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The UFO report is not particularly unusual - the Mutual UFO Network receives similar reports of hovering lights in the sky frequently.
Witnesses often take you through a range of what they believe the object "is not," ruling out the obvious, before making a point about how unusual a sighting is.
In this instance - MUFON Case # 20,023 - the group of reporting witnesses is an astronomy club - five individuals who have a passion with explaining exactly what they are observing within a natural landscape.
Originally posted by Xtraeme
It's a shame no one bothered to contact any of the radar sites in the area to see if RATCC had a possible explanation.
Or, we have positively identified an intelligently controlled object that with most likelihood was not of this Earth. The door's open for alternative theories of course...
Originally posted by Mythtified
Might as well be of this Earth, either back-engineered or ET-instructed. There is too much technology out there that we don't know about...
The following report is unedited and uninvestigated.
Originally posted by kenochs
More and more, I find no difference between the credulity of alien folks and young earth creationists.
1) Millions of sightings worldwide and a hundred-thousand-plus sightings are on computer (UFOCAT).
2) 3,000-plus sightings from aircraft (Dr. Richard Haines).
3) 489 radar cases, many radar/visual (Dominique Weinstein); 363 radar cases, 76 as R/V (USAF records alone).
4) 5600 trace cases documented, 4104 involving UFO visual sightings (CUFOS).
5) Over 500 cases of E-M effects associated with UFO sightings (CUFOS) and 185 E-M cases documented involving UFOs near aircraft (Dr. Richard Haines).
6) Hundreds, if not thousands, of excellent close encounters by credible observers whose testimony in court would be taken at face value.
7) About 4,000 (701 originally) UNKNOWNS listed in Project Blue Book files.”
“A 1977 poll of American astronomers, published in JSE, showed the following. Out of 2611 questionnaires 1356 were returned. In response to whether the UFO problem deserved further study the replies were: 23% certainly, 30% probably, 27% percent possibly, 17% probably not, 3% certainly not.
Interestingly, there was a positive correlation between the amount of reading done on the subject and the opinion that further study was in order…”
Originally posted by kenochs
I love how believers can so easily warp what is a really well presented series of factual observances (hats off to the astronomy club) and warp it into something it is not. The story itself is smart, its well documented, the people presenting it have the knowledge base to take a scientific journey to figure our what they saw in a thoughtful way. And in the end, they say, "we don't know what it was." And honestly, that's as far as you can take it.
But then, you get replies that say things like 'obviously it's intelligently controlled,' or you draw a totally unfounded inference like "indication of other worldly intelligence either in direct or indirect form."
None of those things follow from the report, the only thing that follows is that based on this observation it's a UFO. And UFO doesn't mean spacecraft, it means exactly what it means: a flying object we can't identify.
More and more, I find no difference between the credulity of alien folks and young earth creationists. The philosophy is the same: I can't explain it so God( or Gods flying shiny ships) are responsible.