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Do movies influence UFO sightings ?


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#31    Sweetpumper

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:56 PM

I had to leave the theater during "Jaws". I was eight, but still.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:07 PM

View PostSweetpumper, on 03 April 2013 - 08:56 PM, said:

I had to leave the theater during "Jaws". I was eight, but still.

hehehe :w00t:   Yeh and still to this day, whenever I go swimming in the 'real sea'... in whatever country, even the UK, JAWS is on my mind.  I used to fearlessly swim about, never a care in the world... but jaws changed the whole game for me, and countless others. Just glad I dont live in OZ...

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:39 PM

Of course they do, it's what started the whole thing off.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:35 AM

View Postitsnotoutthere, on 03 April 2013 - 09:39 PM, said:

Of course they do, it's what started the whole thing off.

I thought also that the newspaper report of Roswell and its "flying discs" probably got everyone going as well. It may be a bit like Foxx Mulder's poster in the X-Files, the one that says "I want to believe", and that too will color one's perception.

BTW, does you location of "a green a pleasant land" come from Blake's poem?


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:37 AM

ROFL seeder, you are right to fear our waters. :P

Mind you I hate the bloody ocean because salt water makes me feel sticky and bleh, I have slipped up a few times and been careless. Swam on the beach at sunrise just after the trawlers go into dock (and drop the blood and guts along the way) in a renown place for sharks... big night previously didn't even think twice untill I got home and went HOLY ****ING BAT FLIPPING MONKEYS!

Second time was snorkling by myself and seen a 1.5m (approx.) reef shark about 20-50m (don't know what the water visibility was that day but it looked a fair bit back on the brink of being able to see it) away from me, looked down at the coral then looked back up and it was gone. TBH I'm more worried about Crocodiles.

Blackwater and Rogue did not help with that fear haha. I had seen the inspiring crocodile's (there's about 8 BIGBOY! crocs I have seen in my time but undoubtly hundreds more) photos from the NT, they weren't having a pull when the sized the croc for the movie. Most screwed up thing about them is, Reef/Ocean/Fresh Water/Salt Water/Estury they will go anywhere if they want to.

Movies intrigue the mind of reality and tend to warp general thoughts. Over conciousness of fear is what really let's the boogie man in. We live normally with the fact the we could all die at any given moment because some idiot presses a red button. Bred to be insensitive on the important things which leads to an oversensitive "ground based fear".

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:38 AM

I just remember those Flying Monkeys in the Orig,Oz ! Wow ! I didnt sleep for weeks !
And then as a grown man Alien just about did me in for chest pains ! :tu:
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:40 AM

Of course they do. More people will be looking for UFOs, more people will be inspired to hoax UFOs, more people will think random objects in the skies are UFOs.

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Same psychology applies to other types of movies. Normally you wouldnt be to scared to walk around in your house during the night, but after watching a ghost or horror movie, I bet you'll think about it more.

Edited by AlienDan, 04 April 2013 - 02:42 AM.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:20 AM

View PostSweetpumper, on 03 April 2013 - 08:48 PM, said:

I don't remember too many people seeing dinosaurs after Jurassic Park came out.
Dinosaurs and UFOs, brilliant logic, yeah, the exact same thing.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:23 AM

View PostThe Skater Boy, on 03 April 2013 - 08:41 PM, said:

As far as the topic question goes, I don't think movies have much influence on sightings/experiences at all. Well, perhaps on the attention seekers of the world who crave a spotlight, but for the majority of folk? Nah.

Do you really think so? really? they don't have much influence?

After people are exposed to the UFO phenomenon through movies or pop culture, they're more likely to attribute any weird occurrence in the sky to them.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:45 PM

View PostSpace_Jockey, on 05 April 2013 - 08:23 AM, said:

Do you really think so? really? they don't have much influence?

After people are exposed to the UFO phenomenon through movies or pop culture, they're more likely to attribute any weird occurrence in the sky to them.

and before sci fi movies, heck before TV, there wasnt so much talk of ufo's or aliens, at all. It has to a large extent...exploded since we all got TV and the associated media played on it. A larger increase in  ET/UFO phenomena took place at a similar time as the space race was on, first trip to the moon and all that, it opened peoples imaginations and made them think of space more

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:03 PM

View Postseeder, on 03 April 2013 - 06:21 PM, said:

I also think a very telling thing is this: Most early abduction reports for example, have the person recount stories of the insides of craft having levers.. maybe a few buttons. A bit like the old Flash Gordon type ships.... which is funny really, because WE used levers and buttons in the similar period. But now, most equipment we have is screens/monitors, keyboards and mice, OK we are moving more and more into touch screens and voice commands, holograms etc, and we are hardly very advanced even now.


I'm not so sure.   It's possible that we are the most "advanced" creatures there are.   I understand in the context of talking about aliens crossing billions of miles to get here, we seem to be behind.   We may have the best tech out there.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:04 PM

View Postseeder, on 05 April 2013 - 01:45 PM, said:

and before sci fi movies, heck before TV, there wasnt so much talk of ufo's or aliens, at all. It has to a large extent...exploded since we all got TV and the associated media played on it. A larger increase in  ET/UFO phenomena took place at a similar time as the space race was on, first trip to the moon and all that, it opened peoples imaginations and made them think of space more

Before TV odd happenings were often attributed to wee folk or held some religious significance or some other rather Earthly explanation. It hasn't always been about aliens from space, that is a relatively new development.

Edited by Slave2Fate, 05 April 2013 - 02:05 PM.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:13 PM

View PostThe Skater Boy, on 03 April 2013 - 08:24 PM, said:

Define "real evidence".
I think "real evidence is self-defined.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:13 PM

Yes.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:55 PM

View PostSweetpumper, on 03 April 2013 - 08:33 PM, said:

Apparently a picture posted to the internet from a camera that has multi-mega pixel capabilities would be real evidence. Right?
It would be better than anecdotal stories and blurry blobs. Imagine a craft being photographed clearly from multiple locations.

Think Russian meteor. While it may not prove definitively that it is an alien space ship it would certainly go a long way to prevent the usual "could be anything" response.

Also keep in mind the evidence required by us evil skeptics varies just as it does for those that believe.





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