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Re: Another 'Explanation' - White

From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 17:18:15 -0400
Fwd Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 08:03:31 -0400
Subject: Re: Another 'Explanation' - White


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


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

>http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotian/637833.html

>Sunday April 15, 2007


<snip>

>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
>Hallucination.

I recall my military training, in which we were put in a lecture
hall set up with a terrain model box below, and a blank wall
with a small light on it on the far side of the model terrain
box. We were shown how the terrain model looked with different
low light source angles, to approximate moonlight.

Then the small fixed light on the wall behind, which we didn't
know was there, was switched on with all other lighting totally
black. We were then asked to comment out loud on how the light
moved.

Most people started saying left, right, up, or down, but not all
of us did. Personally, I observed no movement, even with the
others calling out movement.

So I would not go along with the idea that everyone sees this
falsely perceived movement.

More than that, many moving light UFO reports include far more
than small movements - I've read comments like "... went from
one horizon to the other in seconds."

So I'd take this 'explanation' with a huge grain of salt.


Eleanor White




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