posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 07:17 AM
There seem to be a few basic questions:
1. Are there strange things flying around up there that seem to defy our ideas of the laws of physics? Well, some governments have admitted that much
but are not ready to say what they are. Even some ufologists don't want to go further than that. Some knowledgeable debunkers will even admit that
much, calling them UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) rather than UFOs. Reading just three of the free online books available at NICAP's Web site
The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects (by Edward J. Ruppelt, first head of Project Blue Book), Flying Saucers Are Real (by Donald E. Keyhoe) and
Flying Saucers from Outer Space (also by Major Keyhoe), or even just the first one, can establish that much pretty well.
2. ET or not ET, that is the next question: There are plenty of non-ET theories as to what those UAPs might be, most rather silly. And if we had proof
that folks on some distant planet were observing Earth from dozens of light-years away, it wouldn't be nearly as big a deal as finding out they were
here in mass as anthropologists, tourists, and perhaps more.
3. If ET, how could they get here, and how could their ships and small probes demonstrate such flight characteristics that we normally think would
result in excessive g-force? Well, Bernard Haisch, Ph. D., who operates a Web site called the UFO Skeptic (professing healthy skepticism of both the
believer side and the debunker side) is one of the scientists who participated in a NASA-funded project on exotic propulsion systems and produced
several papers proposing from a quantum-mechanics perspective that the elusive so-called zero-point energy is responsible for the van der Walls force,
inertia, and gravity, raising the possibility of a means of propulsion that has some surprising advantages but requires a tremendous amount of energy
but no propellant, presumably useful only if combined with extremely efficient use of zero-point energy as the fuel source (which, as explained by
Haisch and his coauthors, does not violate the laws of thermodynamics). Like a sailing ship, a craft with such a system would take its propulsive
force from the environment (in this case not-so-empty space) but also (what a coincidence!) exhibit those same UFO-type flight characteristics that
seem so weird, even impossible, to observers only familiar with flying machines built with known Earth technology. But those are mainstream scientists
working on out-of-mainstream theory, and known experimental support so far lies mainly with the Casimir effect, whose strength depends on distance of
plates, where two uncharged plates in a vacuum cling together with strength equal to that of a suction cup of equal surface area (under normal
atmospheric pressure) when the plates are 10 nm apart, and strength increases as distance decreases. But it's one possible answer.
4. Where's the beef? There's the popular concept of 1 photo > 10^3 words. Well, some of the most famous UFO photos are proved hoaxes,.like one of
the Belgian triangle (recently admitted to be a hoaxed photo) or that of several "UFOs" over the U.S. Capitol Building in 1952 (lens flares [look at
the building's windows], even though the official explanation for the case itself has been confirmed to be false). With so many hoaxed photos, nearly
all are in doubt. If ET, then of course clear, smoking-gun pictures exist but are locked away or have been destroyed. Those might be the stills taken
with two cameras, together with film, that Gorden Cooper turned over under orders in 1957 but said he looked at and found to be of excellent quality.
There is also footage from Project Twinkle not available to the public, which shows whatever was flying over and captured on film on several occasion
from at least two locations, using cinetheolodites, which were used for tracking missiles during tests and put azimuth and elevation data on the
motion-picture film in addition to a visual image of the subject. There is also gun-camera footage from military jets scrambled to intercept UAPs,
also not available to the public. Perhaps Congressional hearings could bring out such evidence plus artifacts (if any are being held). But if the ETH
is true, perhaps Washington would experience a massive power failure (and a similar disruption each time hearings restarted).