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article imageOp-Ed: Turkey UFO pics- Sudden interest in UFOs in media, or more hype from tabloid trash?

By Paul Wallis     Oct 22, 2008 in Science
Hard on the heels of a “revelation” about a UFO over the UK years ago, recent footage has emerged from Turkey of a UFO. If this is yet another media beat up, it’s trash, and so are the media treating an important issue like this.
The Daily Telegraph:
THIS is one photograph from a series experts believe are the "most important images of a UFO ever caught on camera", showing a saucer-like craft flying in the night sky which under scrutiny even reveals aliens inside.
The vessel was one of a variety of objects - including a glowing cluster of orbs - spotted by security guard Yalcin Yalman and other residents near Istambul, Turkey, between May and September.
The picture blurb says “…even reveals aliens inside”.
The saucer resembles, from memory, the original TV series Cylon ships from Battlestar Galactica.
Also wrong with this picture is the fact that the source is The Sun, Britain’s boob festival tabloid with words.
The Sun article, however, contains a slideshow and media player, which is a little less oppressive than usual with these hypes.
I’ve seen better quality with my glasses steamed up.
There are some features on the “UFO”, but nothing beyond the capabilities of a competent model maker.
The pictures were taken on July 2 this year, at 3:53AM. Either we’re getting a rash of insomniac aliens, or they’re very lonely.
There’s a reason for my subtle lack of credulity here. The Daily Telegraph:
News of the footage comes little more than a week after Aussie psychic Blossom Goodchild predicted a huge intergalactic spaceship would appear over the Earth on October 14 and days after it was revealed a commercial plane almost collided with a "UFO" over England in 1991.
Well, of course, that makes it all very plausible.
We do not have:
Corroboration from an independent source
Any official data, radar, or other information
Anything but this video
We do have:
Some reason to believe The Sun isn’t an irrefutable source of information
A certain skepticism that mainstream media, which has been shamelessly attacking UFO witnesses for decades, is suddenly among the believers
The ability to take better pictures with a cardboard box with a hole in it
Readers of The Sun don’t seem to impressed, either. There’s a UFO expert who seems to be convinced, but that’s not quite court standard evidence, either.
The sick thing about this is that nobody believes any official sources any more. 60 years of denial of honest reports from people like Air Force pilots, as well as the public, has just convinced people that the officials doth protest too much. There’s not even the expectation of honesty.
Unless someone comes up with something a lot better than this, I’d say we can assume that mainstream media is just living up to its heavy responsibility of providing more bull for the world.
I guess if credibility isn’t an issue, it’s not a problem for journalists, either.
I nearly left out the fact there seems to be a lot of UFO info suddenly available, too.
So produce an alien, you bastards.
A further note: The second frame of the slideshow shows the date I give above. Note the date and time on the picture of the saucer.
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