High Strangeness: Temperature's Rising!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Temperature's Rising!

This week I've been trying to get through as much of the MUFON Field Investigator's Manual as I can before we leave for Germany, but it's not easy. The latest section is all about investigating the scene of a UFO landing, gathering physical evidence and whatnot, which should all be very interesting but it's really just typically messed-up, MUFON-style.

Take the long chapter on "Radiation Survey of Landing Cases," written by a former nuclear power plant operator. I went into this chapter thinking, "That's funny; I don't ever recall any UFO landing leaving behind radioactive traces... So why would I need to know this?"

Pay attention to the running man. He is not a MUFON Field Investigator.
Indeed, the chapter starts right out admitting that "The expectations of finding radiation at a site is low, based on experience to date." Then it tells me that I am not qualified to perform a radiation survey, and that I should recruit someone else to do it. Then it tells me in great detail how to perform the radiation survey that I am not supposed to perform and that has a low chance of producing results anyway.

Ten or twelve pages later, I know everything there is to know about how to perform a radiation survey that I am not supposed to perform and that has a low chance of producing results anyway, and I feel somehow the richer for it. Then I get to the end of the chapter and the nuclear power plant manager tells me: "...our experience in UFO investigations to date has not indicated a need for, nor any useful purpose being served by, conducting a radiation survey of an alleged landing site."

No useful purpose. Thanks, MUFON.

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