posted on Apr, 20 2015 @ 08:06 PM
originally posted by: MensaIT3
a reply to: freedom7
If you had money for 3rd gen night vision
You would see a highway up there
Challenged to explain sightings of unidentified lights and luminous phenomena in the sky around Piedmont, Missouri, Dr. Harley Rutledge decided to
subject these reports to scientific analysis. He put together a team of observers with college training in the physical sciences, including a large
array of equipment: RF spectrum analyzers, Questar telescopes, low-high frequency audio detectors, electromagnetic frequency analyzer, cameras, and a
galvanometer to measure variations in the Earth's gravitational field. The resulting Project Identification commenced in April 1973, logging several
hundred hours of observation time. This was the first UFO scientific field study, able to monitor the phenomena in real-time, enabling Rutledge to
calculate the objects' actual velocity, course, position, distance, and size. Observation of the unclouded night sky often revealed "pseudostars"
- stationary lights camouflaged by familiar constellations. Some objects appeared to mimic the appearance of known aircraft; others violated the laws
of physics. The most startling discovery was that on at least 32 recorded occasions, the movement of the lights synchronized with actions of the
observers. They appeared to respond to a light being switched on and off, and to verbal or radio messages. The final results of th
is project were documented in the 1981 book, Project Identification: The first Scientific Study of UFO Phenomena.