There is excitement in the
air over UFOs again! Amazing “new evidence” for possible alien spacecraft
have been top stories on 60 Minutes, The New York Times, USA Today and the
Associated Press. There is still a substantial amount of solid and verifiable
evidence needed to confirm the extraordinary claims. Many people aren’t aware
of the 8 simple explanations for strange aerial phenomena. Author of “Think:
Why You Should Question Everything” and seven more thoughtful and insightful
books, award-winning journalist Guy P. Harrison offers quick, clear-headed and
sound explanations for the apparent and alleged foreign tourists. Number 8 will
most likely be the cause and spark of more future UFO excitement.
8 Basic Explanations For
“Unexplained” UFO sightings:
-----“Unidentified”—the U in UFO—does not mean alien
spacecraft. “Unexplained” is not an explanation. A faulty conclusion is reached
via a faulty and uncorroborated premise.
----- “UFO enthusiasts often suggest that the integrity,
sincerity, or mental state of a witness is unfairly assaulted when a claim is
met with skepticism. This tactic is either uninformed or dishonest because
skeptics consistently and continually explain that to some degree everyone is
vulnerable to illusions and misinterpretations—no deceit or insanity required.
----- “We do not see the world around us in full or as it
really is. Our eyes receive reflected light from objects, and then our brains
do rapid translations or reconstructions of that information to present us with
a manufactured and highly edited scene that we ‘see’ in our minds. Human vision
is often unreliable, as has been confirmed by numerous experiments.
----- “Beliefs influence perception. Those who believe in
ghosts prior to entering a dark and creepy house are more likely to ‘see’ and ‘hear’
ghosts than those who did not hold that prior belief. Some UFO sightings are
likely the result of beliefs coloring the experience.
----- “Remember that human memory is imperfect and
unreliable. Our brain is not an organic video/audio recording and playback
system. The brain retrieves bits of information from past experiences, stiches
them together, and then tells us a story about the past that is meant to be
useful in the present. Given all that science has revealed about how poorly we
remember, it makes no sense to trust anyone’s recollection of seeing an
extraterrestrial spaceship last year, last week, or five minutes ago. For
something so unusual and important, we need much more than eyewitness accounts
to make the case.
----- “The expertise of a witness is close to irrelevant.
Commercial airline and military pilots may be only marginally better than
anyone else when it comes to accurately observing and remembering UFO
sightings, because they too must rely on a human brain that is highly
susceptible to error.
----- “Radar and other sensing systems used by militaries are
not infallible. Their output may be inaccurate if they are faulty, not properly
calibrated, or tasked to do something they were not designed to do. And, of
course, data are always subject to misinterpretation by human minds.”
----- Last but not least is
the emergence of drones or UAVs (un-crewed aerial vehicles). This may very well
be the primary explanation for UFO sightings going forward as the technology
increases at an astonishing rate:
“Many nations and companies have been investing significant
money and engineering talent into this field for years. As a result, there is
now a remarkable diversity of UAVs, many of which look quite different from
conventional airplanes. Some can do things common aircraft cannot. DARPA, for
example, has developed and tested the super-sleek triangular-shaped Falcon
HTV-2. This ‘hypersonic cruise vehicle’ can fly in the atmosphere at
astonishing speeds of up to Mach 22, approximately 14,000 mph.
“Perhaps more relevant to UFO sightings than raw speed is the
maneuverability of high-performance UAVs. Unrestrained by the presence of
fragile human pilots with squishy brains prone to blackouts, UAVs can be pushed
to the limits of power-weight ratios and fuselage/wing strength. It is likely
that some cutting-edge and still-secret UAVs can accelerate, decelerate, and maneuver in ways that virtually every human on
Earth—including most military pilots and radar/sensor personnel—are not yet
familiar with. I also pointed out years ago that some advanced UAVs are
surprisingly small, even insect-sized.
This presents another layer of potential confusion for observers trying to
assess distance, speed, and identity.”
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