Friday, September 10, 2010

Why UFOs Are Slowing Down

Martin S. Kottmeyer looks at the "cultural dimension in our assumptions about what constitutes the behaviour of a flying saucer" — Why have UFOs changed speed over the years? An excerpt:
    Saucers flying like blue blazes are no longer a dominant part of our definition of a UFO experience either in film or lore. In an age where supersonic transports routinely cross the oceans, multi-mach jets are a staple item in every country’s military, and space shuttles regularly escape the bounds of earth, speed no longer seems so magical as it did at mid-century.

    Levitation unassisted by helicopter rotors and rocket flames remains impressive and so defines alien-ness in a way high speed no longer can. Twelve hundred miles per hour is no longer incredible.

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Blogger love the girls said...

What it looks like to me is that they still can't figure out how to effectively use the technology. Speed was emphasized until faster and less expensive conventional aircraft came along.

Some technology, like rotary motors, just never pan out.

1:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw this link about how a group claiming to be Christian wants to use a new UFO scare to increase the power of the gov't.

11:42 PM  

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