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UFO Hoax Revealed

  1. Apr 4, 2009 #1

    ZapperZ

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20090402/sc_livescience/ufohoaxwasasocialexperiment [Broken]

    Did you fall for the social experiment?

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  3. Apr 4, 2009 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    No, but it seems that the linked skeptic isn't universally skeptical. The National Guard has claimed credit for the Phoenix Lights that he attitributes to a hoaxer.

    http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070301/NEWS07/703010425/1001/NEWS [Broken]

    So it would seem that the hoaxer hoaxed the skeptic.

    As is always the case, unless we find detailed descriptions of the craft or of highly exotic behavior, preferably by many credible observers, or better yet, on RADAR, there is no reason to get excited.
     
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  4. Apr 4, 2009 #3
    The deliberately hoaxed Phoenix lights he refers to appeared in 2008. This is not the same incident as the National Guard Flare release of 1997:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20090402/sc_livescience/ufohoaxwasasocialexperiment [Broken]

    http://www.livescience.com/strangenews/080423-bad-phoenix-lights.html
     
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  5. Apr 4, 2009 #4

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    The link says "page not found". This guy's claim that they dropped flares from the air are not consistant with the reports in the link to the article that the skeptic linked to.

    I can not imagine how flares dropped to the ground would be able to go back up into the air and float for ~ 20 minutes.

    http://www.livescience.com/strangenews/080423-bad-phoenix-lights.html

    Zooby beat me.
     
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  6. Apr 27, 2009 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    Ah, the infamous incident that I never even heard of or immediately wrote-off as nonsense. Got it. My mistake.

    I checked the UFO news thread but no reference was found. I did see a few news alerts in my google alerts. Yep, infamous indeed.
     
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