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Re: Underwater UFO Phenomenon?

From: Roger Evans <moviestuff@cyberjunkie.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 08:35:24 +0000
Fwd Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 12:33:31 -0500
Subject: Re: Underwater UFO Phenomenon?

>From: Leanne Martin <leanne_martin@hotmail.com>
>Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 15:42:02 PST
>Fwd Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 03:26:27 -0500
>Subject: Re: Underwater UFO Phenomenon?

>>From: Sefer Murat Aksoy <murataksoy@lycosmail.com>
>>Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 02:51:16 -0500 (EST)
>>To: updates@globalserve.net
>>Subject: Underwater UFO Phenomenon?

Previously, Leanne had relayed to us this story:

>I had an interesting conversation with a friend two days who
>related to me the following (paraphrased):

>"Several years ago we were sailing around the bottom of
>Tasmania, near Port Davey, and we know the area can produce good
>shows of phosphorescent algae but we weren't prepared for what
>we came upon.

>I was standing watch aft and it was a beautifully clear night. I
>became aware that there very bright submerged lights way ahead
>and we were sailing straght for them. As we got closer I could
>see how intense they were but I couldn't guage their depth. The
>whole area was covered with them and they stretched on into the
>distance. I have seen a lot of things at sea but nothing like
>this. They looked just like bright light streaming from port
>holes in a submarine. (The speaker was a navy diving instructor
>for several years.) Also, they were lined up very regularly in
>rows - vast rows.

>This spooked me like you wouldn't believe so I went and got the
>boat owner and showed him. He was awe struck! I told him that I
>didn't want to go any further as I feared hitting one or more
>solid submerged objects and insisted that we change course. He
>agreed and we left the area. I haven't seen anything like it
>since and I visit the area on a regular basis in my own vessel

Hi Leanne,

Have you ever been on one of the "Ride Film" attractions where
the seats move in conjunction with the movie you're seeing? Or
perhaps one of the many IMAX screenings, 3D or otherwise? In
many ways, the story you relate is an example of a UFO related
question I've thought about for a long time:

"When is 'real' real?"

In the screenings I mention, you go into them _knowing_ that
they are merely a simulation; they're not real. But there
reaches a point during the show when all your senses are fooled
just enough to make your self preservation kick in. You start
grabbing onto things, or you feel dizzy or you're sure that
something is going to hit you, etc.  Deep down, you know it's
not real. But still...

Relating to UFO sightings, I think quite a few people see
something in the sky but, because they don't feel a true sense
of danger or anxiety or awe or whatever, then deep down they
know it probably isn't really an ET or UFO of extraterrestrial

It might look fascinating and may fill the bill as a classic
description of a UFO, but that "second sense" didn't kick in;
you know, the one that tells you,"Holy crap, this is REAL! Maybe
I better think about getting the hell out of here!"

Of course, the down side to this is possibly that person _does_
get the hell out of there! Unfortunately, that means the most
complete descriptions we have are possibly from people seeing
something that wasn't real because, deep down, they knew it
wasn't and weren't afraid to stick around and watch.

It's too bad we don't have a device to guage this type of
"anxiety response", it might go a long way toward separating out
the authentic sightings.

On the other hand, it might just be glowing algae beneath the


Roger Evans

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