posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 04:05 AM
Rather than observing the presence of lights, we should look at the behavior of said lights.
Now, whether the phenomena is ET in origin or not is really beyond the scope of most footage and eyewitness accounts (some have actually seen more
than just lights - I'm just going by en-large, here). However, when you have footage and accounts of lights, that are obviously quite distant,
suddenly appear to move up and out of our atmosphere.... something is going on.
Now, as for the light formations, that's anyone's guess. Known natural phenomena don't really offer any real explanations, and it is quite
paranoid to think that our government agencies would be performing mass psychological experiments. I think War of the Worlds was enough of an
experiment (even though it was unintentional), and the UFO phenomena (both physically and culturally) provides plenty of research evidence without
having to orchestrate any activities.
Now, that could mean it is/was some pranksters with a bright idea and wanting to pull one over on an entire city - but I somewhat doubt it.
So... what was it? ... a collection of lights. What was causing those lights? - we really don't have enough data to tell.
In my retirement, I would really like to put my electronics background to work in developing tools (or simply purchasing them - depending upon what
the needs are) to detect and analyze various EM emissions, thermal emissions, precision video, and laser range-finding and scanning equipment (sort of
a civie version of "LADAR"). Then put together a few teams around the world to study the phenomena and attempt to really figure out what the lights
Of course, something tells me the Air Force would not appreciate a number of their aircraft being regularly illuminated with an infra-red and
ultra-violet laser... especially the ones that don't really exist.
It'd be pretty cool to catch some daylight UFOs as well. But the idea, here, would be to compile a bunch of data that doesn't consist of a bunch of
grainy YouTube videos and people talking about being taken to Venus and out of the galaxy (Because Earth and Venus are the only interesting planets in
our Galaxy, lol). Not that every one of those is wrong... but just that it doesn't really do anything other than fuel both sides of the debate.
Though I really do find it odd that it has taken as long as it has for commercialized space travel. We seemed ready to start colonizing the dang moon
in the 70s - then it's like the emergency brake got crammed down to the floorboard and everything stopped. Makes me wonder what kinds of things
we've run into on our excursions into Space. Or perhaps it was just the reality of cost prohibitions... but we've seen in the past that such has
never stopped corporations from developing extremely clever solutions to counteract high operational risks/costs....
Either way - I believe we will start to see far more come to light on a number of mysteries that have been around for the past few centuries. As
portable electronic and recording devices become ever more powerful, accurate, and reliable, and a growing number of people take an interest in
actively researching paranormal (yes, UFOs qualify as paranormal) activity, we will see a number of breakthroughs in science and technology, as well
as general understandings of our universe.
In the past, research was pretty much a very costly endeavor. Computers were expensive, cameras were bulky and cost an arm or leg, and the world was
far more isolated without cellular phones and nation-wide calling plans or the Internet. Thus, research was primarily limited to potentially
profitable ventures. You can't really sell UFOs, and you can already sell enough Haunted Mansion T-shirts without having to bring in MIT to make
some sort of Dienzichwerg to detect ghosts or something (MIT insults German engineering - I've not met one worthy of being called an engineer).
However, with computers being quite affordable these days, as well as very portable and reliable visual, audio, and thermal equipment, the technology
required to do accurate research based off of empirical evidence can now be rather easily obtained by the curious. Rapid communication networks mean
that those with similar interests around the world can share data, thoughts, analysis, etc and rapidly pull together fully functional research teams
from around the world.
It's only a matter of time until one or more of these phenomena are documented in a professional manner with quality equipment.
Again - not to discredit current evidence or eyewitnesses... but you have to admit that there is a lack of very detailed information. We need a team
capable of actually zooming in to focus just on one of these lights - so that most of the camera's resolution is capturing it, not just a few
There's a possibility it may yet be some unknown natural force..... while I see this as rather unlikely.... and look to some military project (though
why do it over a city when you can find much less populated areas?) or some other intelligent life for an explanation - there simply isn't enough
It's also already been mentioned - but it is very much a "case by case" basis. There are such things known as "Earth lights" - which may or
may not be terrestrial - but they seem to be an electromagnetic or electro-plasmic sort of phenomena. There are also a number of aircraft that have
been reported as UFOs, as well as burning bits of fireworks, I'm sure. So whatever the explanation is for one set of lights may not be the
explanation for a separate occurance of lights.