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Re: June 24 1947 - Arnold's Sighting - Maccabee

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 00:12:24 -0400
Fwd Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 08:43:12 -0400
Subject: Re: June 24 1947 - Arnold's Sighting - Maccabee

 >From: Loren Coleman <lcolema1@maine.rr.com>
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 08:15:15 -0400
 >Subject: June 24 1947 - Arnold's Sighting

 >55th Birthday of the First "Flying Saucer" Sighting - June 24,

 >What parts of the history of this event have been forgotten?

 >There is "...the notion that at least one of the objects seen by
 >Kenneth Arnold over Washington State on June 24, 1947, was a
 >Northrop flying wing.

 >According to [UFO activist Peter] Gersten, Arnold's original
 >account refers to nine 'bright objects' without 'tails' that
 >fluttered and tipped their 'wings.' Arnold's illustration of one
 >of the craft even indicates that it was crescent-shaped. 'The
 >clincher,' says Gersten, 'is a photograph taken in the late
 >Forties showing nine of these flying wings on a runway in

 >Arnold himself thought he saw something the government was
 >testing. That was everybody's first thought.'"

 >page 108 in

 >Swamp Gas Times by Patrick Huyghe

I guess Loren hasn't been keeping up with the literature. (We
have to forgive Huyghe because he was writing before the "final
answer" was known.)

A little birdie told Jim Easton that the solution is....

(for a complete analysis of the Arnold sighting and explanations


Also, before I forget, celebrate the 50th anniversary of General
Samford's romp and stomp on ufology....

During the first week of June there were 20 sightings
During the SECOND week of June there were 19 sightings.
During the THIRD wee of June there were 35 sightings

Then, on

June 22, 4
June 23, 11 sighting reports,
June 24, 3 reports,

Let's see, now...that about brings us up to date... in the Year
1952, that is... the Year of the UFO!!!

Why not travel with me back in time to when ufology was young
and, perhaps, find out some answers to pressing questions! (For
those of you new to UFO studies this will be an valuable
historical survey.) Find out the connection between Marilyn and
"interplanetary visitors" (you know which Marilyn... and I don't
mean Manson!). Find out what the FBI found out... what the CIA
found out and what they did not find out. Learn why our world
changed a little that year.....

In 3 short months (June, July and August) the Air Force
collected about 1700 sightitng reports. Many of these were
multiple witness reports. Later analysis (Special Report #14)
suggested that these witnesses saw about 900 different objects.
Furthermore, after analysis by experts, 186 of these objects
were found to be unexplainable ("Unknown").

Why wasn't this sufficient to convince everyone that something
strange was going on? We now know that some at the upper levels
of the Air Force were seriously considering the (gulp!)
Interplanetary Hypothesis!!

So why did General Samford, at his large press conference
on July 29, slam the lid down when he could have done the opposite?
Why are we stuck in the "tradition" that there is nothing to
UFO sightings?



and find out (?) !

Oh yes, not that I want to get ahead of myself, but

June 25, 9 reports, etc.

(preview of coming attractions:

July 17 15 reports,
July 21 12 sighting reports
July 22 25
July 23 28
July 29 General Samford's press conference.....

The General states the official position of Air Force
Intelligence. "all natural phenomena....."

BUT WHY did Air Force Intelligence tell the FBI that some top AF
officials were considering "interplanetary craft" ?

Did General Samford lie to the American people? (Cover up?)

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