From: Nick Pope <nick.nul> Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 20:04:12 +0200 (CEST) Archived: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 07:46:50 -0400 Subject: Re: NATS Encounter Non-Conformant Traffic >From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul> >To: UFO UpDates <post.nul> >Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 12:42:11 +0100 >Subject: Re: NATS Encounter Non-Conformant Traffic <snip> >ufo-blogger.com >http://tinyurl.com/99bus2g <snip> >Another statistic is the 100 per cent certainty of laughter and >giggles when the UFO subject comes up. >We see it time and again when a UFO story is chosen as the 'and >finally' lighthearted item at the end of a news bulletin. >Forget all the wars and politics, here's a funny thing to leave >you happy and smiling - UFOs! >In this particular interview the host Simon Jack is obviously >too embarrassed to ask the inevitable question so says 'My >children asked me to raise this....." >Cue for studio giggles and huge amusement when the man in charge >of air safety admits that once a month something unidentified is >flying around up there. >What is this weird mindfix which associates UFOs with humour? >Is it a lifetime of government debunking or sheer nervous dread >of the unknown... instead of a shiver, people laugh? I've just done a follow-up interview on the BBC's Today Programme, covering the recent comments by the head of UK Air Traffic Control, and discussing MoD's UFO investigations more generally: http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9745000/9745363.stm I took a broadly skeptical line, but the feature was a serious one and I played the story straight. Best wishes, Nick Pope http://www.nickpope.net 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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