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Re: Underwater UFO Phenomenon?

From: Leanne Martin <leanne_martin@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 21:10:50 PST
Fwd Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 10:51:21 -0500
Subject: Re: Underwater UFO Phenomenon?


>From: Roger Evans <moviestuff@cyberjunkie.com>
>Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 08:35:24 +0000
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>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
>>still."

>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?"

<snip>

>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
>surface!


G'day Roger & List,

I know the type of ride you mean and have experienced it but
once.

On the other issue: "When is Real Real?"

Different people may react differently to the same real/unreal
event (and lets face it, thank goodness for the diversity!) and
you would find you 'anxiety meter' react accordingly different.
(Note: there are already anxiety meters in the form of lie
detectors.)

Factors such as religious indoctrination, mental illness
history, self esteem, life history and I.Q., to name but a few,
would all have a bearing on the anxietal response.

Apropo the glowing algae - it is more than likely my friend's
vision was of nothing more than swarms of fish in feeding
frenzies or some equally logical axplanation. Bearing in mind
that the human brain is pre-wired to find order in chaos and, as
this example has shown, patterns in the noise, it is
understandable that he had found 'rows of lights stretching into
the distance'. The larger the sample the greater the chance of
'fixing' a pattern into it plus the effects of perspective given
his angles of reference (being so close to the water surface).

Regards,
Leanne  ];-)


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