UFO/UAP Discussion Part 2.


First, a brief glossary:
Unidentified Flying Object (UFO): Pretty much what it sounds like. There’s a thing in the air and we don’t know what it is, exactly.

Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon: There’s something going on in the air, and we have no idea what it is. Could also include certain types of weather effects. Really it’s just a re-skinned name for UFO created by military and intelligence agencies to reduce the stigma.

Unidentified Submerged Object (USO): There’s something in the water and we don’t know what it is exactly.

AATIP- Advanced Aerial Threat Identification Program: The United States Pentagon’s program to classify and identify UAP.

Transmedium vehicle: A vehicle capable of traversing water and air.

Okay, now that we have that out of the way, let’s discuss a little.

In our modern global culture we have developed kind of a stigma around the term, “UFO.” First, it is most often associated with “them aliens.” Second, it usually indicates the person who saw said is of questionable mental health (to the public.) Last, if there is a prosaic explanation, which there almost always is, it’s swamp gas trapped in a weather balloon, a spot on the lens, or a bug flying by the camera. I’ve heard other hyperbole as mundane explanations, but the list goes long and pointless.

Let’s talk about the most basic assumption one can make. “It’s them aliens.” To which I almost always say, “Not necessarily.” Unidentified means we don’t know what it is. A lot of UAP are simply misidentified aircraft, drones, satellites or the planet Venus. Which is not to say it’s not some sort of extraterrestrial or interdimensional presence, but the likelihood decreases or increases depending on the location, time of day and some other phenomena present.

My best advice if you see something odd in the air at night is to watch it closely. Does it move in a straight line or change course. Most modern aircraft, even military aircraft, are incapable of high speed turns at sharp angles without injuring the pilot or wrecking the craft. Balloons float at a constant speed. Satellites move in a straight line or arc. Wildlife tends to stay aloft for shorter periods of time. Meteors and flares move in a fairly straight line and burn out. Aircraft and drones usually make noise. However, if you see a ball of light and it just hovers before moving away at high speeds? You might want to contact MUFON or some similar agency.

Another thing you can attempt, if you see an object in the sky, at your own risk, is to try to make contact either through mundane means or telepathically. You can try signalling it with a flashlight, laser pointer or the light on most phones. (Okay, DO NOT point the laser directly at the object. Just sayin…) Try signalling in 3, 6, 9, or rhythmically. Then wait to see if you get any sort of response.

Telepathically? Yes, I’m very serious. It’s been done be researchers and regular folk alike. First, calm your mind a little bit. Then, in your head, state peaceful intent to make contact. Last, ask the craft to glow more brightly or move in a pattern if it can hear you. I know it sounds a bit crazy to some, but it has been known to work.

Researcher Grant Cameron calls this, “The Wow Factor.” Basically, the ETs piloting these craft want to be seen so we know they’re still around. They want us to believe in them so they put on a little show.

There is a good chance it is an ET craft if you experience any or all of the following phenomena: Electronics suddenly going completely dead or having their battery drained. This happens around ET experiences, crop circles, and hauntings quite often. Or sometimes electronics will act strange or random- phones start dialing random people, computers display bizarre lines of code, TVs and radios suddenly tune to random stations, possibly static. Also, if you experience what is called missing time, there is a good chance the unidentified object was otherworldly. I’ll discuss this more in depth in the next post in this series.

You can also sometimes tell if the craft was otherworldly by talking to neighbors or others who saw the same thing. You can check for aircraft and satellite activity on the internet. Sometimes other aircraft suddenly showing up out of the blue can indicate that maybe whatever it is has another explanation outside of the mundane.

In another article, we’ll dive deep into the subject of whether the ETs are here for benevolent reasons or more sinister purposes. It truly varies enough to warrant a discussion unto itself. Are the UAP’s themselves a threat? Most often they are not. It’s just something in the air and we don’t know what it is. Sometimes we get answers and sometimes we don’t.

It’s not just some crazy conspiracy theory to see something in the sky and not know what one is looking at. Nor is it something to run and be afraid of. My opinion and advice are that we should approach these unknown visitors, regardless of what they may be, with curiosity and kindness.

Keep looking up. Stay safe. Have a lovely weekend.

UFO/UAP Discussion

This is my own (intentionally bad) fake UFO photo

The above photo took me about 15 minutes to make in 3D Paint. It was done to look intentionally fake and should not be mistaken for the real thing- ever. But I wanted to get the ball rolling. If I really put some time and effort into it, could I have created something that looked like a real UFO? Yeah. Shockingly, It’s not as hard to do as one might imagine.

I will say those of us who have been following the UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) or UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon) field for enough years are able to spot a fake, even if it’s not real. There are plenty of them out there. Many use 3D CGI effects and rendering to look ultra realistic. If someone wanted to, they could even put the photo or video against an night backdrop to make it even harder to distinguish. Now, there are plenty of Hollywood professional and amateur photo analysts who can still pick out a fake.

Many may be asking, “But Jeff, why would I fake a UFO picture?” There are a few main reasons for doing this. Let’s outline some below:

Some folks do it for the attention. “Hokey Smokes! I’m on the Nightly News!”

Some do it to make the legitimate UFOlogists look stupid, “Ha ha… You guys are all suckers! UFOs aren’t real.”

Others still do it, crazy though it might sound, to further increase the believability in the phenomenon. It’s kind of the boy who cried wolf in the hopes a real wolf, coyote or fox would show up.

Still others might do it to intentionally fuel the debunkers. This is similar to the ones who want to make Ufologists look stupid, only they’re working for someone who has an agenda- government or corporate.

It might be done to take attention away from a legitimate phenomenon. I work for Corporation X. We’re testing a brand new experimental high-speed drone. I want everyone looking in the sky over a particular region. I leak fake photos to the local and possibly even the Associated Press to get everyone to go look at the skies over Phoenix, AZ while we fly the real drone over Grumm Lake, NV. Now even the skeptics are scratching their heads as to which ones are real.

To royally mess with the UFO/UAP community on social media. This is sort of a new one, but sadly, I’ve been seeing it more all the time. It gets all of the “Crankypants Twitfologists” as George Knapp famously called them, freaking out on #UFOTwitter over said photos, fake or real, for days on end. We keep hearing, “There’s big news coming!” in Ufology, and then… yeah. Sometimes disappointment. Then we all groan and go back to waiting in vain for the ETs to land on the White House Lawn.

Conversely, some might do it to try to increase their credibility within the exact same crowd on #UFOTwitter. I know of a few individuals who have been known to do this. >cringe!< Then we urge everyone to use their discernment. Tis sad, but it happens.

There are a lot of other, (some legitimately kooky,) reasons for faking a UFO sighting, but I covered most of them. “But what if I just wanted an A+ in my special effects class?” Well, great. I hope that works for ya.

Photo by willbot studios on Pexels.com

In Part 2, we’re going to discuss the word, “Unidentified,” and what it means to this discussion because it’s super important. Too often we hear UFO or UAP and some of us automatically jump to, “It must be ‘them aliens!'” When that is actually the furthest thing from the truth.

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