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UFO sightings are no laughing matter, group says
afp ^ | 11/12/07 | afp

Posted on 11/12/2007 3:53:44 PM PST by mdittmar

UFOs may be fodder for comedians and science fiction but there was no joking Monday when a group of pilots and officials demanded the US government reopen an investigation into unidentified flying objects.

The 19 former pilots and government officials, who say they have seen UFOs themselves or been involved in probes of strange flying objects, told reporters their questions can no longer be dismissed more than 30 years after the US case was closed.

"We want the US government to stop perpetuating the myth that all UFOs can be explained away in down-to-earth, conventional terms," said Fife Symington, former governor of Arizona and air force pilot who says he saw a UFO himself in 1997.

"Instead our country needs to reopen its official investigation that it shut down in 1969," Symington told a news conference.

Symington read an appeal on behalf of the group of who came to Washington to recount their sightings of UFOs.

"We believe that for reasons of both national security and flight safety, every country should make an effort to identify any object in its airspace," the statement said.

The group included a retired pilot from Air France who said he saw an enormous flying disc during a flight from Nice to London in 1994, an Iranian pilot who tried in vain to fire on a UFO in 1976 and a former US official from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) who claims a probe into a UFO seen over Alaska in 1987 was squelched.

"'Who believes in UFOs?' is the kind of attitude of the FAA all the time," Symington said.

"However, when I asked the CIA person: 'What do you think it was,' he responded 'a UFO.'"

When Symington suggested the government tell Americans about a UFO, the CIA official allegedly told him: "'No way, if we were to tell the American public there are UFOs they would panic.'"

The subject of UFOs came up in a recent debate among presidential candidates, with Democrat Dennis Kucinich saying he saw a UFO.

Skeptics say UFO sightings are merely aircraft or meteors re-entering the Earth's atmosphere.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: astronomy; boundarylayercontrol; breakthroughlisten; electrogravitics; extraterrestrials; fermiparadox; fringe; kucinich; ohsomysteriouso; renatovesco; science; seti; symington; ufo; ufos
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1 posted on 11/12/2007 3:53:45 PM PST by mdittmar
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All these UFO stories coming in at the same time, almost like a concerted effort.

Time for a dose of simple reality. Invest $5 in your future.

“Intercept UFO” by Renato Vesco. Best UFO book ever written. You might even appreciate some of the technology. These are man-made military craft.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/105-6575798-0963661?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=intercept+ufo+renato+vesco&x=9&y=13


2 posted on 11/12/2007 3:56:16 PM PST by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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3 posted on 11/12/2007 3:56:51 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mdittmar; Las Vegas Dave; Quix

Who knew this was going to be a high volume ping list!


4 posted on 11/12/2007 3:58:30 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (... give me a moment, I'm thinking (just to flaunt it in front of the lurking liberals))
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To: mdittmar
Skeptics say UFO sightings are merely aircraft or meteors re-entering the Earth's atmosphere.

I wonder if he'd like to have that comment back.


5 posted on 11/12/2007 3:59:52 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Mrs Crinton have Pay Feava. There she go now. "Ah Hsu Ahhh Hsu Ah Hsu!" Crintons worth every penny.)
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Heck, I even wonder if “they” would...


6 posted on 11/12/2007 4:00:35 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Mrs Crinton have Pay Feava. There she go now. "Ah Hsu Ahhh Hsu Ah Hsu!" Crintons worth every penny.)
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I will bet these are the same people supporting cut and run Paul.


7 posted on 11/12/2007 4:03:48 PM PST by rideharddiefast
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LOL!


8 posted on 11/12/2007 4:04:49 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (... give me a moment, I'm thinking (just to flaunt it in front of the lurking liberals))
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9 posted on 11/12/2007 4:05:44 PM PST by Lokibob (Some people are like slinkys. Useless, but if you throw them down the stairs, you smile.)
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These are just meteors reentering the atmosphere shaped as a giant disk with different colors of light emitted around their edges...

Some meteors can emit this light and change directions very fast and contain surgeons that jam things into orifices and such...

Or so Ive heard. moving ass on chair uncomfortably as if recalling bad dream

10 posted on 11/12/2007 4:12:12 PM PST by DainBramage
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At least one has been identified - as a McDonalds.

McDonalds Restaurant in Roswell, NM.

11 posted on 11/12/2007 4:12:15 PM PST by Disambiguator (Political Correctness is criminal insanity writ large.)
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12 posted on 11/12/2007 4:16:35 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: mdittmar
who say they have seen UFOs themselves or been involved in probes of strange flying objects

Hmmm, so we are turning the tables on the aliens, and probing them now?

Does Shirley McClain know about this?

13 posted on 11/12/2007 4:16:37 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Kevmo
Maybe this will come out of DVD someday.


14 posted on 11/12/2007 4:19:27 PM PST by wally_bert (Tactical Is Still Missing A Chair!)
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The 19 former pilots and government officials, who say they have seen UFOs themselves or been involved in probes of strange flying objects...


15 posted on 11/12/2007 4:20:36 PM PST by holymoly
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Might it be of interest that one of the last threads I tried to post (several years ago) was a UFO story involving one of the astronauts? Pulled.


16 posted on 11/12/2007 4:22:44 PM PST by RightWhale (anti-razors are pro-life)
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I’ve never heard of it. Is that an inside joke of some kind?


17 posted on 11/12/2007 4:24:57 PM PST by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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Might it be of interest

And why would that be of interest to me?

18 posted on 11/12/2007 4:27:07 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
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To: mdittmar

Then again, it might not.


19 posted on 11/12/2007 4:29:05 PM PST by RightWhale (anti-razors are pro-life)
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20 posted on 11/12/2007 4:29:13 PM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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