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Re: Hot Spots

From: joel henry <jhenry@wavefront.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 09:33:57 -0600
Fwd Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 07:54:06 -0500
Subject: Re: Hot Spots


>> Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 05:11:24 +0100 (MET)
>> To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>> From: Henny van der Pluijm <hvdp@worldonline.nl>
>> Subject: Hot Spots

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>An astronomer who gave a talk at a MUFON Ontario meeting recently
>argued that UFOs cannot be extraterrestrial craft since they have
>lights like aircraft which would make them too easy to detect at
>night. But who is to say that this is actually the exception
>rather than the rule and that the vast majority of UFOs are in
>fact unlit objects.

Most UFOs have lights. Abright single color or white is quite
conspicuous. But if they try to imitate aircraft lights they
would be largely ignored by the public who assume it is aircraft.
they don't know common lighting patterns and even the military
uses different patterns to identify specific craft from the
ground. This is called "disguising" rather than hiding. People
are getting more critical about what they see, so the reports of
UFO's are more likely the real thing than misidentifications or
natural phenomena. At Minnesota MUFON, we hardly ever get easily
explained sightings. A light in the sky is not enough, it either
has to do something extraordinary or be close enough not to look
like anything known.

As far as hotspots go, I think there are many short lived ones
that are hot for a few weeks and then go cold only to go hot
again sometime in the future. We need to look for long term
patterns rather than assume they like certain places.

Joel Henry

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