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Bugging CEFAA With Questions - Cox

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 06:53:57 -0400
Archived: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 06:53:57 -0400
Subject: Bugging CEFAA With Questions - Cox




Source: Billy Cox's Blog De Void

http://tinyurl.com/7cf88ny

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Bugging CEFAA With Questions
by Billy Cox

The inevitable and potentially instructive backlash against
Chile's release of a government-vetted UFO video - broken in
Huffington Post two weeks ago by investigative reporters Leslie
Kean and Ralph Blumenthal - probably won't be resolved soon. But
it's a debate worth having if for no other reason than the light
it shines on the psychology afoot in this unending tussle for
hearts and minds.

OK, OK, so you're NOT a space alien - would you please get the
hell out of my face?/CREDIT: dailygalaxy.com

CEFAA, Chile's official UFO research organization, telegraphed
the controversy in February by announcing it had confirmed a
legitimate airborne mystery caught on video outside Santiago in
2010. The agency claimed it had seven different angles on a
dome-shaped UFO flitting about during a military air show, but
it released only one video, which many skeptics found
suspicious.

The most predictable quarrel with the concept was advanced by
Skeptical Inquirer magazine deputy editor Benjamin Radford. "If
the Unidentified Flying Object truly is some sort of
extraterrestrial spacecraft and not flying insect", he wondered,
"it's odd that it apparently didn't show up on radar." Well
sure, that is odd, but not unprecedented. The celebrated UFO
that cut a circular hole through the cloud cover above Chicago
O'Hare in 2006 wasn't detected on radar, either, but audiotapes
of control-tower chatter released by the FAA left no doubt that
pilots and air-traffic controllers saw the thing.

The most troublesome aspect of the CEFAA footage appeared to be,
well,


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