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

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



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