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It seems that at one time, basically between 1955 and somewhere around 1979, the skies were filled with large, tangible, low flying "saucers," of which quite a number of people -- not normally equipped with cameras most of the time -- managed to snap some pretty impressive photos. UFO magazines flourished. The pictures were everywhere. Everyone knew them. Big, gaudy, gorgeous black and white space ships from other planets, with portholes and strange construction and sometimes enigmatic markings. From the McMinnville photos to George Adamski's "chicken brooder" (aka, a dozen other suspected devices) Flying Saucer from Venus to those wonderfully peculiar "foreign" shots that always seemed to shock with clarity and realism , many of which were in FULL color; there seemed to be no shortage of alien visitors in their hotrods. Those were the days when Flying Saucers posed for pin-ups and posters, it seemed. Or were they all very clever (or not so clever) fakes? UFOs abound... but what has happened to the Flying Saucers?
Originally posted by JumpSteady
They stopped putting cool flying saucer like hubcaps on cars. It's just too hard to toss a 20" chrome rim in the air and snap a picture.
Are different alien races coming and going with different makes of craft ?
Originally posted by theMegaladon
UFO's change like trends? Is it that we have been inventing what they look like ourselves? Physically or even consciously? Could there be several races of intelligent beings changing makes and models like we do with vehicles? Perhaps even altering us like many suspect?
They appear as we expect to see them. In the old days, they were like fiery chariots, or angels. Then they were like airships. Then flying saucers. Then glowing eggs. Then dark arrowheads. What next? Black blobs? Vortexes?
Our imaginations give them shape in this reality. -blue shift
Originally posted by Kandinsky
reply to post by theMegaladon
Maybe they've served their purpose? They came flashing through popular culture for a couple of bright decades and have dwindled ever since. Whatever the phenomena represents, it has no intention of being understood by the general population. Could it be they've altered to remain out of reach of our understanding or advancing detection technology?
On the other hand, they could have gathered all the information they required and left. The few remaining reports could represent whatever intelligence is behind them 'checking in' to see what's up.
Originally posted by blupblup
I don't think they've gone really.... I think our technology has made it much easier to determine fakes from the real thing and this has caused the decline of many hoaxers.
Lets say a Model T drives through a worm hole in the 1930's and ends up on on mars 2000 BC. Then during our modern time a 2010 Lamborghini drives through a worm hole and ends up on mars 2000 BC. A civilization of dying martians figure the the Model T and the Lamborghini are from two separate alien races.
Originally posted by Kandinsky
Perhaps the shape of saucers is determined by the methods of technology that propels them? How many variations of a disc can there be? Of course they'll all look similar! It's human imagination that requires them to look ever more futuristic or sporty. There comes a point when the design is at its peak and maybe the manufacturers of the disc-shaped craft reached their peak already?
The witness called this in to me today and wants to remain anonymous. He went to bed at 12:30 AM this morning and was awakened by a bright flash in the room like a camera flash. He opened his eyes and saw a small disc-like UFO in the corner of the room with a large dome on top of it with windows all around the dome.