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Old 12-27-2017, 11:19 AM   #106
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Old, but worthy of comment . . .


September 1970, three miles ouside of Lubbock, TX, friends gathered drinking beer. Time of day was late (2200 hr or later).

Two lights appeared out of the east traveling roughly parallel to each othe across sky headed the west. Suddenly, both stop dead still. One goes north and disappears, the other moves slightly toward us and hovers, still. We start pointing and looking. Allof a sudden, it shoots off faster than anything we'd ever seen, at an acute angle from its previous path of travel

No -- we were not on acid of anything but beer that night in 1970. I recall my friend saying something about a "Feast of Booths" going on at the time.

Anpther time, in the Blue Mountains of Oregon about eight or ten years later . . .

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Old 12-27-2017, 04:55 PM   #107
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Just last week a story appeared in the NY Times thjat made various claims supporting UFO "reality" and one is receiving deservedly extreme skepticism. That particular was an implication that the DOD is stockpiling unidentifiable metal alloys possibly or even purportedly from "alien craft". The simple fact is that any compound made from atoms is identifiable by even University students. No scientists would ever be confused by what constitutes any alloy. They might have questions as to how a particular and previously unseen alloy was accomplished, but they would determine exactly it's constituents in mere minutes.

In this case, the problem arose when Mr. Blumenthal spoke extemporaneously and did not strictly adhere to his more proper written version. Take not since this is exactly how i8nappropriate and unfounded leaps can and do occur.
 
Old 12-27-2017, 05:01 PM   #108
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Just last week a story appeared in the NY Times thjat made various claims supporting UFO "reality" and one is receiving deservedly extreme skepticism. ...
Got a link for that story enorbet?
 
Old 12-28-2017, 11:27 AM   #109
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Got a link for that story enorbet?
You might find it from this Scientific American response - --- SciAm Article on UFO Alloys ---
 
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Yes, I have seen several.
 
Old 12-30-2017, 03:06 AM   #111
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You might find it from this Scientific American response - --- SciAm Article on UFO Alloys ---
Thanks for the link enorbet.

I would have to agree with you in that: I'm not convinced about the "alloys" being from an alien spaceship any more than yourself, so I would once again agree with you on that point. I also think that people (not talking about yourself) who sit there and twist story's like that to make it look as if it's proof of ET, are just as bad as the conspiracy theorists out there.

But what does not make sense to me personally is the fact that we have people from all walks of life and government who claim to have seen UFO's. It still makes no sense to me as to why a serving police officer would sit there and mistake something quite earthly for a UFO. Or for matter, claim to have seen ET's themselves and/or UFO's that are not 1000+ feet in the air. Maybe *some* of them are crazy, maybe that's true and in at least some cases, very, very likely and possible but I still do not accept that all of them are crazy or cannot tell the difference between, say for example a weather balloon and a UFO. I think it's also worth mentioning and quoting the following from the link you provided:

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From this statement, there's no actual sign that there's anything unusual about the alloys themselves. All the Times wrote was that the DOD researchers tasked with finding weird UFO stuff collected some metal, interviewed some people who had claimed startling experiences with it, and decided that it was UFO-related.
It's videos like this one that are what I would call "convincing". You have to remember that, air force pilots are trained to observe and determine what they are looking at. In the video I linked here you have what's clearly video shot from a air force fighter jet, with the pilots saying thing like "Look at that thing dude", "My god", etc, etc. It does not make any sense to me personally why they would be so confused and saying such things if it was just a drone or whether balloon, or similar. It's also interesting to me the message at the end of the same video, in that, at least one of those same pilots believes that the objects were from "out of this world".

In the interests of full disclosure I also found this video as well.

What do you make of the video I've linked?
 
Old 12-30-2017, 07:31 PM   #112
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My thoughts are much like the lady at 1:45 who points out that pilots are going to see things they don't understand but to leap to "not of this world" is ignorant, silly and irresponsible. Some people think of UFO literally as Unidentified Flying Object while others, those with such inclinations, use the term preferably or even exclusively for "not of this world".

It may be useful to note how much we still don't know well. Sprites were viewed and commented on as early as 1730 but not one documented photo was ever taken until 1989. Other things are less reality-based like so-called "flying rods". Check out this video ===>>> --- Flying Rods --- first and then read this --- Flying Rods (optics) --- Please note that while the phenomenon has been duplicated repeatedly and completely explained there still remain many who either don't find the facts or don't even care to.

The odds against interstellar travel at all, let alone visitors to our little podunk planet are literally astronomical. You'd be smarter to purchase lottery tickets since the odds are actually better. Better yet, bet with "The House" and don't fall for agenda-ridden, sensationalist "too good to be true" BS.
 
Old 12-31-2017, 07:58 PM   #113
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Nope, I never seen a REAL UFO...And I don't believe in them.

However, I seen many FAKE UFOs in movies, photos, and in documentaries.
 
  


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