UFO, Area 51, etc. ASTR 1420 Lecture 24 Section 12.4. More than a half of Americans believe UFO. 2012 Nat. Geo poll (fun-oriented poll) 36% believe UFOs exist (17% no) 55% believe MIB-like agents exist 77% believe signs of alien visitations 2002 October poll
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UFO, Area 51, etc.
from his statement “… they flew erratic like a saucer if you skip it across the water.”
In 50s and 60s, experts could identify UFOs into bright stars and planets, aircraft and gliders, rocket launches, balloons, birds, ball lightning, meteors, atmospheric phenomena, and hoax.
The physicists produce luminous plasma balls above a water surface which have lifetimes of almost half a second and diameters of 10 to 20 centimetres.
Flying Saucer over Damascus, Syria?
It is impossible to determine the distance, altitude, or the speed of an object in the sky
The tendency (ability) of one report to trigger many others!
corpse of alien and spacecraft were transported to Area 51
while UFO sightings from all over the world.
Fallen military spy balloons to check Soviet’s nuclear explosion tests during Cold War
occur during REM sleep, for a few minutes
after the brain wakes up, our body can be still
in sleep paralysis with active vision and feeling.
survey says that ~50% of people experience
sleep paralysis at some points in their lives.
Ancient alien astronauts visited the Earth leaving behind many relics of their interactions with human beings.
Extraordinary claims require
Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO)
Ball lightning, lenticular cloud, sleep paralysis
But it does not mean that unexplained sightings are real!
using the “Big Ear” radio telescope at Ohio State Univ.
expected for a signal from ETI!