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Re: UFO Over Olympic Stadium Was Blimp

From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj.nul>
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 20:02:45 -0700
Archived: Sat, 04 Aug 2012 19:19:34 -0400
Subject: Re: UFO Over Olympic Stadium Was Blimp

>From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2012 13:30:37 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
>Subject: Re: UFO Over Olympic Stadium Was Blimp

>>From: Edward Gehrman <egehrman.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2012 07:38:31 -0700
>>Subject: Re: UFO Over Olympic Stadium Was Blimp

>>>Source: Frank Warren's The UFO Chronicles

>>>Good Year Blimp Over Olympic Stadium 2012
>>>By Frank Warren

>>>... it comes to no
>>>surprise that the Goodyear blimp, Spirit of Safety, that was
>>>filming the Opening Olympic Ceremony has been touted as a UFO
>>>(again), with the underlying innuendo that it is an 'alien
>>>craft' of some sort.


>>"On July 27, the 2012 Summer Olympic Games kicked off in London
>>with an opening ceremony of epic proportions. All eyes turned to
>>the sky, but some spectators witnessed more than just a
>>fireworks show.

>This video and the other one, a clip taken from SkyNews TV's
>opening day fireworks show, are the only ones I am aware of that
>depict one or more unknown bright lights in the sky (UFOs) over
>the Olympic facilities in London.

>It is important to note that both these videos were taken far
>from the fireworks so as to capture the entire show in a single
>panoramic view stretched low across the horizon. Hundreds of
>thousands of other people, many with cameras of their own and
>much closer (if not directly underneath the UFOs) too must have
>taken clearer images of these objects. Where are these other
>better images? The reason may be that people recognised these
>UFOs for what they appeared to be - blimps, helicopters, etc.
>and not something unusual and/or foreign in the sky over London.

>With so many anti-aircraft guns and missiles positioned on
>London rooftops around the Olympic stadium, if these UFOs were
>indeed unknown objects and thus threatening in nature they
>would certainly have been fired at.

It's important to see both sides of the picture. On the one
hand, we know of three videos, I think it is, which for 10 or 20
seconds show a UFO shaped like a flying saucer. Though somewhat
blurry, some or most of its images exhibit a dome on top,
exhibit circular symmetry relative to a top view, and all
exhibit no navigational lights or flashing anti-collision
lights, which is consistent with it being a UFO. In addition,
thanks to ADG (UK)  and to Ed Gehrman for alerting us, one of
these videos (or possibly a fourth?) shows a second UFO well off
to one side, orb-like and rapidly spinning, and moving in
concert with the flying-saucer UFO.

On the other hand, the Goodyear Blimp may have been somewhere in
the vicinity at the time. Its appearance would differ from that
of the UFO in all the above respects.  Yet, if these differences
weren't there, it could be assumed that the UFO had probably
been the blimp with its identifying lettering removed. Should we
then (a) ignore such differences, which has been the procedure
of UFO debunkers over the decades? Then we could better explain
(b) why we have not heard of any eye-witness accounts of these
UFO(s) from the London area and not learned of further videos
taken that show them.

Or should we (c) use experience gained from thousands of UFO
reports over the past 65 years that would allow us to avoid (a)
and yet explain (b)? Having a scientific background, I prefer

Can we not find hundreds or thousands of otherwise credible UFO
reports in which a prominent UFO was located over a populated
area for up to ten minutes yet with only a very few witnesses
being heard from? And do we not have ample reports of UFOs
suddently (or even gradually in some cases) becoming invisible,
and many cases where they are reported on radar but not visually
and vice versa? The point is, we must allow that with such
technological "magic" being evident, it is but a small step for
the UFO entities to be able also to make their craft be
invisible from all but one or two directions. Although it may
take 10,000 years before our science knows how to cloak an
aircraft, it would likely not take even a century or two more
yet to learn how to cloak it from all but a narrow cone of
visibility. Thus (c) can be supported, allowing us to take the
facts into full consideration.

This possibility presupposes that the UFO aliens have a strategy
of dealing with us that involves covertness, and what could be
clearer than that after 65+ years? It also presupposes that the
aliens in charge are not hostile to society as a whole, and we
all recognize that if hostile they could have wiped us out or
subjegated us decades and millennia ago.

I'm trying to think of the downside to (c); is it that some
scientists would prefer to believe that we humans are at the
pinnacle of technological achievement -- anthropocentrism?
Ufologists should know better, and even most scientists realize
how many millions if not billions of years headstart ET
civilizations could have over us. (But astronomers will never
permit that they could have developed the capability of
manipulating space-time to allow cosmic travel.) Or is it the
belief that certain UFO aliens should not have researched us
thoroughly over past centuries and not be smarter and more
experienced than we ourselves are in understanding human
psychology -- more anthropocentrism? Or is it the belief that
overtly hostile aliens should predominate over non-hostile ones,
and, as in B-rated alien movies, attack us worldwide? I think we
should make use of our catalogs of UFO reports, when necessary,
to show the fallaciousness of such beliefs.

Jim Deardorff

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