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

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 08:30:09 +0100
Archived: Thu, 03 May 2012 07:45:59 -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

>>Source: HuffPo


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


>>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?

Hi Diana,

Personally suspect that's an myth generated by the MSM.

I've got an entry here:

[Quotation Begins]

1969 - the Condon Committee recommended that USAF's 'Project
Blue Book' be closed down as "UFOs do not warrant further study"
- paraphrased.

Even though their accounts showed that "25% of sightings were
unexplained" (but see below).

Only later (below) was it said that "up tp 50%" of UFO sightings
were probably due to secret military - 'spy' and 'stealth' see
U2 & SR71 - aircraft, covertly flown to test public reactions.

The Condon Committee 'findings' were anyhow less than accurate;
i.e due to purposeful mis-classification around 30% - 35% of all
UFO sightings were probably 'unexplained'.

Quote: 'UFOs:'The Government Files' - Peter Brookesmith, Brown
Books, London, 1996 (pp 91-94)

[Quotation Ends]

Warning - can't remember how much of that was direct quotation
and how much was my own paraphrasing.

However we should be aware that it's easy to rig the ratios:
just include a lot of rubbish reports (drunks, hoaxes, jokes and
student rags) in the initial trawl, then the final 'unexplained'
percentage will automatically go down.


Ray D

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