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Uh, about that UFO…

Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy has a nice post explaining exactly what were those ‘mysterious’ Phoenix lights (military flares), that we’ve known what they were for ages, and wondering why the hell CNN essentially propagated the UFO nonsense in an uncritical piece and why the ex-governor, who really, really, really should know better, somehow felt the need to confess his belief in aliens based on this sighting.

Personally, I think the governments plants these things in the sky to see how stupid some people are. If Symington had gotten into federal politics he would then never have been privy to confidential information relating to national security issues (one hopes) as he’s undeniably too silly to use it responsibly.


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