The UFO Iconoclast(s)

Friday, December 08, 2006

The UFO Reality

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Despite what UFO mavens proclaim, the UFO enigma is long on anecdotes and short on evidence.

There is no best evidence for UFOs. There are evidential traces of unknown images, even solid craft, but those traces are miniscule, to the point of irrelevancy.

The infamous Roswell event (events?) is beclouded with nothing more than a newspaper headline, balloon explanation, feeble witness accounts, and hoaxing.

There are no debris remnants, no photographs of the supposed crashed craft(s) or the alleged entities inside.

The “crash site” remains elusive, and there is no habeas corpus – none whatsoever.

But “ufologists” persist in rehashing the Roswellian dead horse.

Nothing more can be mined from the Roswell incident. The matter is depleted, completely and irrevocably.

And what can be said of Roswell can be said with even more vehemence about every other UFO sighting or event, past and present.

UFOs are extinct, as we maintain, even though a pastiche of strange but inconsequential sightings recur now and again.

And to persist in hoping governments will come forth with an explanation or material that they’ve deemed “secret” (for some bureaucratic reason) is foolish beyond laughter.

UFO die-hards bemoan the dearth of young persons interested in UFOs. But what do UFOs offer?

There is no practical benefit to a conclusive denouement about the things.

And what social benefit is there for young people in pursuing the matter? The UFO codgers will vilify innocent or naïve questioning and suggestions.

The middle-age proponents of UFO reality are dorks and nerds, without social graces or intellectual acumen, often strutting peripheral information that is either arcane or trivial.

Youngsters can’t be wooed by the likes of those holding down the UFO fort.

Scientists, long ago, decided to abandon the UFO field when its spokesman was the discredited (by the public) J. Allen Hynek – an archetypal dweeb whose investigations and research into the phenomenon were saddled by incompetence and non-rigorous discipline.

And today, one only need go to various UFO web-sites, conferences, or blogs to find a panoply of deranged individuals, hugging a dream that some have made nightmarish with their rants and insane proselytizing.

The UFO reality is that madness has taken control of the enigma, which is exactly what the enigma has wanted all along perhaps.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Why no ufologist has ever seen a UFO

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Yes, even some of the Iconoclasts have seen unidentified aerial phenomena, as have some ufologists.

One Iconoclast has also seen a formation of UFOs. No ufologist has had a similar experience.

But no ufologist, Iconoclast, or UFO maven has seen a nuts and bolts flying disk.

The general public has purportedly seen UFOs, flying saucers and disks, and/or aerial phenomena that befuddled them.

Yet, no ufologist – even those who’ve begged the gods – has seen anything that they can, unreservedly, say was a UFO or something more.

Why is this so?

The phenomenon, as we conjecture, is quantum in nature. And subject to the laws of quantum mechanics.

UFOs exist or do not exist, until they are observed (measured), using the analogous hypothesis of Schrodinger’s cat.

Eugene Wigner states the problem: The consciousness of the observer makes the difference. When we become conscious of something, we bring about the crucial collapse of the wave function so that the perplexing mixed states of life and death [existence] disappear.

Thus, UFOs, brought into existence by observation, are subject to the whims of the observer’s consciousness.

Ufologists are predilected to see UFOs but won’t, or can’t. The phenomenon won’t allow it. (See Jacques Vallee’s ruminations about UFOs for one possible reason why this is so.)

The mind-set of ufologists forces the phenomenon into a state of non-existence; in reality and forever (as we’ve stated here previously).

Once uflogists give up their quest (which even some who’ve assumed the mantle of ufologist are calling for – now asking to use the term “unidentified aerial phenomena”), UFOs will reassert their existence, but in a different format, as they’ve done since their first observations: as symbols in the sky, airships of the early 1900s, flying disks after 1947, and UFOs thereafter.

Ufologists are their own worst enemies, with internecine squabbling, egotistical needs which have supplanted proper research and investigation, and outright prevarication (for various mundane reasons).

The phenomenon is truly dead, in practical terms and theoretically. All because ufologists have never been able to experience them.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

No Top Ten UFO Events

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Ufologists often try to convince themselves and others that there are some UFO sightings that “prove” either the existence of UFOs or are grist for serious study of the phenomenon.

There are some intriguing UFO events – the Larry Coyne 1973 encounter in the Ohio sky is one – but UFO sightings – all of them – are scientifically evanescent. If it were otherwise, UFOs wouldn’t be the dying mystery they are today.

The Kenneth Arnold sighting (1947) has a possible explanation (maybe two).

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Roswell (1947) has become so convoluted by liars and inept investigators that we’ll never know what actually happened there.

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The Gorman “dogfight” (1948, Fargo, North Dakota) is the first incident of contact with a quantum UFO.(More on this upcoming.)

Thomas Mantell was killed chasing a Skyhook balloon (1948).

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The Mariana Great Falls, Montana film (1950) has an explanation.

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The McMinnville, Oregon photos by Mr. And Mrs. Paul Trent (1950) have been dismissed as hoaxes.

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The 1951 Fort Monmouth, New Jersey sighting (with radar confirmation) was a quantum episode.

The 1952 Tremonton, Utah Newhouse film is strange, or was. It has several explanations.

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The 1957 Villas Boas incident in Brazil (1957) was a CIA experiment.

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The Betty/Barney Hill “abduction” (1961) is fraught with prosaic explanations but is, admittedly, interesting for a number of psycho/social reasons.

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The Lonnie Zamora/Socorro event (1964) has been explained – not proven but explained.

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The 1967 Falcon Lake/Stefan Michalak case in Manitoba, Canada was produced by an encounter with an experimental Earth craft.

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The Pascagoula. Mississippi “abduction” (1973) fascinates, but is so amorphous as far as details go, that it’s an event better suited to psychiatry rather than scientific scrutiny.

The 1976 Tehran, Iran sightings are another example of a quantum event.

The 1978 New Zealand film (so enamored by Bruce Maccabee) shows only a light source out of focus.

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The Rendlesham Case in Suffolk, England (1980) is a prime example of a military snafu, all about lights seen through forest trees and hysteria.

And so on…..prominent UFO sightings have diminished, until today (2006) we have only the remnants of occasional UFO quantum particles, which make up the proportionate share of UFO sightings.

Experimental military craft (the triangular ships seen in Phoenix, Arizona, Belgium, and elsewhere) are still being reported, and strange light artifacts show up now and then, but for all practical purposes UFO have ceased to exist, and the so-called top ten sightings of the past are nothing more than the delusions of ufologists who keep trying to make sense of their life-long and futile obsession.