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Re: New Zealander First To Explain UFOs - Stanford

From: Ray Stanford <dinotracker.nul>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 22:43:01 -0500
Fwd Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 09:34:17 -0500
Subject: Re: New Zealander First To Explain UFOs - Stanford

>From: Rod Brock <humble98225.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 23:46:01 -0800 (PST)
>Subject: Re: New Zealander First To Explain UFOs

>>From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>To: - UFO UpDates Subscribers - ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 19:05:50 -0500
>>Subject: New Zealander First To Explain UFOs

>>Source: Scoop - New Zealand


>>17 March 2004


>>New Zealander First To Explain UFOs

>Mr. Coleman's ideas have made the rounds on this list at least
>once before; however, the scope of phenomena that Coleman
>purports to explain with this "unified" theory is even more
>grand (or perhaps I should say "grandiose") than before.
>"Unified theories" of UFOs are tiresome enough, in and of
>themselves; throwing several species of "nocturnal lights" into
>the mix just adds insult to injury.



>The simple fact that his "theory" requires that fuel be picked
>up by the vortice (e.g., gasoline, naptha, whatever), allows us
>to see that a relatively rare concurrence of situations would be
>necessary to create such vortice fireballs - that is, the
>vortice must contact a fuel source EACH and EVERY time that a
>fireball manifests. How then, does this vortice phenomenon
>measure up against hundreds, if not thousands of NL cases
>predating the 20th century?

Elementary, my dear Watson: before the 20th century, huge herds
of buffalo ate too much clover and, well, life was a real
'gasser'. :)

>Indeed, how does it account for all
>the anomalous "orb" observations at the Yakima Indian
>reservation, alone?

Driven to poverty by reservation conditions, the Yakima were
living off beans? :-o

>What it comes down to is this: I'm not saying vortice-related
>fireballs don't happen; I think they may happen, especially in
>tornadic vortice breakdown (where you have the added "oomph" of
>a tornado ripping up a gas line) But as a "unified" theory of
>"nocturnal lights," Coleman's idea is practically worthless.

Yes, and I would go one step farther and declare that it
'smells' suspiciously of 'intellectual flatulence'.

Ray Stanford

"You know my method. It is founded upon the observance of
trifles." -- Sherlock Holmes in The Boscombe Valley Mystery

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