UFO Conjectures

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):


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


Barney Hill in New Hampshire (1961):


A nurse in Cowichan, British Columbia (1970):


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


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.