Perhaps a silly blogpost..........
I've been trying to clean up the Film category in my UFO case files. Each new photo brought up its own demons. I've always wondered whether those demons were in the photos or in me.
To begin with anyway, I'm just going to post some of these photos without commentary. If you'd like, pop them up one after the other and just note to yourself the first thought that comes to your mind as your eyeballs comprehend the image.
Maybe we can find out something about UFOs or maybe we can find something out about ourselves.
Photo #1: Timberlake, ME 1958.
Photo #2: Balwyn, Australia, 1966.
Photo #3: ?Bloomfield, NJ, 1967 [NICAP file].
Photo #4: Madro de Dios-Flusses, Peru, 1952.
Photo #5: Tulsa, OK, 1965.
Photo #6: Hallam, Australia, 1967.
Photo #7: Kauai Sands Hotel, Hawaii, 1975.
Photo #8: Simplon Pass, Switzerland, 1975.
Photo #9: Passaic, NJ, 1952.
Photo #10: Coyococ, Mexico, 1973.
Photo #11: Deutsch Landsberg, Austria, 1971.
Photo #12: Darmstadt, Germany, 1953.
So... a "dirty dozen." What first thoughts, i.e. "prejudices", came immediately to mind? Were some of these "just obviously not UFOs?" Why? Why did your mind react that way? Were some not UFOs because they were too "good", or some because they were too "bad"? Were any "just right?" Why? Is it even possible for a photo to be "just right?" What would it take?
I have all these prejudices myself. I wonder, really wonder, if any UFO photograph could ever make it past the barriers our minds alone put up against it?
I'll throw out another Dirty Dozen soon.