posted on Sep, 23 2013 @ 03:13 PM
reply to post by Stealthbomber
The vast majority of UFOs can be explained, especially now in the internet age where NOTAMs are easily downloaded. Then there is the case of people
simply not knowing what they are seeing, such as illumination flares, countermeasure flares, afterburners, tracer fire, etc. Having a mil air scanner
often solves these mysteries.
I haven't read of a missile launch mistaken for a UFO in at least the last 5 years. I used to wait for the nonsense to show up on various forums from
Vandenberg launches, but the press now announces these launches in advance. They were never a secret, but outside of the Santa Maria newspaper, none
of the other papers bothered to note them until recently.
Think back to that mysterious "rocket launch" of the California coast a few years ago. Thanks to the internet and flightaware, it was easily
determined to be an overseas aircraft flight that had a most excellent contrail.
Last of all, as programs become declassified, UFO sightings such as those caused by the U-2 and A-12 have been explained.