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Re: Phoenix lights, FTs, whatever

From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 12:23:00 -0800
Fwd Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 20:15:56 -0500
Subject: Re: Phoenix lights, FTs, whatever

>  Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 08:36:02 +0200
>  From: Jakes Louw <LOUWJE@telkom.co.za>
>  To: updates@globalserve.net, UASR@MyList.net
>  Subject: Phoenix lights, FTs, whatever

>  I'm beginning to have problem with all these sightings.

>  I'm inherently a very linear thinker, so forgive me,
>  BUT:

>  - Why are flying triangles mostly only seen at night

We don't know. There are some daytime sightings of triangular
geometries, but not many.

I suspect some percentage (size unknown) are mispercieved
aircraft. I know that I have seen some video and photo material
claiming to be FTs which are clearly aircraft.

>  - Why fly something over Phoenix at night, with all
>  the headlights on

They can't turn them off.
They don't care if we see them.

>  - Why are these things mostly observed over high
>  population density areas, and not small to medium
>  settlements

FT sightings have been in a variety of areas. The Hudson Valley
sightings, for instance, were in areas ranging from high pop to
rural. Also, don't forget, if there are no witnesses, or the
witnesses don't report, you don't know what's being seen. We are
far from having good national coverage of sightings.

>  If one flies at night to hide oneself, then the
>  lights should be off, no?

If the "lights" are not lights but are an ionization side effect
of some part of the operation of the object, then perhaps not. We
know that UFOs can shut down their luminosity for limited periods
at least without falling out of the sky, but there is a clear
connection between UFO luminosity and operation (see
Moreland-1959, Selma-1957 in my website chronological catalog


for more details).

>  If one flies at night with the lights on, so one
>  can see where one is flying, I assume,

This is probably not a likely reason for UFO luminosity. Again, see
cases such as those mentioned above which suggest the luminosity
is a side effect of the operation of the object.

>  then why
>  over a humonguous place like Phoenix, Arizona?

"Ladies and gentlemen, down below we have one of the humans'
large population centers. Observe the use of primitive incandescent
lighting and internal combustion vehicles. Over the mountains, there,
you can see where earlier today their primitive aircraft engaged in
flare drops... Please feel free to take photos, and we have some
souveniers for sale in the lounge."

>  If one flies at night with the lights on, over
>  Phoenix, Arizona, then why not during the day?

Maybe they do. But maybe the big wing guys are nocturnal. I mean,
really, any of this is speculation. We can't say why the UFO
phenomenon behaves as it does without carefully examining the
available information.

Right now we are still largely in the descriptive stages - "Large
formations or large single objects fly over population centers at
night. We don't know why." We are not at the stage where the
level of information allows us confidently to predict motives or
behavior (except, perhaps, that many large formation sightings
will occur over populated areas).

Mark Cashman, creator of The Temporal Doorway at
- Original digital art, writing, and UFO research -
Author of SF novels available at...

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