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Re: Spikes In UFO Sightings

From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:54:22 -0400
Archived: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 07:00:29 -0400
Subject: Re: Spikes In UFO Sightings

>From: Ray Dickenson<r.dickenson.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto<post.nul>
>Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:47:54 +0100
>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?

>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?

Spottiswood showed that effect size over a large number of ESP
experiments was greatest around 13:30 local sidereal time (LST).


If it can be established that one or more type of UFO sighting
is also related to LST, that would support the suggestion from
anecdotal reports that some sightings have a psychic component.

Is there a database of categorized sightings where the
geographic location (ideally, longitude), date, and time of day
is recorded? If so, I would have a go at doing the analysis.


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