reply to post by Majorion
Here's what I try to do in cases like this.
I look at the motives or the overall aspect of the case and try to think about it in a systems management point of view.
So let's listen in on the Alien Commander.
Alien Commander: OK, guys, what did you do today?
Alien sub-commander 1: Well we flew over the place across where the pyramids were and scared this guy in a funny craft that really doesn't fly
Alien Fleet Commander: That's good but did you abduct anyone, did you bring back any hot Earth babes? Any rectal probes?
ASC: Uh, no, but we did have a lot of yucks.
Alien Fleet Commander: I notice you used up all your dilithium. You think that stuff grows on trees? You're grounded!
ASC: (Antennae drooping) But Boss...!
FC: No strawberry ice cream for you tonight.
See what I'm getting at? There seems to be no point to an exercise like this. But from a
Military standpoint, there's an inkling of a motive in that this is how you test someone's defenses or readiness or ability to react under pressure
and handle the 'unknown'.
I fail to see any 'alien motivation' and in a many of these kinds of encounters , where craft fly along side airliners or zip in and out of
formations of military jets, but there's no discernible outcome, rhyme or reason.
Now, admittedly we don't understand the motivations of something 'alien', which is by nature, is 'different'. but you gotta wonder.
However, if there's something that has a hint of human motivation, then it can sometimes give an inkling at least.
Even though we were friendlies, note that the Military and the gov't use their own civilian populace for nefarious purposes. I wouldn't put it past
them in this case.
Did we have such capabilities in 1976? Except for the dead stop part, maybe we probably did. Remember before they have a full roll out they frequently
have a test bed.
If you look at the DARPA proposals they're full of weird stuff like this, electronic counter measures, use of holograms (I think it was discussed as
a potential ploy on the part of the Israelis to scare the Egyptians during one of their wars back in the 60s.)
Anyway, nothing firm, this was a good sighting and it had the lock on so there probably was a physical craft involved.
Just trying to think out of the box a little.
[edit on 1/2/2009 by Badge01]