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Re: Percentage Of UFOs That Are Unknowns?

From: Nick Pope <contact.nul>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 15:57:54 -0000
Archived: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 09:46:31 -0400
Subject: Re: Percentage Of UFOs That Are Unknowns?

>From: Chris Rutkowski <rutkows.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 16:16:18 -0500 (CDT)
>Subject: Percentage Of UFOs That Are Unknowns?

>In reviewing the debate that has ensued regarding the "true
>percentage" of UFOs that are classified as "Unknown", I must say
>that I am puzzled by the exchanges, and the attacks on me and my

>Some have invoked the figures and statistics offered by eminent
>ufologists who laid the foundation for "modern" ufology, namely
>Hynek and McDonald. Is the percentage of "real UFOs" as high as
>25%? 40% or as low as a few percent?


I think the problem here is that people are making subjective
judgments, particularly over whether to categorize a UFO
sighting as "unexplained" or "insufficient data".

I've addressed this issue previously on this List and hope my
comments are helpful:


Best wishes,

Nick Pope


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