From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul> Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 14:45:29 +0100 Archived: Tue, 09 Aug 2011 10:48:51 -0400 Subject: Re: Report From Lumberton NJ Witness 07-30-11 >From: Robert Powell <rpowell.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2011 08:37:45 -0500 >Subject: Re: Report From Lumberton NJ Witness 07-30-11 >>From: Gerald O'Connell<goc.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2011 23:45:19 +0100 >>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 >><snip> >>>>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. >Gerald, perhaps you could explain your theory as to how an >object at night with only a single light "visibly" rotates >without a change in its brightness. If the entire object were spherical, or not too flatly elliptical, and if the entire object gave off a light, or glow, then that would fit the witness description fairly well wouldn't it? My point is that the witness doesn't really talk of an object with a light 'attached to it' in the way that you are characterising it. Come to think of it, if it were a lantern, and if it were rotating, wouldn't you expect the movement to impart a visible flickering effect? Just to clarify, Robert: you may think I'm being a trifle obstinate on this one, but I've grown slightly wary of 'lantern' explanations. Over the past couple of years there has been a tendency for some investigators and analysts to attribute the explanation to just about anything giving off an orange/yellow light. In most cases they have been right to do so, but sometimes there is a tendency to retro-fit witness accounts so that the explanation stands up. I hope you'll agree that, in general terms, it does no harm for an armchair observer like myself to ask a few awkward questions from time to time. Perhaps PD will acquaint the witnesses of the discussion on this list and we'll get a clearer picture. If they have been unfamiliar with lanterns as Martin has inferred, then it would, in my mind, tip the balance toward the explanation you and he favour. -- Gerald O'Connell http://www.saatchionline.com/gacoc Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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