archiv~1: SETI Off-topic Censorious Posts

SETI Off-topic Censorious Posts

Mitchell Jones ( mjones@jump.net )
Fri, 13 Nov 1998 21:47:58 -0600

The only thing interfering with reasoned, scientific discussion in this
group is censorious posts which aim to narrow the focus of discussion to an
area--deep space SETI--where the odds against finding extraterrestrial
intelligence are simply overwhelming. In my view, a "search for
extraterrestrial intelligence" which refuses, on principle, to consider the
possibility that there are ET's in our own back yard, is little more than a
fraud. On the off chance that there may be some among you who are willing
to search a bit closer to home, here are some links for you to mull over:

(1) http://www.eagle-net.org/IWP/suncru.htm

(2) http://ares.nrl.navy.mil/debris_gif/deb_960606c3.gif

(3) http://ares.nrl.navy.mil/debris_gif/970214_c3.gif

(4) http://ares.nrl.navy.mil/debris_gif/deb_970214c3.gif

(5) http://ares.nrl.navy.mil/debris_gif/960905_c3.gif

(6) http://ares.nrl.navy.mil/debris_gif/deb_960905c3.gif

(7) http://ares.nrl.navy.mil/debris_gif/960827_c3.gif

(8) http://www.artbell.com/images/reedali1.jpg

(9) http://www.artbell.com/images/reedali2.jpg

The first link, above, will take you to a website containing SOHO photos of
a rather odd object which has been dubbed the "suncruiser." It looks to me
like a gigantic alien starship. If you think you have a better explanation,
I'm listening.

Links (2) through (7), above, will take you to SOHO time lapse photos in
which the camera lens was open for from 30 seconds to 7 minutes. During
those intervals, some moving object left ghostly tracks on the film and,
since its movement was clearly *not* following an inertial trajectory, the
most reasonable explanation would seem to be that some sort of alien
runabout, probably dispatched from the "suncruiser," was in the process of
observing SOHO when the pictures were taken, and happened to move through
the camera's field of vision. Again, if you think you have a better
explanation, I'm listening.

Links (8) and (9) are to a pair of photos that either show a dead alien, or
show the work of an unknown hoaxer who is far, far more talented than any
of the multi-million dollar creature-effects guys in Hollywood today. If
you can explain to me why a person with this much talent would hide his
candle under a basket, I'm all ears.

By the way, if you find these photos to be intriguing, I urge you to
download them into your machines while you can. I expect every one of them
to disappear from these sites in the near future.

As a footnote, I would suggest that you take due note of the fact that, on
Oct. 22 when "Paul Dore" got his alleged SETI hit, the line of sight from
his radiotelescope to EQ Peg was passing pretty close to the position of
the "suncruiser." Those among you who have access to privately owned
radiotelescope facilities would be well advised, in my opinion, to begin a
systematic search of that region of the sky to see if you can pick up the
signal in question.

--Mitchell Jones