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Re: Kenneth Arnold's testimony

From: bruce maccabee <brumac@compuserve.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 <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.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 <brumac@compuserve.com>
>>  Subject: UFO UpDate: Re: Kenneth Arnold's testimony>
>>  To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

>>  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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