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Jason Barker
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Posted - 01/21/2006 :  15:03:52  Show Profile  Visit Jason Barker's Homepage Send Jason Barker a Private Message
One of the most frequent claims of ufologists is that UFO's cannot be conventional aircraft because they move in ways that conventional aircraft cannot.

However, so much of the ufo footage out there is just set against sky. No clouds, skyline, to treeline to determine if the object is even in motion AT ALL. Further, given the shaky camera work of most all of these things, its even harder to tell if its moving or not.

Just a bit of food for though.

Homer: He thinks he's so big, with all his money and wealth. But there's one thing he can't buy with his money.

Marge:What's that?

Homer:........a dinosaur.

HalfMooner
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Posted - 01/21/2006 :  15:19:36   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Good point. Also, from the photographic examples you showed earlier, it appears that the clear majority of UFO "photos" are actually deliberate hoaxes. And moronically crude ones at that.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
Edited by - HalfMooner on 01/21/2006 15:20:33
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H. Humbert
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Posted - 01/21/2006 :  15:20:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Jason Barker

One of the most frequent claims of ufologists is that UFO's cannot be conventional aircraft because they move in ways that conventional aircraft cannot.

However, so much of the ufo footage out there is just set against sky. No clouds, skyline, to treeline to determine if the object is even in motion AT ALL. Further, given the shaky camera work of most all of these things, its even harder to tell if its moving or not.

Just a bit of food for though.

Plus, an aircraft that is coming straight towards you can also appear "motionless" for extended periods of time, especially in the clear desert air out west where many of these UFO sighting occur.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

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