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Fraser
2011-Feb-09, 12:00 AM
UFO’s are tricky little blighters. Those three letters have caused so much controversy over the years and I find myself, yet again, discussing one of the most misrepresented acronyms in the entire Universe. UFO stands for ‘Unidentified Flying Object’ and, if you have never seen a helicopter before, then its a UFO, its unidentified and [...]

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trinitree88
2011-Feb-09, 12:57 PM
UFO’s are tricky little blighters. Those three letters have caused so much controversy over the years and I find myself, yet again, discussing one of the most misrepresented acronyms in the entire Universe. UFO stands for ‘Unidentified Flying Object’ and, if you have never seen a helicopter before, then its a UFO, its unidentified and [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/83177/in-case-of-jerusalem-video-ufo-could-mean-unidentified-flashlight-objects/)

Fraser, Mark Thompson. Years ago Stephen J. O'Meara, Sky & Tel observer supreme, tried to definitively, once and for all wipe out UFO's. At a major star party (Texas?) he surveyed experienced observers from all ages and walks of life...thinking he'd find no reporters. To his surprise, a large number had seen unknowns, and true to Hynek's numerical distribution had never reported them to authorities. He gave a talk at Harvard's Phillips auditorium and admitted his surprise at the BATM meeting. pete


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A.DIM
2011-Feb-09, 02:47 PM
I'm skeptical "flashlight in window pane" explains this one and am rather disappointed Mark and or Fraser felt compelled to respond to this sighting with this article.
I'm also skeptical any regular skywatcher, pro or am, has not seen a UFO (whatever it was!), especially over 20yrs of viewing. In my experience, it's quite the opposite: most of my astronomer chums have seen UFOs with a few, to them, not easily explained.

Rhaedas
2011-Feb-09, 04:01 PM
Not every object in the sky is always identified. The difference is that an experienced observer isn't going to jump to the conclusion that it's an alien craft from another world or dimension.

And the previous thread on this particular subject had a Youtube link in the responses that clearly showed how this hoax was done, based on looking at the video in detail. Short explanation, it was homemade with a still picture.

trinitree88
2011-Feb-09, 04:24 PM
I'm skeptical "flashlight in window pane" explains this one and am rather disappointed Mark and or Fraser felt compelled to respond to this sighting with this article.
I'm also skeptical any regular skywatcher, pro or am, has not seen a UFO (whatever it was!), especially over 20yrs of viewing. In my experience, it's quite the opposite: most of my astronomer chums have seen UFOs with a few, to them, not easily explained.

A. DIM. Yep. It's true there are plenty of mundane explanations, but many experienced observers I've known have a short list of mystery objects yielding to nothing mundane. As yet no White House lawn landings, but plenty of strange.