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Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
Clues you may be in Abduction Club include: you...

Clues you may be in Abduction Club include: you feel tired after you were woken at 4am by an alert about a power cut.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
The first rule of Abduction Club is you do not...

The first rule of Abduction Club is you do not know you are in Abduction Club.

The second rule of Abduction Club is you must tell absolutely everyone about Abduction Club.
Forum: USA Politics Today, 12:35 PM
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Views: 7,850
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Nail gun guy? They've got him pinned down.

Nail gun guy? They've got him pinned down.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 07:58 AM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
Considering the staggering immensity of the...

Considering the staggering immensity of the universe I think there's very likely to be life in many places and intelligent life in some places.

Considering the staggering immensity of the universe...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 06:53 AM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
You've spent this entire thread kicking against...

You've spent this entire thread kicking against an open door, since nobody has claimed aliens don't exist.

It's this kind of attention to detail that makes your analysis as compelling as it is.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 05:08 AM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
Stop trying to obfuscate, please.

Stop trying to obfuscate, please.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 05:03 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Exactly which relay, and where, are you talking...

Exactly which relay, and where, are you talking about?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 05:02 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Maybe it would be intelligent to go back and...

Maybe it would be intelligent to go back and analyse the evidence of what we can all actually see in your video rather than get carried away with conjecture about what you reckon might be causing the...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 04:55 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
You're guessing about what the reconnection...

You're guessing about what the reconnection hardware consists of and assuming that the fault, which was clearly still present, did not distort or limit the 240V waveform. And you have no desire to...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 02:47 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
This is where these threads generally go. "It...

This is where these threads generally go. "It might be fantastical conjecture built on the most tenuous interpretations of mundane observations but what if I was right?"
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 02:44 AM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
Exactly like ghosts then.

Exactly like ghosts then.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 02:44 AM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
Yes. One could start by investigating the...

Yes. One could start by investigating the reconnection devices. What should have happened? In the alien mysteries version there was no reconnection attempt. Why not? Did a gang of bats sabotage...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 02:29 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Your hysterical flailing about the one and only...

Your hysterical flailing about the one and only way a reconnection attempt is permitted to look isn't a bundle of laughs either.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 02:25 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Not in the way you do, on YouTube, but they do.

Not in the way you do, on YouTube, but they do.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 02:24 AM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
Spoken like a true ghost hunter.

Spoken like a true ghost hunter.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 02:21 AM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
That's essentially the entire thread right there.

That's essentially the entire thread right there.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 01:00 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
They provide you with usually resilient mains...

They provide you with usually resilient mains power by some kind of magic they can't understand and somehow restore it if it fails. Have you considered it's possible some of the muppets may even have...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Today, 12:35 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Just catching up here. So the man who can build...

Just catching up here. So the man who can build his own webcam bought a Chinese one instead. The one which recorded a chirp at the same time as the reconnector didn't do anything because we're to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3,065
Views: 97,669
Posted By Jack by the hedge
I agree it's very odd. Can't quite figure it...

I agree it's very odd. Can't quite figure it out. A cloud of fuel vapour that big burning in a single video frame probably would have been like a bomb detonation itself.

Now I'm wondering if in...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 09:02 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Yes but none of your reasonable-sounding...

Yes but none of your reasonable-sounding explanations about power cuts explain the alien spaceship that flew overhead. And we know there was an alien spaceship because the power company blamed a bat...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 08:04 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
How did you discover where the fault supposedly ...

How did you discover where the fault supposedly occurred?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 07:40 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Okay, I will. My next question is what have you...

Okay, I will. My next question is what have you done to independently confirm what the cause of the power cut was?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 07:01 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
You're saying it's literally impossible then? ...

You're saying it's literally impossible then?

Government spies - laughable
Alien spies - the only alternative

Your threshold for believing something possible seems to be rather lower for...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 06:55 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Believes. Nobody believes you were visited,...

Believes. Nobody believes you were visited, because your evidence is so feeble.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 06:54 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
You have not even discounted the possibility that...

You have not even discounted the possibility that you were hoaxed by pranksters.

This forum began as the James Randi Education Foundation forum. The late Mr Randi took a particular interest in...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 06:43 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Yet the believers in crop circles are as adamant...

Yet the believers in crop circles are as adamant as you are that their evidence is undeniable. Funny that.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 06:41 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Okay, I actually think this is a new one on me. ...

Okay, I actually think this is a new one on me. Ring a bell with anyone else?

What year? Which country? What army spokesperson in the 1800s said "UFO" then "weather balloon"? And if that's...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 06:23 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
If you're talking about the same point of light...

If you're talking about the same point of light as I think you mean (but who can tell?) what is there in that direction? All we have to work with is a low resolution video. You can look from your...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 05:24 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Your fairytale story suggests they have to fly so...

Your fairytale story suggests they have to fly so low to abduct people that their engines cause power cuts and that the only symptom of having been abducted is extreme tiredness. Can you show a...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 05:18 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Unexplained. The clue is in the name. Many...

Unexplained. The clue is in the name.

Many are of course eventually explained and guess what? It's never flying saucers. Never.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 05:16 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
A stack of nothing is still nothing. How...

A stack of nothing is still nothing.

How did you establish it wasn't witches?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 05:04 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
I don't believe in any Gods and I don't believe...

I don't believe in any Gods and I don't believe we're the only life in the universe.

And I don't believe there's an alien spaceship in your video.

Now what?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 04:58 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
How did you establish it was "a few km" away? ...

How did you establish it was "a few km" away?

How did you establish it was hovering and not, say, travelling towards or away from you?

If you saw "three swirls" why did your camera see one...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 04:51 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Nope. Can you show us news reports of the...

Nope.

Can you show us news reports of the remarkable line of power cuts carved across the city "by bats" as it passed over? Of course you can't.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 04:13 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Your "theory" needs a whole raft of items not...

Your "theory" needs a whole raft of items not shown to exist. It's functionally indistinguishable from magic.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 04:10 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Reconnection devices appear to be a standard and...

Reconnection devices appear to be a standard and mature technology. Why would it not be true?

Nope.

Nope. You just don't like my explanation.

Nope. Light can't really do what you and you...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 04:00 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
For pity's sake stop playing dumb. The light...

For pity's sake stop playing dumb.

The light which makes a glow on the ground illuminating your plant pots is the LED under the eaves of your own house. Not some other light 60m away.

Even if...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 03:54 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Nope. That is not the light which lights up the...

Nope. That is not the light which lights up the tree.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 03:52 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Are you still clinging to that nonsense after the...

Are you still clinging to that nonsense after the evidence of your own other video which you hadn't even bothered to look at until it was pointed out how the timestamp skips?

Take a step back...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 03:46 AM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
We don't know that. We don't know what lights...

We don't know that. We don't know what lights are where and which might for example shine on the trees over the roofs of buildings so their leaves are lit but the street below is not. We don't...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 03:40 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
No kidding. Nope. You already told us...

No kidding.


Nope. You already told us the power company told you it would have attempted a reconnection. Why do you now keep insisting otherwise? Oh, yeah, it's because it spoils your fairy...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 02:48 AM
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Views: 2,772
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Yes indeed. Thanks Jay!

Yes indeed. Thanks Jay!
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 02:45 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
There is no craft.

There is no craft.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 02:45 AM
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Posted By Jack by the hedge
You're not going to convince anyone here by...

You're not going to convince anyone here by appealing to all the same old UFO claims which have already been widely discussed here and shown to have satisfyingly mundane explanations.

Endless TV...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal Yesterday, 02:37 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
You weren't smart enough to spot that your video...

You weren't smart enough to spot that your video recordings have time jumping anomalies even when you don't think space aliens are visiting.

You hadn't even considered the possibility that you...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th August 2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3,065
Views: 97,669
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Actually, I want to walk that back a bit. Going...

Actually, I want to walk that back a bit. Going frame by frame the left hand explosion comes first but, just one frame later, there's a very diffuse but absolutely vast yellow flash centred on what...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th August 2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3,065
Views: 97,669
Posted By Jack by the hedge
Interesting. I had a look at the layout on...

Interesting. I had a look at the layout on Google maps earlier and I noticed both the features he thinks were hit. One of the two is awfully close to housing, as he mentions. It was clearly...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 9th August 2022, 02:21 PM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
We were told it's a Xiaomi Mi 360 Camera and a...

We were told it's a Xiaomi Mi 360 Camera and a bit of Googling tells me that's fitted with a single mic placed just under the camera lens. So no stereo.

When we were told the location of the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th August 2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3,065
Views: 97,669
Posted By Jack by the hedge
And of course whoever recorded this video was...

And of course whoever recorded this video was filming because there was already a fire. My feeling is sabotage rather than missiles, but amazing audacity if it was. Also I notice the explosions are...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 9th August 2022, 10:37 AM
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Views: 8,470
Posted By Jack by the hedge
(While waiting for the Australians to wake up and...

(While waiting for the Australians to wake up and jump in to suggest which cities might be annihilated without anyone noticing for years) it seems to me like even if the aliens had tech which didn't...
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