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Are some flying saucers extraterrestrial in origin?

Yes
8 (61.5%)
No
1 (7.7%)
Not Sure
4 (30.8%)

Total Members Voted: 13

Voting closed: September 19, 2013, 10:57:21 PM

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« Reply #450 on: December 01, 2016, 02:22:58 PM »
I tried searching for some raw video of this event, and a sandwich from Subway and a drink of Starbucks spontaneously materialized on my desk. Shiny.

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« Reply #451 on: February 21, 2017, 12:27:14 PM »
I remember being intrigued by the flight transcript for the Valentich incident, which happened over Australia back in the 70's.  Came across this pretty interesting explanation proposing what actually happened.

http://www.csicop.org/si/show/the_valentich_disappearance_another_ufo_cold_case_solved

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« Reply #452 on: February 21, 2017, 10:00:55 PM »
I remember being intrigued by the flight transcript for the Valentich incident, which happened over Australia back in the 70's.  Came across this pretty interesting explanation proposing what actually happened.
Probably the most reasonable explanation would be disorientation.
But if it were a suicide, it's certainly not unprecedented to have someone take a light aircraft out over the ocean never to be seen again. Just in the past 2 years there was an airline pilot who hired a small Cessna in New South Wales and did exactly that.

The most interesting of the widely known cases in Australia to me is the one along the Nullarbor plain (completely empty expanse with only a road and trainline crossing it) where a family were allegedly attacked by a ufo.


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« Reply #453 on: February 22, 2017, 12:22:07 AM »
Probably the most reasonable explanation would be disorientation....

Yeah I hadn't heard of the tilted horizon at twilight effect.  One could see how you'd end up in a spiral without knowing it, trusting your eyes, especially if distracted with unexplained lights seemingly following you around. 

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« Reply #454 on: February 22, 2017, 01:04:35 AM »
Yeah I hadn't heard of the tilted horizon at twilight effect.  One could see how you'd end up in a spiral without knowing it, trusting your eyes, especially if distracted with unexplained lights seemingly following you around.
There's a good number of illusions which can disorientate a pilot - autokinetic illusion is fairly relevant to seeing lights in the sky (basically your eye moves tiny amounts and makes it look like lights are moving on their own):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensory_illusions_in_aviation
https://www.faa.gov/pilots/safety/pilotsafetybrochures/media/SpatialD_VisIllus.pdf