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Re: Beckjord on Sturrock & Von Eschleman

From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos@YorkU.CA>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 13:23:51 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Fwd Date: Thu, 09 Jul 1998 00:29:51 -0400
Subject: Re: Beckjord on Sturrock & Von Eschleman

> To: updates@globalserve.net
> Subject: High Strangeness: Indeed!
> Date: Wed, 8 Jul 98 01:23:50 -0500
> From: Pat Parrinello <pparri@crossfields.com>

<big snip>

> This guy wants a dead saucer placed in his own front yard.
> Ultimately, faced with new info, he just faded away, and hung
> up.....


> Erik Beckjord


Hi Pat, Erik and UFO UpDates list members,

Unfortunately, even a saucer on the ground beside one's house
which stays around for a couple of days will not convince some
scientists to the reality of the UFO phenomena.  This was in
fact the case with a fellow climatologist I met while working
for the Federal Government (he was also a part-time professor at
York University where I now work).  This scientist and his wife
even examined this object from very close range and although his
wife was thrilled at having a UFO land on their property, the
scientist insisted she was mistaken since "there is no such
thing as UFOs". He never figured out what it was and although he
examined this strange object over two days, he still does not
believe in UFOs. It is futile to try and convince some people,
including scientists, when they strongly believe otherwise.

Peter Sturrock will finally be making a report available on his
findings with the 1957 Ubatuba, Brazil UFO explosion fragment
later this summer. Peter did mention to me (before the latest
UFO study was released) that the Magnesium present in his sample
does have different isotope ratios, something all scientists
accept would be the case if it originated from another solar
system. Of course there can be other possible explanations but I
am interested in seeing how the Mg isotope ratios for Peter's
sample compare to the Mg isotope ratios for other very different
alleged UFO samples (locations and dates) which are currently
being tested here.

One cannot rush research studies, especially when there is so
many observations and much information to consider. It is up to
us, ufologists and UFO enthusiasts, to make sure that all
important UFO observations and facts are made available to the
researchers, even if they do seem shocked and are overwhelmed by
the large quantity and high quality of the data that already
exists. We in the UFO field continue to be amazed almost daily,
so it should be no surprise when scientists are astounded too.

Nick Balaskas