Originally posted by Arbitrageur
According to who?
Electronic jamming is targeted at either communication (radio) or detection (radar). Jamming does not render unrelated
instruments non-operational. The first pilot reported full instrument and communications failure. It wasn't sent in for maintenance most likely
because diagnostics showed no faults in the electrical systems of the phantom. The second phantom did, so it went in for maintenance. There was also a
commercial airliner that reported communication failure in the area at the time of the sightings.
According to the technicians at the base, that plane had a history of electrical problems, and they didn't confirm that the other plane was
even sent in for a maintenance check after the supposed electrical failure:
The Tehran 1976 UFO
The Westinghouse tech at Shahrokhi confirmed that only the second F-4 was reported to have experienced any electrical problems during the flight;
the first F-4 was never sent in for maintenance. The McDonnell Douglas tech at Shahrokhi noted that the second F-4 had a long history of intermittent
electrical outages that the IIAF had never been able to fix. He was personally called in to adjust that F-4's radar about a month after the event.
Both techs stated that the Shahrokhi base was notorious for low quality work and poor record keeping. I'm not convinced any of this exceeds the "realm of classical
physics" as you put it.
So we have reason to expect that Jafari's F-4 would have had electrical problems regardless of whether he was under attack by a UFO or not, and we
have conflicting stories about whether Nazeri's F-4 had any problems at all or not.
As far as I am concerned about that particular incident it seems to be out of the ordinary. Also, some of the capabilities of the unknown craft
demonstrate it's superiority over all modern (even to this day) military aircraft. It's maneuverability and speed is well beyond anything humanity is
known to have. Also it's EMP like capability to interfere with all electronic devices is well beyond any modern military's electronic jamming
It's good to be constructively skeptical so long as one does not persist in active denial of factually abnormal occurrences.
As for any extraterrestrial hypothesis one may remain in denial until the time when they have to deal with it on a daily basis (dealing with ET's on a
- nearly - daily basis) and even then might somehow still be in denial of reality. One in denial may in time be presented with overwhelming factual
evidence of what is being denied and the denier will simply move to higher heights of denial.
One may deny as much as they wish to. However, in time they will close their minds to the true reality that surrounds them.
Until the 20th century, reality was everything humans could touch, smell, see, and hear. Since the initial publication of the charted electromagnetic
spectrum, humans learned that what they can touch, smell, see, and hear...is less than one millionth of reality.
Inevitably we will discover that we experience and detect far less of reality than we assumed we did. This includes all forms of detection we have
today. Time will tell
edit on 6-9-2012 by Elzon1 because: (no reason given)