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All the UFO explanations, but one gets a subliminal endorsement.

Friday, February 24, 2017 12:43
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In the Official UFO magazine issue I noted previously [October 1976] is an article by Richard Hall, an eminent “ufologist”: Spaceships or Specters? (Categorizing the Unknown) Page 22 ff.
Mr. Hall enumerates all [sic] of the possible “explanations” for the UFO phenomenon, which I try to do here but appear to be a slacker after one reads Mr. Hall’s piece.
(I tried to find the whole article online but was unsuccessful; maybe Terry the Censor can find it, he’s a whiz at digging up internet archival stuff.)
The Hall categories (from which I’ll only provide title categories, not the content) are:
Deluded Observer Hypothesis
Secret Device Hypothesis
Little-Understood Atmospheric Phenomenon Hypothesis
Space Animal Hypothesis
Secret Terrestrial Society Hypothesis
Terrestrial Deceit Hypothesis
Psychic Projection Hypothesis
Ancient Earth Astronaut Hypothesis
Extraterrestrial Hypothesis [ETH]
Time Travel/Other Realms Hypothesis
Supernatural Hypothesis
Hall writes, “Although these hypotheses range from the mundane to the exotic, some clearly are more plausible than others.” [Page 23, Official UFO, October 1976]
I won’t try to encapsulate Mr. Hall’s remarkable erudition in outlining the pros and cons of each category, listed by him (above).
But a bias shows up in his last words for the article:
“ … the answer to this question [‘are we s different from them as ants are from humans?’] will determine our entire future relationship to any visitors from the universe.” [Italics mine]
See, even the most objective UFO buff (ufologist) is geared to see UFOs as ET devices.
RR – The UFO Iconoclast(s)


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