reply to post by maryhinge
There are certainly a phenomenon we categorize as UFOs whether they're flying saucers, or other sorts of as of yet explained aircraft.
Thing about all of that, however, most of what we see, or hear reported, not even including intentional hoaxes, outright lies for attention, and
individual psychological phenomenon reported as real, the majority of what is trumpeted on sites like this as well as likely even reported to agencies
who've tasked themselves with being reporting repositories, are MISIDENTIFICATION.
It may seem cliche for every other report, video, or photo posted to be shot down as Chinese Lanterns, Balloons, or any of the other seemingly
standardized explanations like Lens Flare, but, the fact of the matter is, for whatever reason, people keep making the SAME MISTAKES over, and over,
and over again.
This combined with faulty reasoning where someone jumps from "I don't know" to "Aliens", or something similar is ridiculous.
How often do we see people going down a checklist? ---
1. Is it a plane?
... I can't see wings
... I don't see navigation lights
... I don't hear any engine noise
... It doesn't fit the profile of any plane I'm familiar with
2. Is it a balloon?
... It doesn't make any noise, and baloons don't make noise
... It seems to drift with the wind as it's not as fast as a plane or helicopter.
... I see lots of blinking lights, but, if someone put lots of balloons together and put lights inside them it might look the same.
Where's the inquiry?
Typically we get: O M G itz uh U F O.
Sure, there are very rare cases that seem to pop up where something very unusual is indeed reported and filmed, but, more often than not, those too
are identified in using a logical path of inquiry to ask all the obvious questions first in ruling out what earthly thus more probable explanations
could be attributable to any sighting event.
Thank you, by the way, for the compliment.
I'm also confused. Are you Mary, or are you Phil?
edit on 13-12-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)