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'Unidentified' [was: Pilots & UAP]

From: Vincent Boudreau <vincentboudreau.nul>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 14:31:09 -0500 (EST)
Archived: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 06:46:24 -0500
Subject: 'Unidentified' [was: Pilots & UAP] 


>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 12:38:14 -0400
>Subject: Re: Pilots & UAP

>>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 13:22:39 +0000
>>Subject: Re: Pilots & UAP

><snip>

>An unknown craft is a UFO. UFO for those who keep forgetting
>means unidentified flying object - not alien space craft.

><snip>

Hello Don, Joe and List,

Does it ever start to be identifiable as a constructed object
not from this Earth?

With all due respect, this notion of "unidentified" seems to be
the new spin, a la mode du jour, hinting that the witnesses
_failed_ in some way.

Jimmy Carter is not the only one to lately put the spin on his
testimony. His sighting leaves room to doubt, but his use of the
word "unidentified" muddies the water. His answer has been
reprised by a few columnists, some claiming they once saw
something, couldn't figure out what is was and now use the
expression "it was unidentified".

I can understand that many observations are the result of bad
perception or unsufficient data. For that matter, we talk of
only 5% of true unknowns. Brad Sparks even mentions about 30%!

I think it should be stated that, at some point, the _true_
unknowns are not unidentified. They should be considered as some
alien manifestation, meaning not fabricated by mankind as we
know it.

The term 'alien' itself is the object of a debate. They might be
interdimensional, extraterrestrial, time travelers, whatever.

As much as there is danger! of classifying all strange
observations and unknowns as UFOs, the re is a danger in
classifying all UFOs as unidentified, especially when the label
infers something was amiss.

"Unidentified" is some kind of negative assessment.

James Penniston saw and touched something in Rendlesham Forest.
_Unidentified_ does not apply to it.

It was alien wasn't it? So were the Iranian and Peruvian
incidents?

If the word "alien" is too much for some people, how about
"artificial but not manmade"?

It is also a negative assessment, but it is more convenient and
more exact than "unidentified".


Vincent Boudreau


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