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

From: Stanton Friedman <fsphys@brunnet.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 08:47:55 -0300
Fwd Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 08:51:01 -0400
Subject: Re: June 24 1947 - Arnold's Sighting - Friedman


 >From: Steve Kaeser <steve@konsulting.com>
 >To: <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >Subject: Re: June 24 1947 - Arnold's Sighting
 >Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 17:57:30 -0400

 >>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

 ><snip>

 >>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
 >>California.

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

 >Aviation author, Don Berliner (currently Chairman of the Fund
 >for UFO Research) checked his records and indicates the planes
 >shown in that famous photograph never actually flew.

 >Don found that only one of the big ones (USAAF #42-13603) had
 >flown by 6/24/47, the date of Arnold's sighting.  He also found
 >that the nine photographed on the flight line were broken up
 >prior to completion, as funding had run out.

 >"There were three photographed in formation, but they were all
 >piston-engined B-35s and had to strain to reach 400 mph.  They
 >were then converted into jet B-49s, the first of those flying on
 >10/21/47.  They were good for 500 mph, not 1,700 mph."

 >Records are certainly available to review the history of the
 >Flying Wing, and I think it's highly unlikely that they were the
 >cause of Arnold's sighting.


Must strongly agree with Steve here. I got to know John Northrop
the inventor/developer of the flying wing when I lived in
Southern California 1970-1975. He was very interested in UFOs,
actually brought me in to Santa Barbara to give a presentation
at his club. He also told me of a sighting by one of his Flying
Wing pilots. The flying wings also didn't fly the same kind of
flight pattern as described by Arnold.


Stan Friedman



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