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This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the UFO/Research page.

UFO reporting[edit]

Could this talk page also be used as a forum for reporting UFO's? Student Galaxy 19:38, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Yes, but why not create a new page just for the purpose of collecting such reports? --JWSchmidt 20:26, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
WikiNews might be a better medium for filing individual reports. The wikiformat would be really great for multiple-person sightings since each person can simply search for the date/time/place and then edit in their own details, photos, evidence, etc. Nikki 04:22, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Actually doesn't look like any of the currently-existing Wikimedia projects would be appropriate for individual reportings. Wikipedia states "This page is not for reporting the paranormal" and I'm not sure if WikiNews would allow it, though there is an option for original reporting. Due to the nature of the topic and the need for extremely detailed and coordinated information (e.g. specific page templates), it might be best to create an independent wiki or request one be made on Metawiki. Nikki 05:03, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
It doesn't look like Metawiki would be helpful either. Someone has surely created an independent wiki already though, perhaps on Wikia. Wikinews does have a UFO desk though: wikinews:UFO. Nikki 05:10, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Do your homework[edit]

You can't possibly gauge the depth of the UFO phenomenon by reading a few books or news articles. The real "dirt" is in the major studies, most notably "Project Blue Book." If you really want to understand why the real Ufologists, such as Stanton Friedman, believe some UFOs are extraterrestrial, you need to study the "unknowns."

Sure, there is no physical evidence of a craft or ET body (not available to the general scientific community or public), but there are physical trace cases backed by eyewitness testimony and radar visuals. There is no doubt in my mind that the craft that several ex-military pilots, paratroopers, and commercial pilots have seen are not manufactured on this planet.

Do your homework and make up your own mind!

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Trevorl314 (talkcontribs) 08:56, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

ufology[edit]

I just started writing a page for this when I found this link! Should I remove the content or try to merge it? This page should be named ufology though. Nikki 04:22, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

I recommend a merge. --HappyCamper 04:29, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

SETI[edit]

I have removed some references to SETI and to a SETI researcher from the resource. SETI is the "Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence." UFO studies refer to Unidentified Flying Objects, and, sure, some people think that UFOs are actual vehicles carrying extraterrestrials. However, SETI, the actual active field of scientific research, is not based -- at all -- on UFO sightings, it is based on the idea that with a vast universe, life might be relatively common, and some of this life might be in a phase of development where the emission of coherent signals takes place, such as with Earth at this time. So intensive searches exist looking for such signals. Sagan's book Contact (and later film) was fiction based on this.

That extraterrestrial life might exist and be detectable is not considered impossible or necessarily even unlikely. It's not "fringe research." However, that such extraterrestrials might maintain some regular presence here, to be seen as UFOs, is not a generally respected idea, it seems close to impossible. Sagan, if I'm correct, did take steps to see that proper research was done into UFO sightings, he was not a pseudoskeptic.

It's misleading to connect SETI research with UFOs, as this resource did. SETI is out there, literally, the search is taking place from sources across our galaxy, and UFOs are, by definition, here. --Abd (discusscontribs) 02:28, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

discussion moved from resource page[edit]

I wonder if it a serious error to place so much emphasis on UFOs. If there are visitors to Earth from other stars then the best evidence for that might take forms other than UFOs. I have similar doubts about placing emphasis on searches for radio signals from extraterrestrial civilizations. We need to "think outside of the box". --JWSchmidt 18:07, 3 December 2006 (UTC)
I think they are our ancestors, more commonly our cousins,and they will not at one point harm us like they do in some films. But mainly help us with our society and what is wrong with it. By countless research, I found out that many people believe they will come by the year 2012. And will not appear their true physical self, but as human forms. Think of the great Nostradamus, many visions he has had that came true, as might this one. So my conclusion is that by the year 2012, we will all discover neighbors in our vast galaxy. Thank You for reading, Mr.E 4:02, 8 January 2007

It is inevitable that we are not alone and that some are more advanced then we although some maybe more primitive.The reason they are here you're guess is as good as mine but i kind of think of Start Trek prime directive as the reason we don't see more of them or they do not interfere .But anyhow here a link to the most disturbing sighting in US history since Roswell and of course rare are does who know I am talking of the Pheonix lights of 1997 but why? Is it not sufficient enough to see the disinformation going on ? maybe not Mr J.A.Delphin Febuary 6 2007

There are a huge number of reported UFO sightings all over the world; some are hoaxes, and some can't be dismissed as hoaxes but which can't be explained under rational scientific rules either. Also, we find various stories in mythologies over the world which sound eerily familiar to UFOs. I think that when there are so many reports of UFOs everywhere, there must be some background for them. We can't dismiss everything as irrational imagination, because many will admit that imagination needs some feeding ground or source to trigger it. Sometimes, rational thinking won't work - we can try thinking irrationally as well. Besides, it can't hurt to investigate - we might even augment our knowledge of the universe in the process. And when there's still a lot that we don't know about the universe, I don't think it will be proper of us to say that extraterrestrial life is a bogus misconception. --User:Scorpio March 16, 2011

I believe that there's plenty of things there out in space that we are yet to discover. Now the time seems to be ready for official support to help us explore and admit that we are not alone in this universe: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/06/30/remarks-president-signing-executive-order-national-space-council Partaj1 (discusscontribs) 09:58, 21 July 2017 (UTC)