From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul> Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 00:37:00 -0500 Archived: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 15:36:51 -0500 Subject: Re: NASA Scrubs Moon Hoax Book >From: David Rudiak <DRudiak.nul> >To: <ufoupdates.nul> >Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 09:37:43 -0800 >Subject: Re: NASA Scrubs Moon Hoax Book >>From: Larry Hatch <larry.nul> >>To: <ufoupdates.nul> >>Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 13:25:15 -0800 >>Subject: Re: NASA Scrubs Moon Hoax Book >>"One U.S. Air Force summary shows that - with the exception of >>a section of New Mexico - the north central region of the >>country has the largest number of unexplained sightings. Of the >>states in the north-central region, has the most." >My guess is that the "section of New Mexico" would be the White >Sands area. I know that a 1952 Blue Book briefing with the >Canadians had them stating that 5% of all their sightings came >from there, even though probably only .01% of the nation's >population lives in that region. In other words, when population >density is taken into account, the number of sightings there was >humungous. >What about other regions of N.M. with military bases or >important scientific facilities, such as around Sandia base in >Albuquerque or Los Alamos or even Roswell? Also breakdowns by t>ime period would be instructive. White Sands no longer has the >same importance as a research facility as it did back around >1950. There is no longer a military base at Roswell, etc. Many years ago I wrote a long analytical paper on PRoject Blue Book Special Report #14. There is a chart in SR#14 which shows the number of sightings in each one degree square throughout the USA. Note that one degree squares are all basically the same size (slight variation with latitude) whereas the sizes of the states vary widely! I spent weeks of part time effort using an almanac which showed the population by counties throughout the USA (if I recall correctly). I managed to estimate the population in each (and there are a lot!) one degree square. Populations ranged from a few hundred (unpopulated areas of western USA) to a few million (large cities like NYC, LA) The reason for this 'monumental' effort was to determine whether or not there was any correlation between the sighting number and the population number. The net result was... no correlation. Example: the one degree square containing Albuquerque and surround, with several hundred thousand people, had about the same number of sightings as the one degree squares that contained large cities like the Philadelphia, DC, New York City and Los Angeles areas. There was a correlation, however... the one degree squares that contained military air bases or civilian airports had more sightings that the square without airports.
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