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. >>http://www.ufovideos.ws/olympic-opening-ceremony-ufos.html >>"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 (c). 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 Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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