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: >http://brumac.8k.com/Rogue/RogueRiver2.htm >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". 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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