UFO Conjecture(s)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Those UFO Lights

When I get Google UFO Alerts (notices and links) to UFO articles found in media and the internet, the preponderance of “sightings’ are headlined as lights [sic].

And all of you know that lights, often blue or green, have been part of the reports or vocalized sightings in the UFO record (lore).

But as I’ve noted before, here and elsewhere, this seems odd to me.

How is it that an alleged alien (extraterrestrial) species would be using lights, and in color spectrums, like that which we humans use and which were developed by inventors here, starting with Ptolemy and other earlier “scientists/philosophers, and inventors (listed by Wikipedia: Humphry Davy, James Bowman Lindsay, Moses G. Farmer, William E. Sawyer, Joseph Swan and Heinrich Göbel ) ending with the likes of Edison and  his incandescent bulbs, and LEDS today, among newer analogs?

Evolution, not only of our species, but in human invention and discovery, is unique to the many factors that make up the Earth, as I’ve often noted – geologic development and transition, geographic placement, daily existence and its vicissitudes, meteorological elements, and human interactions, among other things.

No sentient species in the Universe would evolve as humans have, nor would their “invented artifacts” (such as lights) mimic ours.

This, alone, puts the so-called Extraterrestrial Hypothesis, not only in doubt, but outside commonsense and intelligent discourse.

No extraterrestrial craft, if there were ever such a thing, would have lights like those that adorn human aircraft or human facilities.

The idea is ludicrous.

RR

14 Comments:

  • I've always shared the same thought: landing/collision lights are purely an Earth-trait. Of course, this is not to be confused with the steady glow from the power source of Klaatu's saucer. :)

    By Blogger Ron, at Thursday, January 12, 2017  

  • Interesting question, Rich, and a good point. Like Ron, points out, the coloured lights, green or blue, are not to be confused with our lights, that have reason or purpose.

    The alleged ET craft, that we speculate, projects a luminescence of green or blue light, generated from the crafts own power system, that shrouds the flying-saucer, and by the way, "Saucers" do not fly! They fall, in the direction they need to go, using "gravity distortion" in the direction they fall in. This is why there are no internal, G. forces. Everything falls at the same rate, instantly!

    Luminescence of light, may also be atmospheric distortion, Stars for example! Blue & Green, as sometimes seen. In amongst all this, are OUR lights, not to be confused
    by, red lights on hill-tops, Transmitting towers, Choppers, Planes, & what have you?

    It IS, a mixed view of lights, sometimes difficult to discern.................

    By Blogger Daniel, at Thursday, January 12, 2017  

  • Hi

    You´re definitely right. Why should aliens even have same kind of senses we have, sight, hearing, smell? I just read that according to recent research birds can "see" Earth´s magnetic field. Something like that.
    Observations of "ET"-lights seem rather to be evidence for the (at least partially) psychological basis of close encounters and contacts.
    Or then "they" want to be observed (but not explained). Why? No idea. Maybe they wish to influence us someway or another. Vallee and Keel spoke of UFOs as a control system. Or maybe they´re those AI probes that got stuck in their programming and do same thing over and over again...

    Wildly speculating,

    JC

    By Blogger Jerry Cornelius, at Friday, January 13, 2017  

  • Hey Daniel,

    I´ve been thinking UFO colours, I mean, what are most common? Of course, usually (or like the typical cliche) UFO is just bright white or yellow light. But in real life people see UFOs in many colours. Or the sighting changes its colour and disappears. Could this be a sign that UFOs are just a strange atmospheric phenomenon?
    Yes, I know you disagree. But I´m here waiting for your objections, shoot!

    JC

    By Blogger Jerry Cornelius, at Friday, January 13, 2017  

  • Jerry...

    If UFOs are "a strange atmospheric phenomenon" then the colors reported are acceptable to me.

    It's the seeming "intelligent behavior" that throws me off (from an atmospheric explanation), although I agree the intelligent behavior reports may be imposed on bereft UFOs by witnesses, a projection of anthropomorphism by them.

    And the touching/feeling encounters deny atmospheric phenomena.

    All that aside, color on UFOs (flying disks/saucers) makes me groan. No advanced species from elsewhere would have developed lighting similar to ours. The odds are against it. Possible but highly improbable.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, January 13, 2017  

  • Hello Jerry.

    Nice to see you back. In answer to your questions, no we don't disagree, Jerry! Bright white light, is usually what is seen, blue & green pulsating lights, from some distance away, could be caused by atmospherics, is another!? The sighting I witnessed was a bright orange orb, sparkling in the centre, the size of a street lamp across the road, but up very high. Zoam, one of our readers, made an interesting & most logical rundown of objects that can skim earths atmosphere, I know this, and don't rule it out, but he might have had a different opinion, if he too, had seen it, for himself....

    Jerry.. You said you were reading, about birds seeing earths magnetic-field?

    We know that homing-pigeons, can sense the magnetic-field, to find their way back home to perch..."Seeing" probably means in the minds eye, so to speak:).............

    By Blogger Daniel, at Friday, January 13, 2017  

  • Daniel

    If you´re interested (the birds and the magnetic field), here´s a link:
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/09/070927-magnetic-birds.html
    Hmm, I just read an article that mentions that ball lightning is often red and probably other colours too...

    Rich

    I think we project our feelings/hopes/desires (nowadays) to the UFOs and think they´re intelligently controlled while they´re just random happenings. We see what we want to see.

    JC

    By Blogger Jerry Cornelius, at Friday, January 13, 2017  

  • I agree. The ET hypothesis seems like a show. Another odd thing I've noticed, many of the "craft" are illuminated from inside. As anyone that drives knows, you can't see out the Windows with the interior light on!

    By Blogger esp.philbrook, at Monday, January 16, 2017  


  • Greetings! New here.
    "Visible" light is of course defined so because we can see it, but there are a lot of solid physical and chemical reasons for this same band of frequencies being the visible spectrum for other creatures on other planets. Think of it as the easy solution to the sight problem on any oxygen-type planet. (No idea about other chemistries!) That some earth creatures see a bit higher or lower in the spectrum doesn't really change this.
    In the same vein, hot wire used to make light is such an easy-peasy trick that every culture would find it first (after flame) on it's way up the technology ladder, and use it extensively before harder things were found. Both flame and wire also shine in our near-visible spectrum.

    My point being that, the earlier comments by Ron, Danial and Jerry have a good rebuttal...

    Also, IF(!) the UFO involves intelligence, the same intelligence would encourage them to do tricky things like mimic our vehicles' lights.
    Yours,
    David Babcock, more usually "OL' Bab"

    By Blogger Ol' Bab, at Thursday, January 19, 2017  

  • Thank you David...

    There may be many reasons for UFO lights to simulate ours, but I just find it hard to accept red and green blinkers as alien originating.

    (This goes to my deep aversion to the ETH, as you know. I'm being stubborn, of course, but there it is.)

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, January 19, 2017  

  • I also do not accept the ET hypothesis, but I think that your reasoning is faulty in this case. The eyes of many life-forms on Earth, only distantly related to human beings, see at similar wavelengths to us. We have evolved see electromagnetic radiation ("visible light") at wavelengths ranging from about 4000 to 7000 Ångstroms. We see at these wavelengths because our eyes have evolved to extract the optimum amount of information from reflected sunlight. The sun is a G2V-type star, one of the most likely types of star to harbor higher life-forms. Such creatures would necessarily see at similar wavelengths to us, as their eyes would have to adapt to a similar spectrum of "sunlight". In 1968, I saw three UFOs; the first was stationary in the night sky and was alternately flashing red/white/green, red/white/green lights in a triangular pattern. It was completely silent. After a few minutes, an identical object moved in from the west and stopped dead near the first one. Again, it was completely silent, but what struck me was that if I had not seen it stationary, I wouldn't have given it a second look! I would just have thought that it was a conventional aircraft. Then a large yellow-orange egg-shaped glowing object moved in from the north at relatively low altitude, looking about half the size of a full moon. For me, one of the most interesting aspects is the apparent mimicry of conventional aircraft lights. As for being "intelligently controlled", so is a fly.

    By Blogger Arthur Dent, at Thursday, January 19, 2017  

  • Thank you Arthur...

    For me the vicissitudes of evolution, no matter how similar another star and its planets (if any) are to Earth, an advanced species coming up with a light system akin to ours is out of the question -- the mathematical odds.

    But if there are extraterrestrials visiting here, and have been doing so long enough to mimic our light extrusions, I see your point and David's above.

    But, again, the ETH is a stretch for me, as my postings have indicated for a long while now.

    Not impossible, but improbable (for me).

    The "intelligence" you cite comes (maybe) from AI machines, as I've posted incessantly here.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, January 19, 2017  

  • Certain species of cuttlefish or squid communicate using colored lights, and their movements are "intelligently controlled", (which actually does not require much intelligence). I believe that there is no simple solution to the UFO question because it is not a simple phenomenon, but a complex one. Natural phenomena can be very complex and have quasi-miraculous qualities (look in a mirror! You are a complex natural phenomenon). So perhaps we are dealing with a rare, complex natural phenomenon with life-like, or technology-like, qualities (consider the fundamental similarity between a Boeing 747 and a fish).

    By Blogger Arthur Dent, at Thursday, January 19, 2017  

  • Interesting, Arthur....

    I find no reason to disagree.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, January 19, 2017  

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