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Spam & Cookies-mmm 25 January 2007 07:02 PM

Lights "not of this world" mystery solved
 
Air Force reveals weapons tests that sparked global UFO frenzy

llewtrah 25 January 2007 07:27 PM

I was watching a documentary about a case in Scotland. The guy was convinced they were extra-terrestrial lights because they seemed to hover. Turns out he is under the approach to a major airport and he was seeing the aircraft headlamps coming directly towards him which made the light appear to hover. The first time you see aircraft headlamps it is a bit weird - you think of headlamps as being for cars, not planes (after they have runway lights, right?).

Some "coloured lights in the sky" caused lots of oldsters in a block of flats to phone the radio about "spaceships". The lights were spotlights from a disco in town that shines them into the sky to make patterns.

lazerus the duck 25 January 2007 07:32 PM

99.9% of UFO sightings are explainable. That's what makes the 0.1% really interesting.

llewtrah 25 January 2007 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lazerus the duck (Post 37968)
99.9% of UFO sightings are explainable. That's what makes the 0.1% really interesting.

The trouble is 99.9% of witnesses think they've seen that 0.1% !

Silas Sparkhammer 25 January 2007 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lazerus the duck (Post 37968)
99.9% of UFO sightings are explainable. That's what makes the 0.1% really interesting.

And here you have the essential difference in the way people think: to me, that makes the other 0.1% quite un-interesting!

("Here are 1,000 hot-dogs. 999 of them are contaminated with E. coli. Let me know when you have gotten tired of eating them...")

Silas

frogpond 25 January 2007 08:43 PM

Giant Volkswagons in the sky! Run for the hills! :eek:


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