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Re: Blimps - Ledger

From: Don Ledger <dledger@ns.sympatico.ca>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 20:42:28 -0300
Fwd Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 04:19:23 -0400
Subject: Re: Blimps - Ledger


 >From: David Acres <dacres@austarnet.com.au>
 >To: <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 23:53:49 +1000
 >Subject: Re: Blimps

 >>From: Don Ledger <dledger@ns.sympatico.ca>
 >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >>Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 19:11:39 -0300
 >>Subject: Re: Blimps

<snip>

 >>Wasn't someone killed downrange somewhere due to spent triple-A?

 >Hi Don!:) Sorry for not answering your question! The reports are
 >extremely varied as Paul Novak noted! Some say 6 some 5, 3 and
 >1. Some say heart-attack, motor vehicle but only one article
 >directly says

 >"Although the regiment shot 3,286 shells and the unit failed to
 >down any enemy planes."

 >Although the total number quoted at the SF Museum is 1440 shells
 >in total! There seems to be nothing of the incident mentioned at
 >official army & navy history archives. I believe the information
 >is still classified by Joseph Trainors statement here:

Hi David,

What you've stated above is what I remember reading some time
ago. But that certainly was still a lot of metal shot into the
air, times what - about 20-30 pounds apiece? A great deal of
which came down in the area.

Take the UFO question out of the equation and there's still some
answers missing. If indeed people were injured, one would think
that someone would have had to answer for it. Now I know these
were different times and there was a war on, but where's the
wrap-up report?

I realise that there was hysteria involved but some cooler heads
must have prevailed and someone probably wrote it up.

Here on the East Coast of Canada during the war we had ferry
boats sunk by U-boats - in the St. Lawrence. Germans pulled from
the North Atlantic after their U-boat was sunk had theatre
ticket stubs from the Paramount movie theatre here in Halifax in
their trouser pockets.

RCN Destroyers and convoy vessels were sunk not far from the
mouth of Halifax Harbour in 1940-43.

Most families in this area had someone they'd lost on a
transport vessel in convoy when they were being sunk in great
numbers not far from our shores. Still the people here didn't
fold from hysteria - and I suspect that they didn't do that
in LA, either.

If anything, it was more likely a chance to fire off some rounds
and break the boredom than hysteria.

Think what happened after 9/11. I remember seeing cases where
they were finding terrible security breaches at airports -
especially Logan International - despite the government
hammering home the fact that they had to seal up their airports.
It takes a long time to get people whipped up and into a frenzy
- unless of course - they are at a soccer match.


Best,

Don




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