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Re: Was 'First Photographed UFO' A Comet?

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 22:54:26 +0100
Archived: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 04:46:02 -0400
Subject: Re:  Was 'First Photographed UFO' A Comet?

>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 09:16:35 -0500
>Subject: Re: Was 'First Photographed UFO' A Comet?

>>Source: UniverseToday.Com

>> October 14, 2011
>>Was The 'First Photographed UFO' A Comet?
>>by Jon Voisey


>Ufologists "crowed"? Gee, silly me: I thought some had merely
>speculated. Not good enough for Jon Voisey's rhetorical
>requirements, I infer.


Hi Jerry

It seems neither Voisey nor the 'study' authors investigated
very deeply. Here's what Voisey wrote:

"The only piece of evidence the authors, led by Hector Manterola
at the Universidad Nacional Aut=F3noma de M=E9xico, use to suggest
that this was a comet in the process of breaking up, was the
descriptions of the objects as being "fuzzy" in nature and
leaving dark trails behind them".

But that's not quite accurate. Here's that part of Bonilla's

"I said that, in the field of projection lens, the bodies
appeared bright and left a bright trail, but across the solar
disc they seemed opaque. Examining carefully the photographs and
the negatives, one sees each is surrounded by a body like a dark
cloudiness and a track (trail) out in the field of the lens,
and, on going outside of the solar-disc, they are bright. That
would make me believe that the bright trails of the bodies
crossing the solar-disk absorb sunlight radiation or diminish
its power, photographically."

original Spanish text version


The implications of those two difference are mentioned in the
HTML page.


Interestingly, in The Book of the Damned, Charles Fort made a
note about the year 1883:

"I shall not note them all in this book, but I have records of
31 extraordinary events in 1883. Someone should write a book
upon the phenomena of this one year -- that is, if books should
be written."


Hw was well aware that late in the year Krakatoa exploded (28
August), discussing that at length in Chapter II


but Forte's note seemed more concerned with the year as a whole.


Ray D

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