The UFO Iconoclast(s)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Proof of alien interbreeding?

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Project Blue Book staff - -1967

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From left -- Lt. William F. Marley, Jr., Staff Sergeant Harold T. Jones, Mrs. Hilma Lewis (temporary typist), Mrs. Marilyn Stancombe (secretary), Major Hector Quintanilla, Jr. (seated).

Although we've all heard much from and about Quintanilla, there is a dearth of information from or interviews with the others.

Why no push to see what those folks have to say about the inner workings of Blue Book? They might, after being overlooked prettty much, be willing to impart some things that could be useful to the UFO crowd that is fixated on Blue Book and its machinations.

RR

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Quantum UFOs: Entanglement?

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We’ve previously posed here the idea that UFOs may be macro-quantum artifacts:

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And there is a way to test that hypothesis.

If UFOs are macro-particles of quantum, they’d be subject to quantum entanglement; that is, a UFO seen in one place would mimic a UFO in another place, in the same time frame.

The actions of one UFO would duplicate the actions of another UFO elsewhere, distance not a factor, as is the case with quantum particles generally.

The Foo Fighters during World War II (the 1940s). the 1948 green fireball sightings, the 1952 Washington D.C. sightings, the 1965 Exeter, New Hampshire sightings, the 1978 Kaikoura, New Zealand sightings, the 1979 Valencia, Spain incident, the 1981 Hudson valley sightings, the 1986 Sao Paulo/Rio de Janeiro sightings, the notable 1086 Japan airlines sighting near Alaska, the 1991 Space Shuttle incident(s), the 2001 Carteret, NJ sightings, the 2004 Tinley Park, Illinois sightings, the 2007 Alderney, Guernsey sightings, the 2008 Stephenville, Texas sightings had UFOs that behaved like quantum particles.

But a few other sightings, such as the May through September sightings (videotaped) in Istanbul, Turkey, the June 2008 Moscow sightings, with adjunct sightings in St. Petersburg and Novosibirsk, and the 2011 Yerevan/Armavir/Syunik, Armenia sightings indicated entanglement-like behavior.

We’ll engage in a diligent search of other sightings to see if there are concomitant sightings at the same time, in a different location, where the UFO maneuvers duplicate each other.

Google “macro-quantum artifacts” for material about the concept.

That UFOs are or behave as quantum particles might go towards a methodology of UFO study but, like quantum mechanics, will continue to remain as elusive as the various aspects of quantum theory, such as entanglement, so the pursuit of our conjecture will prove futile, ultimately, but interesting for the theoretical among you we think.

RR 




Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The May/June 1985 International UFO Reporter

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D. Scott Rogo counters, in the May/June 1985 International UFO Reporter, the Lawson “alien abductions are remembrances of the birth trauma” explanation. [Page 4 ff.]

(This is the news story presented a few posts earlier wherein media gave Lawson encomiums he didn’t deserve.)

Rogo’s rebuttal isn’t particularly sharp but does provide a kind of offset to Lawson’s hypothesis.

And hypotheses are the gist of a piece (in that same issue) by Richard Hall: The UFOLink Fallacy

Under the heading “Lessons for Ufology,” Mr. Hall took aim at writers and/or “investigators” who conjoin UFOs with other paranormal phenomena; e.g., Bigfoot, the Bermuda Triangle, cattle mutilations, et cetera.

Hall excoriates such co-mingling.

Moreover, he cites the “loose or nonexistent standards in the field [of “ufology”] – undisciplined, careless, egoistic practitioners who use distorted logic to grind various axes, desire to be ‘someone,’ and…a predilection for a certain belief.” [Page 6]

He writes that ‘What you think may be true, after careful consideration of data, is a hypothesis. It is a starting point for investigation, not a scientific conclusion.” [ibid]

“ 'Linkologists’ as well as ‘ufologists’ must, as the first order of business, determine the true parameters of the problem, weed out false and irrelevant material. Compile carefully investigated case studies and demonstrate their case for a mystery….Excessive theorizing is a major curse of ‘ufology.' “ [Page 7]

Jerome Clark was the Editor of The…UFO Reporter” – published by the Center for UFO Studies.

Mr. Clark included, as per his interest in music and song, a 1716-1717 ballad that hints at a UFO.

And Clark provides a mind-19th Century ballad that also indicates a UFO sighting:

‘Twas on a dark night in Sixty-six
 When  we was layin’ steel


 We seen a flyin’ engine come
 Without no wing or wheel


 It came a-roarin’ in the sky
 With lights along the side…


 And scales like a serpents hide.

[I’d like to know what followed after line 6 where Mr. Clark added the ellipsis.]

Mr. Clark, along with Brad Sparks, also wrote about Phoenix Lights seen, not in the 1990s, but on December 5th, 1948. [Page 10 ff.]

The piece is a must-read for those who have a continuing interest in the recent Phoenix Lights sighting(s).

The article, Part One of Three, was entitled The Southwestern Lights, and as usual for Sparks and Clark, quite detailed.

And exchange about UFOs and IFOs between noted British UFO investigator Jenny Randles and two critics of her views  -- Hobart Baker and Phil Klass – also appears. [Page 7 ff.]

The small publication is fecund with interesting information and insights.

Look for it via Google. It may be online, in toto.

RR



Tuesday, July 24, 2012

UFOs: Project Bear?

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A Britannica Library Research Service paper I received in the late 1950s about Flying Saucers contained in its run-down of the history of flying saucer/UFO projects of the United States military, in a section about the demise of Project Grudge and the beginning of Project Blue Book, this:

“To get all of this information on balloons, aircraft, astronomical bodies, and what have you, I [person quoted not named] had to co-ordinate Project Blue Book’s operational plan with the Air Force’s Air Weather Service, Flight Service, Research and Development Command, and Air Defense Command with the Navy’s Office of Naval Research, and the aerology [sic] branch of the Bureau of Aeronautics; and with the Civil Aeronautics Administration, Bureau of Standards, several astronomical observatories, and our own Project Bear….” [Page 7]

This paragraph seems to have been taken from “Unidentified Flying Objects – Project Grudge” Technical Report No. 102-AC-49/15-100 (known as The Grudge Report).

What caught my eye was that last reference to Project Bear….(the four dots not a real ellipsis but perhaps used to curtail the full name of the Project….Project Bear something-or-other or it was just Project Bear.

There was a geomagnetic project called Bear in the later 90s and early part of the 2000 years, but that is surely not what was referenced in the Grudge segment provided by Britannica.

Does anyone know anything about Project Bear, and what it had to do with Unidentified Flying Objects?

RR


Monday, July 23, 2012

UFOs off New York -- 1941?


In our ongoing (never-ending) office move, we came across a cache of old Detroit TIMES newspapers during the World War II years.

And I found a few odd stories in them.

For instance, here’s a headline for the December 9th, 1941 paper, two days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor:

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Would there really have been “Enemy Planes” off New York?

Could the Japanese have mustered another armada of war craft planes for an attack on the far side of The United States?

Could Germany have done the same, sending aircraft across the Atlantic?

It’s a possibility but highly unlikely, and nothing developed from the alleged spotted aircraft.

There were other “hysterical” sightings -- war nerves apparently, or ?

How about the possibility that what were sighted were UFOs?

The (in)famous 1942 Los Angeles sighting comes to mind. But that episode was along the West Coast and was prompted by something seen in the sky off L.A.

Japanese aircraft were a definite possibility there.

But New York? The East Coast of America?

UFO buffs would do well to scour old newspaper accounts for such “aircraft sightings.” They might discover a slew of UFO sightings that have gone unpronounced, having been mistaken for “enemy aircraft.”

While that won't answer the UFO enigma, it will provide a fill in of the lacunae of UFO sightings for the period right before 1947.

RR


Sunday, July 22, 2012

A few things, about this 1996 news item....


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A "professor" (and UFO investigator) deigns that alien abductions are caused by memory remnants of birth.


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The professor, Alvin Lawson, is (or was) an English professor, so he has some UFO cachet, right?


And his experiment utilized hypnosis; a good thing, right?


The possibility that "alien abductions" are caused by residual birth memories or trauma can't be ruled out...


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...but cachet by authority -- the idea offered by a professor  -- is flawed. His credentials lie in some subset of   English literature, not psychology or neurology, or even medicine.


This is how media has caused havoc with UFO topics.


And note the in-set story -- about panic in Spain -- during a promotion of the movie Independence Day.


Media has a lot to answer for.


It's not just UFO nuts who have caused cracks in the UFO story, but mindless media constructs.


RR