From: bruce maccabee <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 22:26:37 -0500 Fwd Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 09:31:17 -0500 Subject: Re: Kenneth Arnold's testimony >Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 19:50:59 +0100 >From: Don Ledger <email@example.com> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Kenneth Arnold's testimony <sssnip> Hi Mark and Bruce, >Nonetheless they do reflect light. I've seen it myself on a few >occassions, but only toward sunset with the geese flying below my <snip> Sure they reflect light..... hard to see if they didn't. They would not cause a bright flash of light on Arnold's plane from ANY distance, however. Certainly would not gave Arnold a sudden fright based on his initial thought that he had gotten to close to a fast moving fighter aircraft (his initial impression). >Again, I don't buy into the idea that geese were the objects that >Arnold saw. I sure he had seen, during his lenghty flying career, >many instances of where flights of geese or some other type of >bird reflected light. Like we all do he would have filed it away >in his memory and would have reviewed that as a possibilty when >he had his sighting. He did mention geese but obviously did not >relate that in any way to his sighting other than to note that t>he objects strung out like geese in a roughly [geeselike] >formation. >Strange, the more we talk about Arnold's sighting the more it >intrigues me, even though it is one of the earliest of sightings. >I've already noted a few things that have been missed or >misinterpreted. Strange they weren't picked up before this. Arnold's sighting has been trivialized in many publications over the years. "Oh, he saw something, but it could have been anything. What's important is all the other sightings that were report." Any scientist trying to understand a new phenomenon should try to first understand the initial report of that phenomenon, assuming the first report is well done, as is Arnold's. The fact is, all you need is Arnold's report to conclude "something unusual was flying around." The other reports lend support to Arnold's..
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