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Davenport On Kreskin

From: Stig Agermose <stig.agermose@privat.dk>
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 01:50:23 +0200
Fwd Date: Sun, 09 Jun 2002 22:46:34 -0400
Subject: Davenport On Kreskin

Source: KATU TV News Washington




June 7, 2002

Lack of UFOs means $50,000 for charity


KENT, WA - Thousands of UFO believers watched the skies Thursday
night, waiting to see if a bold prediction by one of the world
most famous psychics came true.

According to a world famous showman called The Amazing Kreskin,
UFO's were coming the night of June 6.

He was predicting the largest UFO sighting in recorded history
in the Nevada desert outside of Las Vegas.

And if it didn't come true, the self-described 'mentalist' says
he would give $50,000 to charity.

"The type of prediction that has been made by Kreskin recently
is exactly what makes life difficult for serious minded
investigators," said Peter Davenport, the head of the Seattle-
based National UFO Reporting Center.

Davenport's Web site and hotline take hundreds of UFO reports a
day from around the world.

Davenport can only call Thursday night's prediction a publicity
stunt. "It makes life difficult for the rest us because a
rational person would probably reject this claim out of hand."

While many eyes were focused on the Desert Southwest, the
Northwest gave birth to the UFO movement.

It started back in 1947, when the pilot of a small plane
reported seeing nine shiny objects traveling at incredible
speeds near Mount Rainier.

"And the nine objects were flipping and flashing in the sun is
the way he described them," said Greg Long, the author of a book
on the pilot, Ken Arnold.

UFO sightings continue to this day. The National UFO Center says
in just the last month, strange flying objects have been
reported over Stevens Pass, Seattle, and Spokane.

But the most famous sighting came five years ago as mysterious
lights moved over Phoenix in the shape of a perfect triangle.
Thousands of people saw them. One man said it was "150 feet over
our house" and they were moving extremely fast.

But they never showed up on radar. The government later
explained them away as stray military flares.

But Davenport doesn't by that explanation, and he didn't buy
Kreskin's prediction for June 6 either "because so far as I am
aware he is not able to predict events perhaps he knows
something that I don't."

Other doubters of The Amazing Kreskin point to a missile test
launch that just happened to be scheduled for around 1 a.m. the
morning of June 7.


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