Can UFOs Advance Science?

New edition to be released in mid-April 2021

About this book (New Edition Arriving 23 April 2021)

UFOs (or Unidentified Flying Objects) have been observed since antiquity.

As a classic example, the Greek biographer and historian Plutarch (46—120 A.D.) recorded a UFO passed down over generations thanks to a large number of eye-witness accounts and the vivid nature of the observation that no one could forget. It was enough for Plutarch to make the decision to write it down for perpetuity. The UFO was observed minutes before the start of a battle during the third Mithridatic war (75—63 B.C.).

At the time of the sighting, Lucullus and his Roman army were preparing for battle to fight against Mithridates, the king of Pontus, and his ally Marcus Marius who was dispatched by Sertorius. When the UFO arrived and made its spectacular glowing appearance over the sky and close enough to witnesses to make out its shape, the sighting was enough for the armies to withdraw from the battle as it was seen as a sign of the gods' displeasure at the event that was about to unfold on the ground.

Here is the best English translation and interpretation of the extract concerning the UFO incident:

"With these words, he [Lucullus] led his army against Mithridates, having thirty thousand foot soldiers, and twenty-five hundred horsemen. But when he had come within sight of his enemies, he was amazed by the number of people. He desired to avoid and delay the battle. However, Marius, who was dispatched from Iberia [Spain] by Sertorius to provide an army to join forces with Mithridates, got set for battle. As the armies were on the verge of commencing the fight, without any observable change in the weather, the air opened and appeared a rapidly descending and large flame-like object, which appeared like a wine jar or vase in shape and like a glowing annealed metal in colour. Both armies, astonished and frightened by the sighting decided to withdraw. They said that this happened in Phrygia, at a place called Otryae." (This account of the UFO sighting compiled by SUNRISE.)

While many UFOs can be explained under a range of natural and man-made phenomena such as planets, stars, aircraft and weather balloons just to name a few, a small, hard-core percentage of UFO reports providing considerable details of a strange symmetrical metallic and glowing object flying in the air has continued to mystify the scientists. Naturally one must ask, "What are these UFOs?"

In 1969, a US government-sponsored study by the University of Colorado and headed by nuclear physicist Dr Edward U. Condon claimed that UFO reports represented nothing new to science and, therefore, would not advance our scientific knowledge.

With marks left on the ground and witnesses who have suffered from radiation poisoning, burns, being knocked to the ground by light beams, and other medical conditions in the presence of these objects, a growing number of these hardcore reports are revealing some kind of electromagnetic phenomena. Perhaps ball lightning, if we are to assume that Dr Condon is correct.

Now, a new concise and simple scientific analysis of the mystery will blow away the 1969 conclusion thanks to an amazing new discovery that will shock some readers. This book reveals for the first time the secret behind the genuine UFO reports.

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