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Need scientific/government explanations of UFOs

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posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 04:01 PM
I have an idea for the banner contest thingy, I don't know how good it will be, or even if I will finish it once I start (it just may not turn out to be good enough to post) but I need scientific/government explanations for UFOs.

For example:
ball lightning
electrical flashes
natural gases in the atmosphere
satellite debris
weather balloon

Anybody have any more? Thanks!

posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 04:14 PM
I saw mushrooms used once.

I posted about it in a thread here awhile back, complete with story.

Edit: No not mushroom hallucinations, actual mushrooms on the ground said to be the explanation of the UFO's.

[edit on 23-7-2005 by Dulcimer]

posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 05:28 PM
What comes to mind:

And an explanation that's based on earth activity (think earthquakes but smaller) causing magnetic displays in the sky.


posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 05:53 PM
manmade secret aerial vehicles ( which I believe most UFOs are)
manmade aerial vehicles a.k.a. planes
flying chinese lanterns

posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 06:24 PM
The SkyShip *never heard anyone use it as explanation tho*

i dunno why...the skyship would be a perfect cover for UFOs
why didnt they use it?? to debunk others with?

posted on Jul, 24 2005 @ 12:24 AM
They've used Venus many times, except venus doesnt accelerate or move in zig zags.

posted on Jul, 24 2005 @ 12:25 AM
thats why they add the "they were on drugs" excuse

so they can explain how venus moves in zig zags and 90degree turns etc

posted on Jul, 24 2005 @ 03:07 AM
* Ice crystals.

I think they mentioned it regarding the "Nasa STS-87 anomalies".

posted on Jul, 24 2005 @ 08:56 AM
Temperature Inversions.

This was the explanation used during the 1952 wave.

posted on Jul, 24 2005 @ 05:02 PM
oh, not aliens - what about the geomagnetic lights produced from stresses in rock

[edit on 24/7/05 by Strodyn]

posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 05:48 AM
-Swamp gas
-Solar eclipse
-Ball of lightning
-A gas plant on the sea (used to debunk the famous Mexico airforce tapes of UFO's)
-Meteors and comets of course
-Electromagnetic fields that influenced the brains of people so that they imagined things(also used to debunk ghosts)
-Garbage lid or something else thrown in the air
-The tape or photo was digitally altered
-Faulty radars
-All kinds of baloons or other exotic terrestial made flying objects
-The northern lights
-Commersial or private airplanes
-A building on fire far away reflected in the low altitude clouds
-Ground lasers reflected on the clouds
-Light from cars replected on the clouds or light from cars of a hill
-Flares dropped from a military airplanes (debunked the Phoenix lights)

And if none of these fit, the debunkers just say "Unexplained atmosferic fenomenon", which is a scientists way of saying "I give up explaining it, but you will never get me to say it's a UFO!".

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