posted on Apr, 19 2010 @ 11:31 AM
reply to post by webpirate
Its called Project Bluebook
Government funded attempt at disinformation in order to claim UFOs didnt exhist. For the most part they did what they set out to do. There were a
handful of cases that couldnt be explained away. Very interesting
Some interesting facts:
-About 69% of the cases were judged known or identified (38% were considered conclusively identified while 31% were still "doubtfully" explained);
about 9% fell into insufficient information. About 22% were deemed "unknown", down from the earlier 28% value of the Air Force studies.
-In the known category, 86% of the knowns were aircraft, balloons, or had astronomical explanations. Only 1.5% of all cases were judged to be
psychological or "crackpot" cases. A "miscellaneous" category comprised 8% of all cases and included possible hoaxes.
The higher the quality of the case, the more likely it was to be classified unknown. 35% of the excellent cases were deemed unknowns, whereas only 18%
of the poorest cases. This was the exact opposite result predicted by skeptics, who usually argued unknowns were poorer quality cases involving
unreliable witnesses that could be solved if only better information were available.
-In all six studied sighting characteristics, the unknowns were different from the knowns at a highly statistically significant level: in five of the
six measures the odds of knowns differing from unknowns by chance was only 1% or less. When all six characteristics were considered together, the
probability of a match between knowns and unknowns was less than 1 in a billion.
[edit on 19-4-2010 by truth?]