posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 10:12 AM
Thanks for the replies and link to the FedEx attorney’s book.
Although ‘UFO’ features in the title, the attorney’s book is classified under Science and Mathematics. By contrast books even by technical UFO
people like Bruce Maccabee and David Marler are classified under Occult and Paranormal.
The FAA, NTSB and now higher secret US authorities have spent much time and money studying the FedEx Seven’s data. Perhaps that helped in achieving
the Science and Mathematics classification. Federal authorities don’t waste taxpayers’ cash on studying paranormal events.
In any case the Science and Mathematics classification is accurate. As well as calculating from CCTV data an acceleration of 1600g for the three
objects, one of the witnesses discusses the question of the objects’ ‘jerk’ in some detail. I had to go to wiki for that, it’s the derivative
of acceleration with respect to time.
The FedEx Seven’s term ‘Airborne Object’ (AO) is reasonable too, better than UAP. Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena can’t have orifices, as
these objects did. I’d prefer to read AO as Anomalous Object, though, because the AOs weren’t airborne like conventional aircraft with airfoils
(aerofoils) providing lift.
Hopefully the fact that the US authorities acknowledge the importance of the anomalous events at Collierville, Tennessee on 1 February 2015 will
attract the attention of the popular science media. Science media editors and bloggers might also note that ET robotic probe theory, the idea that
provides one possible explanation for the events, is far more credible than the ufologists’ alien-ridden Extraterrestrial Hypothesis. NAS member
James McDonald, a leading atmospheric physicist of the time, presented a relevant paper at the 134th meeting of the AAAS in December 1969. In his
paper McDonald suggested that ‘something in the nature of extraterrestrial devices engaged in something in the nature of surveillance lies at the
heart of the UFO problem.’
Once a leading scientist has proposed an important theory at an AAAS meeting, it remains on the table until refuted. Far from refuting McDonald’s
theory, the FedEx Seven’s Collierville data look set to give it its strongest support yet.