posted on Jul, 22 2011 @ 03:45 PM
This may sound like a trivial question, but actually it is serious. I have read numerous UFO books, listened to many accounts. There is a kind of
'general consensus' about the shape of craft, particularly in the literature from the 40s up until somewhere in the 80s. And that is, the small
craft that people see or which leave "landing traces" are saucer shaped discs, dome on top, landing gear on bottom. Obviously many variations...but
that is the classic image. The "cigar-shaped" ships are rarer, larger, and were said to be motherships.
My question is, if they are using anti-gravity technology - again, another sort of general consensus hypothesis among ufologists - then why do they
need an aerodynamic shape? What difference does it make? For airplanes and rockets, which are escaping gravity through brute force engine power, the
aerodynamic shape obviously matters a lot. But if you are simply nullifying that force, why bother with the streamlined disc shape?
Anti-gravity is just a hypothesis, obviously, so we don't really know much about it. But why are the craft so streamlined and in a 360 degree way?
Look at an atomic bomb. An atomic bomb can be any shape, it makes no difference, it has that much potential energy. The only reason Fat Boy was
aerodynamic because it was dropped from a plane *before* it exploded. Same with ICBMs, they are chemical rockets flung halfway around the world
*before* they explode. But if you just want to blow a nuclear bomb, it can be shaped like a pinata, it doesn't matter.
In fact, if your craft is this saucer shape, you would seem to have a lot of wasted space on board, in the leading edges that go all the way around
the craft. Less room for your abductees / cow bladders.
The Arizona lights / Belgian triangles thing is kind of related to, those would seem to have some kind of aerodynamic design also. But their origin is
very disputed, so let's stick to the saucer shape discussion.
I'd love to hear some serious thoughts. I also wonder if anyone has raised this issue before, most likely, given that there are scientifically
trained people interested in this UFO topic. Thanks!