UFOs: Is the Truth in the Shape? Jan 28, 2017 2:19:21 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Jan 28, 2017 2:19:21 GMT -5
UFOs: Is the Truth in the Shape?
People ask me all the time about the UFOs I report on in stories or talk about in my statistics. They say incredulously, “but Cheryl, they can’t all be real!” I always tell them that as Unidentified Flying Objects, they most certainly are real. But are they real off-world crafts? That’s the real question and my answer is: The truth is in the UFO shapes.
In the past, people have put out these statistical charts writing off many sightings to common, ordinary things. The numbers these people use typically denigrate the potentially genuinely off-world craft to percentages.
For the past 14 months, my spouse and I have been compiling a book of UFO sighting counts for all 50 states. In this sighting compilation, we have taken great care to tabulate the UFO shapes that have been reported from 2001-2015. For the sake of a new method of looking at UFO sightings, I decided to remove certain classes of UFO shapes to illustrate a point.
The chart above lists the top-20 UFO shapes for New York state from 2001-2015. The total number of New York sightings for the 15-year period is 5,141. The top-20 shapes represent 95.6 percent of the shapes reported. Let’s remove the obviously vague and hard-to-pin-down shapes: light, unknown, other, star-like, flash and changing. This just removed 35.24 percent of the undefinable sighting shapes, or around 1,811 of the 5,141 sightings. We kept the shapes that, in my opinion, couldn’t be easily mistaken for conventional aircraft. These shapes are: circle, sphere, fireball, triangle, oval, disc, cigar, cylinder diamond, formation, chevron, egg and rectangle. This list represents 60.36 percent of the total New York sighting shapes of unusual silhouettes. The remaining 4.4 percent of shapes, with well under 1 percent in each category, totals around 226 of the 5,141 sightings. So if 3,103 UFO sighting reports don not resemble any conventional aircraft, it begs the question: Are these the genuine articles that everybody wants to believe are off-world crafts?
Recent UFO Sighting in the New York Skies:
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017: At 6:45 p.m., a resident of Brooklyn reported seeing a long cigar-shaped UFO with two odd, octopus-like arms and lights.
Friday, Jan. 13, 2017: At 7:35 p.m., a resident of Bloomingburg observed flashing blue and red lights moving around in a circle of tiny white lights that flew over the city.
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017: At 3:15 p.m., several residents of Willsboro reported seeing two bright fireball-like objects hovering in a field near a farm.
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017: At 5 p.m., a resident of Wilson witnessed a circle of lights near his taxi.
Source: Cheryl Costa, The Syracuse News-Times, January 27, 2017.