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Re: Jimmy Carter The Nobel Prize & ETs

From: Bob Young <YoungBob2.nul>
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 10:47:43 EST
Archived: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 10:57:52 -0500
Subject: Re: Jimmy Carter The Nobel Prize & ETs


>From: Tim Printy <Tprinty2.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 20:53:38 EST
>Subject: Re: Jimmy Carter The Nobel Prize & ETs

>>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

<snip>

>>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.

Jerry, Tim:

I once investigated an incident in which a prison guard thought a
UFO emitted a strange light, illuminating the inside and outside
of his car, changing its color from red to dullish. He described
the UFO as "Bluish white...so white" and like an airplane light
landing at the airport, about eight miles away, but motionless.
Then, after he got out of his car it appeared to zig-zag around,
which he thought made it unusual, even though this
contradicted his previous thought.

We used a transit to determine that the UFO was in the exact
position of -5 magnitude Venus, which he did not report seeing.
The zig zags were probably autokinetic motion of his eye
muscles.

The UFOs light? He had gone through a traffic light, stopping his
car so as to block two lanes of a highway. He then noticed
another car facing him, just off the road, on the berm, with its
lights on and a "shaken" driver, with "tears in his eyes".

The dull car paint and interior? Dull paint color could have
been due to the bright orange high pressure sodium streetlights
directly over the car (see Figure 2b).

This is another case where a witness assumed that incident
light came from the UFO.

Incidentally, in reviewing my notes on this one I came upon
somthing that Dr. Richard F. Haines had published which might
shed some light on how Carter could have thought that Venus was
larger than it is. Haines is a retired NASA scientist whose area
of research included physiological factors of space flight.

He wrote that, due to irradiation, light scatter within the eye
near the edge of a source, bright objects appear larger than
actual size. Small very bright sources can appear 75% larger.
(Richard F. Haines, "Changes in perceived size of high luminance
targets." Aerospace Medicine 4:754-758, 1965. Cited in Richard
F. Haines, Observing UFOs - An investigative handbook. Chicago:
Nelson- Hall, 1969. Page 243.


Clear skies,

Bob Young


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