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Re: 50 Years Ago The Coniston UFO Photograph -

From: Tim Shell <tshell.nul>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 09:05:22 -0600
Fwd Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 10:38:00 -0500
Subject: Re: 50 Years Ago The Coniston UFO Photograph -

>From: Alfred Lehmberg <Lehmberg.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 15:52:08 -0600
>Subject: Re: 50 Years Ago The Coniston UFO Photograph

>>From: Chris Parr <cparr.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 19:27:11 -0000
>>Subject: 50 Years Ago - The Coniston UFO Photograph

>>On the 15th February 1954, 13 year old Steven Darbishire along
>>with his cousin Adrian Myers, managed to obtain a photograph of
>>an Adamski style Scout ship at Coniston Cumberland Lake District
>>UK. The photograph later went on to cause a media frenzy and the
>>case became an early predecessor to Ufological photographic

>>Many years later, premier UK ufo researchers Dr Dave Clarke and
>>Andy Roberts had reinvestigated the Coniston UFO photograph and
>>their findings can be seen at:


>>which go on to reveal significant new evidence and testimony
>>which addresses the original investigation and ufological
>>influences from the period.

>Thanks Mr. Parr, for the heads up... but Mr. Andy Roberts was
>on this List several weeks ago - a List he disparages everywhere
>else, BTW - and made every indication via some provoked self-

>disclosure regarding his clandestine 'activities', that we
>can't trust a thing that drools from his mouth or dribbles from
>his... pen.

I've always been wary of admitted hoaxes. I guess I'm just a
hardened skeptic who doesn't believe anybody, no matter what
they say.

I wonder why someone's admission of a hoax is so much more often
readily accepted than that someone's initial claim. Particularly
when it's proven they often have much more motivation to take
back their claim after they've had a strong dose of unwelcome
attention from the authorities and the fringies.

Also (in a neat little bit of circular logic), if a person is so
untrustworthy as to create a hoax, if they've shown themselves
to be horrible liars, why do they suddenly become trustworthy
when they admit it?

I guess we're much more likely to believe people when they're
telling us things we want to hear.

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