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Re: Jimmy Carter The Nobel Prize & ET

From: Tim Printy <Tprinty2.nul>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 20:53:38 EST
Archived: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 10:52:12 -0500
Subject: Re: Jimmy Carter The Nobel Prize & ET

>From: Jerry Cohen <rjcohen.nul>
>Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 13:48:08 -0500
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Subject: Re: Jimmy Carter The Nobel Prize & ETs

I see no reason to quibble back and forth on whether Carter was
a highly skilled observer or not since we can not determine this
with any degree of certainty. IFO histories have shown that many
technically qualified observers make misidentifications/
misperceptions. Kevin Randle's recent paper on Mantell describes
an apparent Venus misperception event made by what you might
describe as skilled observers.

>A couple of questions: Did anyone ask the officer "how" it
>veered away? Did it veer away before he got out of the car or
>did he witness it veer away just as, or immediately after, he
>got out of the car. Two different animals indeed.

Yes it is. Since we weren't there, it is hard to determine what
actually happened. We are left with the interpretations made by
those investigating the case. Considering the fact that these
witnesses then reported the characteristics of this UFO as
behaving like Venus, I would think this statement was a simple
misperception/misrepresentation by the officer of what happened
(just like his description of the UFO being above his vehicle
that was clarified by a follow-up question).

>A second question: Have you ever seen the light from Venus
>strong enough to do what that policeman said? You'll probably
>say to me, "Maybe it was the moon shining in the window" or
>"Maybe it was a streetlight shining in" Maybe something else lit
>up the car. Could you be right? Perhaps.

Considering the moon was a waning gibbous moon (89% illuminated
on the date in question), I wouldn't find it hard to understand
that the inside of a vehicle was lit up. Under the light of this
type of moon phase, it is easy to read the hands of a wrist
watch. The officer apparently attributed this effect to the UFO.

Tim Printy

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