UFO Conjectures

Saturday, April 24, 2021

You tell me this wasn't one of those 1896 Airship sightings?



  • Some clever early aeronautical engineers were flying their inventions around back then. Their attempts became the launch pad for, and were soon overshadowed by, the sensationalized reporting that followed.

    Sometimes I amuse myself by wondering if some private, non-government-sponsored individual with aeronautical smarts and money didn't go ahead and create his own advanced aircraft, the descendants of which we see in the skies today. W.A. Harbinson wrote just such a fictionalized account in his novel "Genesis," and while his story is mostly sci-fi schlock, some of it raises interesting possibilities. If one is looking for an alternative UFO explanation that doesn't include ET, time travelers, or government (ours or theirs) projects, here's another option.

    Again, this is an amusement, not to be taken too seriously.

    By Blogger Ron, at Saturday, April 24, 2021  

  • Speaking of novels, Ron.....

    I caught a small video on YouTube -- before I lost it to YT ads -- about the Fermi Paradox and Drake Equation.

    Some recent sci-fi novels were noted -- The Dark Forest and others -- which sounded interesting in their suppositions about advanced civilizations elsewhere in the Galaxy and Universe, and how they'd pursue to destroy or hide from other advanced civilizations, and their reasoning.

    I'll try to recapture the YT video and save its URL, for posting here.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Saturday, April 24, 2021  

  • Nice find RR. Those patents and the newspaper descriptions look pretty definitive that we are dealing with purely earthly explanations for the "airship" sightings. Let's close that book and concentrate on discs and triangles that can hover, fly soundlessly and accelerate to incredible speeds. And, of course, on milkmaids who report two aliens in a jet-controlled flying saucer..facing backward! Both phenomena require explanations.

    By Blogger Dominick, at Sunday, April 25, 2021  

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