posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 09:22 PM
I would think that the data from the past year (or two or three) of all reported UFO sightings could be put into a program that would be able to
predict the likely next place for a UFO sighting on any given day.
Is there a pattern of any kind that's ever been determined?
I don't think it could be ever infallible, of course. But why couldn't it be as accurate as a weather forecast?
Because 98% of all UFOs are misidentifications, misunderstanding or outright hoaxes what would you be feeding into such a program as data?
There is no way to predict what a certain segment of the population will report as a UFO.
That said I can tell you that any time Venus is especially visible during the daylight hours it gets reported as a UFO sometimes even by people who
should know better, so one could "predict" an uptick in UFO sightings near morning or dusk based on this.
Same goes for major meteor showers, flight testing of experimental aircraft (if those schedules are known), launches (civilian and military) seen from
a distance (especially atmospheric 'sounding' rockets which often distribute gasses such as argon or xenon which glow in the upper atmosphere) and so
The tiny fraction of UFO reports which are not attributable to misidentification, misunderstanding or hoaxes are so few in number per year that it
might be hard to have enough data to feed such a program.
When these hard core of sightings were mapped in time and spatially in the 1970s there was no discernible pattern of activity other than more UFOs
were seen during a new moon. (which would make sense since the sky would be darker during those periods.
Other than that? Nada.
edit on 13-1-2014 by JadeStar because: (no reason given)