UFO Conjecture(s)

Friday, March 25, 2016

A 2014 note about the 1966 Ann Arbor/Dexter "swamp gas" sighting(s)



  • As much as the "swamp" or "marsh gas" explanation has been ridiculed--even by some skeptics who should know better--"ignis flatuus" is very real. And it was the local college science department staff who suggested to Hynek that it was at least partly the ambiguous visual stimulus behind the "flying saucer" scare.

    Similarly, in the Great Airship mania of 1896-97 as the wave of reports reached the Great Lake states, dozens of "Airship" reports consisted of seeing its "headlight" out in the distance over prairie glacial marshes and lakes during summer nights. Some reports described motion and sound as the flickering light would "pop" out and then reappear.

    Being conditioned by newspaper reports of the imminent arrival of the "Airship," those out looking, wishing to see it, were treated to their mind's delight. (g)

    By Blogger zoamchomsky, at Friday, March 25, 2016  

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