WHAT ARE THEY ?
are the single most widely reported phenomenon in the world, thousands upon thousands of people claim
they have witnessed Unidentified Flying Objects floating in the sky.
From small flashing lights to silent metallic discs flying through the clouds in broad daylight.
remained the worlds No1 mystery for over 50 years, the most fascinating features of UFO`S are there incredible
manoeuvres when it comes to aerodynamics. They have been witnessed just hovering in one spot and even
flying around both vertically and horizontally with very little effort though they don't appear to have any means of propulsion.
They have been seen to just vanish completely in the blink of an eye leaving no trace or vapour trails
Roughly 95% of UFO sightings have an explanation of a rational nature, this figure is almost universally agreed upon
(give or take a percentage or two) by every official body logging UFO sightings, from civilian research organisations to
the British Ministry of Defence. Over the years there have been over 400 radar observations made concerning UFO's.
But perhaps the most significant report was one of a radar sequence released into the public domain by the Belgium Air force
itself, showing a UFO descending from 10,000 feet to 500 feet in less than five seconds. Had a pilot been on board
the craft, the Ge-force alone would of resulted in instant death.
Sceptic's and debunkers dismissed the radar footage by claiming the object was merely a reflection
of some distant landmark, a temperature inversion created by freak weather conditions. Two F-16 fighters had been ordered
to intercept the UFO in question, one of the pilots was interviewed and his story was released to the
public. Even though there have been more than 400 actual radar recordings down the years (and remember those are only the one's we get to hear about) sceptic's & debunkers continue to either totally ignore these or insist in
each case they had to of been produced using faulty equipment or temperature inversions.
The most convincing UFO reports were produced
in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s by airline pilots, military pilots and ex-military pilots. These men had the training and the
experience to be able to distinguish between normal sky sights and highly abnormal sights. They knew what airplanes looked
like, and what meteors looked like, having seen them many times. Their visual observations were frequently supported by radar
data which showed essentially the same thing. They were therefore able, on many occasions, to methodically eliminate conventional
phenomena from consideration when trying to identify UFOs.
In those same decades, most
UFO sightings were made in the daytime and frequently at close range, when shapes and surface features could be distinguished,
thus making positive identification of normal sights easier and the descriptions of unusual sights more detailed. When all
normal explanations had been eliminated, the witnesses could concentrate on those aspects of the experience which were most
These abnormal aspects
included the shapes of UFOs and their behavior. Most of the UFOs seen in the daytime were said to have had simple geometric
shapes--discs, ovals, spheres, cylinders--and surfaces that looked like metal. Such shapes are not only nonexistent among
known aircraft, but contrary to all known theories of flight, in most cases offering control and performance disadvantages
rather than advantages.
Berliner, The Fund for UFO Research, Inc.; 2002