Prologue: 95+% of UFO sightings have been debunked
as hoaxes, optical illusions or hallucinations. This webpage deals with
the remaining 5%.
UFOs Explained Before the
Term UFO Existed
It was 1943, the middle of
World War Two. I was five years old,
and my teenage sister was out on a Friday nite date, after her boyfriend had
sworn to bring her home by eleven.
Blackout laws were in effect in order to make it more difficult for enemy
bombers find potential targets. Most
of our apartment windows were covered by proper heavy curtains, the others by
heavy blankets. There was no TV, so
I entertained myself by reading books and comic books with a flashlight under
the blanket, or listening to radio mysteries and adventures like The Shadow and
Gangbusters. On this particular
evening I decided to play a prank on my sister.
I had been given a fantastic new toy, a fancy flashlight made in Germany
circa 1936. I could adjust the focus
of the beam and change among colors with filters for yellow (white?), red and
green. I went into the living room,
turned off all other lights and played with my new toy shining the beam all over
a large wall. Soon enough Linda was
kissing her boyfriend good night, and fumbling for the keyhole.
As she was entering the pitch black apartment, she was confronted with an
eerie red glow on the wall and my attempt to sound like a ghost with a crude
“boo”. There was a few seconds of
dead silence, followed with a high pitch scream which seemed to last for at
least a minute. Linda did not speak
to me for a week, but I was not reprimanded inasmuch our parents thought that a
teenager should not have fallen for such a childish gag.
I could use my flashlight to
make “spots” of light of various sizes on the dark wall.
I could make the spots disappear in one location and appear in another
I could make it move very
fast even with a zig-zag or saw-tooth motion.
In a word, and in retrospect, I could make a spot of light do things
totally impossible for something/anything with a Non-Zero Mass.
The purpose here
is not to present a lesson in The Physics of Light.
Isaac Newton did that for me centuries ago.
Today, the unexplainable UFO phenomena has been reduced to things which
can be shown, at least in principle to be of Zero mass.
Sure, shiny objects on a dark background explain many things.
But, dark objects on a light background (eg, daytime) may also be
at least in principle, by well known scientific principles.
Repeat after me: ZERO MASS.
Related Mysteries Debunked
The Aliens [Extraterrestial UFO drivers and riders] then, you ask.
What about all those Little Grays, Greens, Purples ad nauseam, beings that people
in Roswell and elsewhere have "seen"? These questions are almost too
easy answer. Each can be answered with a single phrase: CRASH
TEST DUMMIES and HALLUCINATORS.
Still you persist. Why then have the
American scientists not made this clear to the American public? Why kill
the goose that lays golden eggs, I reply. American scientists and military
leaders roll over with laughter every day they show up in their labs and
offices knowing that Russian Commnists hava batallions of highly decorated
Comrades on huge projects, wastsing enormous resources, trying to fit
natural disaster sites into UFO theories. And they sound oh so
serious and "edjikated" in Pravda and Isvestia newsclips.
Real UFOs or UFPs or UFIs?
The problems with UFOs are not just many, they exist on many different
levels. For example, consider the dictionary definition of
-- a material thing that can be seen and touched.
Clearly, the term UFO is biased toward material things, things that have
some finite mass. Conversely, UFO is biased against non-material
things such as phenomena consisting of Zero Mass light "particles", aka
photons, and hallucinations.
Hey, is it too late to prpose at least
two new terms, UFPs and UFI?
Unidentified Flying Phenomena
Unidentified Flying Illusions
Boy, am I fatigued.
What say, we postpone considering equally curious phrases such as
UNIDENTIFIED Floating, Swimming, Crawling, Burrowing, and
Jst Lolligagging About OBJECTS.
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Wednesday, 08 April 2015