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Re: 10 Possible Explanations For Sightings

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 13:26:10 -0300
Archived: Thu, 15 May 2008 17:59:06 -0400
Subject: Re: 10 Possible Explanations For Sightings

>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 11:53:29 -0400
>Subject: Re: 10 Possible Explanations For Sightings

>>Source: Yahoo News UK & Ireland


>>May 14 2008

>>FACTBOX - Explanations For UFO Sightings

>>LONDON (Reuters) - Here are 10 possible explanations for UFO

>So what? They also left out hoax, glowing insects, tornados,
>etc. (a lot of stuff proposed by Howard Menzel).

>Its the ones that don't fit any of these explanations that are
>the important ones. (Just ask the General Mills balloon project
>guys who had sightings while tracking their balloons.)

Number 10 was ridiculous. During one of the MOD's other final
release of UFO reports and during the press conference or an
interview an electrical engineer or physicist discounted the
theory offered up by the non-scientist writer of the report that
plasma could influence people's perception of what they were
seeing, as nonsense. The other nine on the list are fluffy
speculation by off scene armchair sceptics.

I believe that this top ten is the MOD's list, is it not? I
could not determine whether it was or not from the Reuter's
list. Like Stan I could not access one of the URLs.

It is comforting to know however that in the UK I could "land",
unannounced and dangerously so, on any controlled civilian
airfield with some sophisticated aircraft and leave of my own
free will without restraints or the censure of the Civil
Aviation Authority (CAA) and with the blessing of the RAF since
I wasn't a threat to their sovereign airspace.

See quote:

"The air traffic controllers’ 'Report of Unusual Aerial
Phenomenon' was filed from an unspecified small airport near the
eastern coast of England.

The men, each with more than eight years on the job, described
how they were helping guide a small plane to a landing on runway
22 when they were distracted by a brightly lit object
approaching a different runway without clearance. 'Everyone
became aware that the object was unidentified,' their report
said. 'SATCO (code name for a controller with 14 years
experience) reports that the object came in 'at speed', made a
touch and go on runway 27, then departed at '’terrific speed' in
a 'near vertical' climb."

Interesting that the controllers didn't want their names
published. Even the airport is kept secret.

I believe that the MOD file says that the object that streaked
down the right side of the Boeing 737 on approach to Manchester
suggests some sort of missile-no problem there it seems; happens
all of the time and not to be construed as a threat to sovereign
airspace. Mind you this is not how the pilots described it but
who the hell cares what they say?

Anyway, looking forward to the next batch.

There was a report on this on CTV late news [May 14]. Train
wreck of a report. The report was everything short of Lloyd
Roberstson, the anchor, wearing a tinfoil hat. They even found
som British guy who said he's flown on a flying saucer, little
green men and all. It was like a report from the NY Times.

Don Ledger

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