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Re: Review Of 'Sight Unseen' By Hopkins & Rainey -

From: Luis R. Gonzalez <lrgm.nul>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 23:33:50 +0100
Fwd Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 08:40:56 -0500
Subject: Re: Review Of 'Sight Unseen' By Hopkins & Rainey -


To Gildas and all,

I am not trying to explain away the missing time, I simply
explained that I do not think it was so much time. Strictily
speaking, the missing time is only the diference between the
last fellow traveller reclaiming his luggage and the arrival of
Katharina. The rest of the time is just the typical delay in any
arrival at an airport (We do not even know for certain if the
plane arrived on time). And the alleged teleportation is based
only in Katharina's perception (that could be erroneus) that her
watch showed the same time at the pay phones and at the baggage
claim area, but to be so it is not enough a teleportation, she
should have travelled back in time.


Let me quote her own words:


"I called him right away. I was extremely agitated, and the
first thing he said was: "I see your plane was late getting to
Chicago". I looked at my watch and it read about 3:20 Portland
time (...) we only talked 2 or 3 minutes (...) After I said
good-bye I decided to walk to the baggage claim area, but I
don't remember much of anything..."


She arrived there, talked to the police person, and met Mary and
Judy. They talked for a while, commenting that they had been
waiting a long time, Katharina looked at her watch, and read
again 3:20. But it should read at least 3:25! Or her watch
stopped (a usual EM effect around UFOs or abductees), or she
travelled back in time, or simply she was so agitated that she
read it wrongly.

But my point was not offering alternate explanations for the
alleged facts, I just wanted to expose the faulty logic of Carol
Rainey's proposed explanations.

Well, if you are satisfied simply because a book dares to present
and discuss "high strangeness" cases, it is your right. I would
prefer a more detailed appraisal of the evidence, before
interpreting them in the most sensational way. UFO stories have
gotten more and more sensational since the very beginning, and
that is the real problem faced by UFO believers: as they cannot
dismiss anything, they have to twist and bias the data (and the
scientific extrapolations) trying to make acceptable those
increasingly, unbelievable stories.


Luis R. Gonz=E1lez Manso




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