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Re: Diversity Of UFO Morphology [was: Once More

From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2007 16:23:01 -0600
Archived: Sat, 06 Oct 2007 07:38:15 -0400
Subject: Re: Diversity Of UFO Morphology [was: Once More

>From: Greg Boone <evolbaby.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 11:35:09 -0700
>Subject: Re: Once More The Term 'Flying Saucers'

>>From: Stan Friedman <fsphys.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 11:04:43 -0300
>>Subject: Re: Once More The Term 'Flying Saucers'

>>>From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 18:23:29 EDT
>>>Subject: Once More The Term 'Flying Saucers'


>>>Are any pics prior to Arnold's sighting or any reports of such
>>>shaped objects prior to Arnold?

>>>If not, there's some s'plainin' to do.

>>For whatever reason Flying Saucers became a generic term for
>>strange vehicles seen in the sky. Headlines even used flying
>>discs or flying platter. Ruppelt changed the term to UFO several
>>years later. Many people did talk of saucer shaped craft... And
>>still do.

>Thanks Mr. Friedman,

>However I'm still unclear as to whether people reported such
>disk-shaped craft, platters_before_Kenneth Arnold's report.

Hi Greg,

This is a well-posed question, and I am very interested seeing
additional responses that address it specifically. To avoid
hijacking that effort I start a separate thread here addressing
a related, but broader and rather curious aspect of the UFO
phenomenon: namely, the extraordinary - some might say
unreasonable - level of diversity of the 'morphology' of these

If we restrict the question to the photographic evidence alone,
and even to 'saucer-like' objects, can anyone cite a pair of
photos from independent sightings that depict objects that are a
clear geometric match? If indeed there are none, is this not

In the context of the ET hypothesis, does this suggest a
correspondingly large number of independent cultures that are
visiting? Or, simply a distaste for 'assembly-line' manufacture?
Does it argue against the 'nuts-and-bolts' concept in general?


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