From: bruce maccabee <email@example.com> Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 17:28:12 -0500 Fwd Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 20:56:30 -0500 Subject: Re: Kenneth Arnold's testimony >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <firstname.lastname@example.org> >From: Mark Cashman <email@example.com> >Subject: re: UFO UpDate: Re: Kenneth Arnold's testimony >Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 10:44:29 -0800 >> Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 21:51:10 -0500 >> From: bruce maccabee <firstname.lastname@example.org> >> Subject: UFO UpDate: Re: Kenneth Arnold's testimony> >> To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <email@example.com> >> Now I hope you understand that it would be DIFFICULT for Arnold >> to mistake geese for high speed objects because as soon as he >> started flying parallel to their path he would realize he was >> catching up. When Kottmeyer realized this he shut up. >I'm glad you raised this, Bruce, because I did a semi-controlled >experiment this weekend (talk about coincidence). >I was driving on a north to south highway, and it turned out that >there were some geese flying in approx. the same direction. They >were at some distance, and as I drove along I quickly caught up >with them and passed them (@65 mph). >Also, they were at about 20 degrees elevation; they were clearly >geese at all distances, even when at the limits of resolution. >And, despite the fact that the sun was to my right and the geese >were to my left, they never once emitted a specular reflection or >looked like disk-shaped object. Thanks for reporting your "controlled experiment with geese" (Glad you didn't try doing 120 mph to bettern simulate Arnold's situation.) If it flies like a goose, reflects like a goose and looks like a goose..... then you can use it to goose anyone who claims Arnold saw a flight of geese.
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