Originally posted by IMAdamnALIEN
In other words........OPEN YOUR MIND
AGAIN>>>> The crew of the helicopter have said absolutely nothing on this in the public. I can't be disrespectful to someone that has not said one
way or the other what was observed. This case has no (ZERO) reliable witnesses.
I'm going to quote Mr NuclearPaul here, because I failed to address this part of his post, I quote it here because you have just said a similar
thing. (as quoted).
The truth is obvious here. Some people choose not to believe UFO's exist, and will forever bend over backwards making excuses to try and make
themselves not look silly.
This sort of response really is annoying. I am a person who kind of believes in UFOs, I'd like to see one, I'd like to be unable to explain what I
saw. But if I do see something I will always examine it first and try to see if it fits in with modern Earth origin technology. Only if it fails that
test will I accept the possibility that it was extraterrestrial or Top Secret or paranormal.
I'd like to ask you and anyone else here who is scoffing at the possibility that it could have been lanterns. These 2 questions....
1. Are you familiar with the phenomenon of using a flash camera in a darkened room and after causing dust to stir into the air, photographing at
random, the flash-light will bounce off the dust particles into the camera lens and the photograph will have a blurry white blob in it?
If you are familiar, are you also familiar with (some of) the believers in ghosts and spirits who consider such to be an "orb" a manifestation of a
spirit into our world only visible to the camera?
2. Are you familiar with the strobe effect caused by frames per second of video cameras which - when filming flying insects - causes the insect to
appear on the film as an elongated shape with a sinusoidal wave formation along it's length?
If you are familiar are you also familiar with (some of) the cryptozoology community who believe such to be an as yet undiscovered interdimensional
If you answered 'yes' to either 1 or 2 and you believe the scientific explanation, do you not see that you are doing exactly the same thing in your
chosen field of interest (UFOlgy)? That is to say you are blind to the possible explantion and you like to critisise anyone who dares to mention the
words "chinese lanterns", just as the ghost hunters pour scorn on those who say "dust particles" or "rain drops" - (if the orbs are outside in
the rain). Just as the cryptozoos scoff at those who say "not RODS but mosquitos".
Nuclear paul thinks I don't want to appear "silly"
I'madamnalien thinks my mind is not OPEN.
I ask the readers of this post, who is the one that really appears silly?
Who is the one with a truly OPEN MIND and whose mind is firmly CLOSED?
[edit on 26/6/2008 by Wig]