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Originally posted by Disastro
There will be no grand disclosure or any form of closure for that matter, just a piecemeal documentary that is as openended when it concludes as when it begins.
Originally posted by Terapin
Sadly, this 'entertainment special' will be of little merrit. Peter jennings has stated that he believes the phenomina to be without merit. He consideres most sightings to be easily explained by ball lightning and weather baloon type of normal occurrences along with a type of mass hysteria from those who desperately want to believe.
Originally posted by whita
Just a further thought on this.
With the X-prize being resolved and commercial space flight ("space tourists") not only a probabilty, but actually in development, I would suggest that if there is something to be seen out there it soon will be.
Yes these flights will not be true "space flight" in the sense of cruising to the moon and back, and they are only in "space" for a few minutes. However, they (the tourists) will probably all have cameras with them (how could they not on that trip?), so there will probably be an abundance of private space photography in the relatively near future.
Once people get into a place where such a secret if it exists can no longer be hidden from public view disclosure must be inevitable. No government will allow themselves to be caught in a lie by the general public. Assuming of course there is a lie to be disclosed.
The Xprize site
I have read that every space flight has had company of some sort up there, and if for a minute that this is correct then it follows that any private vehicle up there will be "checked out" as well. Especially as this service advances and people are able to go further in space and stay longer. (And where tourists go, hotels soon follow...)
So, just maybe, this special won't go the same way of ones in the past and just rehash the same stories and pictures. I think that being realistic it is wrong to expect any earth-shattering news from it, but if they are finally facing up to an inevitable discovery of the "big secret" it might just be the start of an interesting time of information release.
[edit on 17-2-2005 by whita]