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NASA Vid - Shooting at UFOs

Here’s a fun little clip of something purportedly approaching the earth, it stops, then takes off in the opposite direction. A moment later, some sort of light beam is shot at it.

If it wasn’t a NASA vid, I’d laugh it off.

Thoughts, anyone?

I thought you were going to post this:
http://www.notsonoisy.com/spaceinvaders/

If we are shooting at them, it’s good to know that it scares them enough to make them turn and run. But I’d like to know what they did to piss us off enough to make us start shooting. Cow mutalations? Maybe they anal probed the wrong Congressman? This raises a lot of interesting questions, assuming it is what it seems to be.

I see no reason to believe that is actual NASA footage.

Regardless, if an inhabited spacecraft is approaching our planet, we’re completely fucked no matter what we shoot at them.

The UFO might just be some piece of floating debris that changes direction when it’s hit by some micro-meteor… the “beam weapon” is just some other junk passing by rapidly.

There are tons and tons of “space junk” floating in earth orbit. While they might fit the name “unidentified flying object,” there rather unlikely to be of extra-solar system origin.

If you film that floating junk often enough and long enough, you’re bound to “see” things… it’s like seeing faces and animals in the clouds.

[quote]pookie wrote:
The UFO might just be some piece of floating debris that changes direction when it’s hit by some micro-meteor… the “beam weapon” is just some other junk passing by rapidly.

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That was my first assumption as well. The fact that we can track all that debris orbiting the earth, some of it the smaller than a postage stamp, predict it’s orbit, and find a path through it for the shuttles, sattelites, and the space station is astonishing.

There are some convincing space videos of UFOs, but there’s still too much debris for them to be reliable.

After going through my UFO phase a while back I came across this video. This is one of most believable videos out there, given the flight dynamics, vessel design, filming and background.

This one is really sad:


I almost feel sorry for the expert, he obviously wants to believe in UFOs, but it’s really obvious that the object in question is lense flare. Or maybe he’s just talking out of his ass because he wants to get on TV.

[quote]pookie wrote:
The UFO might just be some piece of floating debris that changes direction when it’s hit by some micro-meteor… the “beam weapon” is just some other junk passing by rapidly.

There are tons and tons of “space junk” floating in earth orbit. While they might fit the name “unidentified flying object,” there rather unlikely to be of extra-solar system origin.

If you film that floating junk often enough and long enough, you’re bound to “see” things… it’s like seeing faces and animals in the clouds.

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It appears to me, in the vid, that the object slows down momentarily before stopping, then shoots off into space. Wouldn’t slowing down require some sort of force to make it do that?

Maybe it was the Space Patrol driving off poachers? :stuck_out_tongue:

Why? Maybne they are a race of Super Intelligent, advanced, space-faring…pussies. Maybe they have no offensive weaponry whatsoever, instead of spilling a trillion dollars blowing the fuck out of their fellow race, they spend most of their resources trying to contact other alien species and making music videos or something.

Who knows.

[quote]Sikkario wrote:
Regardless, if an inhabited spacecraft is approaching our planet, we’re completely fucked no matter what we shoot at them.

Why? Maybne they are a race of Super Intelligent, advanced, space-faring…pussies. Maybe they have no offensive weaponry whatsoever, instead of spilling a trillion dollars blowing the fuck out of their fellow race, they spend most of their resources trying to contact other alien species and making music videos or something.

Who knows.[/quote]

Yup they mastered space flight and couldn’t design a weapon. Haha even if they didn’t after we started shooting at them I’m sure they could come up with something.

[quote]CrewPierce wrote:
Sikkario wrote:
Regardless, if an inhabited spacecraft is approaching our planet, we’re completely fucked no matter what we shoot at them.

Why? Maybne they are a race of Super Intelligent, advanced, space-faring…pussies. Maybe they have no offensive weaponry whatsoever, instead of spilling a trillion dollars blowing the fuck out of their fellow race, they spend most of their resources trying to contact other alien species and making music videos or something.

Who knows.

Yup they mastered space flight and couldn’t design a weapon. Haha even if they didn’t after we started shooting at them I’m sure they could come up with something.[/quote]

Maybe not couldn’t but maybe they never had a reason for it or got past that.

Their viewpoint might be entirely different. They may communicate by smell, and thus stink like shit, when they land and try to communicate with us like that.

They may be amazed that our olfactory technologies are so limited, and cannot imagine any species not being interested in developing olfactory type emitters and all that.

Kind of like us thinking they are strange for not having any weapons.

[quote]chillain wrote:
I see no reason to believe that is actual NASA footage.

Regardless, if an inhabited spacecraft is approaching our planet, we’re completely fucked no matter what we shoot at them.

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If someone is building a faster than light craft so they can travel the distances needed to visit our mudball they are way smarter than us.

[quote]Sikkario wrote:
Maybe not couldn’t but maybe they never had a reason for it or got past that.

Their viewpoint might be entirely different. They may communicate by smell, and thus stink like shit, when they land and try to communicate with us like that.

They may be amazed that our olfactory technologies are so limited, and cannot imagine any species not being interested in developing olfactory type emitters and all that.

Kind of like us thinking they are strange for not having any weapons.
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Either way once we start shooting at them I suspect they will fly their smelly asses home and build something to fire back.

We are a pretty violet race so I suspect we can be their reason for weapons.

[quote]CrewPierce wrote:
Either way once we start shooting at them I suspect they will fly their smelly asses home and build something to fire back.

We are a pretty violet race so I suspect we can be their reason for weapons.[/quote]

The idea that any critters that could travel at or faster than the speed of light would have to be peaceful is utterly ridiculous. How did we get to be the alpha-species of our planet? Cause we some bad motherfuckers. If you’re not the alpha-species of your planet, you don’t survive long enough to build flying saucers and shit. They’ve got weapons already, and they know how to use them.

The one good thing we learned from Halo is that if aliens attack, our shotguns and rifle butts will be more than adequate to deal with the situation.

If there’s a species intelligent enough to develop faster than light travel, or similar, they’re intelligent enough to scout planets with new life before approaching.

If they scouted Earth, they’d steer well clear.

We’re too interested in fighting each other, and raping the Earth for all its resources.

Our main reason for developing new technolgy is so that we can kill each other more efficiently.

If we found a planet like that, would you want to go and visit?

[quote]The idea that any critters that could travel at or faster than the speed of light would have to be peaceful is utterly ridiculous. How did we get to be the alpha-species of our planet? Cause we some bad motherfuckers. If you’re not the alpha-species of your planet, you don’t survive long enough to build flying saucers and shit. They’ve got weapons already, and they know how to use them.

The one good thing we learned from Halo is that if aliens attack, our shotguns and rifle butts will be more than adequate to deal with the situation.[/quote]

You assume tho that their developmen was like ours. That they are similar to our advanced primate species, similar to mammals and other earthlings.

They might be from a gas giant and be silicon based sting ray type flyers.

Whose lack of atmosphere, allowed them eventually develop into hovering outside of their atmosphere, they manipulate material through the use of a tale and their natural crystalline culture developing capabilities. They are solar based so have to orbit around the planet to stay charged in some sort of alien sort of photosynthesis where they harvest energy from gas and their stars rays and then plunge deep under the gas clouds to do whatever.

They work in groups, and for whatever reason want to leave their planet and search for others.

They might be the only form of life that ever evolved on their planet.

It’s cool to think about.

Star trek is pretty banal when you think about all the ways life could develop.

The possibilities for extraterrestrial life, a far more diverse than the Klingon, Romulan, Green man model.

[quote]WelshBoy wrote:
If there’s a species intelligent enough to develop faster than light travel, or similar, they’re intelligent enough to scout planets with new life before approaching.

If they scouted Earth, they’d steer well clear.

We’re too interested in fighting each other, and raping the Earth for all its resources.

Our main reason for developing new technolgy is so that we can kill each other more efficiently.

If we found a planet like that, would you want to go and visit?[/quote]

Hell yea, but we wouldn’t visit, we would take over. Sure we would show up all peaceful but then come in with a bunch of military people and soon enough we’ll have another plant to sap.

What other point would there be to space travel? To stop by and say hi to the people 100 years away?

[quote]Sikkario wrote:
You assume tho that their developmen was like ours. That they are similar to our advanced primate species, similar to mammals and other earthlings.

They might be from a gas giant and be silicon based sting ray type flyers.

Whose lack of atmosphere, allowed them eventually develop into hovering outside of their atmosphere, they manipulate material through the use of a tale and their natural crystalline culture developing capabilities. They are solar based so have to orbit around the planet to stay charged in some sort of alien sort of photosynthesis where they harvest energy from gas and their stars rays and then plunge deep under the gas clouds to do whatever.

They work in groups, and for whatever reason want to leave their planet and search for others.

They might be the only form of life that ever evolved on their planet.

It’s cool to think about.

Star trek is pretty banal when you think about all the ways life could develop.

The possibilities for extraterrestrial life, a far more diverse than the Klingon, Romulan, Green man model.[/quote]

Star trek is very banal. But the theory of evolution would be universally applicable. The idea that one and only one form of life would develop on a planet seems unimaginable, even if you introduced one species to a virgin environment to which it was perfectly suited, mutations would give rise to new species. Life thrives because it has to compete. But yes, very cool to think about.

[quote]Uncle Gabby wrote:
Sikkario wrote:
You assume tho that their developmen was like ours. That they are similar to our advanced primate species, similar to mammals and other earthlings.

They might be from a gas giant and be silicon based sting ray type flyers.

Whose lack of atmosphere, allowed them eventually develop into hovering outside of their atmosphere, they manipulate material through the use of a tale and their natural crystalline culture developing capabilities. They are solar based so have to orbit around the planet to stay charged in some sort of alien sort of photosynthesis where they harvest energy from gas and their stars rays and then plunge deep under the gas clouds to do whatever.

They work in groups, and for whatever reason want to leave their planet and search for others.

They might be the only form of life that ever evolved on their planet.

It’s cool to think about.

Star trek is pretty banal when you think about all the ways life could develop.

The possibilities for extraterrestrial life, a far more diverse than the Klingon, Romulan, Green man model.

Star trek is very banal. But the theory of evolution would be universally applicable. The idea that one and only one form of life would develop on a planet seems unimaginable, even if you introduced one species to a virgin environment to which it was perfectly suited, mutations would give rise to new species. Life thrives because it has to compete. But yes, very cool to think about. [/quote]

Of course since faster than light travel is not possible according to our understanding of physics the universe could be teeming with life and we will never know.