LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
Password
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!

Notices


View Poll Results: Ever seen a UFO?
Yes 9 33.33%
No 13 48.15%
Not sure 5 18.52%
Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-06-2017, 07:28 AM   #31
odiseo77
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Spain
Distribution: Debian Sid, OpenSUSE 42.3
Posts: 1,193

Rep: Reputation: 631Reputation: 631Reputation: 631Reputation: 631Reputation: 631Reputation: 631

Quote:
Originally Posted by petelq View Post
I once saw a flying pig (but of course I was able to identify it).
Me too, near Battersea (when I lived in London).
 
Old 10-06-2017, 08:46 AM   #32
fwagemakers
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2017
Posts: 16

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by jsbjsb001 View Post
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?

yes, i have seen some
 
Old 10-06-2017, 09:32 AM   #33
enorbet
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Virginia
Distribution: Slackware has beern Main OpSys for decades while testing others to keep up
Posts: 1,503

Rep: Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459
I once saw a flying toaster but that was back in the 90s and they were only ever out After-Dark
 
Old 10-06-2017, 06:48 PM   #34
John VV
LQ Muse
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: A2 area Mi.
Posts: 17,225

Rep: Reputation: 2521Reputation: 2521Reputation: 2521Reputation: 2521Reputation: 2521Reputation: 2521Reputation: 2521Reputation: 2521Reputation: 2521Reputation: 2521Reputation: 2521
All the time !!!
But they ARE NOT!!!!! from outer space

i live near a air base so.............
and two international airports .....

then to add to it
UofM medical helicopter flies right OVER me on its way back to u of m hospital

that thing is one FAST and noisy "flying object" ( but no longer unknown)



Quote:
a flying pig .... Battersea ...
fun fun fun tare down the wall

Last edited by John VV; 10-06-2017 at 06:50 PM.
 
Old 10-07-2017, 05:45 AM   #35
jsbjsb001
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2009
Location: hopefully somewhere on earth? ;)
Distribution: Whatever Linux distro that suits my needs!
Posts: 740

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 388Reputation: 388Reputation: 388Reputation: 388
Talking It really is out there...

What would you do if you were abducted and these things happened (and you liked it): https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/ne...x-with-aliens/

This guy reckons he lost his virginity to 'busty alien called Crescent': https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/353424...hybrid-babies/

Think it's bull? What would you do if it really did happen?

For the record: it's never happened to me (as far as I know)
 
Old 10-07-2017, 05:55 AM   #36
Michael Uplawski
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2015
Location: Normandy, France
Distribution: Debian buster/sid
Posts: 540
Blog Entries: 18

Rep: Reputation: 353Reputation: 353Reputation: 353Reputation: 353
an undutiful effing object... my ADSL-modem!

Edit:
And yes.., I thought, for about 2 seconds that were critical, that I had seen a UFO, once, right over my head, while leaving the German Autobahn „A3“ to get to Frankfurt Airport... This is not a good spot to be surprised in the night, by an oval green glowing mass, hanging in the sky out of a sudden...
I kept the car on the road and saw the thing from the side: “Coca Cola”, after a few seconds more some other slogan ... These @\!!:+*~!!.

Maybe they are disallowed nowadays or maybe they are just scarce in Europe.

Not the same: Conan-Blimb

Last edited by Michael Uplawski; 10-07-2017 at 07:25 AM. Reason: Blimb, more spectacular and surprising, Boasts and colors.
 
Old 10-07-2017, 01:55 PM   #37
un1x
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2015
Posts: 555

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	q89ov.jpg
Views:	15
Size:	156.5 KB
ID:	26061  
 
Old 10-07-2017, 03:36 PM   #38
jsbjsb001
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2009
Location: hopefully somewhere on earth? ;)
Distribution: Whatever Linux distro that suits my needs!
Posts: 740

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 388Reputation: 388Reputation: 388Reputation: 388
This one's like the Phoenix Lights one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQML-nn45hU

This is good UFO video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuSVRenCo94

Some good daytime UFO's in this one, but I don't know why it has "UFO with Aliens" in it's title, given you don't actually see any aliens in it. There's a good (and clear) UFO about 9 minutes in to it and some pretty weird looking ones as well.

Ether this is CGI or this alien really needed a piss!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q70MrmN8DkU
 
Old 10-07-2017, 07:05 PM   #39
enorbet
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Virginia
Distribution: Slackware has beern Main OpSys for decades while testing others to keep up
Posts: 1,503

Rep: Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459
I really don't wish to curb anyone's imagination, but if you conclude any of the above videos as evidence of visitation any more real than Santa Claus's reindeer powered sled, hopefully you also you also realize it is because that is the conclusion you desire before any "evidence" is presented.
 
Old 10-07-2017, 07:57 PM   #40
rokytnji
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: Waaaaay out West Texas
Distribution: AntiX 17 , ChromeOS
Posts: 5,206
Blog Entries: 20

Rep: Reputation: 2478Reputation: 2478Reputation: 2478Reputation: 2478Reputation: 2478Reputation: 2478Reputation: 2478Reputation: 2478Reputation: 2478Reputation: 2478Reputation: 2478
Quote:
"evidence" is presented.
Being pragmatic enough to know the scientific community lives in countries that can bum rush or suppress scientific findings as they see fit. Because of political or power agendas. Since like forever. Think the Catholic Church in it's hey day during the Dark Ages and continuing on to today with Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Or Radio stations and News agencies in the pay of certain interests/companies to keep folks like you in doubt. Like the crop circle hoax aired by news agencies.

I'll leave Harp and Area 51 alone. But it is documented that even Nuclear sites have been messed with in by UFO's.

You are not to going to convince me bro , with that line of argument. Santa was probably staged. Just for your argument.

First. A ufo crashes at Roswell. Then the govt. steps in and says Weather balloons. But the guys on the ground who were soldiers then call bull pucky. Same with astronauts.

Scientific evidence anymore is govt controlled. It takes people like us to step up, like they do in Mexico or South America to prove otherwise with their cell phones.

Edit; I'll rephrase something. Scientific evidence is controlled when the govt cares to get involved because of usage rights. If they have no care or use for it. Then they leave it be.

Last edited by rokytnji; 10-07-2017 at 08:02 PM.
 
Old 10-07-2017, 09:12 PM   #41
enorbet
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Virginia
Distribution: Slackware has beern Main OpSys for decades while testing others to keep up
Posts: 1,503

Rep: Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459Reputation: 1459
ping rokytnji - While it is likely true that governments suppress some evidence when they can and care to, there are some fundamentals they cannot suppress. For example we know that the speed of light is 186,000 miles per second. We know that at that speed it would take 4 years to get to the nearest star. Yet the fastest craft ever built by humans has achieved, through a slingshot maneiver around Jupiter, a mere 25 miles per second. That is approximately 0.00013 light speed.

Plus it isn't a matter of just "More Power!" since as one nears light speed mass increases and the power required to get even 1% more speed grows logarithmically. We can speculate that faster than light travel, an obvious requirement for even nearby interstellar travel (even at light speed it would take 50,000 years to get to the center of our galaxy), might actually be even possible by some highly speculative device(s), but it is by no means even likely that faster than light travel is even possible. It isn't anywhere close to a theory, not even an hypothesis, just hopeful speculation.

So, how long do you suppose it could possibly be before humans, or any technological beings anywhere near our level of technology , can achieve such a thing? What do you imagine such a device might cost? Furthermore just how advanced from us might a civilization have to be and why would they be interested enough to go to such an expense and effort to actually visit? The odds against such a thing are not just massive, but infinitesimal.

Regarding Roswell, I don't pretend to know what occurred there but even the best accounts I've read mentioned only oddly light materials with strange markings, so they didn't know either. In short it seems they jumped to conclusions based on the flimsiest of evidence and many who were nowhere near the site since have blown that story up with things like "craft with alien bodies" that nobody credible, nobody who was actually there, ever reported.

I truly would love to be proved wrong but the odds are so strong that I feel quite safe in stating that no craft has ever visited Earth that wasn't made here.

Last edited by enorbet; 10-07-2017 at 09:14 PM.
 
Old 10-07-2017, 11:03 PM   #42
jamison20000e
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: ...uncanny valley... infinity\1975; (randomly born:) Milwaukee, WI, US( + travel,) Earth( I wish,) END BORDER$!◣◢┌∩┐ Fe26-E,e...
Distribution: any GPL that works well on my cheapest; has been KDE or CLI but open... http://goo.gl/NqgqJx &c ;-)
Posts: 3,652
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1121Reputation: 1121Reputation: 1121Reputation: 1121Reputation: 1121Reputation: 1121Reputation: 1121Reputation: 1121Reputation: 1121
All be them not religious threads, they do sometimes drink the same Kool-Aid...

Last edited by jamison20000e; 10-08-2017 at 02:18 AM.
 
Old 10-08-2017, 12:14 AM   #43
rob.rice
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: slack what ever
Posts: 1,007

Rep: Reputation: 168Reputation: 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by enorbet View Post
Could you explain please? It is my understanding that in all cases hearsay is not allowable and in capital cases circumstantial is highly frowned upon as usually unsuccessful in either direction. Confessions, though actually quite suspect, tend to be strong evidence but to my knowledge no flying saucer pilots have ever confessed.
a person saying something directly sitting on the witness stand is not hearsay
you have people like police officers ,air line pilots military people the list goes on and on on video as just some of the witness
whole cities full of people

videos work it court as long as there is someone there to say yes this is exactly what I saw

some of them have left foot prints
some of them have left radioactive burn spots

BUT
for those who believe no proof is needed
for those don't believe no proof is enough
 
Old 10-08-2017, 05:33 AM   #44
jsbjsb001
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2009
Location: hopefully somewhere on earth? ;)
Distribution: Whatever Linux distro that suits my needs!
Posts: 740

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 388Reputation: 388Reputation: 388Reputation: 388
Quote:
Originally Posted by enorbet View Post
I really don't wish to curb anyone's imagination, but if you conclude any of the above videos as evidence of visitation any more real than Santa Claus's reindeer powered sled, hopefully you also you also realize it is because that is the conclusion you desire before any "evidence" is presented.
Well, if your saying that the videos in question are not "evidence" that ET exists/has been to this planet (for whatever reasons), strictly speaking (and without an ET saying, yes we have visited), then yes, particularly given (as cited) you don't actually see any ET's, then yes, you would be right in saying that.

I think there are at least a couple of issues here;

A) What would you call "evidence" of ET existence/visits to this planet?

B) Let's say they did and the government (any government) knew of this, and let's say they had proof of it, would they share that with the "commoner"?

Now, while and because everyone's going to have their own view of the answer to the first question, it's probably just too subjective to be able to have a common position on, so I'll leave that one alone for the time being.

As for the second question, I would think about it like this; if I were the government, what would I do in that event? What are the issues associated with such an event?

Now, I don't believe any government could or would know all the in's and out's of this subject, but don't believe they know nothing ether. Let's say that this is true, for the purpose of this discussion/point.

Let's say that we/government are not the only party with a say in weather the general public should know of such things. Let's also say that the government themselves do not know all the in's and out's of this subject. Let's say ET does not what us to know the 'full story' of their existence (eg. where their from, why they visit this planet, etc).

Well, given all of that, how would government be able to say much (if anything) about it at all?

Well, I'm sorry but, I would be reluctant to say anything at all, particularity if I thought as a politician, I would not be re-elected because half the population thinks I'm s*it nuts for saying such things. As I also strongly suspect that there would be an 'unspoken' agreement between spy agency's and politicians, that says something to the effect of 'we don't speak about such matters, full stop', for the same reason.

I think this does prove that point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r01RXiIZZzY (the part I'm referring to is about 1:50mins in to the video)

Some other very interesting videos (with the same former Arizona state governor in them, speaking about the Phoenix Lights):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2ZW96F_UWs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcxbTIRN0Aw

In the above videos, he admits he DID see the UFO.

Now for the record: I do believe that while at least some governments would know very little to nothing about this subject, I also strongly believe that governments (like the US government, but far from limited to) DO know a lot more than what they let on, about this subject/ET/UFO's.

Also, another video allegedly from the same night as the Phoenix Lights: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-n...edible-4804782

Last edited by jsbjsb001; 10-08-2017 at 05:34 AM.
 
Old 10-08-2017, 09:37 AM   #45
colorpurple21859
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Location: florida panhandle
Distribution: slackware64-current, puppy, ubuntu
Posts: 2,189

Rep: Reputation: 319Reputation: 319Reputation: 319Reputation: 319
Through I have a seen and heard a UFO(aka flying saucer) once in my lifetime, I'm still not quick to say it was aliens from another planet. I just don't know its origins, just know what I saw and heard. I believe that the only way space travel is possible is some with some sort of time travel method if that is even possible.
 
  


Reply

Tags
aliens, space, ufo


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ufo alan_ri General 90 06-11-2008 04:37 AM
UFO, yes or not ? Xeratul General 26 01-24-2008 01:37 PM
X-Com UFO defense Ric_doamaro General 6 02-21-2002 08:18 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:40 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration