posted on Oct, 30 2004 @ 03:41 AM
I really haven't been here all that long, and a quick search turn up little so...
I was just thinking that it's odd that UFOs have seemed to increase in sophistication and ability since their general debut in the 40's. When the
phenomena first became abundant, most UFOs were reported as awkward saucer shaped eratically moving craft that often interfered with electronics. Now
they have become far higher in number and ability, they seem to have lost the traditional "saucer" shape and most have taken the form of a triangle,
sphere or cylinder. Also, it seems like there are fewer reported cases of interference with electronic devices during encounters.
I remember that in the 80's there was a toy that consisted of a magnetized spinning top, a magnetized platform, a small concave plastic dish and four
wedges to balance the platform. Forgive me for the following explanation, as I have only one basic physics class worth of knowledge as far as this is
The idea of the toy was to use the wedges to align the magnetized platform with either the earth's EM field or it's gravitational pull (I'm
assuming that it's that latter, as the earth's EM field is constantly fluctuating?). Once the platform was properly aligned, you were to place the
concave dish on top and proceed to spin the top inside of the dish. If you had everything set up correctly, you could lift the dish and pull it from
under the now hovering top. Of course, the top would hang there spinning in thin air (looking exactly like a tiny little UFO).
That toy made me think of the saucer shaped UFOs as being far less sophisticated than they are made out to be. With a large enough (artificially
created) magnetic field (which would interfere with electronics?) and a gyroscope for balance (perhaps the outer shell of the saucer) these things
sound fairly simple right? IMHO, the only thing that sounds beyond our capability is a power source sufficient for creating such a field.
Over time, these UFOs have taken on new shapes, increased in number and performance, they don't seem to need the gyroscope for stability and they
don't seem to cause the same interference anymore. Could this be because WE'VE improved on our own UFO tech over these past few decades?
I'm not saying that I don't believe in aliens at all, but what if the vast majority of these sightings were of man made craft?
If anyone out there has a better comprehension of physics, please share your views. Also, I've searched the web madly for this toy and it looks like
it's out of production. If anyone knows where to find one, please let me know.