Technology: The Gullibility Experiment

TECHNOLOGY The Gullibility Experiment

From East Coast to West, unidentified flying objects (otherwise known as UFOs) appeared with the spring. Some of the sightings were explained away simply. The glowing "objects" that hovered over southeastern Michigan, said the Air Force, were only burning marsh gas. But what of the vivid reports that came in from Southern California, where hundreds of residents of metropolitan Los Angeles were startled by an assortment of weird sights in the night sky? Eyewitnesses reported red, white and blue (or orange, red and green) lights moving at "fantastic speed." Others detected a strong odor of perfume as...

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