From: bruce maccabee <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 00:19:44 -0500 Fwd Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 01:59:55 -0500 Subject: Re: Kenneth Arnold's testimony >From: USDSCUBA@aol.com [Gordon Scott] >Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 01:34:15 -0500 (EST) >To: email@example.com >Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Kenneth Arnold's testimony >>Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 23:27:36 -0500 >>From: bruce maccabee <firstname.lastname@example.org> >>Subject: UFO UpDate: Re: Kenneth Arnold's testimony >> A strange bird is a pelican...It flies over 100 >>miles per hour when ever it can....especially when >>trying to race a small airplane while flying southward >>past Mt. Rainier. >Pretty funny stuff about the birds, however according to a close >friend within the military at the time the vehicle as seen by Mr >K. Arnold was a German made Gotha Go 229 IX being test flown for >radar testing. These high performance aircraft were the same >basic flying wing shape as described in his report, and were >being tested during the time period. These Go 229 were almost >invisible on radar due to the 17 mm plywood skin, and with twin >Junkers Jumo 1890 pounds of thrust turbojet engines it was also >quite fast. Reichsmarshal Hermann Goring was so impressed he >wanted to mass produce these advanced aircraft. This allied >information also helped Jack Northrop with his.Amercian designs. >The Germans also had an aircraft known as project P-12 with a ram j>et, (our own Air Force did the wind tunnel tests after the >war). Designed much like our current SR-71 replacment aircraft. (Uh, oh. sounds like a modification of the Nazi UFO hypothesis.) Anyway, may I calmly suggest there were NO planes capable of supersonic flight (740 mph roughly) at that time. (Chuck Yaeger proved he had "the right stuff" in Oct. 1947.) Also, I would doubt that we had 9 flyable, plywood skin craft for "radar testing" flying near Mt. Rainier at the time. Any test craft such as that would have been operating over military bases or restricted areas. >But why bother with such old news ? flying wings have been around >since the 1930's and the rocket powered versions like the Me 163 >B. series flew in June of 1943. Invisible aircraft (visual) is >also not a new idea, during WW II English heavy aircraft also had >a crude systems long before the current fiber optic composite >tech arrived. Yes, why bother with old news of this type when it clearly has no bearing on the hard core of the UFO "problem." >Perhaps we should be more concerned with the several secret bases >of black triangle aircraft in Canada being flown by UN forces >and paid for by Amercian tax dollars, or what the CIA has been >purchasing for 26 Billion dollars ? >There seems to be plenty of strange things going on right >now don't you think ? Yes, indeed. As far as I am concerned, secret military craft are part of the modern-day noise. HOWEVER, the FBI was asked to investigate saucer sightings in 1947 and, before so doing, asked for assurance from the Air Force that there were no classified projects that could account for the early saucer sightings. The FBI was assured that there were no such projects in any of the armed forces.
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