, Skyhawk, Intruder, Viking type aircraft (I'm not getting into eras and various replacements being used at different times). All different. PLUS, a carrier is always accompanied by other seagoing vessels - destroyers etc.
I guess it depends what you're looking for. If you think UFOs look like, say, an F-14 Tomcat (or a disc UFO), when behind it is a Nimitz class carrier style UFO (let's call it a cigar shape), you're missing the big picture. IF UFOs are out there, they won't have come with one type only. Unless it's like the HMS Beagle.......
I'm not speaking directly at you, just responding generally.