From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:47:54 +0100 Archived: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:28:44 -0400 Subject: Spikes In UFO Sightings Hello List, Read today of a 'spike' in UFO sightings (attributed to folk watching weather for Hurricane Irene) and remembered some years ago naively asking Larry Hatch what, if anything, his records and graphs showed about those peaks, both world wide and for individual countries. IIRC he steered me to some of his annnual graphs and expressed a general conclusion that some 'spikes' are statistically to be expected because the population has more opportunity to see the sky at certain times of the year, and that some other spikes can be due to the population having more motive (for various reasons) to watch the sky. Haven't kept up with that, and am not aware of current work, yet feel we can maybe still learn from good record-keeping, maybe with a caveat regarding the sources of reports. I.e. the media (MSM) can't be used as a reliable tool but have to be regarded as part of the problem, since they don't report sightings consistently, mostly ignoring them but occasionally using some as a diversion (silly-season or otherwise political). The exceptions seem to be cases where many witnesses come forward - O'Hare et al. So, are any of the large UFO-reporting organizations putting their records on-line as easily viewable graphs? Cheers Ray D BTW - iirc, Larry had tried correlation of spikes with Mars, Venus conjuctions etc. Has anyone continued with that? BTW2 - if spikes mostly follow Larry's 'opportunity/motive' theory, might we conclude that there is a more or less constant UFO presence? Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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