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Poster Boy Wrote:
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> Hi Aine
>
> I'm not sure if your take below us fully on. As I
> read the passage in the link it sounds like like
> that is a collated conclusion based on civilian
> testimonials. The writer goes on to say "if this
> is true " or some such thing re the four noted
> types of ET.


Edit: Further down is actual text from the book.

(Chapter 33 of "Introductory Space Science" Physics 370 1968 - 1970

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INTRODUCTORY SPACE SCIENCE - VOLUME II
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS - USAF
Edited by: Major Donald G. Carpenter
Co-Editor: Lt. Colonel Edward R. Therkelson

CHAPTER XXXIII
UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS

What is an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO)? Well, according to United States Air Force Regulation 80-17 (dated 19 September 1966), a UFO is "Any aerial Phenomenon or object which is unknown or appears to be out of the ordinary to the observer." This is a very broad definition which applies equally well to one individual seeing his first noctilucent cloud at twilight as it does to another individual seeing his first helicopter. However, at present most people consider the term UFO to mean an object which behaves in a strange or erratic manner while moving through the Earth's atmosphere. That strange phenomenon has evoked strong emotions and great curiosity among a large segment of our world's population. The average person is interested because he loves a mystery, the professional military man is involved because of the possible threat to national security, and some scientists are interested because of the basic curiosity that led them into becoming researchers.

The literature on UFO's is so vast, and the stories so many and varied, that we can only present a sketchy outline of the subject in this chapter. That outline includes description classifications, operational domains (temporal and spatial), some theories as to the nature of the UFO phenomenon, human reactions, attempts to attack the problem scientifically, and some tentative conclusions. If you wish to read further in this area, the references provide an excellent starting point.

33.1 DESCRIPTORS

One of the greatest problems you encounter when attempting to catalog UFO sightings, is selection of a system for cataloging. No effective system has yet been devised, although a number of different systems have been proposed. The net result is that almost all UFO data are either treated in the form of individual cases, or in the forms of inadequate classification systems. However, these systems do tend to have some common factors, and a collection of these factors is as follows:

a. Size

b. Shape (disc, ellipse, football, etc.)

c. Luminosity

d. Color

e. Number of UFO's

Behavior:

a. Location (altitude, direction, etc.)

b. Patterns of paths (straight line, climbing, zig-zagging, etc.)

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c. Flight Characteristics (wobbling, fluttering, etc.)

d. Periodicity of sightings

e. Time duration

f. Curiosity or inquisitiveness

g. Avoidance

h. Hostility

Associated Effects:

a. Electro-Magnetic (compass, radio, ignition systems, etc.)

b. Radiation (burns, induced radioactivity, etc.)

c. Ground disturbance (dust stirred up, leaves moved, standing wave

d. Sound (none, hissing, humming, roaring, thunderclaps, etc.)

e. Vibration (weak, strong, slow, fast)

f. Smell (ozone or other odor)

g. Flame (how much, where, when, color)

h. Smoke or cloud (amount, color, persistence)

i. Debris (type, amount, color, persistence)

j. Inhibition of voluntary movement by observers

k. Sighting of "creatures" or "beings"

After Effects:

a. Burned areas or animals

b. Depressed or flattened areas

c. Dead or missing animals

d. Mentally disturbed people

e. Missing items

The text is quite long and against the rules to post it all. But scroll down. It's there.

1984 was a warning, not a how-to guide.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 18-Dec-17 18:18 by Aine.

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The Pentagon's UFO Program 2408 Aine 17-Dec-17 19:48
Mod Note > Topic Moved 157 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Dec-17 20:10
Fighter aircraft 260 Reagent 17-Dec-17 21:13
Re: Fighter aircraft 224 Aine 17-Dec-17 21:24
Oh please! 202 Reagent 17-Dec-17 22:40
Re: Oh please! 164 Aine 17-Dec-17 22:55
Apologies! 163 Reagent 17-Dec-17 23:14
Re: Apologies! 144 Aine 17-Dec-17 23:17
No Worries 153 Reagent 18-Dec-17 03:43
Re: No Worries 144 Archaic 18-Dec-17 03:54
Familiar acronym 127 Reagent 19-Dec-17 20:56
Re: No Worries 130 Aine 18-Dec-17 15:31
Fun, too 138 Reagent 18-Dec-17 18:51
Re: Fun, too 127 Aine 18-Dec-17 18:59
Language conundrum 129 Reagent 19-Dec-17 04:58
Re: Fun, too 63 altered-state 28-Mar-18 04:56
Not so safe secrecy 71 Reagent 29-Mar-18 09:17
Re: Not so safe secrecy 142 altered-state 29-Mar-18 15:01
We are not alone: Alien Presence 180 Sirhope 19-Dec-17 07:13
We are not alone; neither are they 127 Reagent 19-Dec-17 08:47
Re: We are not alone; neither are they 126 Sirhope 19-Dec-17 09:34
We are not alone; neither are they 136 Reagent 19-Dec-17 12:03
Title 14, Section 1211 of U.S. Federal Code: 121 Reagent 19-Dec-17 18:11
Re: Oh please! 144 Archaic 17-Dec-17 23:16
Re: Fighter aircraft 137 Archaic 17-Dec-17 22:46
Some context of what we're seeing in video 218 Archaic 17-Dec-17 22:36
Re: Some context of what we're seeing in video 211 Aine 17-Dec-17 22:48
Re: Some context of what we're seeing in video 131 Archaic 17-Dec-17 22:54
Re: Some context of what we're seeing in video 121 Aine 17-Dec-17 22:56
Re: Some context of what we're seeing in video 121 Aine 17-Dec-17 23:14
Re: Some context of what we're seeing in video 132 Archaic 17-Dec-17 23:54
Re: Some context of what we're seeing in video 150 Loki74 18-Dec-17 00:35
Re: Some context of what we're seeing in video 180 Loki74 18-Dec-17 00:47
Re: Some context of what we're seeing in video 119 Archaic 18-Dec-17 01:04
Re: Some context of what we're seeing in video 117 Loki74 18-Dec-17 01:22
Re: Some context of what we're seeing in video 122 Archaic 18-Dec-17 01:46
Here, Loki - Lazar's Credibility 147 Archaic 18-Dec-17 02:35
Re: Here, Loki - Lazar's Credibility 150 Loki74 18-Dec-17 11:01
Re: Here, Loki - Lazar's Credibility 55 altered-state 28-Mar-18 05:29
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 128 Loki74 18-Dec-17 00:22
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 171 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 03:44
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 109 jeffreyw 18-Dec-17 03:47
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 124 Archaic 18-Dec-17 04:07
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 116 Aine 18-Dec-17 15:33
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 134 Aine 18-Dec-17 15:50
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 124 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 05:10
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 149 Aine 18-Dec-17 15:49
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 156 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 17:41
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 137 Aine 18-Dec-17 18:10
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 147 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 18:25
1 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 151 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 18:35
Re: 1 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 121 Aine 18-Dec-17 18:38
Re: 1 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 94 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 18:43
2 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 108 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 18:41
Re: 2 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 104 Aine 18-Dec-17 18:50
Re: 2 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 107 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 18:58
Re: 2 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 97 Aine 18-Dec-17 19:03
Re: 2 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 103 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 19:06
Re: 2 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 96 Aine 18-Dec-17 19:08
Re: 2 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 99 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 19:09
Re: 1 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 61 altered-state 28-Mar-18 05:43
Re: 1 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 57 Aine 28-Mar-18 13:02
Re: 1 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 64 altered-state 28-Mar-18 15:26
Re: 1 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 54 Aine 29-Mar-18 00:40
Re: 1 of 2: The Pentagon's UFO Program 70 altered-state 29-Mar-18 01:32
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 152 Susan Doris 18-Dec-17 06:41
just got and started reading Leslie Kean's book on my kindle 122 greengirl5 18-Dec-17 07:02
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 154 Archaic 18-Dec-17 07:20
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 129 Susan Doris 18-Dec-17 10:09
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 126 Aine 18-Dec-17 15:56
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 160 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 17:34
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 106 Aine 18-Dec-17 15:46
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 102 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 18:12
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 101 Aine 18-Dec-17 18:14
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 103 Poster Boy 18-Dec-17 18:22
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 94 Aine 18-Dec-17 18:39
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 118 Anomalies 01-Mar-18 20:11
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 53 Aine 28-Mar-18 00:08
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 56 altered-state 28-Mar-18 05:46
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 63 Anomalies 01-Mar-18 20:03
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 152 Vanya 18-Dec-17 07:36
Already posted 144 drrayeye 18-Dec-17 08:50
Re: Already posted 138 Vanya 18-Dec-17 10:09
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 157 Aine 18-Dec-17 15:54
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 129 Vanya 19-Dec-17 07:03
This today 162 Poster Boy 20-Dec-17 00:58
Re: This today 174 Aine 20-Dec-17 01:03
Re: This today 124 Aine 20-Dec-17 18:40
High hopes! 109 greengirl5 20-Dec-17 22:11
Re: High hopes! 107 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:11
Zimbabwae UFO case 118 Archaic 21-Dec-17 01:26
Re: Zimbabwae UFO case 111 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:31
Re: Zimbabwae UFO case 112 Archaic 21-Dec-17 01:41
Re: Zimbabwae UFO case 117 Aine 21-Dec-17 02:02
Re: Zimbabwae UFO case 99 Archaic 21-Dec-17 02:13
Could this be it? 108 greengirl5 21-Dec-17 03:18
Re: Could this be it? 91 Archaic 21-Dec-17 04:18
And the one I could/did find... 105 Racho 21-Dec-17 05:34
Re: This today 117 Archaic 21-Dec-17 01:23
Re: This today 104 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:25
Re: This today 84 Archaic 21-Dec-17 04:23
Re: This today 108 Nolondil 21-Dec-17 01:27
Re: This today 96 Archaic 21-Dec-17 01:31
Re: This today 98 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:39
Re: This today 99 Archaic 21-Dec-17 01:52
Re: This today 96 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:57
Re: This today 94 Archaic 21-Dec-17 02:00
very limited consideration imv 101 Racho 21-Dec-17 01:34
Re: very limited consideration imv 102 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:37
try to envision 104 Racho 21-Dec-17 01:47
Re: try to envision 106 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:50
Re: try to envision 104 Nolondil 21-Dec-17 02:23
Re: try to envision 97 Archaic 21-Dec-17 04:24
Re: try to envision 90 Racho 21-Dec-17 06:19
Re: try to envision 99 Aine 21-Dec-17 14:53
Re: try to envision 145 Aine 21-Dec-17 17:47
Re: This today 98 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:34
Other angles 204 Reagent 21-Dec-17 07:50
Re: Other angles 121 Aine 21-Dec-17 15:09
Other angles; in progress and deployed 111 Reagent 21-Dec-17 19:00
Re: Other angles; in progress and deployed 113 Aine 21-Dec-17 21:31
In progress and deployed 95 Reagent 22-Dec-17 00:30
Re: In progress and deployed 93 Aine 22-Dec-17 00:59
Re: This today 100 Poster Boy 22-Dec-17 16:43
Re: This today 95 Aine 22-Dec-17 20:39
Re: This today 98 Poster Boy 22-Dec-17 21:58
Re: This today 89 Aine 22-Dec-17 23:37
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 124 WhoWeird 20-Dec-17 21:32
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 112 Aine 21-Dec-17 01:54
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 120 WhoWeird 21-Dec-17 02:18
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 105 Archaic 21-Dec-17 04:27
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 88 WhoWeird 21-Dec-17 12:44
Are all these kids corrupted? 95 Racho 21-Dec-17 06:27
Re: Are all these kids corrupted? 94 WhoWeird 21-Dec-17 12:51
Re: Are all these kids corrupted? 91 WhoWeird 21-Dec-17 13:21
Re: Are all these kids corrupted? 101 Aine 21-Dec-17 14:59
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 99 Aine 21-Dec-17 14:51
Re: The Pentagon's UFO Program 113 Archaic 21-Dec-17 02:22
CNN interview with pilot and Pentagon Leader 116 Archaic 21-Dec-17 20:44
Re: CNN interview with pilot and Pentagon Leader 119 Aine 21-Dec-17 21:29
Re: CNN interview with pilot and Pentagon Leader 113 drrayeye 21-Dec-17 23:53
Re: CNN interview with pilot and Pentagon Leader 122 Aine 22-Dec-17 02:24
disbelievers? 130 drrayeye 22-Dec-17 18:11
Re: disbelievers? 120 Aine 22-Dec-17 20:33
Re: disbelievers? 136 drrayeye 23-Dec-17 02:48
Re: disbelievers? 108 Aine 23-Dec-17 13:47
You don't see the difference? 122 drrayeye 23-Dec-17 18:41
Re: You don't see the difference? 113 Eddie Larry 23-Dec-17 19:32
Re: You don't see the difference? 161 Poster Boy 23-Dec-17 20:04
Re: You don't see the difference? 153 DUNE 02-Jan-18 16:59
Re: You don't see the difference? 217 Aine 02-Jan-18 18:49


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