posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 03:15 AM
Originally posted by Kandinsky
It seems like there might be a pattern to UFO sightings if we could distil all the sightings into one pure database. It's not gonna happen any time
That's not true. Like with any database, all you need is a decent representative sampling of the data to discern patterns. And it's already been
done a number of times. Old school UFO researcher Jacques Vallee was one of the first to do it, since his academic background was computer science.
He came up with a number of very interesting patterns which led him to hypothesize that UFOs might represent some kind of teaching tool. The data
tended to follow the same kind of curve that you would use to teach a rat to run in a maze, or something like that. So he hypothesized that UFOs
might be used to "guide" us in some way. I personally don't think he's exactly right, but he did the data study.
I don't remember all the details of his results, but I seem to recall several points that he outlined. They can probably be tracked down somewhere.
UFO Data Study
But among the things found in the pattern were that UFOs:
* Tended to follow natural features such as rivers and mountain ranges, but also artificial features such as state lines. Why state lines? Maybe so
police departments would have questions about jurisdiction.
* Were seen more often on Wednesdays, suggesting they were aware of human activity patterns, and avoided weekends when more people could be out at
* Were seen more often in October. October 13 was a particularly busy day for some reason.
* Tended to appear in somewhat recognizable shapes just slightly ahead of our own technology. Not thousands of years in advance.
Jacques Vallee on UFO Control System
Among others. The point is, it's been done. You just need to dig a little bit to find the results of the study. It's interesting. And suggests,
as more detailed study generally does, that UFOs aren't necessarily about alien beings in space ships. But something a bit more subtle and
[edit on 5-9-2010 by Blue Shift]