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A UFO report rejected by Ivan

  1. Sep 20, 2003 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    In light of recent events, I thought it appropriate to display a little of the filtering that I do when considering UFO claims. This is a good example of a report that I can completely reject at a glance. This does not mean that I reject this with absolute certainty, but unless something else comes along to ignite my interest in this story, for me, it goes in the debunked file.

    http://www.rense.com/general41/flying.htm

    I find these pictures unconvincing. One method that can be used to gauge relative distance in a photograph is to look at the contrast between the light and dark areas of an object, and compare this to other objects in the picture that are at a known distance. The closer something is to the camera [or your eye], the greater the contrast between light and dark areas. As an object approaches infinite distance, the contrast goes to zero and the object appears to be the same color as the horizon.

    In these pictures, we see significantly greater contrast between the light and dark regions of the "saucer" as opposed to those of the planes. This tells me that this is a small object very close to the camera.
     
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    I see, so the aliens are tiny! No wonder it's so hard to get good evidence!
     
  4. Sep 20, 2003 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    Jonathan this is really a funny point. How big would they have to be?
    How big must be an ET? In spite of all the science fiction that I read and watched, I never seriously thought about it.
     
  5. Sep 20, 2003 #4

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    Wonder how long it will be before we have a site proporting to have found little flying saucers in Tunneling Electron Microscope images.
     
  6. Sep 20, 2003 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    Actually, physicists have already seriously considered the existence of these little demons; Maxwell!
     
  7. Sep 20, 2003 #6
    Little black dots.
     
  8. Sep 22, 2003 #7

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    Better watch out or the microscopic space fleet will come and vaporise us all... unless it gets eaten by a dog first.

    [/hitchhikers guide]
     
  9. Sep 24, 2003 #8

    Ivan Seeking

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    This only delays the attack for a day or two.
     
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    OH! It's so clear now! Anal-probing is actually a microscopic form of space exploration! (Just like how the Galileo spacecraft descended into Jupider's atmosphere!)
     
  12. Oct 20, 2003 #11

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://www.abduct.com/question/q186.htm

    Well Jonathan, it looks like you were right!
     
  13. Oct 20, 2003 #12
    This has been documented. Cool. Let's see the documents.
     
  14. Oct 20, 2003 #13

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    I assume they mean affidavits. These do exist for many cases, but the 3 inch guys are news to me.
     
  15. Oct 21, 2003 #14
    Me too! Who'd a thunk it? If someone did encounter 3 inch aliens, why would one not catch them?
     
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