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Re: Falls And The Trickster

From: Carol Maltby <carolmaltby.nul>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2011 12:37:12 -0500
Archived: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 06:23:40 -0500
Subject: Re: Falls And The Trickster


>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 23:01:48 -0000
>Subject: Re: Falls And The Trickster

>>From: Carol Maltby <carolmaltby.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 15:31:11 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Falls And The Trickster

>>>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>>>Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 03:56:56 -0000
>>>Subject: Falls And The Trickster

>>>Keresley Villagers Mystified By Apple Shower
>>>www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-16203214

>>There doesn't seem to be any interest by the British press in
>>doing "extraordinary investigation" of the phenomenon. It's been
>>weeks since the first frost in the Coventry area, yet one
>>motorist tells the Daily Mail that they were "small and green."
>>This may contradict Mr Meakins in the BBC report, who said some
>>of the apples were "large, like cooking apples (the Toronto Sun
>>decides to play it safe by calling them "yellowy-green"). No-one
>>appears to have wandered over to a greengrocer to find out what
>>kinds of apples they were.

>Yup, although tongue-in-cheek was hoping (as always) to prompt
>some actual 'scientific' analysis.

>Like - what circular wind-speeds are necessary to pick up a
>bunch of spherical, fairly dense things like apples? (Or quarry
>stones?) Does that happen (apart from the rarely recorded
>tornadoes) regularly around UK?

>And does a local 'whirlwind' have the energy (and time) to do
>mass/size 'sorting' of objects in the column?

>That last is because 'falls' always seem to be of one type and
>size of object/life-form.

A whirlwind is perhaps the perfect symbol of the hot air based
circular logic used in the non-Fortean press to 'explain' the
anomalous objects falling from the sky.

Whirlwinds pick things up and drop them down. In anomalous
falls, uniform groups of things are picked up and dropped down.
Therefore, whirlwinds picked things up and dropped them down. It
has happened before, this picking up of non-local anomalous
thingummies, and they said it must have been whirlwinds then. So
we have that as precedent for saying whirlwinds picked up these
objects and dropped them somewhere else.

As for the sorting problem, in the Harry Potter books, the
Sorting Hat sorts the incoming students into the 4 Houses, and
is shaped like a tornado (albeit an upside-down brown leather
one). Isn't that close enough to explain it? ;-D


Carol Maltby




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