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成人玩具制造加利福尼亚州UFO之谜

2006-07-28 15:22

  For the past few months, police have been logging reports of mysterious discs hovering and weaving over Aliso Viejo and nearby towns. In one sighting, recorded on a UFO research website, a witness reported seeing four craft studded with bright blue lights “dance around one another in the night sky”。

  But now the men behind the UFOs have revealed that they are radio-controlled models and that night flights are not just to shock people but also help sell the craft. Dr Gaylon Murphy, a cardiovascular surgeon from Aliso Viejo, and Steve Zingali, an engineer in Mission Viejo, built the fleet of carbon fibre-reinforced foam flying saucers in their garages.

  The discs are 3ft in diameter, about 1in thick, weigh less than 17oz and can reach 40mph powered by a tiny electric motor. The flashing lights are fitted around the edge of the disc. “We fly them in formation. It's pretty funny,” Dr Murphy told the Los Angeles Times. “People stop, people scream; one cab driver ran his car off the road.” The men have already sold four flight-ready saucers for $1,000 (?570) each.

  Not everyone has found the displays entertaining, however. Erik Strong, the manager of a restaurant in Aliso Viejo, accused the duo of scaring his staff by making the discs hover near the restaurant. “It looked like something right out of a movie, a little too real,” said Mr Strong.

  Local police chief, Lt Richard Paddock, said the men were not breaking the law. “These guys have really done something quite controversial, scary to some people, quite fun in the eyes of most, and who knows where it's going to go,” he said.

  环球:成人玩具制造加利福尼亚州UFO之谜据《每日电讯报》3月21日报道,在过去的几个月里,警方接到数宗有关奥林奇县阿里索-别霍镇及附近地区上空出现有神秘飞碟盘旋的案情报告。一家研究UFO的网站上记载,有目击者称,看见4艘闪着耀眼蓝光的飞行物“在夜空中互相围着圈跳舞”。

  但目前,导演这场UFO谜团的幕后人物终于现身,他们是阿里索-别霍镇的心脏科医生格伦-墨菲和工程师史蒂夫-津加利。神秘飞碟是用无线电操纵的模型,那些夜晚出现的飞行器不仅是为了吓唬人们,也是为了将他们销售出去。

  墨菲和津加利在他们的车库里研制出了这些用泡沫塑料制成的飞碟。这些飞碟的直径为3英尺(约为0.9米),厚度为1英寸(约合2.5厘米),重量不足17盎司(约合0.48公斤),时速为40英里,它们靠一个小型的电力发动机驱动。墨菲说,“我们将它们组队飞行。这十分有趣。人们停下来观看、尖叫,还有一名出租车司机因观看它们将车开出了马路”。目前,两人已卖出了4个飞碟,每个1000美元。

  然而,不是每个人都觉得这些神秘的飞碟有趣。阿里索·别霍镇一家饭店的经理埃里克-斯通就指责墨菲和津加利让飞碟在饭店上空盘旋吓坏了他的员工,“看起来就像电影中的情节一样,有点太真实了”。

  当地警察局局长帕德克指出,墨菲和津加利的行为并没有违法,“他们的行为引起了争议,吓坏了一些人,但在许多人眼中这很有趣,谁也不知道这些飞碟会去哪儿。”

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