I have come across a most intriguing explanation for many UFO sightings.
I was turned on to it by Greg Valdez, author of Dulce Base and son of Gabe Valdez, the police officer who investigated the bulk of the cattle mutilations on the Jicarilla Apache reservation during the late 1970s. Greg Valdez asks us to look at the characteristics of the UFOs seen at that time over the reservation. Sometimes the objects were streaks of light. Other times they would over in one place, disappear, and then reappear in a completely different location in the sky. One possible explanation for this,Valdez proposes, is that the military has "true" stealth aircraft. By this meaning invisible not just to radar but to the human eye as well.
I know. Once you begin to mention "invisibility cloaks" to people, they might tune you out. The idea comes off as a lodestone for conspiracy theorists. Such things couldn't ever be, could they? Well, it's not laughable. In 2006, Dr. David Smith at Duke University published research that lays the groundwork for just such technology.
"The cloak would act like you've opened up a hole in space," said David R. Smith, Augustine Scholar and professor of electrical and computer engineering at Duke's Pratt School. "All light or other electromagnetic waves are swept around the area, guided by the metamaterial to emerge on the other side as if they had passed through an empty volume of space."
In 2012, "Quantum Stealth" made news. At the link you can see examples of how this newly developed material could cloak a combatant while deep in enemy territory and allow them to navigate relatively unseen. Other forms of "invisibility camouflage" in development resemble the "shimmer" look, similar to the alien from the movie Predator.
It doesn't seem unreasonable to conjecture that these newly developed materials could be woven into the surfaces of advanced aircraft. This would potentially explain the behavior of UFOs, namely the "now you see it, now you don't" sightings. "It just up and vanished." Previous explanations tendered for these flight characteristics included the UFO zooming away at high, nigh imperceptible speeds or even shunting into a parallel dimension. Given the development of this new technologies, "turned invisible" might be a simpler, more elegant...and even more realistic...explanation.
Would certainly explain many of the Dulce sightings.
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