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View Poll Results: Ever seen a UFO?
Yes 9 33.33%
No 13 48.15%
Not sure 5 18.52%
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Old 10-04-2017, 07:09 AM   #1
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Ever seen a UFO?


Now I've wanted to ask this for a while now, I know there have been some similar questions, but I wanted to ask (and do a poll on it), ever seen a UFO?
 
Old 10-04-2017, 07:35 AM   #2
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Now I've wanted to ask this for a while now, I know there have been some similar questions, but I wanted to ask (and do a poll on it), ever seen a UFO?
When you say "seen", you mean in person or on TV in documentaries?
 
Old 10-04-2017, 07:51 AM   #3
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Yes, in the mid seventies in North Carolina along with my two brothers and my aunt. I wasn't even looking for one, looking down not up, heard it before I saw it. It was making a low humming sound, and circling above the trees. It was your classic glowing white saucer that have been seen over the years by others. When I got into my forties I started questioning if I really saw it or if it was something I had dreamed up.
About a year ago while visiting up in N.C with family, the subject of ufo's came up and my brother confirmed that he remembered seeing it also.
Now whether it was something from space/other demension or some sort of military project, who knows.

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Old 10-04-2017, 08:06 AM   #4
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When you say "seen", you mean in person or on TV in documentaries?
Yeah sorry, in-person I meant.
 
Old 10-04-2017, 11:34 AM   #5
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It depend on what you mean by UFO. If you mean something that cannot be explained, then how can anyone on the ground know that the thing in the sky is inexplicable? Otherwise, I'm constantly seeing UFOs: little brown birds of one sort or another.
 
Old 10-04-2017, 11:43 AM   #6
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It depend on what you mean by UFO. ...
THIS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniden..._flying_object

Keyword there is "Unidentified", I thought that would have been pretty clear.
 
Old 10-04-2017, 03:30 PM   #7
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Now that you've made it clear you apparently mean by "UFO", the vernacular for ET I was able to place my vote, "No" though I'm a tad puzzled at the "Not Sure" option. On one hand it is a given that if it is "unidentified" one can't be sure, by definition OTOH as nobody has ever objectively verified an actual ET visitor(s) to Earth beyond meteorites. it then seems an impossible option. We pretty well know that not only have there NOT been alien lifeform visitations, the likelihood that any CAN visit, especially during a single human lifetime is extremely doubtful. The odds are stacked vastly against such an encounter.

Firstly our only experience of technological lifeforms that may with the slightest of odds ever becoming interstellar travelers is Us, and even that is highly doubtful. Any and all known means of traveling such immense distances is beyond all but the wildest fever dreams not only what we know or think we know but even what we imagine might be knowable.

Then, when we add what certainly must be terribly even unimaginably expensive (requiring unimaginable energies) =we must ask why such a civilization would squander resources to visit what must be to them, ants.

On top of all that we have Time. The only "advanced" civilization we know is Ours and it is less than 2000 years even we can call it remotely "advanced", so we have no experience of how long a civilization might need to achieve that level of advancement to travel such incredible distances at all, let alone casually.

Recent astronomical evidence has brought out what appears to be a solid hypothesis as well as just makes good sense since Our Universe has progressed from one infinitely more dense and energetic where Black Holes were much more commonly spawned from super massive stars that explode creating deadly-to-life GRBs, it may just be that we are just now entering an epoch where life that commonly lasts more than a few thousand years is even possible. So far there is extremely strong evidence that everywhere that matter gathers forming solar systems is very similar, essentially just like it is here in our tiny corner of our galaxy. So even in "galaxies far, far away" the cards seem stacked against any civilization lasting long enough to develop casual interstellar travel. I'm betting "with the House".

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Old 10-04-2017, 08:11 PM   #8
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Frankly, if there intelligent extraterrestial beings who have stumbled over Earth, I am confident that they would erect celestial roadblocks around our solar system and avoid all contact with our unpredictable, vindictive, war-liking rogue species like the plague.
 
Old 10-04-2017, 09:31 PM   #9
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Frankly, if there intelligent extraterrestial beings who have stumbled over Earth, I am confident that they would erect celestial roadblocks around our solar system and avoid all contact with our unpredictable, vindictive, war-liking rogue species like the plague.
so the thing believed to be disturbing the orbits of the outer planets is a giant intergalactic quarantine sign .... Beware of Hoomans


when I was young, my brother and I saw something, possibly ball lightning though I dont remember any storms around, not very high and giving off heaps of sparks. It moved across the sky and faded out in just a few seconds. Twas very strange
 
Old 10-04-2017, 09:51 PM   #10
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so the thing believed to be disturbing the orbits of the outer planets is a giant intergalactic quarantine sign .... Beware of Hoomans
That is frankly quite more logical than the idea that aliens are abducting drunken drivers on deserted highways.

I have seen many unidentified flying objects--unidentified by me, that is.

When I was much younger and transistor radios were a very new thing, my parents gave my brother and me transistor radios for Christmas. Being my parents, they gave us different makes and models (they were not stupid enough to try to treat each of us the same, because we weren't the same, but they did try to treat both of us equitably).

I used to catch KYW in Cleveland on the skip (KYW later moved to Philly). Every Tuesday night, the marvelous evening host Harv Morgan had a "UFOlogist" on his show. It was great way for a charlatan to get on the air every Tuesday evening and fun to listen to for a twelve-year old.

Then I grew up.

[RANT]
Note that I am not saying there aren't intelligent beings out there somewhere. I think it quite possible; there may be many of them.

I am saying that, if they are there and are savvy enough to master space travel as a routine and common thing, they are too savvy to mess with the likes of us. It is the height of human hubris--a never-ending resource--to think otherwise.

Just read the news. Who would want to unleash us on the galaxy?
[/RANT]

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Old 10-05-2017, 02:06 AM   #11
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Frankly, if there intelligent extraterrestial beings who have stumbled over Earth, I am confident that they would erect celestial roadblocks around our solar system and avoid all contact with our unpredictable, vindictive, war-liking rogue species like the plague.
Or, put up signs like;

DANGER: Humans ahead!! or HUMANS AHEAD: Enter at own risk!

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...

[RANT]
Note that I am not saying there aren't intelligent beings out there somewhere. I think it quite possible; there may be many of them.

I am saying that, if they are there and are savvy enough to master space travel as a routine and common thing, they are too savvy to mess with the likes of us. It is the height of human hubris--a never-ending resource--to think otherwise.

Just read the news. Who would want to unleash us on the galaxy?
[/RANT]
Yeah, that's what I think too!
 
Old 10-05-2017, 03:52 AM   #12
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Now that you've made it clear you apparently mean by "UFO", the vernacular for ET I was able to place my vote, "No" though I'm a tad puzzled at the "Not Sure" option. On one hand it is a given that if it is "unidentified" one can't be sure, by definition OTOH as nobody has ever objectively verified an actual ET visitor(s) to Earth beyond meteorites. it then seems an impossible option. ...
While I can understand why you say that; it was basically in case people where not sure if they thought it was a UFO they saw or not. Like for example, I thought I saw a craft of some kind, but it could have been a plane? (if that makes sense).
 
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I thought I saw a craft of some kind, but it could have been a plane?
There was a low flying large aircraft flying up the east coast one night that got reported as a UFO in the media. I was out with some friends and they was all calling it a ufo because of how it was lit up. I just thought it was just a large aircraft with a bunch of lights on it. The crafts engines had the traditional fossil fuel powered sound to them.
 
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Wink

I saw "god" oh wait that's already identified as false,,, unless you'd believe anything‽!‽( got a dollar!)

I put yes because we've all seen something we could not identify and that's a fact...

not to say life beyond seeds, stars and such.
 
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I put yes because we've all seen something we could not identify and that's a fact...
Well now that requires defining "unidentified". I mean was it an unidentifiable craft if you were fairly certain it was a Boeing 757 but weren't at all certain if it was a 757-200 from the earlier era nearer 1985 with different engines and smaller passenger compartment than those made closer to 2014, a 757-300 series, probably made in the Western factory rather than \an Eastern one? The point is, if you are at all logical and informed about it, you don't assume it just might be a Klingon vessel disguised to look and sound like a 757. You know it's man-made and NOT made by bacteria or ET.
 
  


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