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Re: Mantell - Clark

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark@frontiernet.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 15:54:24 -0500
Fwd Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 18:33:30 -0400
Subject: Re: Mantell - Clark


 >From: Bill Hamilton <skywatcher22@space.com>
 >To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
 >Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 07:37:37 -0700 (PDT)
 >Subject: Re: Mantell

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


Bill,

 >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
 >balloon.

You should be. There is no reason to believe the object was
anything else. When I studied the case in order to reconstruct
it for my encyclopedia, I was surprised at how weak the case is
and how much was made of it. Frankly, it's disheartening at this
late date to see efforts to resurrect it, when there is no
shortage of far stronger, more puzzling reports far more worthy
of our attention.

One problem is that some apparently genuine UFO sightings
occurred that same evening, to the West in Ohio, and these often
get conflated, unjustifiably, into the Mantell saga. Please
check out my account in the encyclopedia or in the paperback
abridgement, The UFO Book, if you have either in your library.

Cordially,

Jerry Clark




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