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Re: Kenneth Arnold's testimony

From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 23:44:18 -0800
Fwd Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 09:33:37 -0500
Subject: Re: Kenneth Arnold's testimony

>  Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 19:50:59 +0100
>  From: Don Ledger <dledger@istar.ca>
>  To: updates@globalserve.net
>  Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Kenneth Arnold's testimony

>  Nonetheless they do reflect light. I've seen it myself on a few
>  occassions, but only toward sunset with the geese flying below my
>  altitude and the sun two to three diameters above the horizon.

Yup... seen it too. And as you say, not the kind of reflectivity
it would seem Arnold had in mind.

>  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.

One of the things I've found in doing this sort of examination is
that it actually gets me to read cases which I've taken for
granted, and from that more detailed reading to gain a more
correct and less casual picture of what is actually being
described. This sometimes even happens with cases which I
consider among my "favorites", where, preparing it for the
website or for use in a lecture, some new aspect comes to light,
or some taken-for-granted concept is suddenly revealed as being
not sufficiently accurate.

In the case of the Arnold sighting, I think that what I have seen
in this examination is that the sighting was stranger than I
often considered it to be, and trying to put it in the context of
Arnold's society at the time makes me see it as even stranger.

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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