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Re: Kenneth Arnold's testimony

From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 1997 12:58:04 -0800
Fwd Date: Sat, 08 Nov 1997 20:10:31 -0500
Subject: Re: Kenneth Arnold's testimony

>  From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>, on 11/7/97 9:42 PM:
>  From: "Andy Blunn" <mcji5apb@fs1.me.umist.ac.uk>
>  To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>  Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 10:38:57 GMT
>  Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Kenneth Arnold's testimony

>  You're correct Scott. Arnold never actually described the objects
>  as 'flying saucers', but as moving as a saucer would if it were
>  "skimmed" across water. Some reports said  he also seemed to
>  think that the objects looked like they were 'alive' - ie that
>  they may be living beings as opposed to spaceships.

>  It is interesting then, that most subsequent reports were of
>  'classic' flying saucers! And to think people argue that cultural
>  ideas have nothing to do with UFO reports!

This is a persistent myth among those who think that cultural
ideas do control what people see as UFOs. However, Arnold's
initial sketches are quite clear as to the lenticular shape of
the objects; the only variation was a pair of notches at the

Also, please note previous posts by yours truly as to the actual
variety of shapes reported after the Arnold sighting.

Mark Cashman, creator of The Temporal Doorway at
- Original digital art, writing, and UFO research -
Author of SF novels available at...

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