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Re: UFO Communication?

From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 20:09:34 -0500
Fwd Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 04:27:47 -0500
Subject: Re: UFO Communication?

>Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 00:57:41 -0800
>From: Josh Goldstein <clearlt@pacbell.net>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: UFO Communication?

>All the past discussion of SETI and alien communication has
>brought me to pose a question. How do UFOs communicate?

>If they communicate using the electromagnetic
>spectrum why can't that be detected and perhaps interpreted?

>If the flying triangles are terrestrial in origin I assume we
>would be able to detect many scrambled radio messages. Why don't

Josh -

Of course, all of the following represents nothing more than the
rankest speculation, but I think these are some of the

1) UFOs do not communicate with each other or with any bases.
Either there is a strict rule to preclude such communication or
there is no need for them to communicate (perhaps because they
are strictly independent).

2) UFOs use small UFOs (such as BOL (Balls of Light)) to
communicate, much like carrier pigeons.

3) UFOs use analog radio of low strength, transmit infrequently,
and rely on specific frequency schedules and burst transmissions
to avoid detection.

4) UFOs use digital radio of low strength and transmit digital
packets. Such packets are unlikely to be easily detected, and
since they are emitted from a very high speed airborne source,
they are typcially eliminated by ELINT (Electronic Intelligence)
systems as spurious, especially since to an unknowing observer,
their content makes them appear to be noise. Such packets could
contain encrypted linguistic content, video content of unknown
aspect ratio, or some other more exotic form of communication.

5) UFOs use lasers for point to point communications and do not
broadcast at all. Interception would require the interposition
of a receiver in the signal path, and the chances of this are

6) UFOs use an exotic communications medium such as gravity or
quantum particles, or exploit some unknown principle of quantum
simultaneity to transmit information.

We know that UFOs emit radio signals, and that these signals are
sometimes noisy and sometimes actually have a form which is
similar to that of earthly transmissions. I refer you to the
article in Clark's UFO Encyclopedia, written by Sparks, on the
RB47 case for an example of this. For most detection of radio
frequency signals from UFOs, observers report that detection as
interference with existing radio equipment or as static. This
would suggest such radio emissions are broad in their frequency
profile. However, such observations also usually suggest a
limited range. Some researchers tend to interpret the
interference / noise output as emissions which are a side-effect
of the generation of luminosity by the UFO - a phenomenon which
suggests such mechanisms as X-ray or UV excitation of the
atmosphere, or the injection of electrons into the near surface
area of the UFO. Obviously, such mechanisms would tend to
suppress many frequencies of radio transmission and would tend
to devalue the use of radio frequencies for communication.

We also know that UFOs emit light rays, and sometimes these
connect one object to another. We also know that UFOs sometimes
use their external lighting for communication with witnesses,
and may appear to be using it for communication with another

Some of the methods suggested above would remain undetectable by
current technologies, some would require a concerted effort by
an ELINT organization such as the NSA, and some have already
been reported. What to make out of all of this is uncertain.

If you are interested in cases of radio interference / signals,
I refer you to the on-line Project 1947 EM Effects catalog:


Mark Cashman, creator of The Temporal Doorway at
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