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Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:52 pm:

Are they on this planet? yes
Europe, America etc? Europe
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are they in the UK?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 11:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 10:58 pm:

are they in the UK? yes, but to be honest, this puzzle could work anywhere within certain conditions
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 11:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

would I have seen "it"?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 11:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 11:07 pm:

would I have seen "it"? not the particular one I saw, but you will definitely have seen other its
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 11:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are they:
indoors?
in the sky?
on the ground?
on buildings?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 11:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 11:13 pm:

are they:
indoors?
in the sky?
on the ground?
on buildings? I presume you are referring to 'it' - in which case it was on the ground
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 11:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks..

will it be the case with all of the "it's" that they:

are on the ground?
tell you that you can't?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 11:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 11:19 pm:

Thanks..

will it be the case with all of the "it's" that they:

are on the ground? no
tell you that you can't? no
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 11:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so the circumstances that you describe are specific to the case that you experienced?

Would it help me to discover where this was?

Is your "it" a natural object?
manmade?
Rooted in the ground?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 11:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 11:24 pm:

so the circumstances that you describe are specific to the case that you experienced? yes, but I didn't 'experience' anything, I just observed

Would it help me to discover where this was? only in general terms. Town and postcode are not necessary!

Is your "it" a natural object? no
manmade? yes
Rooted in the ground? no
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 11:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the object bigger than a fridge?
Is it a regular shape?
Does it have projections?

Do all "it's" look the same / similar?
and are they the same size?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 11:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 11:37 pm:

Is the object bigger than a fridge? no
Is it a regular shape? yes
Does it have projections? no

Do all "it's" look the same / similar? similar at a glance, but totally different close up
and are they the same size? similar size
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 11:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they bibber than a TV?
Than a average size kettle?
made of metal / wood / plastic /?
Anything to do with telephones?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 9:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

y Simon Downham (Beroean) on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 11:44 pm:

Are they bibber than a TV? no, and not bigger either :)
Than a average size kettle? in one dimension, yes
made of metal / wood / plastic /? none of these
Anything to do with telephones? YES
Katy (Katy)
Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 3:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a telephone?
(I feel like that has been asked)
Katy (Katy)
Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 3:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Emergency services relevant? Those emergency telephones at the sides of motorways?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 4:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If it is a telephone, has it been ripped out of where it should be and been discarded somewhere?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 4:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or could it be a mobile/cell phone in a location where there are no phone masts to get you a signal?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 5:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Katy (Katy) on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 03:31 pm:

Is it a telephone? no
(I feel like that has been asked)

By Katy (Katy) on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 03:33 pm:

Emergency services relevant? Those emergency telephones at the sides of motorways? no

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 04:02 pm:

If it is a telephone, has it been ripped out of where it should be and been discarded somewhere? no. it's not a phone

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 04:04 pm:

Or could it be a mobile/cell phone in a location where there are no phone masts to get you a signal? not even a mobile
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 5:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a telephone directory?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 8:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Saturday, January 07, 2006 - 05:57 pm:

Is it a telephone directory? YES