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Re: UFOs And Coloured Lights? - Shough

From: Martin Shough <mshough.nul>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 09:33:08 -0000
Fwd Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 16:18:12 -0500
Subject: Re: UFOs And Coloured Lights? - Shough

>From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 14:43:20 +0000
>Subject: Re: UFOs And Coloured Lights?

>I have found (UFO
>Evidence, Vol. II; 1966-67 wave study in progress) a correlation
>between color and velocity: Blue-green cooler colors while
>hovering or moving slowly, and red-orange hotter colors during

>Similarly, brightness (luminosity) apparently is correlated with
>acceleration even when the basic color is white. This is a very
>interesting area of study for someone to focus on.

Hi Dick, all (apologies for delayed post, apparently due to net

I looked at this question very informally in my early catalogue
of about 100 re-examined radar cases (currently transmogrifying
into part of a much larger RADCAT under the wing of Jan Aldrich
& co. at Project 1947). You might be interested in the result.

Setting aside 64 cases categorised as "known" (very few) or
"poor insufficient information" (by far the largest category),
in the categories of "good insufficient information" or
"unknown" there were 29 cases with estimates of speed which
could be said to be supported in some degree by radar
measurement. (The subjectivity of these distinctions doesn't
need to be emphasised. No case has anything like complete
information of course.)

The mean speed of 15 "unknowns" was about1300 knots. The mean of
29 "good insufficient information" plus "unknown" was 1400
knots. Both categories ranged between zero and >3000 knots. 9
cases involved apparently solid objects bearing lamp-like white
or multi-coloured lights or no lights at all. The mean speed in
these cases was ~1000 knots. Removing these cases leaves 20
cases of apparently self-luminous objects whose spectral
classification against mean speed breaks down as follows:

R/O         ~ 1700 kt (9 cases)
Y                -
G                -
B             ~ 1300kt (4 cases)
I                 -
V                -
White       ~ 1200kt (7 cases)

It goes without saying that there is a great deal of uncertainty
and this is a tiny sample. The figures are of no value for
statistical purposes. But they do mirror the trend you speak of.
A larger study of RADCAT in due course might be able to test for
a significant correlation.

Two points: 1) The proportion of solid object-type radar
"unknowns" seems surprising, but maybe just reflects the
criteria employed to define an "unknown"; 2) Although red light
can be described as "hotter" than blue it is associated with
longer wavelength less-energetic radiation and so is in fact
"cooler". If the correlation is in the direction indicated then
this is possibly counterintuitive.


Martin Shough

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