The UFO Iconoclast(s)

Friday, February 16, 2007

Hello. Goodbye?

Here are drawings, by observers, of purported UFO (flying saucer) occupants (waving, looking, piloting):

Rex Ball in Geneseo, New York (1940):

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Reverend W.B. Gill in New Guinea (1959):

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Barney Hill in New Hampshire (1961):

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A nurse in Cowichan, British Columbia (1970):

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A 28 year-old witness in Vilvorde, Belgium (1973):

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The sightings never resulted in anything tangible, and the UFOnauts’ sightseeing seems to have dissipated, replaced by occasional lights in the sky.

This might explain why ufologists are changing the enigma’s sobriquet from Unidentified Flying Objects to Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. It not only sounds more scientific, but actually represents the mystery as it exists today.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The 1964 Socorro/Zamora sighting

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The 1964 Socorro/Zamora sighting is outlined at The UFO Reality blog which you can access by clicking here…

Monday, February 12, 2007

UFOs? Nope, just airplanes

Misinterpretation of aerial craft (balloons and airplanes) for UFOs is a given.

Here are some that have been so misidentified….

This is one kind of balloon that was prevalent in the skies of the 1890s (et cetera) and viewed by some citizens as something more than just a balloon…

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Here are other aircraft that have been misidentified as UFOs….

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There are others, and analyses, at our web-site, of some sightings resulting from mistaken aircraft.

Oblique UFO Views

Kenneth Arnold's sighting and Betty Hill's Star Map: obtuse evaluations