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In some cases it might be argued that spherical UAP demonstrate "intelligence". The author is at a loss as to how one might prove that the trajectories of a ball of light are indicative of "deliberate behaviour" or "inherent intelligence.
Originally posted by Kandinsky
@ Maybe, Maybe Not...right click save as (or save link as) and create a folder to put them in. They're locked, but printable.
Originally posted by Kandinsky
reply to post by Maybe...maybe not
Nope. Gotta do one by one. They are certainly worth it and it's not that much effort! Less effort than typing a post. Shame....Maybe...shame lol
"We asked if the contact was on their radar and the answer was positive. The controller told us that, “... the position of the unknowns was, at that moment, at the 11 o’clock position relative to our own aircraft and he asked if we could see it. It was at this position that I saw it. A very strong light shone, a white light. The emotion that I have even until today I get confused with the certainty that he (the object) was listening in to our conversation over the radio. At the same moment that the ground control asked us if we were seeing the traffic and I answered, the object blinked, so to speak (to say): I am "here!”
Originally posted by 1deepstar
I am Ted Roe, Executive Director at NARCAP.org...
I just wanted to let the list know about our new study,
Spherical UAP and Aviation Safety: A Critical Review (aka Project Sphere)
Would love to set up a thread and chat about it but I am relegated to this "introductions" page so.... it was a good idea but I guess it wasn't to be...
Take a look if you like, drop me a line at NARCAP if you have something to say...
all the best,
admin edit: Ted didn't let me know he was posting this so there was some confusion, the thread is up and in the proper forum for discussion now.
[edit on 6-6-2010 by Springer]
Originally posted by FOXMULDER147
I'm liking the attempted scientific approach (although it does seem you're trying a little too hard). Were the words "UFO" and "Extraterrestrial" banned from use?
Originally posted by karl 12
“Behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe that unknown flying objects are nonsense.”
Former CIA Director, Roscoe Hillenkoetter, public statement, 1960.
Interesting article about how the CIA sponsered Robertson Panel managed the 'public perception' of the UFO subject and concluded that it was 'in the best interest of the U.S. Government to suppress media coverage of UFO sightings'.
There's also some revealing comments about the use of ridicule and precision propaganda techniques so the subject would be portrayed in a negative light thereby making people reluctant to report their experiences.
Terry Hansen speaking about the Robertson Panel
Article from Hypernet
There are many reasons why your average professional scientist shuns away from studying UFO evidence or publicly admitting having an interest in the UFO subject. The primary reason is the implied threat to one's carreer, either directly via officialdom retributions or indirectly through the carefully cultivated public perception that the UFO subject is scientifically unrespectable. The latter was achieved by the psy-ops of the US Intelligence Establishment i.e. the officially sanctioned "debunking" and deception programme, euphemistically called "re-education of the public".
The anti-UFO propaganda has been waged upon the general populous since the 1950s, as outlined e.g. in declassified report of the Robertson Panel (commissioned by the CIA in Jan-1953). The panel was chaired by HP Robertson, physicist from California Institute of Technology. The other four members were Luis Alvarez, Nobel prize in physics; Lloyd Berkner, space scientist; Sam Goudsmit, nuclear physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Thornton Page, astronomer. It suggested launching a "public relations campaign", using psychologists, astronomers and assorted celebrities to significantly reduce public interest in UFOs. It was also recommended that the mass media be used for the "debunking", including influential media giants like Walt Disney Corporation. Obviously the panel was simply to lend respectability to the proposals; these top scientists complied with what CIA had asked of them for:
"H.P. Robertson told us in the first private (no outsiders) session that our job was to reduce public concern, and show that UFO reports could be explained by conventional reasoning."
Dr. Thornton Page describing what the Robertson Panel was tasked with.
Dr James Mcdonald talks about 'scoffing and ridicule' within mainstream science.
4. Possible Explanations for Sighting Reports 4.1 Weather and Other Types of Balloons (Kim Efishoff) (.5mb) 4.2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Other Airborne Objects (Terry Osborn and R. Haines)(1.7mb) 4.3 Ball Lightning and Earthlights (R. Haines)(153kb)