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posted on Apr, 28 2003 @ 07:26 AM
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Do you know this legend of WWII ?

Japanese are supposed to create or use a specie pf small monster that destroyed electrical systems in planes...




posted on Apr, 28 2003 @ 08:41 AM
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It's a real word, Nans. It wasn't first used in the Pacific theatre, however: it was first used in the RAF (as afr as records go) between the wars.
It originally meant an unlucky lower-rank airman and it sort of got transferred to anything small and ill-willed.
Then it became someone to blame when things didn't work.



posted on Apr, 28 2003 @ 08:44 AM
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No one knows its origin; the commonest expanation is that it's an Irish word (grumain) meaning "an ill-tempered person" that has been influenced by the form of "goblin".
However, its meaning spread to anything "mysterious" that made what appeared to be good plans or designs go wrong.
It's still widely used in contemporary illness. I guess its modern rival is "glitch".

[Edited on 28-4-2003 by Estragon]



posted on Apr, 28 2003 @ 08:49 AM
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Japanese were supposed to use these creature to destroy USAF apparels. There was also another legend about "aggressive ufo's" helping the japans code-named foo-fighter...
I'm sure you know this.



posted on Apr, 28 2003 @ 09:50 AM
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"Gremlin" was the codename that we were using to describe the UFO's who were spotted by our radars.

When we were speaking on the radio, we weren't saying " flying saucer(s) " or " UFO's ", but "Gremlin(s) ".



posted on Apr, 28 2003 @ 10:02 AM
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I always thought they were what you got if you fed a Moguai after midnight...

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posted on Apr, 28 2003 @ 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by ultra_phoenix
"Gremlin" was the codename that we were using to describe the UFO's who were spotted by our radars.
When we were speaking on the radio, we weren't saying " flying saucer(s) " or " UFO's ", but "Gremlin(s) ".


USAF use the word FOO-FIGHTER

[Edited on 28-4-2003 by Nans DESMICHELS]



posted on Apr, 28 2003 @ 11:06 AM
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I thought you were talking about the films?


In this case....i got a whole family of Gremlins in my computer!!!!


Interesting though..never knew that about the IIWW



posted on Apr, 28 2003 @ 11:12 AM
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A 1943 put in scene Bugs Bunny and these famous gremlins :



Gremlins, the movie, was really inspired from these creatures.



posted on Apr, 28 2003 @ 11:14 AM
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Any links NANS, for these japanese oraganic weapons?



posted on Apr, 28 2003 @ 11:21 AM
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Public domain cartoons :
www.nonstick.com...


Gremlins"..n.1..a mischievous invisible being, said by airmen in World War II to cause engine trouble and mechanical difficulties. 2. any source of mischief. (orig. uncert.) The Macquarie Dictionary-2nd Edition:

home.st.net.au...



posted on Apr, 28 2003 @ 11:24 AM
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Originally posted by Nans DESMICHELS

Originally posted by ultra_phoenix
"Gremlin" was the codename that we were using to describe the UFO's who were spotted by our radars.
When we were speaking on the radio, we weren't saying " flying saucer(s) " or " UFO's ", but "Gremlin(s) ".


USAF use the word FOO-FIGHTER



I wasn't in the USAF Nans.
I know that USAF used this word for foo-fighters.
I was telling you what was the meaning of this word when I was soldier.



posted on Apr, 28 2003 @ 11:40 AM
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heh... i've seen all those cartoons.



posted on Apr, 28 2003 @ 11:59 AM
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posted on Apr, 28 2003 @ 12:04 PM
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there was that ebe incident where a bunch of hillbillies were spooked by a bunch of gremlin like creatures causing mischief in their house. It took place in the town of Hopkinsville: Link

I'm not sure if these were gremlins but it sure sounds like it.

XAOS



posted on Apr, 28 2003 @ 12:31 PM
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ever wonder if some of the alien sightings couldve been govt exp where they introduce some sort of chemical agent into a human and thus they hallucinate? Just an idea not say any happened that way.



posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 03:13 AM
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posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 04:01 AM
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maybe they are the teletubbies?



posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 04:33 AM
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posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 10:58 AM
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"Gremlins, the movie, was really inspired from these creatures"

You are correct. Sometimes called imps, quasits, or homonculus as well. Sometimes they are also associated as demonic familiars of sorcerors, sent by their masters to cause havok and trouble...




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