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Old 26 January 2007, 01:59 AM
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Default UFO sighting starts to garner national attention

I'm not sure if this was on the old board or not, but it's a pretty big buzz around these parts.

Tappen, North Dakota, is an extremely desolate area.

A ripped shirt, a missing pig, and blue lights in the sky...

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The mysterious goings-on at a Tappen, N.D., farm will be the subject of a coast-to-coast radio show Friday night, according to Torrey Briese, whose family has had several run-ins with things not of this world.
http://www.in-forum.com/articles/index.cfm?id=154114
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Old 05 February 2007, 08:31 PM
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A ripped shirt, a missing pig...either aliens or someone has a weird idea of romance.

Seriously, the article you linked to is purchase-only. Can you supply a synopsis or a link to one I can read? Thanks.
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Old 05 February 2007, 08:38 PM
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1726935/posts
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Old 05 February 2007, 09:33 PM
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ICK, GAAH, YCK, I'll never invite them to any of my parties!
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Old 05 February 2007, 10:02 PM
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So these guys travel halfway across the universe to steal a pig?

Sometimes I really crave a bacon sandwich, but not that desperately.
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Old 05 February 2007, 10:03 PM
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Personally I think FREEPERS are more scary than space aliens.
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Old 05 February 2007, 10:06 PM
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D'oh!

Here is a key line:
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Several days later, with the help of a hypnotist, Evan Briese remembered more details...Prior to hypnosis, “He (Briese) had a sort of unsure look on his face. He was still really wondering what had happened. After the hypnotic regression, he knew. He was made to remember,” Moss said.
You should really put quotation marks around "remembered". Planting false memories is very easy to do (I know someone who actually studies that topic).

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Briese said he and the neighbor noticed a bluish light in the sky, which stopped when they stopped and moved when they began driving.
That usually is a good sign that the "object" is very far away. Like in orbit or something...

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“We’re not out looking for aliens every night,” he said
Well, not every night....

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Is the design on the side of this dead cow a turnup or a UFO, or neither?
I plead the 5th.....
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Old 08 February 2007, 12:09 AM
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Here is a key line:You should really put quotation marks around "remembered". Planting false memories is very easy to do (I know someone who actually studies that topic).
Can I also suggest putting MADE in capitals and perhaps a couple of Exclamations!! behind it.
It's important to know these hypnotists tend to be supplied by the UFO community and have an extreme vested interest.
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Old 08 February 2007, 10:13 AM
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Briese said he and the neighbor noticed a bluish light in the sky, which stopped when they stopped and moved when they began driving.
That usually is a good sign that the "object" is very far away. Like in orbit or something...
Or alternatively that it's a reflection on the windshield of something inside the car, so it only moves relative to the background when the car is moving.
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Old 08 February 2007, 02:37 PM
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Or alternatively that it's a reflection on the windshield of something inside the car, so it only moves relative to the background when the car is moving.
Good alternative.

I would just LOVE to see a REAL UFO. I've seen some things that at first, were quite odd, but I always figured out what they were (and was disappointed).
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Old 08 February 2007, 02:58 PM
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Good alternative.

I would just LOVE to see a REAL UFO. I've seen some things that at first, were quite odd, but I always figured out what they were (and was disappointed).
By definition, if you see something flying, and you cannot identify it, it's a real UFO regardless of whether or not it has a mundane terrestrial origin.
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Old 08 February 2007, 03:16 PM
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By definition, if you see something flying, and you cannot identify it, it's a real UFO regardless of whether or not it has a mundane terrestrial origin.
True, but so far, I've been able to ID everything I've seen in the sky.

I guess to qualify, I'd LOVE to see a real extraterrestrial. I'd have sooo many questions.
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Old 08 February 2007, 03:31 PM
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I guess to qualify, I'd LOVE to see a real extraterrestrial. I'd have sooo many questions.
"You chose to come here? To Earth? Are things that bad back home?"
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Old 08 February 2007, 03:44 PM
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"You chose to come here? To Earth? Are things that bad back home?"
And all you could think to do was follow some random car on a backroad? They spotted you, by the way - stopping each time they stop doesn't work unless you're behind something. Otherwise it just looks more conspicuous...
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Old 08 February 2007, 03:49 PM
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"You chose to come here? To Earth? Are things that bad back home?"
My theory:

The ETs are alien graduate students sent here to study "pre-FTL or pre-contact societies". The students are sent here for X number of years to study us enough to get a dissertation on, "Activities in Regards to Urban Legends in Pre-FTL Societies: Earth: A Case Study". Now this grad student is stuck here for years and can't get home very often. Now "true" UFOs occur because the student is bored out of his/her/its skull/shell/?. That, or it/her/he gets a "Dear John" letter from his/its/her SO back home. So it gets drunk (or the equivalent in their biology (maybe drink motor oil) and goes and buzzes military bases (their equivalent of cow tipping). Of course, if they get caught, they are sent back to their home planet and are kicked out of graduate school for violating the "Prime Directive". If they are not caught, they just get a hangover and go back to work.

But that is just my theory....
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Old 08 February 2007, 04:06 PM
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Aren't there laws against being 'drunk in charge of a spacecraft'? What is the maximum legally permitted BMO (blood-motor oil) concentration?
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Old 10 February 2007, 05:54 PM
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I have my own theories on this that involve a lot of meth and a few nights missed sleep, but this teens story on the local news channels sounded quite plausible. A lot of locals are taking this as proof that aliens do exist, and these people can't understand my skepticism.
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Old 10 February 2007, 06:14 PM
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Kodos: Foolish Earthlings! They did not protect their pig!

Kang: And now WE have the pig! We have the upper hand!

Kodos: We don't have hands.

Kang: It's just a figure of speech!

Kodos: Anyway, we have the pig!

Kang: Yes. And it is some pig!

Kodos: Indeed, as you say, it is some pig!

Kang: It is a radiant pig!

Kodos: Yes, it is some pig all right!

Kang: There's a spider. Swat it, would you?
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Old 10 February 2007, 06:49 PM
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Space aliens killed Charlotte!?!
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