How to explain away UFOs. [Hint: Don't change your story 2 weeks later]
Several dozen people — including a pilot, county constable and business owners — insist they have seen a large silent object with bright lights flying low and fast. Some reported seeing fighter jets chasing it.Well, that sounds like a weather balloon. Federal officials are sure it was in fact a weather balloon.
While federal officials insist there's a logical explanation, locals swear that it was larger, quieter, faster and lower to the ground than an airplane.I'm sure there's a logical explanation too. Clearly weather balloons have learned how to accelerate and maintain high speeds. It's the only logical explanation.
Officials at the region's two Air Force bases — Dyess in Abilene and Sheppard in Wichita Falls — also said none of their aircraft were in the area last week. The Air Force no longer investigates UFOs.Uhh.... The Air Force hasn't actually "investigated" anything, and yet they're sure that it was an earth-based phenomenon. How can this be?
Well you see, the Air Force has a very detailed and complex methodology that they use to figure out what some yokel saw in the skies. I managed to sneak this out of an unnamed AFB undetected. This is very top secret. Click for a larger version.
Trust your government, folks. They would never lie to you.
UPDATE 1.24.08: The Air Force Reserve has completely changed their story.
I love giving free advice, so here's some for their spokesman, Maj. Karl Lewis...
A hint: If you want people to believe you're being straight with them, you can't just change your story two weeks after the event. Dumbass.
Officials at the Joint Reserve Base Naval Air Station inThey were fucking "mistaken"! Ha! They must've sent those ten F-16s up accidentally and not even noticed until they came back 2 weeks later. What a "brilliant" explanation! initially said none of their planes had been in the area, but on Wednesday they said 10 F-16s were there that day. The officials said they were mistaken and wanted to set the record straight "in the interest of public awareness."
I love to see the incompetence card played so poorly.
So now the Air Force looks completely retarded and deceitful. They first claimed that they didn't have any planes in the area, but now they're saying they did, but neglecting to mention what kind of plane could elicit this reaction from the natives:
Anne Frazor, who owns a fabric store in Stephenville, about 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth, said many in town have seen military aircraft zoom overhead from time to time as part of training operations. But she said that wasn't what she saw Jan. 8.This guy would probably recognize an F-16 ... or ten of them. And it's not like the Air Force trains near where the sightings occurred.
"I couldn't begin to say what it was, but to me it wasn't planes," Frazor said.--snip--
From well-respected business owners to a county constable, several dozen people say they saw a flying object that was larger, quieter, faster and lower to the ground than an airplane. They also said its lights changed configuration, unlike those of a plane.
"I guarantee that what we saw was not a civilian aircraft," , a pilot and freight company owner, said Wednesday.
The planes' training area in the Brownwood Military Operating Area includesAnd I daresay the pilot could distinguish 10 F-16s from a 's , but Allen said it does not include the airspace where he saw the object. Also, Jan. 8 was not the only day sightings were reported.half mile-wide object.
So now we can say that the AF is completely full of shit.
Great. Just great. I love being lied to... Oh wait! No I don't; it fucking sucks, you dicks! Why you gotta be like that, Air Force Reserve?? huh?!! ... .. [/frontin']
I suspect the answer is that they were leaned on by more powerful forces.
It's pretty clear that there are those in power who don't want this information to get out. I really don't think people who call UFO coverup conspiracy theorists names like "kooks" are right, simply because it's so obvious the government has been lying to us. There is plenty of reason to believe the worst if somebody lies to you. Boldly. Repeatedly.
"In the interest of public awareness," the spokesman said. As if they've ever given two shits about "public awareness" before. Where's the "public awareness" right here?
The U.S. Air Force says it has not investigated UFO sightings since 1969 when it ended Project Blue Book, which examined more than 12,600 reported UFO sightings — including 700 that were never explained.The studious way they avoid investigating isn't weird or anything. Riiiight. I totally believe you guys... [rolls eyes]
Don't you think it's odd that not investigating something is official government policy?
"It's official government policy to ignore these weird, unexplained events. Carry about your business, consu- .. uh, .. er... I mean, 'citizens.'"
Are we supposed to salute?
Fuck this. Give me the truth.