This week I spoke with William Puckett who runs the www.ufosnw.com website where he posts the latest UFO reports. I thought we’d talk about current trends in UFO sightings, but we did stray from the topic periodically. You can listen to the show here:
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As I say, we did slip off topic simply because Bill’s background in meteorology provided him with an interesting insight to the operation of radar and how that affects UFO reporting. He pointed out there are many sightings but the vast majority of them are what we think of as IFOs. People are fooled by the natural phenomena around them and terrestrially based events that look strange to us all. He was thinking, as was I, that we’re talking about SpaceX rocket launches that provide spectacular photographs the rockets and the Starlink satellites.
|Spectacular SpaceX rocket over Memphis.|
But, of course, not everything is manmade or natural. The O’Hare sightings of about a decade ago is one example. Bill did investigate, searched for radar records and found one that might have shown the UFO. His take on the sighting is interesting.
But, according to Bill, radars are designed in the world today to screen out objects that are not within certain parameters. In other words, if something is moving too fact to be a conventional aircraft, then there might not be an object displayed on the radar screen. In other cases, objects that are too small or move too slow, might not show up on the radar.
Of course, we talked about the stealth technology and the design of aircraft that absorb radar signals, or deflect them, so that there is no return on the screen. Composite materials and the removal of shape angles tend to defeat radar, and descriptions of UFOs often contain a suggestion that the object wasn’t a good radar target.
For those interested in some of the technical aspects of UFO investigation, this is a show to listen to or watch. The program will help to understand that strange world in which we live today.
Next up is Curt Collins and his Flying Saucers that Time Forget series. We’ll talk about all the current topics in UFOs including the possibility of the coming of Disclosure.