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P-1947 Re: Catalog of Levelland concentration, Nov

From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 00:07:03 -0400
Fwd Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 07:25:20 -0400
Subject: P-1947 Re: Catalog of Levelland concentration, Nov

Jan wrote:

> Great idea, Mark....I am glad you did this! This series of
> cases was completely obfuscated by the Air Force.

Thanks, Jan. No question this case remains one of the most
fascinating. I have a suspicion that there is a similar French
concentration in the 1954 wave which will be the subject of a
future subcatalog.

One of the most interesting things about Levelland is how much
information can be gleaned from nothing more than press
accounts. We have witnesses who see the metallic skin of the UFO
through the luminosity, we have a correlation between the
brightness of the UFO and the presence of the effect. We have an
apparent look at the side and the front of the UFO. We have
witnesses right in front of the object and witnesses at various
distances. We have a description of ammeter behavior during the
event. We have an engine restart without human intervention. If
only there had been a real investigation!

The main thing I wish we had was a higher level of certainty on
the size of the object. With the typically estimated 200 foot
length, and the elliptical shape, the object would have to be
somewhere between fifty and a hundred feet in vertical diameter
at the center. This is truly an awesome object, possibly close
to the scale of that in some of the satellite object / cloud
cigar cases - yet the object is reported as having exceptional
performance, and making near landings. One might profitably use
the density of an aircraft applied to an object of such a size
to get an idea as to how much thrust might be required to attain
the reported performance.

For instance, realize that at the reported dimensions, the size
of the Levelland object is comparable to a C5A Starlifter. This
implies a weight of between a quarter million and three quarters
of a million pounds. If the object rose 200 feet in 3 seconds
(one possible estimate of "rose swiftly"), the acceleration
would be 3 gravities and the speed at the end of the three
seconds would be 240 mph. The thrust required would seem to
require T=mag= 48,300,000 lbs of thrust at a 500,000 lb weight
(assuming no drag and no losses).This is eight times the thrust
of a Saturn V rocket. No wonder this UFO was occasionally heard
to emit sound - but still, where was this terrific level of
energy emitted, since no effects on the ground were discovered,
other than mild heating? In fact, with those energy levels, if
the Levelland object were a rocket, one would expect a large
portion of the town to have been vaporized.

This, in a nutshell, is the core of the UFO as a technological

> People talk like they know about UFOs. What conceit!
> Loren Gross' 1957 history series runs through 10 books.

> We are trying to get a slimmed down version of Loren's
> 1957 wave history published by FUFOR.

I'd like to see Loren offer a subscription. I know that I
personally could easily see my way clear to fifty / sixty bucks
a year. I'm sure others could as well. This could provide long
term funding, as well.

Mark Cashman, creator of The Temporal Doorway at
- Original digital art, writing, and UFO research -
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