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Why would UFO's be disk shaped?

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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 07:54 AM
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One reason that is viable is that these 'things' are actually interpreted by our brain as being cylindrical, saucer shaped or spherical objects. But in reality that could be a projection. And why would anyone want to consider these crafts as being mechanical?


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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 07:58 AM
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Originally posted by PhoenixOD
I dont know if you have noticed but these days about 98% off all UFO reports are just a dot of light.

That's because back in the days cameras were so bad that a frisbee would look like a flying disc. These days cameras are good, so all we get a planes and helicopters in the distance.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 08:39 AM
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Originally posted by Thain Esh Kelch

That's because back in the days cameras were so bad that a frisbee would look like a flying disc.


This pic from the Colares case doesn't look like a frisbee.




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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 08:55 AM
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Originally posted by zorgon

At night this field would glow... you might see red to orange when its hovering or flying slow... through to bright white when it is moving at high speed..


Zorgon, great stuff
here's what Colonel Ariel Sanchez, head of the Uruguayan Air Force UFO Office, had to say about a strange luminous object hovering over Palmar Dam which flew off at a 'dizzying rate of speed' as military jets approached to intercept it.






"A peculiar thing was seeing the object changing colors while increasing its acceleration. It went from yellow to orange then turned red. It moved away at an enormous speed until it disappeared from our sight."


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Cheers.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 09:05 AM
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Originally posted by wewillnotcomply666
I know that there are a lot of different shapes and sizes of UFO's reported , but the lajority being disks. Now , i believe whole heartedly there is "something" or "someone" out there and that they "could" be visiting us not so discreetly . but what i am wondering is .. Is a disk or saucer shape, actually a practical shape for a UFO and the speeds it needs to reach to visit us. Wouldnt a sharp or pointed shape be more feasible? what are your thoughts?
edit on 30-4-2012 by wewillnotcomply666 because: typo


i think these probes/ufos take on the shape that is fixed in your mind,



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 09:08 AM
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if a ufo was using some type of field propulsion then fields generally are symmetrical so it make sense the craft would be too.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 09:31 AM
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Yeah i agree. Back in the day you had a lot of people faking stuff, now so many people believe that they think anything they cant identify must be an alien visitor. And with cameras so good these days the only things that can not be identified are things that are so far away they appear as a dot in the sky.


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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 11:42 AM
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The classic saucer/disc shape of an alien starship, is probably the most efficient aerodynamic/hydrodynamic spaceworthy design in possibly the whole universe. A disc shaped starship has the capacity to float on water, with the ability to make it virtually unsinkable; unless the hull is breached. It has the ability to travel partially or fully submerged---with possible submerged recorded speeds at 220 knots.

A flying saucer.... does not have any visible or vernable appendages like wings, tail-sections or pointy nosed shapes that can get a starship crew into alot of trouble if any one of the shapes is compromised or destroyed.

The disc has the ability to shrug off or deflect a majority of objects---like: micro-meteoroids, incoming missiles, mines, particle beams, etc etc.

A pointy shaped starship, does not have a shape sufficient enough to create a magnetic field, in relation to absorbing sound waves at supersonic speeds like a disc shaped starship can; so as to remove any hint of a sonic boom.

The instant stops/starts/90 degree turns are governed by several thruster's, of which at least one that has the ability to rotate which is located on the outer rim of the disc as well.

The saucer shaped starship, should have the ability to withstand G-forces high enough into the range of super-luminal [faster than light] speeds; as well as the ability to withstand extreme barometric pressure.
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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 11:44 AM
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If they weren't disk shape we couldn't call them flying saucers.
Shouldn't they look like the eye of RA? was the eye of RA a flying saucer that landed on the Pyramids?

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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 11:59 AM
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Originally posted by wewillnotcomply666
I know that there are a lot of different shapes and sizes of UFO's reported , but the lajority being disks.

Imagine that the top and bottom of a disk-shaped flying saucer are like the discs of a satellite dish or radio telescope. They're used for manipulating and focusing various EM waves which can then create focal points of phantom mass (or non-mass) in various dimensions. Then they balance between being pulled toward or pushed away from these phantom mass points to get where they're going.

This includes moving at pseudo-superluminal speeds by "falling" into a trans-dimensional drop-off. Falling into non-space at speeds greater than light.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 12:14 PM
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This makes some good comments:
greyfalcon.us...

Brig. Gen. Benjamin Kelsey, deputy director of research and development for the Air Force, was quoted as saying that ``Airplanes today spend too much time gathering speed on the ground and not enough time flying in the air.'' The fighters of that time, Kelsey said, needed extremely long runways and there were few in existence then that were long enough.

Those few, he said, and the concentration of planes using them, provided a worthwhile target for an A-bomb. With one blow, the enemy might cripple a substantial portion of the American air defence.

Vertical takeoff planes would not need long runways, he said, and could be dispersed widely and safely. Future airports built for vertically rising flying saucers would have no need of the many vulnerable runways the fighters of 1955 (and of today) require. The complete operation could go underground, the Look article noted, with tunnels with takeoff shafts set in the ground, complete with maintenance bays, fuel, and crew quarters.

I"m not sure if the link information is trustworthy, but project silver bug was real.

Believe it or not, but they actually flew a nuclear reactor on a airplane:
en.wikipedia.org...

How is that relevant? No idea. Just thought it was interesting.

But this comment is even more curious:

Work on this project in the US stopped after ICBMs made it obsolete.
And this:

Kennedy wrote "15 years and about $1 billion have been devoted to the attempted development of a nuclear-powered aircraft; but the possibility of achieving a militarily useful aircraft in the foreseeable future is still very remote" in his statement officially ending the ANP on March 26, 1961.

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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 01:04 PM
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there is little to nothing to provide friction in space, any shape makes sense. A perfect sphere offers the best "bang for your buck" volume wise.

Now, talking about entering a planets atmosphere? Disk or wing shaped makes sense.

but really, we have no idea what type of materials, and properties there of, they would be using to build ships anyways.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 01:39 PM
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The best way to understand this is to see a frisbee. Why a frisbee is not a ball or has other design because the frisbee has the best aerodynamic design of all things.

From wikipedia:

A flying disc is a disc-shaped glider that is generally plastic and roughly 20 to 25 cm (7.9 to 9.8 in) in diameter, with a lip.[1] The shape of the disc, an airfoil in cross-section, allows it to fly by generating lift as it moves through the air while spinning


Also it is interesting that some UFO has a boomerang design, very aerodynamic also.
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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 01:52 PM
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Originally posted by karl 12
This pic from the Colares case doesn't look like a frisbee.




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You are right. THat is an out of focus street lamp and not a frisbee.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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Sounds good to me, don't understand it but it does sound impressive.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 02:22 PM
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planets are round too! so are circles!



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 02:33 PM
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Is a disk or saucer shape, actually a practical shape for a UFO and the speeds it needs to reach to visit us.

If E.T. is utilizing multi-dimensional methods of propulsion, then shape becomes less important and actually irrelevant.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 02:37 PM
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The propulsion system for the ones that enter planet's troposphere will supposedly be a cylindrical, or donut shape. Something to do with vector generation or whatever. Therefore the shape of the craft is dictated by the shape of its major structural component.
Crafts that mostly stay outside of atmosphere (or more precisely outside the strong gravitational field of the planet) can have different shapes, their propulsion system supposedly works differently.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 02:37 PM
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Look at recent re-entry craft we have designed. Saucer shapes have advantage of being able to dissipate heat and can be very aerodynamic.
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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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Originally posted by Thain Esh Kelch

Originally posted by karl 12
This pic from the Colares case doesn't look like a frisbee.




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You are right. THat is an out of focus street lamp and not a frisbee.


Hmm, no it's not -did you click on the links?




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