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Re: Mantell - Hamilton

From: Bill Hamilton <skywatcher22@space.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 07:37:37 -0700 (PDT)
Fwd Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 04:05:04 -0400
Subject: Re: Mantell - Hamilton

 >From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99@hotmail.com>
 >To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
 >Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 20:41:55 +0000
 >Subject: Re: Mantell

 >>Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 01:06:23 -0300
 >>From: Don Ledger <dledger@ns.sympatico.ca>
 >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >>Subject: Mantell [was: Re: Request For Investigative ...]

 >>>From: Bill Hamilton <skywatcher22@space.com>
 >>>Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 11:53:27 -0700 (PDT)
 >>>To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
 >>>Subject: Re: Request For Investigative & Remedial Intervention

 >>>>From: Robert Gates <RGates8254@aol.com>
 >>>>Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 23:56:39 EDT
 >>>>Subject: Re: Request For Investigative & Remedial Intervention
 >>>>To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net

 >>>>First off, was the P-51 pilot actually in formation with
 >>>>Mantell? Was he actually at Godman field?

 >>>I think he was on the ground at Godman field, not in formation,
 >>>however a further update indicates that this pilot does not
 >>>believe in UFOs at all so could not conceive of Mantell chasing
 >>>anything other than a balloon.

 >>Hi Bill,

 >>Mantell wasn't at Godman field, Fort Knox. They were about to
 >>fly past it, to the east of Godman, when they got the call from
 >>Godman tower, on orders from Colonel Hix the base commander, to
 >>turn left and to the southwest and try and intercept the object.




I know the Mantell case and know he was about to fly by. The
pilot on the ground I referred to was not Mantell, but
supposedly a witness. It turns out this witness did not believe
in UFOs and was certain later that Mantell was chasing a balloon
that looked disk-like.

I am still not convinced that Mantell was 'closing' on a

Bill H

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