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Re: Saucer Error Error

From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 14:12:21 -0800
Fwd Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 18:34:15 -0500
Subject: Re: Saucer Error Error


>  From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>, on 11/11/97 10:25 PM:
>  From: wlmss@peg.apc.org [Lawrie Williams]
>  Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 06:56:43 +1000 (GMT+1000)
>  To: ufo-l@mb.protree.com, updates@globalserve.net
>  Subject: Re: Saucer Error Error.

>  > .....The object Mantell died chasing, however, was a
>  > Skyhook balloon launched from Camp Ripley, Minnesota.

>  ATIC said there were no skyhooks in the vicinity at the time. I
>  also wonder why an experienced pilot could not tell a ufo from a
>  weather balloon nor knew so little about anoxia. Occam is crying
>  out to tell us something here.

The report from ATIC is on page 46 of Steiger's "Project Blue
Book"; however, that report states the balloon was released from
Clinton County Airport, OH. The report is signed J.C. Harvell,
Col, ASAF, Chief, Equipment laboratory. It is undated.

Naturally, that the object was a balloon of a type secret at the
time, travelling at high altitude, and thus infrequently
observable, led to Mantell's inability to identify it. Further,
we have the testimony that it was not obtrusively visible, since
the wingmen could not see it.

Mantell apparently, in his focus on the chase, did not pay
sufficient attention to his altitude until after the effects of
anoxia had affected his judgement.

Photos of the crash are present in the same book.

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