So we were looking into Laser Radar Detectors — a science of car-gadgetry that has advanced quite a bit over the years. And then of course the related field of UFO detection. Then we realized that the two projects were pretty much parallel… almost identical.
Just to take a step back: the object is the problem in UFO. The word implies that, identified or not, there was an object. A thing out there. Instead of that, the U.S. Navy would like us to adopt the term “phenomena” instead. Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. What’s the difference?
Scratch “object”: it’s PHENOMENA
“Phenomena” allows authorities to take the edge off the conflict. The object is the problem in “UFO”? “UAP” lets them deflate the reports just a little bit. They’re not calling anyone crazy, or denying the experience as such. “Phenomena” as a term admits something was witnessed. But… there was not necessarily a corresponding OBJECT in space. Human experience meets cognitive science. The flash of light on your glasses — it happened, it was an event. You are not crazy. But now with UAP, it doesn’t mean you were attacked by a light ray from planet Xenophobus 255, either
So now, people can experience something. But the authorities and the military don’t have to start from the idea that the experience actually corresponds to how things are. We can’t immediately assume there is a thing corresponding to the experience. (Except we do assume it with pet stains… Back in April we talked about a pet urine detecting light… It works in the UV range. Don’t laugh, this stuff is useful.)
The crazy things you do
The year 2020 will go down as one of the great and crazy years of the UFO (now UAP!) business. The Pentagon owned up to the authenticity of certain U.S. Navy videos that had been released and discussed. In places like The New York Times. All of this has had the effect, if anything, of a mild acceleration in public interest in the UFO field.
(Don’t ask us at Wharf21. We report on this stuff, but we don’t know what those Navy aircraft sensor videos actually represented. However here is The New York Times video feature on it, from April this year.)
And of course to any interest corresponds a wave of new gadgetry. Some of it junk, some of it sincere but poorly engineered. And some of it — well — worth looking at. And as we looked at it we realized how serious this interest is. and how the technology is catching up, to feed that seriousness with scientific marvels.
F9r instance, there is this:
UFO Detector – Blue LEDs – Internal Magnetometer interfaced with microcontroller for 24 Hour/7 Days a Week Monitoring for Magnetic Anomalies That Have Been reported with Many UFO sightings.
And then, for people who really want to avoid speeding tickets, here is the class of the field. Really, we’re amazed. And you can explain that actually, you are monitoring the environment, sweeping the area for aliens. And so on.
ESCORT MAX360 Laser Radar Detector – GPS, Directional Alerts, Dual Antenna Front and Rear, Bluetooth Connectivity, Voice Alerts, OLED Display, Escort Live.