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Re: Rogue River Case

From: Robert Powell <rpowell.nul>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 07:59:48 -0500
Archived: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 09:32:51 -0400
Subject: Re: Rogue River Case

>From: Bruce Maccabee brumac.nul
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2011 23:20:41 -0400 (EDT)
>Subject: Rogue River Case

>There has been a new development regarding the semi-famous Rogue
>River sighting of May 24, 1949. In recent years it has been
>suggested that the witnesses saw a blimp. Reasons for rejecting
>that explanation based on the sighting details have been
>presented in the Appendix of the article at:


>However, those reasons were not good enough for "rational
>skeptics" who pointed out that there was, indeed, a Goodyear
>blimp in operation along the west coast in the spring of 1949
>and hence it was, at least, physically possible that the blimp
>was in the sighting area at the time (and hence the witnesses
>saw a blimp!). Without knowledge of the operations/flight
>schedules of this blimp there was no way to prove beyond a doubt
>that it wasn't near the mouth of the Rogue River at about 4 PM
>on that date.

>Until Now!

>Thanks to the effort of Steven Pyatt and with the help of the
>Goodyear blimp operations staff, the log of the only known blimp
>that could have caused the sighting has been retrieved from the
>archives and the pages showing the locations of the blimp in May
>and June of that year are presented in the Epilog of the article
>at the above web site. The log shows that the blimp was at
>Everett, Washington, about 390 miles from the sighting location
>at the time.'

>Blimp R.I.P. ?

Very good investigative work Bruce. This is how a 'rational'
skeptic should operate. Too often, people who have never done
actual investigations themselves just posit ideas on what
something might have been without doing any real work. I call
them the "armchair skeptics".

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