posted on May, 4 2008 @ 01:09 AM
There seems to be a gap in identifying unidentified flying objects. for example, if there is a weather balloon that's really really high up, and
you're looking at it, and you've never seen a weather balloon before, you might think, "gosh, that thing is strange. there's a possibility that
that could be an alien spacecraft." Well, in theory, yes. But it could also be a million other things.
Contrast that with someone who sees something much closer, something that looks like a ship, a controlled object. It has an exterior that looks like
it was created by an intelligent species. The combination of these factors makes this object much more likely to be an alien spacecraft than the
other one. Yet they're all lumped into the "UFO" category, making it confusing when trying to distinguish between the serious and non-serious
I know they had "levels" back in the blue book days, but I propose creating a more obvious distinction. For example, a "PFO" (this is just an
example. the "P" stands for probable, which doesn't really make sense). If someone posted a "I saw a UFO today" and someone else posted a "I
saw a PFO today". We'd all be much more interested in the PFO, as that indicates a ship of some sort. It would also make future cases easier to
sort through. UFO is so general. This area of study has grown too much to not create more distinctions.