Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Some Interesting Facts About UFOs You Should Know

Everyone has heard enough and or read about UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) through books, movies and news. However, our information on this subject continues to be restricted because the data concerning these flying objects is unbroken secret from the planet.

A lot of people have rumored about UFO sightings however still no substantial proof are found to say these sightings to be true. Some individuals believe UFOs and a few still think about them as science fiction.

I have compiled (from different sources) some facts about UFOs which I think you should know. So here are some:

  • UFO isn't the sole term used for these objects. The term Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP) is employed as a broader term by investigators. 
  • There's a strange law in USA that makes it illegal for any citizen to make any contact with the extraterrestrial’s or their vehicles.
  • Pilot Kenneth Arnold is the first person who watched UFO. He noticed 9 disc-shaped objects flying over Mt. Rainer, Washington (According to report)
  • In the late 1930’s Orson Welles’ radio show The War of the Worlds was therefore realistic that many individuals thought America had extremely been invaded by aliens.
  • Betty and Barney Hill had the primary alien abduction. They claimed to own been taken by aliens from a replacement Hampshire road.
  • UFOs have galvanized several clubs and organizations, like the Mutual UFO  Network (MUFON), the center  for UFO  Studies (CUFOS) etc.
  • First pictures of a UFO were taken in 1883 by physicist Jose Bonilla in Zacatecas, Mexico.
  • In most cases UFOs are explained away to be meteors, clouds, sun dog, birds, military craft or weather balloons.
  • In 1967, British authorities, together with a bomb disposal unit investigated six “flying saucers” during a good line across southern European country. Fears were allayed once it absolutely was discovered to be a hoax perpetrated by engineering students.
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Wednesday, 20 February 2013


UFO is a 1970 British television science fiction series about an alien invasion of Earth, created by Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson with Reg Hill, and produced by the Andersons and Lew Grade's Century 21 Productions for Grade's ITC Entertainment company.

UFO first aired in the UK and Canada in 1970 and in US syndication over the next two years. In all, 26 episodes, including the pilot, were filmed over the course of more than a year, with a five-month production break caused by the closure of the MGM-British Studios in Borehamwood, where the show was initially made.

The Andersons had previously made a number of very successful marionette-based children's science fiction series including Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Thunderbirds, and Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. They had also made one live-action science fiction movie, Doppelgänger, also known as Journey to the Far Side of the Sun, and now felt ready to move into live-action television and aim at a more adult market.

UFO was the Andersons' first totally live-action TV series. Despite the assumption of many TV station executives, the series was not aimed at children but deliberately sought an older audience; many episodes featured adult themes such as adultery, divorce, and drug use. Most of the cast were newcomers to Century 21 although star Ed Bishop had previously worked with the Andersons as a voice actor on Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Unidentified flying object

An unidentified flying object, often abbreviated UFO or U.F.O., is an unusual apparent anomaly in the sky that is not readily identifiable to the observer as any known object, often associated with extraterrestrial life.

While technically a UFO refers to any unidentified flying object, in modern popular culture the term UFO has generally become synonymous with alien spacecraft; however, the term ETV (ExtraTerrestrial Vehicle) is sometimes used to separate this explanation of UFOs from totally earthbound explanations.

Proponents argue that because these objects appear to be technological and not natural phenomena and are alleged to display flight characteristics or have shapes seemingly unknown to conventional technology, the conclusion is that they must not be from Earth. Though UFO sightings have occurred throughout recorded history, modern interest in them dates from World War II (see foo fighter), further fueled in the late 1940s by Kenneth Arnold's report of a close encounter, which led to coining of the term flying saucer, and the Roswell UFO Incident. Since then governments have investigated UFO reports, often from a military perspective, and UFO researchers have investigated, written about, and created organizations devoted to the subject. One such investigation, the UK's Project Condign, made public in 2006, attributed unaccountable UFO sightings to a hitherto unknown and scientifically unexplained "plasma field."

It also concluded that Russian, former Soviet Republics, and Chinese authorities had made a co-ordinated effort to understand the UFO phenomenon and that military organizations, particularly in Russia, had done "considerably more work (than is evident from open sources)" on military applications stemming from their UFO research. The report also noted that "several aircraft have been destroyed and at least four pilots have been killed 'chasing UFOs'."

Friday, 8 July 2005

New Term for those Pesky Skeptoids. . .

Just for fun, I made up a new word for all those pesky annoying skeptics who aren't really sketpics, but maybe not quite "randi bots" either. Words like skeptoid, randi bot,etc. have been used in attempts to distinguish the seemingly long dead true skeptic from the more rabid pathological skeptic, or debunker. Problems with that though, as we know. Not all irrational
rationalists are debunkers, not all skeptism is debunkery.

No skeptic, skeptoid, debunker, randi-bot or skepti-bunny likes the suggestion of using skeptic to mean the more rigid militaristic type, and sceptic, with a c, to denote the gentler skeptic, as Fortean Times suggested a few years ago:

"We forteans could be characterised as benign sceptics, taking nothing on trust but tolerating the surreal fringes of explanation until they are supplanted by more convincing evidence. We use 'sceptic' in this sense and distinguish it from the word skeptic (with a 'k') which can usefully be employed to cover the militancy (exemplified by CSICOP) which starts from the premise that most unexplained phenomena area priori impossible. Of course, current dictionaries don't make this distinction; perhaps we need a new word." ~ Fortean Times 1/02

I'm fine with this very sensible solution, but just try bringing it up on skeptic forums, such as the JREF. They'll hunt you down and kill you. I speak from experience. I had to go into the woo-woo protection program after bringing it up over there.

So how about skCeptic? skCeptic to denote the more linear, black and white, rigid rationalist, who may or may not at times be about all out debunkery, but is certainly no peaceful and agreeable sceptic either.

Is Tom Cruise "Nuts?"

Not so much, maybe.

He seems like a terribly gamey and guarded person, with an ego the size
of the Western Hemisphere, but "nuts?" -- hmmm.

I'm not a big fan of his -- never thought he was sexy ( I like 'em taller, darker, and that ethnic big nose thang going on) and his acting was pretty so - so, until fairly recently. ( I thought he was amazing in both Magnolia, and Eyes Wide Shut.)

He's gotten a lot of flack lately, and a lot of it is justisfied. (Of course, it's easy to play
armchair pundit on someone you don't even know! lol, but hey, he's a big time
rich celebrity, so suck it up, Tom!) His whole "he loves Katie" routine -- gawd,
dahlings, gag me!

And, of course, he's a Scientologist, and they're a scary bunch. I've known a few people who have been involved with them; one person I knew ended up moving *way* out in the hills of L.A. and changed his number, etc. to avoid them. He wasreally very freaked by them after he left.

Tom's pontificating on Brooke Shield's post partum depression and her being helped by medication was *so* fucking out of line. Who asked him? Not to mention, has he given birth? No. Didn't think so. Asshole male superior bullshit religious fanatic.

So, a lot of people are throwing the baby out with the bath water: in other words, Tom is nuts. He's nuts because he's going through a mid life crisis with the younger Katie. Okay. He's nuts because he went way off in regards to someone else's struggle with depression.

While I don't agree with Cruise's assesment of psychiatry, there is some truth to what he says. Drugs are pushed upon the public right and left. I know, I've been there. I was just commenting to my dh the other day that many a doctor has tried to push an anti- depressant at me to cover up real physical problems. I had the will to keep at it until I found a decent doctor who said, "yea, it's this, der, you don't need anti - depressants" and now I'm fine. (Well okay, the doctor didn't say "der.") Anyway...

They're also saying he's nuts because he "believes" in aliens. Now, this is interesting. A lot of people "believe" in aliens. But because he's 'Tom' it's fair game to pile on the attacks. Hey, ol' Tom is nuts because, not only does he jump up and down on
furniture because he's so in luuuuuuuuuuuuvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv, he's a Scientologist, but wait,
there's more, he --- gasp -- believes in aliens too! That proves he nuts!

There seems to be a weird juxtaposition dance going on in mainstream culture and media regarding UFOs. Polls are constantly coming out with stats that say, roughly, 50% of the population "believes" in UFOs. Yet reports come out that "there are less UFO sightings than ever." We still make fun of people who "believe" in aliens and/or UFOs, yet movies and tv
programs about UFOs are *way* popular. And the documentries on the cable channels keep coming: the History channel, Discovery, Travel, etc. As well as the Peter Jennings special on mainstream televison that aired a few months ago. (Which was a dismal piece of crap, but that's for another entry.)

Tom Cruise may be arrogant, a jerk, an egomaniac, guarded and suspicious, and a Scientologist, but he isn't "crazy" because he believes in UFOs. In fact, given the controversy swirling around him, he's pretty brave to admit such a thing. Of
course, he's rich and famous, so what does he care what the rest of us think?