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 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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