Unconventional Flying Objects – a scientific analysis by Paul R. Hill
The quote below is taken from Unconventional Flying Objects – a scientific analysis by Paul R. Hill, copyright 1995, Hampton Roads Publishing, ISBN 1-57174-027-9. This remarkable book is one true scientist’s attempt to explain the observed behaviors of UFO’s in terms of the known laws of physics. Mr. Hill was just the opposite of a UFO debunker. Instead, Mr. Hill took his own UFO sighting, and the reports of UFO sightings made by citizens, pilots, astronauts, radar technicians, etc. very seriously. He then went about the task of cataloguing the repeatedly described behavioral characteristics of UFOs, analyzing those characteristic behaviors, and then attempting to explain them in terms of our currently understood scientific principles. This is an excellent book for many reasons, and the quote below explains why Crop Circles Research Foundation believes that UFOs are the leading hypothesis explaining the origin of non-man-made Crop Circles. CCRF highly recommends this book. It is refreshing to read the thoughts of Mr. Hill in his analysis of UFO’s, and underscores just how much we might learn from a coordinated, no-holds-barred, and well-funded international study of the UFO phenomenon. UFOs exhibit technologies which will be indispensible to the progress of human civilization, and Unconventional Flying Objects makes it clear why this is so.
“Figure X-3 shows what I am calling a grass ring. At 11:30 A.M. on September 1, 1974, Mr. Edwin Fuhr spotted a symmetrical (round) bun-shaped UFO hovering only a foot off the ground. He was riding his swather, cutting the rape(seed) crop which is the tall grass seen in the photo. He dismounted and approached on foot to within about 15 feet of the object, where he could notice that the grass beneath the object was being swirled down. The UFO was also turning, but which direction was not specified. In a couple of minutes he returned to the swather, at which time he noted four more similar UFO’s, all hovering low. In about 15 minutes they all left at once, on vertical trajectories. Where each had hovered the grass was swirled down, in a clockwise direction, in an annular area, leaving the grass in the center standing upright.”
“Paul Hill was a well-respected NASA scientist when, in the early 1950’s, he had a UFO sighting. Soon after, he built the first flying platform and was able to duplicate the UFO’s tilt-to-control maneuvers. Official policy, however, prevented him from preoclaiming his findings. “I was destined”, says Hill, “to remain as unidentified as the flying objects.”
For the next 25 years, Hill acted as an unofficial clearing house at NASA, collecting and analyzing sightings’ reports for physical properties, dynamics, etc. To refute claims that UFOs defy the laws of physics, he had to make “technological sense…of the unconventional object.”
After his retirement from NASA, Hill finally completed his remarkable analysis. In Unconventional Flying Objects, published posthumously, he presents his findings that UFOs “obey, not defy, the laws of physics.” Vindicating his own sighting and thousands of others, he proves that UFO technology is not only explainable, but attainable.”
CCRF would like to extend our gratitude to Mr. Hill, a man who not only “talked-the-talk”, but, more importantly, “walked-the-walk” of a first-rate scientist. In his book Unconventional Flying Objects, he brings the credibility of the UFO phenomenon to the next level through his serious scientific inquiry into the most important phenomenon of the modern age.