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Old 11th May 2011, 03:13 PM   #27
mike3
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Originally Posted by Correa Neto View Post
The problem is that some will insist it could not have been Venus.

No one denies some people have better observation skills than others. No can deny also that their error margins are most likely smaller than everyone else's. But no one else can deny also that despite all their training, they are not error-free. All it takes for an UFO sighting report from them is an observation mistake that has not been cleared.

Add to this some poor data handling by UFOlogists and we have one of those "unexplainable cases" promoted by UFOlogists as good pieces of evidence.
However, given that one cannot actually be at the time and place of the anecdote's occurrence, one cannot say for sure they must have been mistaken. Of course, one can't say they're not, either. And even a true, non-mistaken observation of something 'interesting' does not imply that the thing is somehow 'aliens' or whatever you want to say. I.e. anecdotes are of little to no use insofar as "proof" of squat goes.
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