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Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi conducted a press conference this evening and discuss the Criminal charges filled against Morristown, New Jersey UFO hoaxers .The pair of Whippany Park HS alumni that they staged a UFO hoax involving road flares and balloons earlier this year.
Originally posted by Shakezoola
Any one smell a cover-up?
However, the skeptical duo are right to say that there should be a question over the validity of all UFO cases (though it's not because of their hoax). This is an area filled with speculation, hoaxing and misidentifications. They are certainly right, therefore, in calling on people to be more skeptical about lights in the sky, and media reporting about them. Hopefully people treat the 'lights in the sky' cases of UFO with a bit more skepticism in future, considering this hoax case, and last year's "Chinese Lantern" invasion in the UK. Conversely though, it would be nice if skeptics acknowledged that UFO sightings go beyond simple specks of light in the sky.
I'm sure many 'UFO believers' out there are having a bit of a giggle, or cheering, about these skeptics being charged by prosecutors. I'm not one of them. I don't really agree with what they did, but I can appreciate what they were trying to do (excepting any feeding of their intellectual ego). Anybody laughing at these guys should ask themselves why they are doing so, because it might reveal a bit about any 'beliefs' they might have.
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
reply to post by _BoneZ_
FFS - they were not prosecuted for " hoaxing " but for reckless release of pyrotechnics