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Re: Missouri UFO Crash In 1865?

From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos@YorkU.CA>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 19:39:21 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Fwd Date: Tue, 28 Jul 1998 09:59:35 -0400
Subject: Re: Missouri UFO Crash In 1865?

> From: Stig Agermose <Stig_Agermose@online.pol.dk.>
> To: updates@globalserve.net
> Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 02:44:50 +0200
> Subject: Missouri UFO Crash In 1865?

> From: Wireless Flash News Service June 17.

> URL: http://www.flashnews.com/news/8plp2pr4.htm

> Stig

<snip>

> A UFO researcher claims new evidence suggests that an alien spacecraft
> crashed in the Cadotte Pass area of Missouri sometime in September of
> 1865.

> Researcher W. Ritchie Benedict says the man discovering the crashed UFO
> was a fur trapper named James Lumley, who told newspapers he saw a
> "bright, luminous body in the heavens" suddenly burst into flames in
> the middle of the night.

> The day after the sighting, Lumley reportedly discovered a bizarre
> giant stone-like object about two miles from his camp that was
> decorated with weird hieroglyphics

<snip>

According to CSETI's long list of alleged UFO crashes, they
seem to have used what is actually written in the The Cincinnati
Commercial newspaper of October 30, 1865 to conclude that the
UFO crash actually took place one year earlier.

Briefly quoting from the article, we are told "Mr. Lumley states
that about the middle of LAST September, he was engaged in
trapping in the mountains, about seventy-five or one hundred
miles above..." and "It is evident that the stone which he
discovered was a fragment of the meteor which was visible in this
section in September LAST."  Does the word LAST (my capitals) in
the quotes above imply that the year was 1865 or one year earlier?

The second quote is also of special interest since it suggests
that this UFO crash was a multiple witnessed event, similar in
many ways (seen in sky over wide area, hieroglyphics on fallen
object, etc.) to the Kecksburg UFO crash a century later.

Nick Balaskas