posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 09:03 PM
Haven't been on since the Hastings posts a few years ago. (my old account info was lost a couple of HDDs ago)
Anyone know how Eyewitness is doing? Some of the last posts had me worried about her.
I've been refreshing myself up on all the old books, MacDonald, Keyhoe, Hynek, Haines, Hill, Hall, Smith, etc, as well as the latest stuff from Kean,
Kitei et al. Not to mention the numerous podcasts, online books, and lists.
Now, I realize I'm a johnny-come-lately to this thread, but here's my take on it.
The photos and/or videos: I don't place much value on them in the last couple of decades; the early days, '50s, '60s and '70s have much more
credence in my book.
I'm looking at it from a different perspective; from the craft's perspective. In Haines' book, he devotes an entire chapter to responses by UFOs
to human-initiated communications, such as flashing a short morse code at the object with flashlights or plane running lights, etc. Very often the
UFO responds with similar flashing responses. Haine's book has numerous such interactions.
Now, what if there were thousands maybe millions of different races flying through this part of the galaxy, and they were interested in making some
kind of contact. How would they go about it not knowing the first thing about our world?
Might they not go to a busy airport, make themselves visible, and wait for some signal of acknowledgement of their presence, wait for a signal, and
What if we had flashed a short sequence of lights at it, and then activated the exact same sequence of lights in a clearly visible 'landing area',
maybe doing it a couple times, so there's no mistaking our intent.
I wonder what would have happened.
Haines' book clearly indicates that light flashes are a clearly understood mode of communication with these crafts. Maybe it's a universal mode of
communication across the galaxy.
Maybe the UFO was waiting for acknowledgement and landing instructions at O'Hare that day. Maybe something like a person before stepping aboard a
ship: "Permission to come aboard, sir."
I wonder what would have happened if we had had such a simple system in place on that day.
Haines' NARCAP study of the O'Hare transcripts indicates the object was first noticed a half hour before it took off. 30 minutes it sat over the
airport. [First mention of it at 3:58 pm, I think]
Maybe, not having receiving any acknowledgement, they just decided to leave. Lots of others worlds out there to visit.
So many worlds; so little time.