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 >>http://tinyurl.com/8xut8o3 >>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? 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. Cheers Ray D 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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