From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul> Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 21:42:19 -0500 Archived: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 13:23:51 -0400 Subject: Re: Green Fireballs >From: George A. Filer <Majorstar.nul> >To: ufoupdates.nul >Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 14:36:46 EST >Subject: Green Fireballs >There is a great deal speculation about the exact nature of >green fireballs. >Dr. Lincoln LaPaz, a respected astronomer from the University of >New Mexico was absolutely convinced that the green fireballs are >not conventional fireballs or meteorites. >Green fireballs were passing over New Mexico on a fairly regular >basis, often followed by a series of UFO reports. >La Paz also ruled out other unconventional types of meteors and >fireballs. >Based on Space Shuttle videos the UFOs may create the green >fireball upon entry into the Earth atmosphere. >Frequently they are sighted above sensitive military >installations. >FBI documents, as outlined in the book, 'Above Top Secret', by >Timothy Good reveal: >"... the matter of Unidentified Aircraft or Unidentified Aerial >Phenomena, otherwise know as Flying Disks, Flying Saucers and >Balls of Fire' is considered to be top secret by Intelligence >Officers of both the Army and the Air Forces." (Page 267). > >I suggest that green fireballs may be extraterrestrial probes >entering our atmosphere. They appear to fly horizontal paths >indicating a possible probe rather than a meteorites. The green >color of the glowing gases simply does not agree with what is >known about meteorites. FBI documents presented in 'The UFO-FBI Connection' which I published 2 years ago show that La Paz suggested to the FBI that the fireballs were either a secret project of the Air Force or else missiles launched from the Soviet Union. These supposed missiles were flying over the North Pole and traveling southward toward military areas of high significance ("vital installations"). La Paz told the FBi that, in his opinion (1949), the missiles were being targeted toward Los Alamos, Sandia Base and so on and once the Russians had the correct range they would replace the "green" warhead with a nuclear warhead. It appears that Hoover fed this information to radioman Walter Winchell, who then publicized this over the airwaves. The Air Force immediately pooh-poohed the idea. Bottom line: no one doubted that they were real; La Paz argued they were not normal meteors (he was an expert on meteors) and the result is that no one knows exactly what they were. However, in a list of sightings in 1949 and 1950 there is what La Paz called the "disc variation." Hmmmmmm... wonder what that could be?
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