Originally posted by Lowneck
reply to post by JimOberg
Very good point.
A short Google search has drawn a complete blank. So I guess Jasek did check out those possibilities.
But you're the resident ATS expert in this field, so I'd much appreciate your thoughts.
Well, stay tuned -- but in general, it's my view that space/missle events provide us an unequaled opportunity to look into the perceptual process
that leads from stimulus to 'UFO report', in a manner that no other known stimulus can. We can get real calibration data. These events are often --
not always -- well documented, wide-area, and visually shocking, and they have created 'U-faux' reports for decades in all corners of the world.
It's a scary thought -- actually TESTING and measuring the degree of misperception-susceptibility of witnesses, including pilots. It might make the
general faith in 'trained observers' turn out a lot shakier than true believers would prefer.
Hence, perhaps, the vehemence with which the suggestion is slapped down regularly by the promoters and true believers, whenever I raise it [as in the
Kean book review last year].