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Another 'Explanation'

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 08:42:18 -0400
Fwd Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 08:42:18 -0400
Subject: Another 'Explanation'

Source: The Chronicle-Herald - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Sunday April 15, 2007

Strange But True


Lights in the sky

Q: Ever seen a UFO? Are you in the mood for seeing one tonight?

A: Not to be facetious, but the following demonstration, in all
likelihood, accounts for a good percentage of sightings around
the world.

Try this: In a totally darkened room, stare at the glowing tip
of a lighted cigarette in an ashtray a distance from you. Within
a few seconds, it will begin moving around - or seem to - as
your eye muscles grow tired from fixating too long on one spot.

"It will appear to wander around in an erratic manner, swooping
in different directions or oscillating back and forth," says
Ronald K. Siegel in Fire in the Brain: Clinical Tales of

"With proper suggestions, the light can appear to move several
feet. Despite such movements, the light always comes back to its
original position."

Now go outdoors and stare a while at a solitary star and watch
it begin to move around (the "wandering star illusion").

Or pick out an unidentified coloured light far off near the dark
horizon. In a suitably suggestible mood, you may soon witness
your own UFO "visitation."

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones. Send questions to:


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