Happy 70th UFO Anniversary!

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Happy 70th UFO Anniversary!

#1  Postby lpetrich » Jun 24, 2017 4:09 pm

Happy UFO Anniversary Day! This is the 70th anniversary of Kenneth Arnold's sighting of nine Unidentified Flying Objects flying in a line near Mt. Rainier in Washington State, US.

He described them as looking something like shiny saucers, and some journalists called them "flying saucers". The US Air Force got into investigating them because some of them might have been secret Russian airplanes. The USAF's initial secrecy about it ended up provoking coverup conspiracy theories, but it was the USAF that invented the term Unidentified Flying Object or UFO as an alternative for "flying saucer".
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Re: Happy 70th UFO Anniversary!

#2  Postby Mike_L » Jun 24, 2017 4:14 pm

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Re: Happy 70th UFO Anniversary!

#3  Postby lpetrich » Jun 24, 2017 10:33 pm


There is a simple problem with disclosure, something that's likely to keep coverup theories continuing.

Some UFO-case details may be kept secret because the UFO's are some of *our* stuff.

Oberg, Jim -- Jim Oberg suspects that:

I'm referring to situations where government representatives -- officials, military officers, any employees -- used "UFO" as a convenient camouflage for other official classified activities (such as retrieval of crashed aircraft or nuclear weapons or other objects), or used artificial "UFO stories" (in oral, written, photographic, film, etc.) form as "tracers" in studying the function of security safeguards and personnel psychological responses, or used "UFO" as an excuse (either intended or accidental) to cover-up improper, forbidden, or diplomatically delicate activities (such as aviation incidents involving dangerous accidental or deliberate close passes or intercepts of civilian airliners, or overseas excursions of agents on intelligence missions where deflection of local perceptions was useful, or to conceal from the country of origin the possession of foreign military hardware), or played pranks and jokes on intended or accidental targets, or any other activity that the government -- or any part of it -- wanted to keep hidden, knowing that having it thought of as "UFO-related" would consign it to the never-never- land of myth and nuttiness, thus keeping mainstream media attention to a minimum. And it's worked!!


In space age myths and legends, he has "Soviet Saucers and Space Secrets" mentioning the Soviet Government covering up some of its own missile tests by calling them UFO's. JO goes into a lot of detail in The Great Soviet UFO Coverup

What was true of the Soviet Union is likely also true of the United States, and true of other nations with advanced military aviation.
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Re: Happy 70th UFO Anniversary!

#4  Postby Mike_L » Jun 25, 2017 7:38 am

Aye, indeed. :nod:
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Re: Happy 70th UFO Anniversary!

#5  Postby theropod » Jun 25, 2017 11:25 pm

Having grown up in the shadow of this mountain, and stood atop it, I think I know what was seen, and it has nothing to do with any sort of flying object. Floating maybe.

Lenticular clouds form over this mountain, and others, during high barometric pressure situations with just the right conditions. In the case of this mountain these clouds sometimes form up, drift away to the east and are then replaced with another. When this happens the clouds can seem make up a formation that looks like a string of flying machines.

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