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Re: Astronauts Kept Secret For Fear Of Dismissal

From: Sarah Spellman <se.spellman.nul>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:13:51 -0800 (PST)
Archived: Sat, 23 Feb 2013 07:46:44 -0500
Subject: Re: Astronauts Kept Secret For Fear Of Dismissal

>From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul>
>To: UFO Updates <post.nul>
>Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 10:21:49 -0000
>Subject: Astronauts Kept Secret For Fear Of Dismissal


>There's a programme on BBC Radio called The Life Scientific with
>presenter Jim Al Khalili in which the latest episode featured
>his interview with Professor Alan Watson who has spent 40 years
>trying to unravel the mysteries of cosmic rays.

>Somewhere half way through the Professor revealed a little
>snippet which says something about the taboo that exists in
>reporting extraordinary experiences for fear of being thought

>Professor Watson said that during the disastrous Apollo 13
>flight, because they were thrown into complete darkness, the
>crew witnessed flashes of light which are now known to be the
>result of cosmic ray bombardment.

>But the Professor revealed that he had had a conversation with
>an astronaut who revealed that previously all the astronauts had
>experienced the weird lights but had not reported them because
>they feared being taken off the space program.

>If individuals were scared to speak up about a few flashes of
>light then one can maybe understand their reluctance to report

I heard this the other day. I may be wrong, but I don't think it
had anything to do with perceptions of UFO sightings. I think he
meant that the astronauts feared being found physically unfit
for missions due to visual disturbances.

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