Active improvements of field experimentation methodologies yields new usable data, with insights into new developments. Typical research is done after a UFO sighting by the investigation and procurement of organized and verifiable evidence. Rarely ever can reliable, quantitative evidence be produced during the sightings. Being ready with equipment in preparation for a sighting is nearly unthinkable. A person could wait for a long time. Techniques for methodical study during a UFO sighting must be developed.
Using what we already know, the first methodology in field experimentation is detection. Detection of UFOs has been accomplished in numerous ways, so refinement of available technologies for such an application should be relatively easy. Secondly, an intriguing alternative to trying to predict a sighting is to attract a UFO. The goal of radical and creative experimentation should be the development of an apparatus that can appeal to or signal a UFO in a way that causes it to come near the apparatus. A third development that would aid the experiment is a method of interaction between the testing device and the UFO. The Attraction-Detection-Interaction approach combines three major functions provided by specific instrumentation to create a platform for field study. Current methodologies of investigation and research are proven and reliable, and must be used in conjunction with such alternative, less refined approaches.
Use of the Attraction-Detection-Interaction (ADI) relationship is a step towards progressive innovation in a field of study that needs to move forward. Such an experiment could produce new data and a new direction for research, or it could produce no data or sightings. Even if nothing is gained, the experiment shouldn’t be considered a failure, and would be the first in a series of continued improvements and developments. The importance of ADI experimentation is in it’s use of the best our modern technology has to offer and of what we know about UFOs. The detection and measuring of a UFO is in our ability, and development of attraction and interaction technologies will more likely come from deductive reasoning and “shots in the dark”, than expensive financed scientific developments. A capable development team is likely one that is strong in discussion and creativity, with the required technological knowledge. This document strongly defines and details the ADI relationship and the possible methodologies for application in field studies.
UFO attraction experimentation has been explored very little. Radio and light signals have been used out of curiosity, but relevant detailed literature is difficult to find on UFO response to attraction. It’s difficult to start dreaming of an apparatus that could attract a UFO. And that’s assuming a UFO would even respond to an effort of attraction. What exactly are we trying to attract? Presumably, a UFO (or it’s occupant) that is aware of it’s environment and can react and make choices. If a UFO is of a curious nature, it may be drawn to the location of a new and interesting signal. Using that reasoning, an experiment can be created and tested. To begin theorizing on what direction to take for that experiment, perhaps the best thing to do is to examine what we use for attraction here on Earth:
- Strobe lights, high powered beacons
- Sounds, beeper
- Radio signals
- Movement, hand signals, arm and flag waving
Typically, the act of attraction functions by providing a dramatic and visible stimulus that will noticeably stick out from it’s environment and draws the attention of the viewer. As we use here on Earth, high intensity devices that appeal to the senses, such as bright lights or loud sounds might also be employed in an attraction device suited for a UFO. Discussion will need to be had of variable frequencies, intensities, patterns, and designs to establish an initial combination of instruments for testing. A list of possible methods to employ for UFO attraction are:
- Lighting. Much like our own aircraft, UFOs display a variety of different lighting arrangements with a multitude of colours. A ring of small circumference lights, a larger single light on the bottom, and sometimes the entire hull of the craft is illuminated in a bright white or orange light. We can hypothesize that the UFO is at least aware of the visible spectrum (a conservative estimate) and continue to speculate that the UFO is able to manipulate the visible spectrum (again, pretty conservative given that the UFO is producing and changing it’s own illumination, apparently from within the craft). Furthermore, some pilot sighting reports have stated that as an aircraft would flash it’s landing lights, the UFO would flash back at the aircraft. Similar reports have been given by ground witnesses who direct laser pointers at UFOs, only to have the UFO glow brighter or flicker on and off. High powered strobes or lasers might provide an atmospheric penetrating beacon that is easily detected. Lasers, ultraviolet, and infrared lighting will be considered. Perhaps even mimicking the UFO’s lighting displays should be included in discussion. Many different angles should be addressed.
- Sound. Our hearing is probably the only other sense we rely on as much as sight, so it might reason that an auditory beacon might attract the attention of a UFO. Using subsonic, ultrasonic, or normal ranges, a beeper, hum, buzz, or whistle could be alternated while being emitted at a high decibel. It may be interesting to note, that if suspended at 500 feet from a balloon, there isn’t much to hear aside from the wind, so a sonic emitter of any kind would be quite a unique feature if that section of atmosphere was being audibly monitored or recorded by a UFO. Differences in frequencies, intensities, and modulation should be experimented with.
- Radio Signal. Use of a radio signal will carry information across a longer distance than any other method. The apparatus could simply transmit a one-way continuous signal, or transmit a signal with regular breaks to receive any signals back. This option is especially beneficial for satellites and high altitude balloons.
- Heat. Including a heating unit in an attraction device will provide visibility in the infrared spectrum. A noticeably large heat difference would be apparent in contrast to the apparatus’ surroundings. The heat signature can be accomplished with something as simple as a carbon hand warmer placed in a compartment of the attraction apparatus.
- Radioactivity. With UFOs frequently being seen in the proximity of nuclear power plants and missile launch facilities, the connection between UFOs and nuclear energy has been well discussed. It is worth experimenting with including radioactive samples (in small amounts) in attraction experiments, providing a trace radioactive signature that might increase it’s detectability. Discussion should take place to determine which types and amounts to experiment with.
- Magnetic Pulse. Due to the demonstrably electromagnetic nature of the UFO (shutting down of vehicles, buildings, and power grids), a strong magnetic resonator, effected in such a way to not disturb the rest of the attraction device instruments will provide another layer of detectability and visibility.
A point to ponder would be the difference between attraction instrumentation designed for long distance visibility (a laser) or a wide area of local visibility (a loud beeper). Where the laser, if orientated correctly, would be visible for miles into the atmosphere from one direction, the beeper would be detectable from closer range in all directions. Attraction in ADI methodology is the exploration of technologies that can attract a UFO and draw it closer for study. Without an attraction module, the remaining detection and interaction equipment is optimistic in wait of an event. Attraction experimentation will fill the wait time at UFO monitoring stations and turn patient equipment into experiments on initiating sightings for study.
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