My basic critical thinking demands a video of a UFO doing something more UFO-like than moving in a straight line at a constant speed.
#129 | POSTED BY SNOOFY
I get it, you've got your standards.
It's just too bad those standards relegate you to believing these military officials and other personnel are massively incompetent. And not just a few of them. You do realize the series of events that would have to line up in order to convince a Commander in the U.S. Navy that there was actually a flying object, intelligently controlled that he could not identify, yet was able to recognize that the craft had no wings, no exhaust, about 40 feet in diameter, and possessed no obvious means of propulsion, yes?
It would first require multiple radar glitches, not just on one radar, but multiple that intrigued Naval officials enough to launch two fighter jets (at least one of which was unarmed) to investigate. Then, lens glare would have been so significant that four pilots split into separate jets all thought they saw an aircraft rise from just above the water to the altitude of Commander Fravor's jet only to see it speed out of sight ("Faster than I'd ever seen anything in my life," said Commander Fravor).
Then there would subsequently have to be ANOTHER radar glitch that suggested the object reappeared 60 miles away from Commander Fravor's location within seconds, inspiring a third fighter jet to be deployed, leading to the now infamous nonidentification of a weather balloon caught on FLIR video, all of which was thoroughly examined and analyzed by highly credible officials who were clearly also too incompetent to make the factual, grounded conclusion that the aircraft in question was actually not an aircraft.
Just to recap, everyone involved were too incompetent to realize the incident can be explained by multiple radar glitches, from multiple instruments, lens glare affecting multiple pilots in separate jets, a second round of radar glitches, another incompetent pilot that was unable to distinguish between something unidentifiable and a weather balloon, and a group of incompetent officials incapable of coming to this very Project Blue Book-esque conclusion. This is the skeptics' version of Commander Fravor's story in a nut shell. That's a lot of assumptions to make, IMO. When "aliens" is the only assumption to make, Occam's Razor would lean towards the latter than the former, yes?