How Should People Interpret 'UFO'?

Discussion in 'UFOs, Ghosts and Monsters' started by Yazata, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I think you need some sleep.
     
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  3. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    And yet they're entirely reliable. Just like cars are. You are hereby refuted.
     
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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    You definitiely need sleep. You've directly contradicted yourself twice on one page.
     
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  7. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe you should confine your claims to technology you have actually dealt with next time. Wheelbarrows maybe?
     
  8. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    Very reliable certainly, as are Police RADAR guns, but errors and mistakes through weather conditions and such do occur.
    UFO's or objects Unidentified, are probably a result of such errors brought about by various conditions etc.
    Nothing man made is entirely reliable, other then the "Opportunity" Mars Rover so far.
     
  9. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Except in those many cases where visual confirmation is obtained from the pilot or the tower and/or confirmed targets on another radar.

    Here's what happens when a ufo is detected on a military radar:

    http://www.collective-evolution.com...pens-when-a-ufo-is-tracked-on-military-radar/
     
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  10. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    They also "hallucinate" airplanes all the time (due to transient returns) and "hallucinate" that they magically disappear (due to severe weather that blocks the return, or loss of transponder signal.) Talk to any ATC controller.
    Radar doesn't "land jets on runways." Pilots do. They use all the information available to them, via their eyes, their instruments and ATC. The instruments they rely on use radar, radio guidance signals that are NOT radar based, satellite based navigation, inertial navigation, physical measurement (i.e. air pressure and magnetic flux) and simple time. This is important, because radar doesn't always work. Sometimes it shows things that aren't there, and sometimes it fails to show things that are there.
    Then you should know better.
     
  11. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    They also use the information provided from the radar operator. I've seen it many times.

    "Precision approach radar (PAR) is a type of radar guidance system designed to provide lateral and vertical guidance to an aircraft pilot for landing, until the landing threshold is reached. After the aircraft reaches the decision height (DH) or decision altitude (DA), guidance is advisory only. Controllers monitoring the PAR displays observe each aircraft's position and issue instructions to the pilot that keep the aircraft on course and glidepath during final approach. It is similar to an instrument landing system (ILS) but requires control instructions."---https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precision_approach_radar
     
  12. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Right..during severe weather maybe. But not "all the time" or in clear skies. Here's a good article on what causes "bogies"...

    http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/bogie
     
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