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Re: Iconic Belgian UFO Claimed To Be A Hoax

From: Giuliano Marinkovic <giuliano.marinkovic.nul>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:03:21 +0200
Archived: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 15:01:17 -0400
Subject: Re: Iconic Belgian UFO Claimed To Be A Hoax


>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 11:42:46 +0100
>Subject: Re: Iconic Belgian UFO Claimed To Be A Hoax

>July 27, 2011 13:16
>RTL (Belgian television station)
>http://tinyurl.com/3frkbk5

>Auguste Meessen, scientist and ufologist challenges the hoaxer face to
>face, insisting that the image was not a hoax. I passed the narrative
>through Google translate, but it consists mainly of Meessen asking the
>witness technical questions which I doubt he really understood, and the
>witness saying "I don't know". I have reproduced the output from Google
>below with a few corrections.

<snip>

Thanks Joe for updates and original post about the story.

I always thought that the photographer was anonymous so I was a
little bit surprised when I saw 2 year ago in James Fox
documentary - I KNOW WHAT I SAW - in the part where Belgium
photo was showed over the screen, that it was titled as:

"Original photograph
By Guy Mossay
SOFAM BELGIUM 1990"

In this latest revelation, author of the photograph is named as
Patrick (last name not given). Guy Mossay is referenced on many
websites in connection with different pictures so my first
thought was that he (Guy) is maybe a journalist or professional
photographer who in fact only published original photo in
newspapers at the time or something like that.

User Nablar from Reality Uncovered has stated this on July 27,
2011:

Source: http://tinyurl.com/42rkmwq

"The hoaxer sold the rights to a professional photographer (M.
Mossay) in (or before?) august 1990. I don't know how much it
influenced witnesses and standardized the mythical Belgian
triangle. Actually people were reporting many different types of
UFOs during the Belgian wave."


If that info is correct, it explains the discrepancy between the
names (Guy vs. Patrick).

Also, it seems that Patrick Ferryn (not the same Patrick
mentioned above), president of COBEPS, stated that this
admission resolves origin of photo but can't affect the
integrity of Belgium UFO wave itself.
http://tinyurl.com/3sfuw2n

Anyway, RTL has added another video today - 16 minute feature
about the whole story. Guests in the studio were Auguste Meessen
and Pierre Magarain. http://www.rtl.be/videos/video/345410.aspx

If anyone can paraphrase (from French) on the List what was said on that
last 16 minute video that would be great.

Here is the complete video and article set from RTL that I was
able to compile and archive so far:

ARTICLES:

July 26, 2011
The Mystery of a famous UFO - A hoax
http://tinyurl.com/3jhhg5o
English translation (Google):
http://tinyurl.com/3fz5v5o

July 26, 2011
Patrick Ferryn, president of COBEPS: this admission resolves origin of photo
but can't affect the integrity of Belgium UFO wave itself
http://tinyurl.com/3rzknbv
English translation:
http://tinyurl.com/3sfuw2n

July 27, 2011
UFO hoax: meeting between the expert and the hoaxer
http://tinyurl.com/3frkbk5
English translation:
http://tinyurl.com/3ndya8b


VIDEOS:

July 26, 2011
Mea Culpa - author of the fake UFO photo of Petit Rechain.
http://www.rtl.be/videos/video/344607.aspx

July 26, 2011
The Mystery of a UFO - 20 years After
http://www.rtl.be/videos/video/344626.aspx

July 26, 2011
Mea Culpa - author of the fake UFO photo of Petit Rechain.
http://www.rtl.be/videos/video/344699.aspx

July 26, 2011
UFOs were seen everywhere in Belgium 20 years ago.
http://www.rtl.be/videos/video/344700.aspx

July 27, 2011
UFO hoax confession: a physicist does not believe in cheating.
http://www.rtl.be/videos/video/344986.aspx

July 27, 2011
UFO hoax: the expert does not believe
http://www.rtl.be/videos/video/344996.aspx

July 27, 2011
UFO hoax confession: a physicist does not believe in cheating.
http://www.rtl.be/videos/video/345116.aspx

July 27, 2011 - 16 minutes feature
UFOs - RTL + attempts to answer all your questions with specialists.
http://www.rtl.be/videos/video/345410.aspx

Other videos from RTL archives about Belgium UFO Wave

November 29, 2009
UFO Wave in Belgium - 20 years ago
http://www.rtl.be/videos/video/95939.aspx

November 29, 2009
UFOs - UFO wave created turmoil in 20 years ago
http://www.rtl.be/videos/video/95962.aspx

November 29, 2009
UFOs in Belgium - wave of excitement 20 years ago
http://www.rtl.be/videos/video/96060.aspx

Best Wishes

Giuliano



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