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Unidentified Flying Objects

In the XX Century the neutral term "UFO" was applied almost exclusively to aerial phenomena which were alleged to exhibit intelligent design, but not to be of human manufacture. People who accepted the existence of such objects generally attributed them to an extraterrestrial civilisation, although some "ufologists" favoured an "ultraterrestrial" explanation: flying saucers came not from other planets but from other, unseen universes. In previous centuries, similar reports were explained as the activity of supernatural beings.

Norman Hugh Redington


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