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Thread: Project Blue Book 2.0?

  1. #211
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    The Space Coast
    Quote Originally Posted by gzhpcu View Post
    The ufo question took off after the Kenneth Arnold sighting in 1947. He referred to “flying saucers”, describing how they moved (like flat rocks skipping on water), not looked. By the end of the year, over 850 sightings of “flying saucers” were reported. Not at all what Arnold thought he saw, but what people mistakenly thought he saw. Now it is alleged “flying tic tacs” were seen.
    I have often thought the "UFO" phenomenon is massively interesting, but more from a sociological or "group psychology" angle, rather than extraterrestrial or extradimensional beings/craft. If you look at the (mostly anecdotal) early reports of strange flying craft, they are almost always at the edge of the current technology, sometimes bleeding-edge. In the 19th century you have what seem to be airships or dirigibles, in the 1920s and 1930s there are scattered reports of "craft" close to the ground with rivets visible and loud whooshing sounds. In the 1950s and 1960s you get saucers and aerodynamic cigars and "rocket" shapes, but with no visible rivets or sounds. In the 1980s the ships were often triangular and stealthy. I don't know what to make of "tic-tacs", though.

    Last edited by CJSF; 2018-Jan-31 at 07:01 PM. Reason: clarity
    "Find a way to show what would happen
    If you were incorrect
    A fact is just a fantasy
    Unless it can be checked
    Make a test
    Test it out"
    -They Might Be Giants, "Put It To The Test"

  2. #212
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Lugano, Switzerland
    That is what Carl Jung said... The UFOs represent, in Jung's phrase, "a modern myth."
    Last edited by gzhpcu; 2018-Jan-31 at 05:13 PM. Reason: added Jung

  3. #213
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    Feb 2013
    Wa. state
    Here is an interesting take on Delongs' "Disclosure". Just a CIA psy op to ready the public for the next great "threat" to justify increased DOD spending on space weapon systems?
    Last edited by Grant Hatch; 2018-Feb-24 at 09:31 PM.

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