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The UFO Thread

  1. Mar 7, 2003 #1
    Same idea. Have any comments, info, etc. on UFO's, please post here. Thanks.
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  3. Mar 7, 2003 #2
    UFOs are just UFOs they don't have connection to outer space beings.
  4. Mar 8, 2003 #3
    Unfortunetly, people often confuse the two concepts
  5. Mar 17, 2003 #4
    If UFO stands for Unidentified Flying Object, then every flying object is a UFO until we identify it.
    Therefore any new airplane can be considered a UFO until people know what plane it is.
    Also, a flying hydrogen baloon (that was in the hand of a little boy, but then flyed off when he accidentally let it go) that has a strange shape will be a UFO too.
    Or ... wouldn't they be so ?
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  6. Mar 17, 2003 #5

    The basic concept of a UFO is just something that people can't identify, (and knowing certain people, that's not saying much). Therefore, I smash a plate, grind something sticky into it and launch it at a high velocity. Hence, the UFO.

    P.S. Mirrors may be added to create "lights in the sky" effect.
  7. Mar 19, 2003 #6
    Mactech what is your proof of that?

    Aliens must exist. Think about it there is a constantly growing amount of space in the universe and are you proposing we are the only ones? And, the aliens do have a chance of being more advanced than us and if they are who is to say that they have not found us and come to Earth?

    as I quote from the movie and book Contact (on the subject of aliens in the universe)

    "Don't you think that's an awful waste of space?"
  8. Mar 20, 2003 #7
    Why are u trying to connect UFOs directly to Aliens ?
    It is possible to have Aliens without connected UFOs.
    It is possible to have UFOs without connected aliens.
    It is possible to have Aliens with their connected UFOs :smile:.
  9. Mar 20, 2003 #8
    If Those UFO's Are Not Alien Made , Then Why We Consider It UFO's Since Human Beings Made It ?

    For Teh Two Remaining Answers , I Think they Are Possible .
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  10. Mar 20, 2003 #9


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    UFO = Unidentified Flying Object

    Hence, technically speaking, a top secret spy plane can be an UFO.
  11. Mar 20, 2003 #10

    Why arent you? what is wrong with doing that?!

    And it is possible and more likely to connect them WITH aliens.

    all I am trying to say is that aliens exist and that it is likely they know we are out here and have come by/on Earth. No country has flying ships such as those captured in old drawings/photographs,pictures/even home videos (oon the old PF i posted a few pictures I had found along witht he video that went with it about a UFO)
  12. Mar 23, 2003 #11
    Wow you'd think I would have a response by now.

    Does anyone want to comment on what I posted before?
  13. Mar 31, 2003 #12
    I'll comment.

    We have no direct hard evidence (not fuzzy photographs/video which tells us abosolutely nothing about the object) in the public domain which tells us in every case what these objects are or are not. However we do know that there is a good chance that at least some of these can have plausable explanations such as balloons, secret test/spy aircraft, ball lightning etc. So before inferring that aliens are arriving at the earth in spaceships perhaps it would be more prudent to examine the other possiblities which we know exist.

    Besides as has already been mentioned several times UFO is simply an acronym for Unidentified Flying Object and does not imply alien spacecraft.
  14. Apr 1, 2003 #13
    UFO= Aliens thing? Not even a possibility.

    I'm not supporting the claim that UFO's are Aliens. Now, say you were around back in the late 1800 and early 1900s when manmade aircraft were being tested and developed. If you wern't involved in the projects and if you saw an airplane flying over you're house then wouldnt you think it was something phenominal, unexplainable, and unachievable by man? Back in those days people would believe in psychics and astrology rather than men flying around in winged crafts. That was almost 100 years ago or more. For some reason it's been our goal as mankind to fly. Look at Divinci and all those people that strapped on wings to their arms to fly back in the really old days. So how is it impossible for us as mankind to Finally and eventually take off the wings and yet stay afloat in mid air? I think that some people are just so driven and educated in the sciences that they were able to put their knowledge into creative uses and find ways around our common and wasteful jet propulsion techniques. Look at Eintstein and the formings of nuclear technology as an example. Look at how advanced nuclear technology already is and where it was even in the 1950's. You could fit a bomb the equivelent to Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined, into a shell that fits into a Howlitzer cannon.
    Don't limit Mankind to our current technology and your inability to look deeper into things or into the future.
    UFO's are not extraterrestrial. In fact, if they were then wouldn't their actions as of today be considered hostile? They have entered our atmosphere uninvited, caused mass hysteria (the Arizona incident), and supposedly mutilated our livestock and implanted probes into people.
    If you were to take all of what people have said about aliens and UFO's seriously then we would probably be at war already with some alien race that only lives in our imagination.
    Don't underestimate your fellow Man, our race, and our potential.
    Lord Rashid
  15. Apr 3, 2003 #14


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    While I too think that there is no limit to what man is capable of, given enough time, I highly doubt these crafts we've been seing our alien. While no person can rule out the existance of aliens, not one can provide proof for there existance either. Look at the raeliens, for example.

    And, if these crafts are of alien origin, what is with all the smoke and mirrors. I mean, making crop circles is impressive, but not out of mans grasp, and surely any being with the means to travel the universe would find a better way of communicating with us (telephone, internet, email). I mean, surely they could pickup on the millions of radio waves and figure out how to tap into our communications systems. Has this happened? no.

    Honestly there is alot in common with a person who believes UFO's are of alien origin, and people who believe the universe is of spiritual origin. While you can believe this all you want, its merely a belief and does not hold any water against currently known facts, like, not being able to travel the vast distances of space in a feasible amount of time.
  16. Apr 4, 2003 #15
    I agree megashawn ... besides the burden of proof is on those who claim that aliens have visited earth in U.F.O.'s. Why? Because current opinion based upon the available hard evidence forces us to conclude that U.F.O's are most likely not extraterrestrial in origin. If there is any hard evidence for aliens these individuals should present it and convince everybody else.
  17. Apr 6, 2003 #16
    I tend to believe that there is no possibility for faster then light travel. Given that, if aliens got here it would have taken a huge amount of time. I can't see why they would just buzz over and not contact us. Even at close to light speeds, if their time was contracted during the trip, it would still be enough time on their planet that you would think that they would want to be able to say that they had met and engaged with life from another planet. I would like to think that there was other advanced life (assuming that we are) in the universe but don't believe they visit us on a regular basis.

  18. Apr 7, 2003 #17
    What about crop circles? I'm not sure how else they could be made like that...
  19. Apr 8, 2003 #18
    Firstly ... the individuals who created the first crop circles admitted to having created them and even demonstrated how they where done. Secondly does anybody actually believe that a civilisation capable of interstellar travel would choose to communicate by creating patterns in some fields. Crop circles I am afraid are just another of humanity's bizarre creations.
  20. Apr 11, 2003 #19
    what if the aliens after rosewell,got smart.to prevent another accident there made there spacecrafts in the image of our own aircrafts to disguise them as our own.you would never be able to tell to difference between theirs and our own.
  21. Apr 12, 2003 #20

    there are millions and trillions of universes and galaxies. surely ET live exists. UFO and aliens have been mixed up and that dosen't matter now.
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