Pictures of UFOs.
January 5, 2004 1:52 PM   Subscribe

Pictures of UFOs.
posted by monju_bosatsu (18 comments total)
Pictures of the Hamburgler
posted by Divine_Wino at 2:22 PM on January 5, 2004

Pictures of me
posted by 2sheets at 2:29 PM on January 5, 2004

Pictures of Martians
posted by anastasiav at 2:31 PM on January 5, 2004

pictures of quonsar
posted by quonsar at 2:35 PM on January 5, 2004

I'm sorry -- I should have clicked on the link. Its a nice layout and they're moderately interesting photographs (click the photo to read the story behind it), however for a site that uses the tagline "In-depth, quality and scientific research on the UFO phenomenon" I wish that the photos had some analysis posted with them instead of just the photographers story. Certainly there are some photos out there that no one knows just exactly what the photo is of. Other photos have been carefully and completely analyzed and explained, and the information on the analysis is fairly easy to get. I'd like for them to sort the wheat from the chaff, so to speak, instead of providing images like this one where they simply pose questions without looking for answers.
posted by anastasiav at 2:39 PM on January 5, 2004

Pictures of You
posted by jpoulos at 3:18 PM on January 5, 2004

"It's the mythology of our age," I told my my father one night as we watched a TV program about UFOs. " "I'm not saying it's all horsefeathers, but if they're real, why all the mystery? Why don't they just land and take out space in the Times?" said Dad.
posted by alumshubby at 4:24 PM on January 5, 2004

I like how all the black and white UFO photos from awhile back look so... so... seventies.
posted by robbie01 at 6:08 PM on January 5, 2004

Pictures of Zombies!
posted by Trik at 6:40 PM on January 5, 2004

Pictures of Lily
posted by inpHilltr8r at 6:57 PM on January 5, 2004

Do I have to do this...? Pictures of Matchstick Men
posted by Faze at 8:11 PM on January 5, 2004

More "in depth quality scientific research"

Simulacra gallery at the fortean times.
posted by skallas at 8:46 PM on January 5, 2004

Do I have to do this...? Pictures of Matchstick Men
posted by quonsar at 8:50 PM on January 5, 2004

And wasn't I suprised to learn that my very own hometown has been visited by alien critters!
posted by Ruki at 10:04 PM on January 5, 2004

Pictures of us
posted by Ptrin at 11:17 PM on January 5, 2004

Skepdic on UFOs.
Most unidentified flying objects are eventually identified as hoaxes or astronomical events, aircraft, satellites, weather balloons, or other natural phenomena. In studies done by the Air Force, less than 2% of UFO sightings remain unidentifiable. It is more probable that with more information those 2% would be identified as meteors, aircraft, etc., than that they are alien spacecraft.

The reason no logical explanation seems credible to UFOlogists is probably because those making and hearing the reports either do not want to hear a logical explanation or they make little or no effort to find one. In any case, the fact that some pilots or scientists claim they cannot think of any logical explanations for some perceptual observations is hardly proof that they have observed alien spacecraft.

Finally, it should be noted that UFOs are usually observed by untrained skywatchers and almost never by professional or amateur astronomers, people who spend inordinate amounts of time observing the heavens above. One would think that astronomers would have spotted some of these alien craft. Perhaps the crafty aliens know that good scientists are skeptical and inquisitive. Such beings might pose a threat to the security of a story well-told.
posted by skallas at 12:30 AM on January 6, 2004

I was going to play the "pictures of" game too... I managed to stumble into this.
posted by Witty at 6:47 AM on January 6, 2004


I saw a UFO when I was a kid. I still haven't heard a logical explanation for it.
posted by mrhappy at 11:15 PM on January 6, 2004

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