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Back in July of 2013 I posted some initial thoughts on David Marler’s UFO book dedicated to the subject of triangular craft. I went after Col. John Alexander (who wrote the Foreword) a bit in that piece. Alexander rather condescendingly dismissed any human military explanation for the triangular craft. I basically said I thought what he said was bunk. In a second post on Marker’s book, I showed how a simple visit to the U.S. Patent office online supplied plenty of evidence that triangles might indeed be explained by human effort.
Today (hat tip to Cris Putnam) I was alerted to video of military triangular craft. It’s quite clear. Several triangles doing various maneuvers in daylight. The craft in the video are (presumably) TR-3B Anti-Gravity Spacecrafts.1 The site description is as follows:
[The TR-3B] doesn’t exist officially. It uses highly pressured mercury accelerated by nuclear energy to produce a plasma that creates a field of anti-gravity around the ship. Conventional thrusters located at the tips of the craft allow it to perform all manner of rapid high speed maneuvers along all three axes. Interestingly, the plasma generated also reduces radar signature significantly. So it’ll be almost invisible on radar & remain undetected. This literally means that it can go to any country it likes without being detected by air traffic control & air defence systems. Read more here.
Wasn’t Col. Alexander aware of this craft and earlier versions? Really?
- Since I don’t know the credentials of the person who posted the video, I have to take his word for the craft ID. But there’s no doubt these are triangles – complete with the easily identifiable shading/circles under the tips. ↩
Billy Cox has a worthwhile piece on the recent brouhaha over President Bill Clinton’s recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel. Billy does a nice job sifting fact from fiction as it pertains to President Clinton’s inquiries into UFOs.
Like the face on Mars that wasn’t really a face, the so-called pyramids on Mars aren’t really artificially-made structures. I have friends who would insist they are, but I’ve never bought into the idea. Astronomer Stuart Robbins, the voice behind the PseudoAstronomy podcast, will tell you why you shouldn’t, either.
We all know triangular UFOs just can’t be (!) human technology. They’re just too bizarre. They must be alien. They just “fly in the face of logic.” After all, the Belgian triangular UFO incident is unassailable.
Looks like this triangular UFO, photographed this past March 14, wasn’t using it’s alien anti-gravity propulsion system.
For all the UFO ragers out there, the point here is not that triangular UFOs (or UFOs of other shapes) could never be extraterrestrial. I’m not Philip Klass. Rather, the point is that the hyper-ventilating over these things is far too overdone. A lot of these sightings (I’d say most) can be explained by human creation.
Robert Sheaffer gives his readers another bird’s eye view into how ufology is marketed to the masses in “More Museum Shenanigans.” Enjoy!
I came across a wonderful book today that I’m recommending to all who want to think clearly: An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments.
The book teaches sound logical reasoning by illustrating flawed logic. Here’s an example that is ubiquitous within the ufological community. I hear or read it every week. (I hope it’s readable – but the cartoon will be and that says it all):
Jack Brewer just posted Part One of “MUFON, Science and Deception.” It’ll get you up to speed on why MUFON is no longer credible. Maybe it can rebound, but it won’t be any time soon.
Robert Sheaffer over at the Bad UFOs blog has written MUFON’s epitaph: “MUFON Jumps the Shark.”
I don’t know of any other conclusion in the wake of the PA MUFON State Director claimed that missing Malaysia Airline flight 370 was abducted by aliens. This is the sort of hailstorm of idiocy we’ve come to expect from internet trolls or YouTubers who do UFO stuff. But not MUFON.
That “courtesy doubt” has now been withdrawn. Robert’s piece includes commentary on MUFON’s new TV series, Hangar 1 (the name for MUFON’s collection of UFO stories that the show will pretend are data). The show airs on History Channel 2 (I guess one fantasy channel wasn’t enough). Unfortunately, it’s not hard to show that MUFON’s credibility has been compromised for some time now. He writes of the show: “And what exactly does MUFON serve up from its precious archives? Some of the most preposterous, unsubstantiated stories in the UFO literature.”
Read it and weep (or laugh).
I had occasion to troll around on the PseudoAstronomy blog a couple days ago and found Episode 99: The Saga of the Lunar Ziggurat. Astronomer Stuart Robbins exposes the (pseudo)astronomical crapulence like only he can. Enjoy! (If that’s the right word).
Nick Cook, long time writer for the prestigious Jane’s Defense Weekly and author of the book, The Hunt for Zero Point, has written a worthwhile essay on aerospace giant Boeing’s recent admission it is working on anti-gravity. The piece begins:
Boeing, the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer, has admitted it is working on experimental anti-gravity projects that could overturn a century of conventional aerospace propulsion technology if the science underpinning them can be engineered into hardware.
The effort has become public as a result of a briefing document obtained by Jane’s Defense Weekly. The project is being run out of Boeing’s Phantom Works facility in Seattle. My favorite part of the revelation is that Boeing is “trying to solicit the services of a Russian scientist who claims he has developed anti-gravity devices in Russia and Finland.”
That scientist’s name? Dr. Evgeny Podkletnov. Sound familiar? It will if you’ve read The Facade.
How ’bout that?