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Re: Filer's Files #45 - 2002

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 13:58:56 -0500
Archived: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 16:23:23 -0500
Subject: Re: Filer's Files #45 - 2002

>From: Bob Young <YoungBob2.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 15:21:32 EST
>Subject: Re: Filer's Files #45 - 2002

>>From: Robert Gates <RGates8254.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 00:59:55 EST
>>Subject: Re: Filer's Files #45 - 2002

>>>From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 16:20:52 +0000
>>>Subject: Re: Filer's Files #45 - 2002

>>If the explanation is an absolute embarrasement,

>Yeah, like the probability that these were flying saucers which
>reversed their direction instantly at hundreds or thousands of
>miles per hour without violating the laws of physics _is not an

>Or that bright meteors, a significant known cause of many IFOs
>over the past 55 years, are less likely to have been the cause?

We don't know what "flying saucers" can or can't do. We do know
what meteors can and can't do.

Example of a similar explanation: Capt. Terauchi and crew on
the JAL1629 airliner saw two UFOs... they said. (This case
recently resurrected from history.)

Without paying attention to the testimony of the witnesses
(other than the claim that they saw something in front of their
airplane), CSICOP a la Klass publicised the explanation: Mars
and Jupiter near the horizon.

Hmmmmm..... but the testimony included the following statment:

The objects were initially seen one above the other for about 2
minutes. Then the quickly reoriented so that they were side by
side for the next few minutes.

Mars and Jupiter would find it difficult to perform that sort of
maneuver in a space of a few seconds... or minutes... or
hours... or days, years centuries... etc.

No wonder CSICOP came up with another explanation several months
later (moonlight reflected from clouds). ROFLMAO

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