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The UFO Phenomenon - Seeing Is Believing (Peter Jennings tonight - Live Thread)
ABC News ^ | Feb. 24, 2005

Posted on 02/24/2005 3:55:40 PM PST by traumer

Almost 50 percent of Americans, according to recent polls, and millions of people elsewhere in the world believe that UFOs are real. For many it is a deeply held belief.

For decades there have been sightings of UFOs by millions and millions of people. It is a mystery that only science can solve, and yet the phenomenon remains largely unexamined. Most of the reporting on this subject by the mainstream media holds those who claim to have seen UFOs up to ridicule.

On Feb. 24, "Peter Jennings Reporting: UFOs — Seeing Is Believing" takes a fresh look at the UFO phenomenon. "As a journalist," says Jennings, "I began this project with a healthy dose of skepticism and as open a mind as possible. After almost 150 interviews with scientists, investigators and with many of those who claim to have witnessed unidentified flying objects, there are important questions that have not been completely answered — and a great deal not fully explained."

"Peter Jennings Reporting: UFOs — Seeing Is Believing" airs Thursday, Feb. 24 from 8-10 p.m. ET on ABC. The program will be broadcast in High Definition.

This two-hour primetime special reports on the entire scope of the UFO experience — from the first famous sighting by Kenneth Arnold in 1947 to the present day. The program draws on interviews with police officers, pilots, military personnel, scientists and ordinary citizens who give extraordinary accounts of encounters with the unexplained. Also included are the voices of professional skeptics about UFOs, including scientists who are leading the search for life forms beyond Earth elsewhere in the universe.

The program explores the facts behind the enduring mystery of the incident at Roswell, N.M., and looks into the strange stories of alien abductions. Among the UFO cases presented:

Minot Air Force Base, N.D., October 1968 — Sixteen airmen on the ground and the crew of an airborne B-52 witness a massive unidentified object hovering near the base.

Phoenix, March 1997 — Hundreds witness a huge triangular craft moving slowly over the city.

St. Clair County, Ill., January 2000 — Police officers in five adjoining towns all independently report witnessing a giant craft with multiple bright lights moving silently across the sky at a very low altitude.

Today if you report a UFO to the U.S. government you will be informed that the Air Force conducted a 22-year investigation that ended in 1969 and concluded that UFOs are not a threat to national security and are of no scientific interest. But as one of the world's leading theoretical physicists says in the program, "You simply cannot dismiss the possibility that some of these UFO sightings are actually sightings from some object created by … a civilization perhaps millions of years ahead of us in technology."

"Peter Jennings Reporting: UFOs — Seeing Is Believing" is produced by PJ Productions and Springs Media for ABC News. Mark Obenhaus and Tom Yellin are the executive producers.


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1 posted on 02/24/2005 3:55:41 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

The truth is out there !


2 posted on 02/24/2005 3:56:18 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer
This is what Peter Jennings career has come to.

How pathetic.

But then again, I'm more optimistic about seeing a UFO then I am ever getting a social security check.

3 posted on 02/24/2005 3:56:59 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: traumer

Conservatives are from Mars. Liberals are from Venus.


4 posted on 02/24/2005 3:57:13 PM PST by My2Cents ("Friends stab you from the front." -- Oscar Wilde)
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To: traumer
The truth is out there !

Yeah, but can you trust Peter Jennings to tell it?

5 posted on 02/24/2005 3:57:20 PM PST by radiohead (revote in washington state)
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To: traumer

""Almost 50 percent of Americans, according to recent polls, and millions of people elsewhere in the world believe that UFOs are real.""

And all of them voted for Kerry.


6 posted on 02/24/2005 3:57:21 PM PST by LauraleeBraswell ( CONSERVATIVE FIRST-Republican second.)
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To: traumer

I saw a UFO just last night. It was a steady bright light in the west, slowly moving in my direction....Then it got close enough so that I could tell it was the main landing light of a C-5 on approach to Travis AFB.....It was "unidentified" until I could tell what it was.


7 posted on 02/24/2005 3:59:08 PM PST by My2Cents ("Friends stab you from the front." -- Oscar Wilde)
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To: traumer

"PJ Productions" AKA "Peter Jennings Productions."

Is it sweeps times or what?


8 posted on 02/24/2005 3:59:24 PM PST by ladylib
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To: My2Cents

Hugh Hewitt is taking Jennings to task on his radio show right now.


9 posted on 02/24/2005 3:59:42 PM PST by Dog (FReepers-- - -- --- We are a battery of 80,000 bullsh*t-seeking missiles.)
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To: LauraleeBraswell

LOL! you got that right. UFOs on the news. Geez, next they will be presenting proof that ghosts exist.


10 posted on 02/24/2005 4:00:07 PM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: traumer
Hey, I believe in UFOs. Anything unidentified and flying. Those who don't have many brains by which to identify objects must live a scary life.
11 posted on 02/24/2005 4:01:11 PM PST by FreedomHasACost
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To: traumer

You humans really crack me up!


12 posted on 02/24/2005 4:01:41 PM PST by FMBass (“Now that I’m sober I watch a lot of news” – Garofalo: From “Treason” by Coulter)
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To: traumer

Tonight on ABC: Peter Jennings jumps the shark.


13 posted on 02/24/2005 4:01:44 PM PST by silent_jonny
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To: LauraleeBraswell

?? How's that now? Though I agree that voting for Kerry was a pretty good indicator of an easily duped mind, I'm not so sure about the UFO thing, but rather, quite the opposite. Not that I think that pods from space are copying my face or little green men are eating children, but I think its pretty clear that in a universe the size of this one, its the sign of an easily duped mind to think that we are alone, or are the only intelligent, or the most advanced intelligence in the universe. So maybe all the UFO folks voted for Bush.


14 posted on 02/24/2005 4:01:51 PM PST by Banach-Tarski (Get US out of the UN)
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To: traumer
Is this special sponsored by Reynold's Wrap?
15 posted on 02/24/2005 4:02:19 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Dog

What's the gist of what Hugh is saying? (for the cube-bound)


16 posted on 02/24/2005 4:02:22 PM PST by My2Cents ("Friends stab you from the front." -- Oscar Wilde)
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To: traumer

My reminder on my Digi cable is set. Gonna buy some George Dickel, prop up my feet, and kick back and enjoy the show.

Probably will be the only time I'll watch ABC this year.


17 posted on 02/24/2005 4:02:27 PM PST by Betis70 (I'm only Left Wing when I play hockey)
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To: traumer

Do I believe in UFOs? Absolutely.

I am firmly of the opinion that people around the world, on many an occassion, have looked up in the sky and not known what they were looking at.

Arthur Clark once wrote of an experience - sitting at the Opera House in Sidney, he was looking out over the harbor and saw these strange, flickering lights.

Turned out to be sunlight, reflecting off the ocean, and then off the bottoms of gulls' wings.

I am absolutely certain that people have seen things that they could not understand. That looked like nothing they'd ever experienced or conceived of.

But I have significant doubts about whether any of those were alien spaceships.


18 posted on 02/24/2005 4:03:00 PM PST by jdege
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To: My2Cents

Making fun of Jennings.


19 posted on 02/24/2005 4:03:17 PM PST by Dog (FReepers-- - -- --- We are a battery of 80,000 bullsh*t-seeking missiles.)
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To: FMBass

Shhh. The humans do not know we are monitoring their computer systems.


20 posted on 02/24/2005 4:03:36 PM PST by MeanWestTexan
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To: traumer; editor-surveyor; fortheDeclaration; xzins
The UFO 'Code' Phenomenon - Seeing Is Believing (Peter Jennings 'Code' tonight)....o.k.

.....WW-II Nazi blimps and Midgets, and Colorado-Utah Veterinarians at 'it' again....hush-hush 'Code'...

/Sarcasm in the 'Public' Schools

;-)

21 posted on 02/24/2005 4:04:25 PM PST by maestro
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To: maestro

Thanks! Amen!


22 posted on 02/24/2005 4:05:21 PM PST by fortheDeclaration
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To: My2Cents
"Conservatives are from Mars. Liberals are from Venus."

Liberals are from Uranus
23 posted on 02/24/2005 4:05:49 PM PST by sierrahome ( Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular?)
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To: traumer

is this the same Pete Jennings, the Canadian personality who used to host an American TeeVee show back in the 20th century on the Old Big Media? Didn't know he was still alive.


24 posted on 02/24/2005 4:06:06 PM PST by Republicus2001 (C)
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To: traumer

Peter Jennings is a UFO (UnAmerican Foreign Observer)


25 posted on 02/24/2005 4:06:51 PM PST by The Loan Arranger (The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.)
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To: sierrahome

LOL


26 posted on 02/24/2005 4:07:09 PM PST by My2Cents ("Friends stab you from the front." -- Oscar Wilde)
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To: Banach-Tarski
Sure you're joing now . . .but just wait . .
27 posted on 02/24/2005 4:07:21 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: MeanWestTexan

"Shhh. The humans do not know we are monitoring their computer systems".

Do you think Rove might have told Burkett?


28 posted on 02/24/2005 4:07:29 PM PST by FMBass (“Now that I’m sober I watch a lot of news” – Garofalo: From “Treason” by Coulter)
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To: LauraleeBraswell

I was going to say that explains how Clinton got in.


29 posted on 02/24/2005 4:08:01 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: LauraleeBraswell

Most of them . . say 90%.


30 posted on 02/24/2005 4:08:06 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: MeanWestTexan; FMBass

Htob fo uoy peek etiuq! Od ton etamitserednu eht sevitan.


31 posted on 02/24/2005 4:08:07 PM PST by Redcloak (More cleverly arranged 1's and 0's)
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To: Banach-Tarski

When Pravda had to finally sell newspapers instead of being of the government's doll, they had a big article about a spece ship landing in a major city and stealing a child.

That's when I knew the USSR was out of money.

There may or may not be be extra terrestials.

But the topic sells papers.


32 posted on 02/24/2005 4:08:50 PM PST by Snapple
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To: traumer

All Your UFO's Are Belong To Us


33 posted on 02/24/2005 4:09:21 PM PST by jsh3180
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To: sierrahome

Not from mine!


34 posted on 02/24/2005 4:09:30 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: traumer
Is this the live thread or is that to be started?

There was at least one earlier preview thead that was ripping funny.

Can't wait.

Have a couple errands to run around showtime, so I will need a live thread.

35 posted on 02/24/2005 4:10:32 PM PST by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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To: BenLurkin

36 posted on 02/24/2005 4:11:30 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: FMBass

No. Burkett was protected by his Aluminium Shielding System Holistic Olfactory Loenbrau Exoskelton.

By placing this on their cranium, they are immune to influence.


37 posted on 02/24/2005 4:11:37 PM PST by MeanWestTexan
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To: sierrahome
Liberals are from Uranus

"I don't care who you are, that's a funny joke."

38 posted on 02/24/2005 4:12:04 PM PST by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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To: traumer

Pinging Art Bell...


39 posted on 02/24/2005 4:12:26 PM PST by CedarDave (Democrats don't speak -- they rant!)
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To: Redcloak

sknaht rof eht sdaeh pu


40 posted on 02/24/2005 4:12:31 PM PST by FMBass (“Now that I’m sober I watch a lot of news” – Garofalo: From “Treason” by Coulter)
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To: traumer

The fallout of this is completely predictable. We will have more reports of UFO sightings after this broadcast.


41 posted on 02/24/2005 4:12:40 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Redcloak

!ris, seY


42 posted on 02/24/2005 4:13:01 PM PST by MeanWestTexan
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To: fortheDeclaration
Everyone in the 'know' knows that,.........'Dullus'.......has a 'UFO' gate!

:-)

43 posted on 02/24/2005 4:13:05 PM PST by maestro
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To: Dog Gone

What is predictable is the tie-in with the new Spielberg War-of-the-Worlds movie.

I want to know if ABC/Disney has any $$$ links with the movie.


44 posted on 02/24/2005 4:14:51 PM PST by MeanWestTexan
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To: MeanWestTexan

That earthling is exceedingly clever!


45 posted on 02/24/2005 4:15:12 PM PST by FMBass (“Now that I’m sober I watch a lot of news” – Garofalo: From “Treason” by Coulter)
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To: don-o
"I don't care who you are, that's a funny joke."

LOL..If you don't think that's funny, get out of here."
46 posted on 02/24/2005 4:15:45 PM PST by microgood (Washington State: Ukraine without the poison)
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To: traumer

I read that astrology is making a comeback too.


47 posted on 02/24/2005 4:16:19 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: traumer

Will we get to see the mothership?

Are liberals from Uranus?

Is Hillary a Clingon?

Is alien breastmilk explosive?

So many questions...

48 posted on 02/24/2005 4:16:34 PM PST by polymuser
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To: don-o

Yes. This might as well be the live thread.

If it is then I predict 1,000+ replies.


49 posted on 02/24/2005 4:17:20 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Quix; Las Vegas Dave; Petronski; Frank_Discussion
Ping!


50 posted on 02/24/2005 4:18:54 PM PST by Momaw Nadon ("...with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.")
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