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posted on May, 4 2009 @ 08:30 PM
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"They came up with a table of pictures of all the shapes of UFOs that have ever been recorded -about 50 ...The study of UFOs may reveal some new forms of energy to us,or at least bring us closer to a solution.
General Vasily Alexeyev
Russian Air Force -Space Communications Centre


UFO Statements



There are some pretty comprehensive charts and links below dealing with different reported UFO/OVNI shapes over the years such as discs, triangles, spheres, boomerangs, pyramids, eggs, diamonds, cones and cylinders- if anyone knows any more info then please post away.


Chart from the U.S. Symposium on UFOs in 1968:

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Link examining reports of:


Domed saucer

Oval

Cigar/Dirigible

Cylinder

Flat top

Double hat

Conical hat

Saturn craft

Orb/Sphere/Egg

Triangular/Delta

Chevron/Boomerang

Diamond

Teardrop craft

Winged craft

Cross craft

Pyramid craft

Dumbbell craft

Rectangular/Square

Ring craft

Cone craft

Box craft

Bell craft

Horseshoe craft

Split craft


Link

www.uforth.com...



Other chart from NASA employee Paul R. Hill's book "Unconventional Flying Objects: A Scientific Analysis":





UFO Research of NASA's Paul R. Hill.



Link:

Technical overview - different shapes/characteristics
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posted on May, 9 2009 @ 11:54 AM
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Chart from Poland documenting different shapes (scroll right):





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Characteristics:


The number of different shapes, sizes, and configurations of claimed UFOs has been large, with descriptions of chevrons, equilateral triangles, spheres, domes, diamonds, shapeless black masses, eggs, and cylinders. Skeptics argue this diversity of shapes, size and configurations points to a socio-psychological explanation. Other researchers argue that the large diversity of UFO shapes points to a possible paraphysical origin. Still others argue that there is a large diversity in the shapes and sizes of human flying craft, reflecting different origins, propulsion systems, and purposes, so such diversity in UFOs is not necessarily unexpected or inexplicable.

Another argument is that the true underlying shape may, in some cases, be concealed or distorted by the ionization of air around the objects, believed by some researcher advocates, such as NASA engineers Paul Hill and James McCampbell, to be a characteristic of the propulsion system. Air ionization could also partly explain the diversity of colors reported, as different air molecules are excited at different energy levels, as well as the electric, neon-like glow around the objects often reported, similar to what happens with polar auroras. Another view is that the shape may be concealed or distorted by space-time distortions arising from an anti-gravity propulsion system. However, some feel that such speculation is overly premature because the very actuality of UFOs as alien craft is itself problematic.

Other advocates, arguing for the non-conventional interpretation, reply that the volume of impressive sightings reported by witnesses, from commercial airline pilots to United States presidents, and occasionally captured on film and radar, possesses strong consistency and cannot be explained away simply as mundane phenomena (weather balloons, aircraft, Venus, etc.).


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Photographs:

www.ufocasebook.com...

www.youtube.com...



Most Common:


Here are detailed descriptions based on Brad Steiger's analysis of several thousand sightings over the past 40 years:



1. THE CLASSIC FLYING SAUCER. This is the most common UFO of all -- it's been reported around the world for more than four decades, according to Steiger. "The craft has a metallic saucer-like body ranging in diameter from 10 to 15 feet. An exhaust port on the bottom emits a yellow light that dances like a flame upon takeoff. Bright lights rim the saucer, and a clear circular dome is often seen on the saucer portion."


2. CONICAL DISK. This UFO resembles a Chinese peasant's large straw hat. It has a flat bottom. The craft is generally reported as being about 200 feet in diameter and 10 to 12 feet high at the peak, with no exterior lights.


3. FOOTBALL SHAPED. This craft has a thick black body that tapers off at either end. Smaller UFOs have reportedly been seen entering and leaving a bay on its lower surface--so it's often called a "mother ship." Reports have placed the craft's size at up to 80 feet long and 20 feet high.


4. COIN-LIKE DISK. Shaped like a giant 50-cent piece, this UFO is the type most often reported by military and airline pilots flying at 20,000 to 40,000 feet. Eyewitnesses say the flat edge of the disk often is ringed with red or green lights. The spaceship is incredibly fast, zipping along at speeds of more than 2,500 m.p.h. "The craft has been estimated at 15 to 20 feet in diameter and 2 to 3 feet high."


5. TOP-SHAPED. Reminiscent of a child's toy top, this craft is fat in the middle and tapered above and below. It's covered with multicolored lights. Powerful jets around its midsection move the UFO in any direction. "Round port-holes often ring the vehicle. The body often is said to be grayish, like a shark's skin."


6. EGG-SHAPED. This massive vehicle has been reported to be up to 200 feet in length. It has an oval shape like an egg, with no visible portholes or windows, and glows slightly in the dark.


7. DIAMOND-SHAPED. This craft resembles the top half of a diamond mounted on a flat surface. Its exterior is polished and as dazzling as a mirror in bright sunlight. The UFO usually is about 18 feet across and 8 to 10 feet high. It has no portholes or windows.


8. BLINDING LIGHT. Typically spotted at night, this UFO doesn't have a definite shape -- it's simply a dazzling orange light. "But it moves methodically, as if guided by some from of intelligence.


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posted on May, 23 2009 @ 10:13 AM
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More reported shapes:




U.S. Air Force UFO Chart:




posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 11:04 AM
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COMMONLY REPORTED UFO TYPES


Note: These drawings are hypothetical constructions, generalized from hundreds of UFO reports. They are intended to indicate basic shapes which have been reported, and are not necessarily completely accurate in every detail. Additional details sometimes reported, such as portholes, projections, body lights, etc., are not portrayed. The general types shown do represent with reasonable accuracy virtually all UFOs which have been reliably described in any detail. Examples of each type appear in the left-hand column.






SECTION XII - PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
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posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 11:33 AM
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Nice Karl! S+F'd

This would be a nice addition the very ample and thorough thread entitled:

Free UFO Researcher Starter Pack


That is without a doubt, one of the single most important threads on this entire site in my opinion. It has taught me a lot.

Good job and cheers,

Erik



posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 02:37 PM
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Originally posted by karl 12

Lol

This is EPIC

S/F



posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 05:22 AM
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Originally posted by redwoodjedi
Nice Karl! S+F'd

This would be a nice addition the very ample and thorough thread entitled:

Free UFO Researcher Starter Pack


That is without a doubt, one of the single most important threads on this entire site in my opinion. It has taught me a lot.

Good job and cheers,

Erik



Erik,you're not wrong mate -Isaac has made some mighty fine threads down the years.

This ones a cracker as well.

Best UFO cases - Experts' short lists

Cheers.



posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 05:30 AM
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The stationary UFO I observed from my bedroom window at a 45 degree angle approx. was something like number 3 at line 6.



posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 05:46 AM
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reply to post by Epipactis
 


Epipactis, thanks for sharing your account and I think that shape is one of the more commonly reported ones - here are some more charts:





















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Cheers.

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posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 05:59 AM
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Thanks for the interesting post Karl.

Has anyone else noticed that many UFO designs seem to match the typical "technological design patterns" from the era when the were first described?



posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 04:13 AM
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Originally posted by LightFantastic
Thanks for the interesting post Karl.

Has anyone else noticed that many UFO designs seem to match the typical "technological design patterns" from the era when the were first described?


LightFantastic,thanks for the reply -some of the object drawings do look defined by their era yet others look very strange indeed and I can't see any correlation.
Theres another thread here dealing with occupant reports and the sheer variety of descriptions from different times and places is also quite puzzling - they appear to show very little cultural influence (or environmental prejudice) and are reported by a wide range of people from right across the social spectrum.


Heres another interesting chart from Russia:



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Cheers.

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posted on Mar, 4 2010 @ 02:30 PM
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Chart:






Description: Unidentified Flying Object sightings

Date: c.1969

This image is from the collections of The National Archives

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Chart:






Taken from the book: 'Flying saucers - Where do they come from?' by Richard Tambling.

Bibliography (pdf file)



posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 03:10 AM
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Excellent thread! A-9 appears to be the shape most commonly scene in older photographs I have noticed (pre-60s). While the first complete first row seems to resemble newer sightings. Great compilation for people looking to connect sightings with shapes that have been reported.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 03:32 PM
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Smell The Roses, thanks for the reply -there have also been many strange USO reports over the years citing eliptical, cigar, hemisphere etc.. shaped objects and there's a good presentation by Carl Feindt here about the subject - there's also a great many different shaped objects reported on this thread:


USO Research


Cheers.


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posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 02:04 PM
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Video dealing with some of the reported UFO shapes:


The Most Common UFO Configurations



posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 03:43 PM
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UFO Shape Chart:



UFOs come in many shapes and sizes here are just a few of the most commonly reported




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posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 04:49 PM
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Amazing thread that I missed!

Once again karl - you've done it again!

S&F



posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 12:19 PM
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Hey mate, long time no see.


There's certainly quite a few reported shapes out there and Lee Speigel makes some interesting comments below about the research conducted by Jacques Vallee:




Circular ships, vertical aerial cylinders, spheres, disks, wheels in the sky, hat-shaped things, flying pillars or columns and triangular-shaped objects.

At first glance, you might think those are common, almost daily, descriptions of UFOs reported by eyewitnesses. Well, yes ... sort of. Those are the actual words, found in ancient texts, that characterize unidentified flying objects, spanning biblical accounts through the 1800s.


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Cheers!



posted on Feb, 19 2011 @ 01:07 PM
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Very good article on UFO characteristics



Shape.

The shapes are usually simple discs, ellipses, or ovals. There are no wings, fins or engines. This is usually taken as evidence of advanced technology, but it could equally indicate the fact of no technology. In a sample of 180 UFOs, the following shapes appeared:





Luminosity
It is not surprising that artists usually depict UFOs as luminous. They usually are, sometimes intensely so. The sample of 180 UFOs breaks down as follows:





UFOs - A Natural History



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 10:44 AM
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Great PDF file on the subject:


538 SHAPES OF UFOS (pdf)


And great ATS thread from Sherpa about UFO witness sketches listed by MUFON-CES Germany:












































280 Drawings of unidentified flying objects investigated by MUFON-CES
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