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Hiya TT, this is where it pays to be careful; it's too easy to explain UFOs using ufology.
Let's say one of these sightings involved a ship as described by witnesses? It's a clearly mechanical, technological object that has been constructed somewhere using alloys, plastics, metals etc. We might also speculate that on-board this ship are a population of Folk from Elsewhere. They could be AIs or flesh and blood with the first requiring power and the second requiring a breathable atmosphere and food/water. The AIs or inhabitants would have a 'back story,' the cultural and political history that defined them just like we have - they will have evolved from basic tool use to grand-scale projects.
The hull of the ship would have to be sealed just like our aircraft and space shuttles are. It would have to displace air whether it was made of an unknown alloy or not. If it 'popped' into our atmosphere, it would have to displace air and would have to be shielded from materialising and finding a flock of birds or light aircraft embedded in the structure or passengers.
These elements suggest they originate from worlds that abide by the same environmental pressures and physical laws as ours. The ship would have to comply with the laws of physics in our universe. It's tempting to throw some quantum physics in there (lots of researchers do) and, no doubt, an advanced technology will have bridged the gap we still face between general relativity and qp. The thing is, no matter how weird qp can be, the wider universe still exists according to the laws of physics.
Obviously there are plenty of 'dunno' factors, but these are some reasons why the 'massive ship' sightings leave me looking for more terrestrial explanations.
Has anyone noticed how poor the aerodynamics most of these supposed craft have? It is completely inconceivable that such a great mass, with horrible aerodynamics, could fly through the air without causing storms and intense weather, by means of their own influence on the local atmosphere.
a reply to: tigertatzen
RUBBISH why do you think aircraft are shaped like they are or rockets or cars attempting land speed records it's not mass .
Fast moving objects are STREAMLINED to travel through the AIR or WATER quicker by reducing air resistance basic BASIC SCIENCE.
originally posted by: wmd_2008
a reply to: Eagleyedobserver
Why bother to appear in the first place, why have exterior lights simple things like that don't add up.
a reply to: tigertatzen
Interesting 'thought experiment', it's how I was taught physics, and you have the right building blocks.
Imagine an aircraft full of water making a sonic boom, then a hollow fuselage at the same speed -- is the force of the sonic boom diminished? Less loud? Then imagine a hollow shell of super-light super-strong material, holding a vacuum, but rushing through the air at the same speed. Will it's sonic boom be almost zero, or instead, just as loud as the lead jet?
i believe magnetics plays a large part in all of it..on your other part i suppose you could view the smaller craft as reconnaissance, heck we do the same exact thing. Were not a few of these picked up on radar?
originally posted by: Parthin96
Although extremely rare, very large UFOs are sometimes reported. There is no real limit on size with the alien ships. Their warp field renders them immune to gravity. Thanks to our reverse-engineering effort, we too can now nullify gravity. The terrestrial TR3-B is estimated to be about 300 feet across. The best reason for the usual smaller disk-shaped craft is that they are less noticeable, better to observe us with.
a reply to: Bloodydagger