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Re: UFO in Lanka? Clarke Says No Way - Hall

From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 20:51:33 +0000
Fwd Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 13:36:42 -0400
Subject: Re: UFO in Lanka? Clarke Says No Way - Hall

 >From: Stig Agermose <stig.agermose@privat.dk>
 >To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
 >Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 06:48:38 +0200
 >Subject: UFO in Lanka? Clarke Says No Way

 >Source: The Times of India


 >Go the site for reader's comments!


 >UFO in Lanka? Clarke says no way


 >TIMES NEWS NETWORK [ MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2002  10:09:03 AM ]

 >COLOMBO: Sri Lanka is abuzz over aliens after some villagers and
 >a journalist spotted an unidentified flying object (UFO) in the
 >north central town of Polonnaruwa, but visionary space scientist
 >Sir Arthur C Clarke has played down the local X File episode.

 >The unusually glimmering flying object was first spotted by a
 >farmer in Polonnaruwa, but its presence was also confirmed by
 >several others in the area including a television journalist,
 >local media reports said on Sunday.

 >The object had been seen over Sri Lankan skies for nearly a week
 >and eventually prompted the Sri Lankan Air Force to investigate
 >the matter, the reports added.

 >Polonnaruwa is an ancient Sri Lankan capital and is a
 >popular tourist attraction because it houses many rare
 >historical ruins dating back to the first century AD.

 >A team of astrophysicists - led by Dr Chandana Jayaratne of
 >the University of Colombo - has also started studying the
 >Sri Lankan sky to determine what the object is.

 >But for the internationally renowned author of several books on
 >this subject, Arthur Clarke, all the hype appears to be largely

 >"I wish I would one day be able to meet a visiting alien, but I
 >don't for a moment agree that aliens are visiting the Earth in
 >UFOs making secret appearance of contacting a handful of human
 >beings," Clarke said in a statement.

 >"We need to discern enthralling science fiction from science
 >fact," he added.

 >According to Clarke, despite several investigations by NASA and
 >the US Air Force, no credible evidence has been found anywhere
 >in the world of aliens visiting the earth.

 >Clarke also warned that people were spending far too much
 >attention on investigating UFOs rather than studying NEOs or
 >Near Earth Objects like asteroids and comets that could crash on
 >earth and destroy life.

 >Copyright =A9 2002 Times Internet Limited. All rights reserved.

Can anyone provide a verified address for Arthur C. Clarke in
Sri Lanka? I would like to send him a copy of 'The UFO Evidence,
Volume II', but it will cost me something and I don't want it to
vanish in the jungles of Asia without reaching him.

- Richard Hall

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