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Re: Kenneth Arnold's testimony

From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj@ucs.orst.edu>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 1997 09:24:00 -0800 (PST)
Fwd Date: Sat, 08 Nov 1997 20:04:47 -0500
Subject: Re: Kenneth Arnold's testimony

> To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
> From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.com>
> Subject: re: UFO UpDate: Kenneth Arnold's testimony
> Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 10:33:53 -0800

> >  From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>, on 11/6/97 10:20 PM:
> >  From: "Scott Reed" <sreed@zoomnet.net>
> >  To: <updates@globalserve.net>
> >  Subject: kenneth arnold's testimony
> >  Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 21:26:43 -0500

> >  I have a question I'm hoping someone here can answer for me.  I'm
> >  doing research on the Kenneth Arnold sighting and remember
> >  reading somewhere that the press misquoted Arnold's initial
> >  description of his UFO.  Arnold's claim was that the craft was
> >  boomerang shaped, but appeared to fly "like saucers skipping over
> >  water."  I haven't been able to find this detail in the books I
> >  have, and am wondering if I am in error here about it.  Anyway,
> >  didn't Arnold describe the UFO as boomerang shaped also?  Any
> >  help would be greatly appreciated.

> Scott - Your best bet is to obtain Steiger's "Project Blue Book",
> which contains the original accounts and analyses.

Hello Scott, Hello List,

Let's not forget Bruce Maccabee's three articles on Arnold's
sighting that appeared in the International UFO Reporter, first 3
issues of 1995.  It's especially valuable, in my opinion, for any
comprehensive look at the case, and presents the poorly known
second witness to this sighting, in the third article.  This
witness, Fred Johnson, described them basically as being "round
about 30 foot in diameter tapering sharply to a point in the head
and in an oval shape. with a bright top surface."

It's not clear, is it Bruce (if you're browsing), if he meant
"roundabout 30 feet in diameter or that they were "round" and
about 30 feet in diameter?  I suppose he could have meant they
were round but appeared oval when viewed obliquely, or some

Jim Deardorff

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