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Re: Jimmy Carter The Nobel Prize &

From: Robert Gates <RGates8254.nul>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 01:29:14 EST
Archived: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 16:18:19 -0500
Subject: Re: Jimmy Carter The Nobel Prize &

>From: Jerry Cohen <cohenufo.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 12:47:49 -0500
>Subject: Re: Jimmy Carter The Nobel Prize & Extraterrestrials


>I also have information to submit which may explain why
>the people you surveyed did not remember the event. It
>concerns two things; as mentioned in previous posts, my
>wife's reaction to my own personal sighting and the effect
>of the publishing of the Condon Report on the general
>public prior to the time of Carter's sighting:

>My sighting:

>My own sighting (with my wife present), her reaction to it
>as compared to mine, demonstrates that people can see
>an object and have totally different reactions to it,
>especially if one person is technically oriented and the
>other(s) not.


>Carter's was a nocturnal light case. My sighting was a daylight
>sighting much more detailed than Carter's and was also witnessed
>by my wife. Yet it eventually left her mind as if she had never
>seen it, I might add, to my great anger over time. If the other
>people who Carter says witnessed his "nocturnal" (i.e. less
>detailed) UFO thought to themselves "it has to be something
>else, it can't possibly be a UFO," it probably would fade from
>their minds a lot easier than our sighting faded from my wife's
>mind, especially if most if not all of them were less
>technically schooled than Carter who had a degree in Nuclear
>Physics. With all the questions I asked her, and her failing to
>answer them, I felt she should have at the very least questioned
>it. She did not. I have since discovered this is a typical
>reaction of any person that does not believe UFOs can possibly

Hi Jerry,

This is a excellent point which is generally totally lost on the
skeptibunker community. You can have a number of witnesses see
an incredible event. To some that event will forever be
remembered, never to be forgotten. To others it wasn't all that
meaningful or significant in their life at that point so over
time it will be forgotten about. This doesn't mean the even
didn't happen, just that it didn't mean anything to them at that

For example at my office, next to a busy street, we generally
have the fire/ambulance/police scream by with sirens and lights
flashing 2-3 times a day. Being a former officer, I tend to
notice that. When I have made comments to the people in the
office next to me they give me the dumbfounded look and go on
about how they didn't hear/see anything that day and how they
were so busy in their office.

The same thing happens with various events, such as meteor
showers, eclipses and so on. To some people they are important
and time is found to observe them. To others the reaction is
something along the lines of "Gee whiz that was interesting... I
got to get in and turn on the football game....."



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