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Re: Report From Lumberton NJ Witness 07-30-11

From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul>
Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2011 23:45:19 +0100
Archived: Mon, 08 Aug 2011 05:59:36 -0400
Subject: Re: Report From Lumberton NJ Witness 07-30-11

>From: Robert Powell <rpowell.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2011 19:49:05 -0500
>Subject: Re: Report From Lumberton NJ Witness 07-30-11

>>From: Gerald O'Connell<goc.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2011 22:05:55 +0100
>>Subject: Re: Report From Lumberton NJ Witness 07-30-11


>>Neither Martin nor Robert have commented on the reported
>>rotation of the object. Does this fit the lantern scenario?

>Gerald, if an object at night has a single light attached to it,
>then the light should fade in and out as it rotates.

This introduces assumptions about the structure of the object
that are not supported by any part of the witness's account.

>A witness,
>whether it is a UFO sighting or a car crash, will not get all of
>the details correct. The direction of the object's movement, the
>constant speed without change of direction, its slowness of
>movement, and its color all point to a Chinese Lantern. The
>witnesses' belief that the object may have been rotating is not
>sufficient for me to discard the Chinese Lantern theory. I don't
>fault the witness. That witness's description of what he saw is
>actually much better that most that I have interviewed.

This could be argued to be a form of special pleading on your
part. You are happy to accept that the witness's description is
'better than most' insofar as his information fits the lantern
scenario, and yet you relegate the witness's report of rotation
to that of a mere 'belief' after suggesting that the witness
will not have got this part of his description right.

Gerald O'Connell

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