How to Create a UFO Hoax

  • Thread starter zoobyshoe
  • Start date
6,171
1,275
This fun site suggests several
ways to hoax a UFO, and also relates how a couple of unintentional hoaxes came about.
Rudimentary instructions on making
a crop circle, as well.

PGG: Faking UFOs
Address:http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl/~vdmeulen/deeper/Articles/UFOfake.html [Broken] Changed:9:27 AM on Sunday, April 16, 2000

-zoob
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
7,093
174
Thanks Zooby,
I posted this to the debunking Napster also.

This does not close the thread.

I have been sooooo tempted to do something like this just to create a little test group of my own. Or course ethics prevent me from doing so...but it would be fun!
 
6,171
1,275
I never told you about the time
I used to work at a restaurant, and one evening when we were closing I went out the back to
dump trash in the alley, and saw
a flock of green, luminous lights
hovering in the sky.

After staring in disbelief I ran
and got the owner. At first he, too, was amazed, but then he re-
cognized them as clear tinted
plastic balloons that had some
light source like a penlight in
them.

The Superbowl was going on at the
time an he figured these were
some result of some celebration
of it nearby.

-Zoob
 

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
7,093
174
Originally posted by zoobyshoe
I never told you about the time
I used to work at a restaurant, and one evening when we were closing I went out the back to
dump trash in the alley, and saw
a flock of green, luminous lights
hovering in the sky.

After staring in disbelief I ran
and got the owner. At first he, too, was amazed, but then he re-
cognized them as clear tinted
plastic balloons that had some
light source like a penlight in
them.

The Superbowl was going on at the
time an he figured these were
some result of some celebration
of it nearby.

-Zoob
I don't think I have ever seen anything that qualifies as unexplainable. I once did see something fly right over our heads [a friend and myself] that was very strange, and completely silent. However, we were near Beale AFB in Sacramento Ca. Also, this thing did nothing dramatic; it just crept along with an occasional change in direction. I am convinced this was an early test of stealth blimp technology [1979].

I have seen a few other strange things that got me a little worked up at the time, but at the end of the day I have never felt that anything seen was potentially incredible in its origins. I am supposed to go see some real UFOs soon. A famous hot spot exists not far from my home. About ten news crews have been there and have come away with video of alleged strange lights in the sky. Being located in the heart of the highly [volcanically] active Cascade mountain range, the skeptic in me expects this hot spot activity to be an example of earthquake lights. I also think a guy local to the area is capitalizing on this with a new age cult following. It is noteworthy that this is also located near a Native American Reservation. The "natives" have stories about these lights going back hundreds of years. I must admit to being just a little hopeful…
 
6,171
1,275
Earthquake lights are a contro-
versial subject in and of them-
selves, aren't they? I would be
fascinated to see this phenomenon,
and videotape it, for its own
sake.

If the Native Americans have been
seeing the lights for hundreds of
years it may be akin to the Brown-
sville (?) lights in New Mexico(?)
which appear frequently enough
that the state put a plaque up at
the spot of the road from which
they're often visible.

I've seen video of them in a doc-
umentary which included meterolog-
ists who were invited to try and
explain them. They definitly don't
seem to be craft but no one really
had a clue about a solid explana-
tion.
 

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
7,093
174
Originally posted by zoobyshoe
Earthquake lights are a contro-
versial subject in and of them-
selves, aren't they? I would be
fascinated to see this phenomenon,
and videotape it, for its own
sake.


This is my understanding also - that they are controversial. However this is still used to explain many UFO sightings. Still, just like ball lightning, they are increasingly accepted as real but without a complete explanation. I just assume that they do exist.

If the Native Americans have been
seeing the lights for hundreds of
years it may be akin to the Brown-
sville (?) lights in New Mexico(?)
which appear frequently enough
that the state put a plaque up at
the spot of the road from which
they're often visible.

I've seen video of them in a doc-
umentary which included meterolog-
ists who were invited to try and
explain them. They definitly don't
seem to be craft but no one really
had a clue about a solid explana-
tion.
There is good reason to expect something. Really this seems to be almost beyond doubt. The problem here is that I have no continuity of good evidence. We have reputable sources with footage of something bright flying around, but nothing that can be identified. Then we find many claims of direct observations of structured objects that are responsible for the lights observed, but no good videos. Obviously, as described, these objects would be nothing familiar in the earthly sense.
 
Last edited:
6,171
1,275
Ivan,

I found this interesting list of
patents granted to people for
disc shaped flying machines. It
seems to go all the way back to
1932.

In order to be granted a patent
the thing has to work in theory.
Maybe some of these inventor's
test flights account for UFO
sightings:

US Patents: Wingless aerodynes, disc aircraft, lenticular airplanes, &c...
Address:http://www.rexresearch.com/wingless/wingless.htm
 

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
7,093
174
Originally posted by zoobyshoe
Ivan,

I found this interesting list of
patents granted to people for
disc shaped flying machines. It
seems to go all the way back to
1932.

In order to be granted a patent
the thing has to work in theory.
Maybe some of these inventor's
test flights account for UFO
sightings:

US Patents: Wingless aerodynes, disc aircraft, lenticular airplanes, &c...
Address:http://www.rexresearch.com/wingless/wingless.htm
Yes I have seen pictures of some of these retrieved by the FBI. There are several photos of one in the FBI files - it is too bad that you don't have pdf abilities. They are absolutely known to account for many UFO sightings...of course not the more interesting examples. These minor episodes are pretty easily identified and dismissed.
 

Related Threads for: How to Create a UFO Hoax

  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
23
Views
7K
Replies
1
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
7
Views
609
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
3K
Replies
1
Views
2K

Hot Threads

Top