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Re: Filer's Files #25 - 2002 - Murray

From: Marty Murray <mmurray31@cogeco.ca>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 11:21:06 -0400
Fwd Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2002 03:13:25 -0400
Subject: Re: Filer's Files #25 - 2002 - Murray

 >From: Bob Young <YoungBob2@aol.com>
 >To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
 >Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 20:59:57 EDT
 >Subject: Re: Filer's Files #25 - 2002

 >From: George A. Filer <Majorstar@aol.com>
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 09:45:25 EDT
 >Subject: Filer's Files #25 - 2002



 >GETTYSBURG -- Also on Saturday, June 1, 2002, a third year
 >medical student and her boyfriend were lying on a blanket on the
 >Gettysburg Battlefield just up the hill from her former college.
 >At 10:00 PM, the witnesses noticed that lights or stars were
 >moving around the sky past a tall lookout tower. "The object
 >appeared to be a star moving at first in a straight line for
 >several inches (if you held a 12" ruler at arm's length) that
 >then would stop, then accelerate foreword three times in short
 >bursts. They then made a zigzag pattern at incredible speeds."
 >He said, "My girlfriend also saw it, but did not want to believe
 >that it might be a UFO. I am an electrician from Pittsburgh,
 >and yes both of us were sober. Thanks to Peter Davenport at the
 >National UFO Reporting Center, http://www.ufocenter.com. >>

 >George, List:

 >This is obviously a garden veriety example of >autokinetic motion
 >of the eye muscles. For an example, go >outside tonight as soon
 >as it's dark and if the sky is clear look to the >West for
 >brilliant Venus. Stare at it for a minute or so >and you will see
 >the famous "falling leaf effect" of the last Allen >Hynek. For
 >moving aircraft of satellites, this often appears >as though the
 >object just stops, or sometimes reverses >direction.

Howdy Mr. Young & All,

I've been looking up into the sky since my childhood, and not
once have I ever seen or experienced this "autokinetic motion"
which you keep bringing up. Maybe your eyes work differently
than mine.

The only thing that I've noticed is that now I'm in my 40's I
need to either wear my glasses or look through binoculars in
order to check anything out in detail. Otherwise the stars
remain stationary and fixed, as they should. The only things I
see moving around up there are usually airplanes or satellites,
or the occasional shooting star.

My one UFO sighting involved an object which vanished in front
of my eyes after collapsing into a tiny dot first, like an old
TV set shutting off. That was no aircraft from this world, and
it wasn't "autokinetic motion" either.

Take care,

Marty Murray

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