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some crazy guy with a flashlight “defying the laws of physics!!”
Most lights in the sky are not earthly like stars and planets, meteors, etc. According to Hynek, Pilots don't make real good witnesses regarding the unearthly objects and may report them as UFOs:
Originally posted by XxRagingxPandaxX
reply to post by schuyler
What is your point? That lights are lights? Yes they are lights but from where or what?
Yes most lights in the sky are earthly, but some are not, and i'm convinced of that. Care to discuss?
One of the world’s first genuine UFO investigators, Allen Hynek of Northwestern University, came to believe that some encounters really could have otherworldly causes. But he was much more skeptical about the reliability of pilot testimony. "Surprisingly, commercial and military pilots appear to make relatively poor witnesses," he wrote in "The Hynek UFO Report."
Hynek found that the best class of witnesses had a 50 percent misperception rate, but that pilots had a much higher rate: 88 percent for military pilots, 89 percent for commercial pilots, the worst of all categories listed. Pilots could be counted on for an accurate identification of familiar objects — such as aircraft and ground structures — but Hynek said "it should come as no surprise that the majority of pilot misidentifications were of astronomical objects."
Of course a lot of lights are planes, helicopters, RC planes and other toys, and all of those are intelligently controlled. People fail to recognize them as such because at a great enough distance you may just see a light and the features of the object (other than the light) aren't visible at a great distance.
Originally posted by mysteryskeptic
Now let's look at these lights, are they intelligent? I don't know