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7/11/2004 3:15:51 PM

Scientific Investigation

sci·ence n. Abbr. sc., sci. 1.a. The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena.

UFOs have been observed. They have been identified. There have been countless investigations into UFOs. Granted some of them have been proven to be false, but there have been some that warrent further investigation. The theoretical explanation is that they are spacecraft from another planet. Am I missing anything? There is a reason why UFOs are considered from another world. They do not behave like anything in nature. Daytime sightings appear to be metallic or artificial. They appear to be intelligently controlled. Eyewitnesses claim to see beings which look nothing like any creature on Earth. Abductions by such creatures and experiments performed on the abducted. It sounds very far-fetched, but the truth of the matter is the only thing missing from the subject of UFOs is scientists taking a part in investigating it. It's easy to sit back and say "That's impossible, those people are obviously insane or want attention. UFOs couldn't be from another planet because the distances between stars are too far, it would take too much time to travel here and why would anyone want to do that?" So instead of coming up with reasons or solutions scientists come up with excuses without even truely researching the evidence. I understand there are always going to be two sides to the subject, but to dismiss something just because "WE" say it's impossible doesn't make it so. What "proof" do we have that the Universe was created by the big bang? Now I'm talking about HARD PHYSICAL EVIDENCE here, not some observations by scientists through a looking glass and their THEORIES of what they're seeing.

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7/11/2004 3:37:59 PM






I saw the video documentary on a show called
href="www.unexplainedmysteriestv.com">Unexplained Mysteries
, period.


THE CHILDREN OF ARIEL SCHOOL - Case No. #96. Ruwa, Zimbabwe

By Cynthia Hind

On Friday 16th September, at approximately 10:15, 62 children from Ariel
School, a private primary school in Ruwa (about 20 km from Harare) were in
their playing field for the mid-morning break. Suddenly, they saw three
silver balls in the sky over the school. These disappeared with a flash of
light and then reappeared elsewhere. This happened three times and then
they started to move down towards the school

with one of them landing (or hovering) over a section of rough ground made
up of trees, thorn bushes, and some brown-grey cut grass with bamboo shoots
sticking up out of the ground. The children are not allowed in this area
although it is adjacent to their playing field and is not fenced off,
because of snakes, spiders and perhaps other harmful creatures. One can
soon disappear from view while walking here, and there is only one very
rough track used by tractors in an attempt to clear this area.

There is a line of electricity pylons and according to one boy, the object
followed along this line prior to landing. There is also some controversy
as to whether the object _landed_ on the ground or hovered above it. On
Tuesday, 20th September, I went out to the school with a BBC reporter and
their television equipment, as well as my son and ter Hofer, a young man
who builds his own electrical equipment, viz, a Geiger counter, a metal
detector and a magnetometer, to try and see if the object left any traces

The headmaster of the school is Mr. Colin Mackie, who was most
co-operative, and although he had never been involved with UFOs or a
believer in them, said that he believed the children had seen what they
said they saw.

I was able to interview about 10 or 12 older children and this was recorded
for BBC television.

One eyewitness, Barry D., said he had seen three objects flying over, with
flashing red lights. They disappeared, and reappeared almost immediately,
but somewhere else. This happened about three times. Then they came and
landed near some gum trees; Barry said the main one (object) was about the
size of his thumb nail held at arm's length. The reports were similar
although some children were more observant than others. The consensus of
opinion was that an object came down in the area where they indicated,
about 100 metres from where they were at the edge of the school playing
field. Then a small man (approx 1 metre in height) appeared on top of the
object. He walked a little way across the rough ground, became aware of the
children and disappeared. He, or someone very like him, then reappeared at
the back of the object. The object took off very rapidly and disappeared.
The little man was dressed in a tight-fitting black suit which was 'shiny'
according to one observant (11 years of age). He had a long scrawny
neck and huge eyes like rugby balls. He had a pale face with long black
hair coming below his shoulders.

I had suggested to Mr. Mackie prior to visiting the school and before the
children had been interviewed, that he let the children draw what they had
seen and he now has about 30-40 drawings, some of which are very explicit
and clear, although some are rather vague. The children's' ages vary from
5/6 to 12 years. I have 22 photocopies of the clearer drawings

as Mr. Mackie kindly allowed me to page through the pictures and choose
those I wanted. Most of the descriptions are similar but some of the craft
are very obviously 'flying saucers', and I wonder how many of these
children have had access to the media. Others are crude but more or less

in this saucer shape.

The children vary in cu[b][/b]ltures: there are black, white, coloured and Asian
children. One little said to me, 'I swear by every hair on my head and
the whole Bible that I am telling the truth.' I could see the pleasure on
her face when I told her that I believed her. The smaller children from 5-7
years were very frightened at the time and ran shouting 'Help me, help me.'
When the older children asked why they were saying this, the reply was, 'He
is coming to eat us.' I should think this applied more to the black African
children who have legends of _tokoloshies_ eating children.

Their teachers were in a meeting and did not come out. When I queried the
headmaster about this he said the children always shouted and yelled during
their playtime and no-one thought there was anything unusual going on. The
only other available at the time was one of the mothers

who was running the tuckshop. When the children came to call her, she did
not believe them and would not come out: she was not prepared to leave the
tuckshop with all the food and money. ter and the men thoroughly
examined the ground around where the children had seen the object, but
could get no reaction on the geiger counter or any other equipment. If the
object was hovering perhaps nothing would show.

I walked, on my own, along the electricity pylons for quite a away, caught
up in thorn bushes, trampling blithely over snake holes and discarding all
caution. I found no place where some object could have landed and pressed
down the foliage. In fact, I should think the bamboo stumps would have been
a deterrent. The day was hot, around 33 C (91F)...

Dr John Mack was visiting Zimbabwe at the time of the event, and he spent
two days at Ariel School with the children. He also spoke to the
Headmaster, Colin Mackie, the teachers and some of the parents. John and
his fellow researcher, Dominique Callimanopulos, were able to get through
to the parents and teachers and convince them that even if they did not
believe the children, it was counter-productive to accuse them of lying.
Listen and think about what they were saying, he advised. His particular
interest in child psychiatry was also of great use during the questioning
and many former hidden memories came to light, something John is sure to
make public when he has had a chance to reassess his interviewing.

There is a lot more to this incident than has been uncovered now and we
will report further in _UFO AFRINEWS_ No. 12.


7/11/2004 10:11:31 PM

Read the "null hypothesis" by James Oberg:


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