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Re: UFO Dangers Examined By U.S. News & World

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 10:20:03 -0500
Archived: Thu, 03 May 2012 07:25:31 -0400
Subject: Re: UFO Dangers Examined By U.S. News & World


>From: Diana Cammack <cammack.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 15:30:48 +0200
>Subject: Re: UFO Dangers Examined By U.S. News & World Report

>>From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>>To: - UFO UpDates Subscribers -
>>Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 12:06 PM
>>Subject: UFO UpDate: UFO Dangers Examined By U.S. News & World Report

>>Source: HuffPo

>>http://tinyurl.com/8xut8o3

>>05/ 1/2012

>>UFO Dangers Examined By U.S. News & World Report
>>Lee Speigel

>><snip>

>>Every year, thousands of UFO sightings from around the world are
>>reported. And, as the magazine points out, about 95 percent of
>>those reports are explained as ordinary things like military
>>aircraft, balloons, misidentified astronomical objects - such
>>as planets or meteors - and meteorological phenomena.
>
>Question: where did this 95% come from, and is it a current
>figure? Has anyone tested it lately?

As Brad Sparks has pointed out here and elsewhere, it's
basically an urban legend, based on a very loose definition of
what observers mean by "UFO" sightings.

In the days when Blue Book was conducting actual investigations
of UFO sightings, it concluded that unknowns were between 25 and
30 percent of the total.  And it got to that figure by
automatically relegating high-strangeness cases - those
involving landings, close encounters, occupants - to the
"psychological" category.


Jerry Clark




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