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Re: 2004 Mexico UFO Case Crew Interviews - Hatch

From: Larry Hatch <larryhatch.nul>
Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 04:22:45 -0700
Fwd Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 08:29:06 -0400
Subject: Re: 2004 Mexico UFO Case Crew Interviews - Hatch

>From: Barry Taylor <stingray.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 15:41:48 +1000
>Subject: Re: 2004 Mexico UFO Case Crew Interviews


>I may have missed it if posted, but has anyone established the
>air current speed at the 12,000 ft altitude at the time of the
>sighting? I know that air speeds can exceed 200m/h at altitude.
>This is an important point to establish.

>>I'll tell you what, the day you can get one of your balloon
>>"Hoax devices" to fly laterally at approximately 12,000 ft.
>>altitude while moving fast enough to overtake, surround and then
>>pass an airplane that is travelling at 200 + mph, I will give
>>your not thought out too well explanation consideration. I

>Time will tell. Maybe. You have to do more than just look at
>the evidence, you have to test it to get somewhere near the
>right answers.

Hello Barry:

If I understand correctly, the MX-AF plane had an _air_ speed of
200 km/hour. That's an important point. Winds can probably
exceed 200 km/hr relative to the ground, and a balloon say, at
that altitude, would go just as fast.

IF the plane were going with the wind like a balloon does, it
would have a ground speed of 200 km/hr, but an air-speed of
zero. It would drop like a rock.

If indeed the object matched the speed of the plane, that
implies powered flight. I use the word 'implies' in the
mathematical sense, meaning it necessitates powered flight.

We would all like more light and less heat (except for the FLIR
IR images of course). I have no bulls in this dogfight, but just
want to see it resolved.

Even if the causes turn out to be mundane, its still historic
and precedent setting for the disclosure by the MX military.

Each and every explanation, mundane and otherwise, must be
considered on its merits.  So far, the easy pot-shots look
pretty weak to me ( meteors, balloons, politics..) This does not
rule out better explanations later.

I leave it to the experts to unravel this one. Failing that, we
could all take a vote right after church.

Best wishes

- Larry Hatch

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