The UFO Iconoclast(s)

Friday, June 15, 2007

Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and UFOs

The Universe is comprised, primarily, of materials and forces that are hidden from view. These hidden elements are assumed by their effect on things that can be seen or detected. Some have also been theoretically intuited.

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UFOs -- real UFOs – could also be detected by the very science that perceives the hidden Universe; that is, UFOs may be evidenced by their effect on things that they have been overwhelmingly attracted to: aircraft, military installations, swamps, and lonely travelers on the road.

UFOs as visualized or photographed entities have proven to be ephemeral and evanescent.

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Hidden UFOs, on the other hand, would be attractive to physicists who thrive upon things which are not tangible, such as quantum particles, light waves, and strings.

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If, for instance, a person goes into an ADD trance or affects a ponderous pedantry, one can hypothesize that they’ve been or are in the vicinity of a hidden UFO.

If an airplane goes off course or has a near-crash, one can conjecture that the plane was visited by a UFO.

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Of course, there would be no physical remnants to investigate or examine, but that hasn’t stopped ufologists before, and it doesn’t stop theoretical physicists from arriving at their certitudes.

If a blob of light or gleaming object in the sky is not evidence for “flying saucers,” then surely the occasional vibrations or eerie feelings that one experiences are proof that UFOs are near, just as the perturbation of galaxies and star clusters are proof that dark matter or dark energy has intervened.

The one area where the presence of the hidden UFOs might prove worthwhile is during those alleged abduction cases which, if the abductees (or experiencers) were trained to note the details, could certainly verify that UFOs exist, even though they are not available to the senses in an overt way.

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The problem is that ufologists don’t have the skills or training that physicists have, so those hidden UFOs will continue to go undetected, while the meaningless visible UFOs will still get all the attention.

But our suggestion here might spur further research into the hidden realm of UFOs.

We certainly hope so…

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Really Best Top Ten UFO Incidents

The Ezekiel encounter [circa 6th Century B.C.]

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The 1608 Nice, France visuals

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The 1917 Fatima incidents

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The 1948 Chiles-Whitted episode

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The 1952 Washington National Airport sightings

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The 1953 Penderecki event at Fairy Lake in Ontario, Canada

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The 1956 Lakenheath-Bentwaters radar/visual contacts

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The Exeter, New Hampshire sighting(s) of 1965

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The 1966 Ann Arbor/Dexter-Hillsdale, Michigan sightings

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The Coyne Helicopter confrontation over Mansfield, Ohio, October 1973

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

NASA's Vertical Take-off “UFOs”

Over the years, military services have succeeded in designing and flying aircraft that can take off vertically and fly subsonically, often with little or noise.

Here are some designs:

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And here is a paper [WORD format] from our UFO web-site about NASA’s role, currently, in the design and manufacture of VTOLs, many seen as UFOs by the uninitiated:

http://ufos.homestead.com/nasa.doc

More to come…..

Monday, June 11, 2007

UFOs are not cool

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We’ve addressed, elsewhere, why science ignores UFOs, but what about the general public?

Although UFO hobbyists continue to cite Gallup polls showing that many persons think UFOs are real and some have actually reported seeing one at some time or another, the vast majority of persons here in the United States and abroad shy away from the topic. It’s not cool to talk about UFOs or admit to knowing anything about them.

And the younger generation, generally, does not care about UFOs. What do UFOs have to do with being hip or trendy?

UFOs are for kooks and weirdos, as media sees it, and bloggers, who are not into the subject, report UFOs as a joke usually.

Ufologists (to use the term that identify UFO mavens and give them, they think, street cred) have been inept, that’s a given; they’ve botched the topic with internecine squabbling and self-glorification, but mostly by treating the phenomenon cavalierly, while pretending to study it seriously.

Also, when outsiders (and even insiders) scrutinize web-sites, blogs, and sites that pertain to UFOs (such as Rense or UFO UpDates), they are struck by the lack of humor (real humor) or wit.

And the subject matter is often beclouded by pedantry or obscure insights to UFO minutiae.

Some bloggers are sexist, narcissistic, and self-aggrandizing.

Others are so far out that they are unreadable.

Even the sensible web-sites (Black Vault is one) are shunned because no one, outside the UFO community, will admit to having an interest in UFOs, They don’t want to be excoriated by their peers.

And this situation is not going to improve. The UFO phenomenon has been tainted from 1947 on, and that taint was exacerbated by so-called contactees of the 1950s, that bizarre bunch who claimed to have been taken aboard flying saucers and transported to places and planets that turned out, after astronomical study, to be nothing like what they purported to have seen.

Then the alleged abductees, who say they’ve been kidnapped by UFO occupants and medically examined (which may or may not be true), cause rational persons to lift Spock-like eyebrows to express incredulity.

So even baby-boomers, who are far from cool themselves, will have nothing to do with UFOs.

And teens or the 20 to 30 year-olds, who stroke the culture, won’t even acknowledge UFOs or anything peripherally related for fear of being called a dweeb, nerd, or geek.

Moreover, even those of us who are steeped in the UFO culture, like a person who’s alcoholic or homosexual, will never admit to our “disease.” It’s embarrassing.

Thus, UFOs will remain a non-topic for the present generation. And those who still linger in the UFO milieu? Well, they’ll have to continue to hide their identities and addiction. It’s just not cool to believe in UFOs.