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2011-08-16 01:12:08 PM
i1137.photobucket.com
You Can't Explain that
 
2011-08-16 02:26:37 PM
Um.

Aren't ALL "UFO" sightings, by definition, unexplained.

If we had an explanation, they'd no longer by "unidentified". They would be IFA, and that's just uncomfortably close to UFIA.
 
2011-08-16 02:32:34 PM

BreezyWheeze: If we had an explanation, they'd no longer by "unidentified". They would be IFA, and that's just uncomfortably close to UFIA.


"Identified Flying Anuses"?
 
2011-08-16 02:49:41 PM
I'd never heard of "The Grinning Man". That's just downright creepy.
 
2011-08-16 03:37:18 PM
If you know it's my mom jumping in the pool, it's not a UFO. Unless you're calling her an Ugly Flying Object.

...and if that's the case, well done.
 
2011-08-16 03:51:06 PM
On the night of December 9, 1965, residents of Kecksburg, Pennsylvania claimed something large crashed in the woods-an acorn shaped object with hieroglyphics written on the sides.
Was it checking out some daisies?
 
2011-08-16 03:51:10 PM
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
 
2011-08-16 03:53:11 PM

The-Brain: BreezyWheeze: If we had an explanation, they'd no longer by "unidentified". They would be IFA, and that's just uncomfortably close to UFIA.

"Identified Flying Anuses"?


unsolicited flying into anus?
 
2011-08-16 03:53:12 PM
While pursuing a UFO over Lake Superior in 1953, U.S. Air Force Pilot Felix Moncla disappeared into thin air. Ground control had both Moncla and the UFO on radar, and witnesses claimed the two blips "merged, then vanished."

Hmmmm I wonder what happens when two aircraft "merge" in the air and suddenly vanish....
 
2011-08-16 03:57:15 PM

LewDux: On the night of December 9, 1965, residents of Kecksburg, Pennsylvania claimed something large crashed in the woods-an acorn shaped object with hieroglyphics written on the sides.
Was it checking out some daisies?


I think the Leprechaun lost his hat

classickicks.com
 
2011-08-16 03:57:22 PM
Thanks for giving me something to think about later on when it is time to go to bed.

The "Grinning Man" gives me chills now matter how he is depicted. I could have done without that since I am still recovering from that creepy thing in "Insidious."

otherworldmystery.com


otherworldmystery.com
 
2011-08-16 04:03:26 PM

poonesfarm: I'd never heard of "The Grinning Man". That's just downright creepy.


Look up information on "Indrid Cold", including the movie "The Mothman Prophecies" (loosely based on a book by the same name). The Grinning Man concept/story/sighting is the stuff of great psychological horror stories.
 
2011-08-16 04:05:05 PM
List has one major omission (new window), here's and exerpt:

19:06:14 DSJ [Valentich]: Melbourne, this is Delta Sierra Juliet. Is there any known traffic below five thousand?
FS [Flight Services; Robey]: Delta Sierra Juliet, no known traffic.
DSJ: Delta Sierra Juliet, I am, seems to be a large aircraft below five thousand.
19:06:44 FS: Delta Sierra Juliet, What type of aircraft is it?
DSJ: Delta Sierra Juliet, I cannot affirm, it is four bright, and it seems to me like landing lights.
19:07:31 DSJ: Melbourne, this is Delta Sierra Juliet, the aircraft has just passed over me at least a thousand feet above.
19:08:48 DSJ: Delta Sierra Juliet, it seems to me that he's playing some sort of game, he's flying over me two, three times at speeds I could not identify.
19:09:27 DSJ: Melbourne, Delta Sierra Juliet, it's not an aircraft it is (open microphone for two seconds).
19:09:42 FS: Delta Sierra Juliet, can you describe the - er - aircraft?
DSJ: Delta Sierra Juliet, as it's flying past it's a long shape (open microphone for three seconds) cannot identify more than it has such speed (open microphone for three seconds). It's before me right now Melbourne.
19:10 FS: Delta Sierra Juliet, roger and how large would the - er - object be?
19:10:19 DSJ: Delta Sierra Juliet, Melbourne, it seems like it's chasing me.[20] What I'm doing right now is orbiting and the thing is just orbiting on top of me also. It's got a green light and sort of metallic like, it's all shiny on the outside.
DSJ: My intentions are - ah - to go to King Island - ah - Melbourne. That strange aircraft is hovering on top of me again (open microphone for two seconds). It is hovering and (open microphone for one second) it's not an aircraft.
 
2011-08-16 04:08:24 PM
To me the only one that is really interesting is the pilot whose plane disappeared while tracking down a UFO. Among the possibilities he was shot down by a Russian invader but no one wanted to escalate to a shooting war hence the coverup . Perhaps one day we will find out the truth.
 
2011-08-16 04:10:55 PM
Link/Link (new windows)
 
2011-08-16 04:15:55 PM
During my flying career I had two UFO sightings, both of which occurred during daytime while flying eastward over the North Atlantic in 1990 only a few months apart. Now, don't get out the white jackets just yet...I said UFO because I couldn't positively identify either object, but I am confident they each had natural/conventional explanations.

The first object passed us on an eastbound parallel track high and to the left. There was a white-ish dot at the head of what looked just like a normal jet contrail, only it was much higher than our FL330 and going several times our Mach .77 (standard cruise speed of a C-5). When it got out to about the 10 o'clock position it suddenly pitched up at about a 30 degree angle and flew right up out of the atmosphere and disappeared. I believe it was an atmospheric-skimming meteor. What caused it to pitch up? I'm guessing it either broke a piece off or had an explosive sublimation, causing the trajectory change, but I'll never know for certain.

The second incident occurred under similar circumstances a few months later. The primary difference is that when it got out ahead of us it visibly broke up into several large pieces that each glowed in different colors for several seconds as they fell towards the ocean below. I believe that object was a man-made satellite that entered the atmosphere and broke up.

No LGMs...drat!
 
2011-08-16 04:17:37 PM
Time to Google me some "Grinning Man"
 
2011-08-16 04:19:50 PM

LindLTaylor: Thanks for giving me something to think about later on when it is time to go to bed.

The "Grinning Man" gives me chills now matter how he is depicted. I could have done without that since I am still recovering from that creepy thing in "Insidious."

[otherworldmystery.com image 500x366]


[otherworldmystery.com image 380x429]


Dude...that first image is CREEPY!

May I ask where that comes from?
 
2011-08-16 04:31:23 PM
#1. Ball lightening
#2. SO OBVIOUSLY A FLY I mean really look it's a FLY
#3. Seaman have seen Mermaids also. The sea makes you hallucinate.
#4. He was jealous of the seaman...(laughing while I type seaman)
#5. Actually the Great Lakes have ships and airplanes in them that they are just finding. So it is very possible his plane is in the bottom of a lake somewhere.
#6. See #5. DUH.
#7. If the military shows up it's either one of ours or one of theirs (Russia it was the 60's)
#8. Georgia = a lot of airforce bases.
#9. The man has a Nobel Peace Prize was it for this?
#10. More like the GRINNING BEAR who decided not to eat your face off.. LOL
#11. If that is the picture that is a military helicopter.
#12. Nice stealth fliers.
I believe we are not alone in the universe. I also love sci-fi. I just..have not ever seen evidence that is not questionable. And as Ghost Hunters say "when in doubt throw it out."
 
2011-08-16 04:34:29 PM

poonesfarm: I'd never heard of "The Grinning Man". That's just downright creepy.


Yeah I've never heard of it either and I grew up just one one town over and 10ish years later. Off to do some googling.
 
2011-08-16 04:34:49 PM
"That time your mom jumped in the pool not included (trutv.com)"


boooooooooo
 
2011-08-16 04:37:30 PM
Sorry, but anyone who claims to see a UFO needs to (a) be laughed at and (b) get their eyes checked pronto.

Retards.
 
2011-08-16 04:43:42 PM

illegal.tender: Sorry, but anyone who claims to see a UFO, and believes it to an alien spacecraft, needs to (a) be laughed at and (b) get their eyes checked pronto.

Retards.

 
2011-08-16 04:46:48 PM

alowishus: illegal.tender: Sorry, but anyone who claims to see a UFO, and believes it to an alien spacecraft, needs to (a) be laughed at and (b) get their eyes checked pronto.

Retards.


The Drake Equation (new window)
 
2011-08-16 04:53:44 PM
I want to believe [but it is just so damned hard when faced with logic and lack of evidence].
 
2011-08-16 04:54:33 PM

caddisfly: lack of evidence].


If you had evidence, it wouldn't be belief. It would be...well, fact.
 
2011-08-16 04:57:34 PM

illegal.tender: Sorry, but anyone who claims to see a UFO needs to (a) be laughed at and (b) get their eyes checked pronto.

Retards.


images.wikia.com
Say what?
 
2011-08-16 04:59:55 PM

PizzaJedi81: alowishus: illegal.tender:
The Drake Equation (new window)


imgs.xkcd.com
 
2011-08-16 05:01:31 PM
One of my dad's favorite stories to tell when he's drinking is about the time the emergcon system was triggered at the air force base where he was in charge of missile maintenance. He says they had to get the ICBMs ready for launch, alarms were going off, people were panicking and running around, and a general came out of the latrine and yelled at my dad because the latrine was out of paper towels. My dad told him to kiss his ass (or so he says) and went back to dealing with the emergency. A few minutes later it was called in as a false alarm, and the whole thing was over, no explanations, no nothing.

More than 20 years later, he was watching the History Channel and found out the whole incident was triggered by a UFO. "Huh. How about that," he said.

/CSS
 
2011-08-16 05:01:58 PM
You won't find any on Mars, either.

We're alone out here. This part of the galaxy is ours and ours alone, and we're not built to leave the planet for any significant length of time.
 
2011-08-16 05:02:42 PM

escherblacksmith: PizzaJedi81: alowishus: illegal.tender:
The Drake Equation (new window)

[imgs.xkcd.com image 640x338]


Heh. I'm not going to say that there aren't a bunch of crackpots out there, but I'm also not going to say that alien life is impossible, nor that there haven't been visitations.

Yes...yes, I do know just how nutsy-cuckoobird that makes me sound.
 
2011-08-16 05:03:27 PM
1) Is there life somewhere else in the universe? I think it is very very likely. However, this includes single cell or algae or something similar.
2) Is there animal life out there? I think this is also likely, but less than #1. I'm thinking in terms of things like small mammals, insects, etc...
3) Is there intelligent life out there? I think this is also possible, but less likely than #2. But in terms of space travel and visited here, um no.

So basically, my nerd side wants there to be life out there, likes the research to find it, but really it doesn't matter. I say this because unless they have visited us, or influenced us, the discovery wouldn't change our day to day life much. Mabey just piss off religious nut jobs, and well that is worth the effort then.
 
2011-08-16 05:08:44 PM

ZeroCorpse: You won't find any on Mars, either.

We're alone out here. This part of the galaxy is ours and ours alone, and we're not built to leave the planet for any significant length of time.


We should probably send more expeditions to plant flags in things while we still can then. We should also beef up our defenses now so that if we do meet outsiders, invades, or hitchhikers, we can blast them back to Betelgeuse.
 
2011-08-16 05:11:32 PM

PizzaJedi81: caddisfly: lack of evidence].

If you had evidence, it wouldn't be belief. It would be...well, fact.


Belief is knowledge if the belief is true . . . at least that's what some Plato dude told me.
 
2011-08-16 05:16:31 PM

LittleSmitty: The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.


Yeah, I always love how it's always "the light from Venus"... When the Fark have you ever seen Venus bright enough to mistake it for a UFO?
 
2011-08-16 05:16:32 PM

PizzaJedi81: escherblacksmith: PizzaJedi81: alowishus: illegal.tender:
The Drake Equation (new window)

[imgs.xkcd.com image 640x338]

Heh. I'm not going to say that there aren't a bunch of crackpots out there, but I'm also not going to say that alien life is impossible, nor that there haven't been visitations.

Yes...yes, I do know just how nutsy-cuckoobird that makes me sound.


It's unimaginable to me that there isn't life elsewhere in the universe, but if you believe we have been visited, you're delusional.
 
2011-08-16 05:26:06 PM

Mikey1969: LittleSmitty: The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

Yeah, I always love how it's always "the light from Venus"... When the Fark have you ever seen Venus bright enough to mistake it for a UFO?


You mean like a Venus corona?

img828.imageshack.us

Do yourself a favor and educate yourself.
 
2011-08-16 05:50:22 PM
That's bright, but I wouldn't mistake it for a UFO, they haven't been known to just sit there. It looks cool and all, but that's about it.


It's gotta be good acid if something like that makes you run screaming for the nearest tabloid offices. Sorry dude, you didn't pwn me or anything.
 
2011-08-16 06:14:06 PM

PizzaJedi81: The Drake Equation (new window)


More importantly from the UFO-visitation perspective is Drake's "Energy Required Equation", "To send a spacecraft the size of a small airliner at one-tenth the speed of light [to the nearest star] requires as much energy as the US now produces in more than a hundred years." This fundamental hurdle to interstellar travel, not to mention the technical, financial and life support hurdles to overcome, is why IMO we have not seen visitors.
 
2011-08-16 06:17:22 PM

alowishus: Mikey1969: LittleSmitty: The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

Yeah, I always love how it's always "the light from Venus"... When the Fark have you ever seen Venus bright enough to mistake it for a UFO?

You mean like a Venus corona?

[img828.imageshack.us image 500x333]

Do yourself a favor and educate yourself.


do us all a favor and don't be such a douche bag, until now I've never seen venus that bright.
 
2011-08-16 06:29:59 PM
When I was young I saw a strange object flying through the night sky and emitting a high pitch sound. The object returned to our backyard over several nights. My family reported it to the authorities and eventually the air force showed up to investigate. At that point my older brother who lived in the attic with a goat named Raquel finally confessed. He had run a blanket on a line with a pulley system between two trees. At night he would the sheet across and shine a flashlight with a flying saucer shaped cut out attached. Then he would use a comb with some wax paper to make the high pitched sound. Boy, did dad ever give him a talking to about honesty. I was most disappointed that I was not going to taken to Mars and become a basketball star amongst the little green men.
 
2011-08-16 06:33:35 PM

StoneColdAtheist: PizzaJedi81: The Drake Equation (new window)

More importantly from the UFO-visitation perspective is Drake's "Energy Required Equation", "To send a spacecraft the size of a small airliner at one-tenth the speed of light [to the nearest star] requires as much energy as the US now produces in more than a hundred years." This fundamental hurdle to interstellar travel, not to mention the technical, financial and life support hurdles to overcome, is why IMO we have not seen visitors.


says someone who's never built a faster than light spacecraft.
 
2011-08-16 06:37:11 PM

coldones: When I was young I saw a strange object flying through the night sky and emitting a high pitch sound. The object returned to our backyard over several nights. My family reported it to the authorities and eventually the air force showed up to investigate. At that point my older brother who lived in the attic with a goat named Raquel finally confessed. He had run a blanket on a line with a pulley system between two trees. At night he would the sheet across and shine a flashlight with a flying saucer shaped cut out attached. Then he would use a comb with some wax paper to make the high pitched sound. Boy, did dad ever give him a talking to about honesty. I was most disappointed that I was not going to taken to Mars and become a basketball star amongst the little green men.


3.bp.blogspot.com

images.tvrage.com

I see what you did there.
 
2011-08-16 07:02:18 PM
I once remember seeing a strange flickering light in the afternoon. Looked like a star, but it moved kinda slow, and then it simply faded away from sight. I think it must've been a satellite.

Also, as an interesting note, some ufologists believe that 3/4 of the UFO sightings are actually improved models of old Nazi wunderwaffen.

freedomvideo.org

And, just because I can (new window).
 
2011-08-16 07:25:03 PM

Der Poopflinger: alowishus: Mikey1969: LittleSmitty: The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

Yeah, I always love how it's always "the light from Venus"... When the Fark have you ever seen Venus bright enough to mistake it for a UFO?

You mean like a Venus corona?

[img828.imageshack.us image 500x333]

Do yourself a favor and educate yourself.

do us all a favor and don't be such a douche bag, until now I've never seen venus that bright.


And you're not the one that said it doesn't happen.

Willful ignorance, like the bolded comment, piss me off. It didn't even take 10 seconds to find that picture. It's arrogant to flippantly dismiss the opinion of nearly all scientists in the relevant field. Especially since all it would take is a simple google image search to confirm it.

It's just short of being presented with the image and turning your head, refusing to look.
 
2011-08-16 07:26:14 PM

Jencaasi: LindLTaylor: Thanks for giving me something to think about later on when it is time to go to bed.

The "Grinning Man" gives me chills now matter how he is depicted. I could have done without that since I am still recovering from that creepy thing in "Insidious."

[otherworldmystery.com image 500x366]


[otherworldmystery.com image 380x429]

Dude...that first image is CREEPY!

May I ask where that comes from?


I just Googled "grinning man" in image search.
 
2011-08-16 08:19:47 PM

StoneColdAtheist: More importantly from the UFO-visitation perspective is Drake's "Energy Required Equation", "To send a spacecraft the size of a small airliner at one-tenth the speed of light [to the nearest star] requires as much energy as the US now produces in more than a hundred years." This fundamental hurdle to interstellar travel, not to mention the technical, financial and life support hurdles to overcome, is why IMO we have not seen visitors.


Meh. Mankind has only been on this planet for a few thousand years, very few of those in a civilized manner, and even fewer with any real mind toward scientific innovation. We are very arrogant in our thinking that we have sussed out the truths of the universe in our infancy.

A civilization with a hundred thousand years or a million years, or tens of millions of years of scientific exploration may have solved the pesky Drake's Equation, or found a loophole, or shown it to be actual bullshiat in some manner or way we are thousands of generations from being able to comprehend.

I think we don't see these beings, assuming they do exist--and given the vastness of the universe I'd say it is very likely--because we are remote, and as of 100,000 years ago there was fark all going on here on this planet.

It is possible the planet was visited, found to be barely populated and boring as hell.
 
2011-08-16 09:05:15 PM
The universe is so staggeringly huge, and life is so diverse, especially when you consider extremophiles, and we are such small creatures on such a tiny little rock in an unfathomably small corner of the universe, with a staggeringly limited view of that universe - we can't be certain of the Higgs Boson, we can't be certain of dark matter etc, not to mention we're still petty morons fighting eachother for what's left of our natural resources. What could we have discovered if we'd worked together as one planet instead of a bunch of crappy nations thirsting for war.

There's no doubt there's other life out there, from bacteria to animals to alien-oids, be they humanoid or otherwise, and if you think we're alone in this universe you're a FARKING RETARD.
 
2011-08-16 10:13:11 PM
 
2011-08-16 10:33:25 PM

Mikey1969: LittleSmitty: The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

Yeah, I always love how it's always "the light from Venus"... When the Fark have you ever seen Venus bright enough to mistake it for a UFO?


i238.photobucket.com

quote from Men in Black
 
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