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Re: “There's been a record number of flying humanoid sightings over Chicago this year

Indeed. In this age of ubiquitous 4G camera phones, the encounter must be pretty shocking that apparently no one has got any footage. Have you seen some of the mundane junk on AFV and cat videos? Come on people! Use those phones and make some anthropological history!

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Posted by MrCharles314 on 09/18/2017 at 4:42 PM

Re: “There's been a record number of flying humanoid sightings over Chicago this year

Some of the reports mention arms and wings. No examples of arms and functional wings (to fly) in nature. Must be humanoid. Still, taking off just using wings for a creature that size is a dicey proposition. The lift required for something that size, even if hollow-boned like a bird, would still be tremendous, and would occur in stages. Picture a bird in slo-mo on a vertical take-off. For this example, picture the humanoid taking off and it's initial "push-off" gets it 15 or 20 feet off the ground. The ascent stalls as the wings reset in streamlined fashion (to avoid friction), the creature drops about 3 feet and then rises another 20 on the next burst, and drops another 3. Repeat. Repeat. Get to glide height and incorporate horizontal glide with continued lift provided by the wings. Sounds hard, right? That's because it is for something of that size with just wings. But some of the witnesses whose stories I've read mention a take-off (albeit from some distance) that don't even refer to the wings as the primary source of propulsion, rather the "creature rose into the air without a sound" or something like that. Whether using wings or concealed artifice for take-off, conventional propulsion has a reaction, whether sound or fury, you'd notice it. Anyway, just my two cents. --MrCharles

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Posted by MrCharles314 on 09/10/2017 at 2:16 PM

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