Physical Evidence Related
to UFO Reports
Peter A. Sturrock, Stanford
University, in Journal for Scientific Exploration
purpose of this four-day workshop was to review purported physical
evidence associated with UFO reports, with a view to assessing whether
the further acquisition and investigation of such evidence is likely to
help solve the UFO problem, namely the determination of the cause or
causes of these reports.
UFO investigators presented a variety of physical evidence that they
claimed was associated with UFO reports: photographic evidence;
luminosity estimates; radar evidence; interference with automobile
functioning; interference with aircraft equipment; apparent
gravitational or inertial effects; ground traces; injuries to
vegetation; physiological effects on witnesses; and analysis of debris.
There was in addition a presentation of investigations into recurrent
phenomena that occur in the Hessdalen Valley in Norway.
review panel was composed of nine scientists of diverse expertise and
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traumatology as a potent tool for identifying actual stresses elicited
by unidentified sources: Evidence for plant metabolic disorders in
correlation with a UFO landing.
by Bounias, Michel C. L.
(1990), J. Scientific Exploration, Vol. 4, No. 1, p. 1.
an accurate testimony of a "UFO" landing, samples of a wild
strain of Alfalfa were collected at the epicentre and at various
increasing distances of the trace left on the ground 4 and 40 days after
the observation. An additional batch of similar samples collected 730
days after the observation was then used as an a posteriori control of
the natural variability on the same area. Biochemical determinations
included: photosynthetic pigments, free carbohydrates, and free amino
acids. Statistically, significant results were observed by plotting
concentrations versus distances from the epicentre, and various
characteristic subtypes of dose/effect relationships were evidenced.
Functional relationships between photosynthetic pigments, amino acids
and carbohydrates, were reversed at D + 40 by comparison with D + 730
samples which exhibited a normal shape. Thus, the described principles
of Biochemical analysis give evidence: (a) that something did happen;
(b) that the influence of the unidentified source decreased with
increasing distance from the epicentre; (c) of accurate symptoms that
can be further compared with those elicited by known causes.
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Involving Vehicle Interference: A Catalogue and Data Analysis
for UFO Studies (in Journal of Scientific Exploration)
considerations, in conjunction with the existence of two strongly correlated
groups of characteristics, argue powerfully against the hypothesis that all EM
events are due to unknown natural phenomena. It cannot be denied that other
facts mitigate against the strength of this conclusion, such as the rarity of
events involving a diesel engine. But I believe that the evidence opposed to
the hypothesis that all EM events are caused by a natural phenomenon (if not
hoaxed or hallucinated) is stronger than any in its favor."
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by John F. Schuessler, in Journal of
significant number of UFO reports contain information suggesting that
human physiological and psychological damage, animal reactions, and
physical trace effects are caused by the UFO encounter. If this
assertion is true, then we have an opportunity to provide the
"proof" of reality sought by most researchers if we properly
amass and utilize the results of the investigations. Important to
researchers is the availability of historical data in a conveniently
usable form. This document provides the first edition of a subset of the
overall database - a catalog of UFO-related human physiological effects.
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Estimates of Optical Power
Output in Six Cases of Unexplained Aerial Objects with Defined Luminosity
by Jacques F. Vallee, in Journal of
An analysis of six cases of unexplained aerial phenomena observed by qualified
observers over a twenty-year period in various parts of the Earth and in known
physical conditions yields estimates of optical power output ranging from a
few kilowatts to thousands of megawatts. This paper surveys the methods by
which this parameter can be derived from witnesses' statements, it discusses
the various hypotheses one could propose to account for the observations and
it calls for a broad re-examination of sighting files in an effort to apply
this methodology to a larger sample and to better understand the luminosity
characteristics of the reported objects.
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