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Re: BBC News: 'UFO Unit' Drew Blank - Friedman

From: Stan Friedman <fsphys@brunnet.net>
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 18:05:42 -0400
Fwd Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2002 17:31:28 -0500
Subject: Re: BBC News: 'UFO Unit' Drew Blank - Friedman

 >Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 12:51:58 -0400
 >From: Don Ledger <dledger@ns.sympatico.ca>
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >Subject: Re: BBC News: 'UFO Unit' Drew Blank

 >>Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 09:08:42 -0500
 >>To: - UFO UpDates Subscribers -
 >>From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >>Subject: UFO UpDate: BBC News: 'UFO Unit' Drew Blank

 >>Source: BBC News


 >>Thursday, 3 January, 2002, 10:18 GMT

 >>'UFO Unit' Drew Blank

 >>There have been many sightings in the UK The Ministry of Defence
 >>set up a unit to look at UFO sightings in the 1950s but found no
 >>evidence of aliens, newly-released official documents have

 >>The joint group was formed in 1951 after a spate of sightings in
 >>Sweden and the US sparked a "notable outbreak" of reports in the

 >>But the experts from the Directorate of Scientific Intelligence
 >>and the Joint Technical Intelligence Committee dismissed the
 >>prospect of alien arrivals.

 >>They said sightings were "optical illusions and psychological
 >>delusions" - or just plain hoaxes.


 >>But conspiracy theorists sticking to the idea of a transatlantic
 >>cover-up of alien activity are likely to pick up on the fact
 >>some parts of the dossier are still withheld.

 >The BBC of course would think nothing odd about parts of a
 >dossier being withheld - unless of course it had to do with
 >their annual budget being cut and the reasons for same
 >were withheld. And they are babes in the woods to be sure if
 >they don't think that people and governments conspire.

 >Notice how that word gets tossed about these days - one of those
 >politically incorrect words. I see it bandied about even in our
 >provincial legislature, particularly whenever a cabinet minister
 >doesn't want to answer a question. "That honourable member sees
 >conspiracies everywhere, Mr. Speaker."

 >Note though that the BBC did pick up on the fact that parts of
 >the dossier were withheld. Why wouldn't they ask why?

 >Don Ledger

Good questions Don.

Does anyone know the security level of the material that was

How in the world would these characters know that nobody else
saw the event mentioned near Farnborough? Did they make a
serious effort with requests through the media for other
observers to report? Or was this another example of absence of
evidence is evidence for absence? Little late now to go looking.

I remember, in Southern California, getting 30 responses to a
Letter To The Editor from me in a local paper, stimulated by 2
calls to me. Turned out to be a plastic bag with candles, but
all the observations were consistent and quite accurate. Many
had tried to report what they saw, but were laughed at by
police, radio stations, etc... Often there were many witnesses
to the event.

Stan Friedman

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