From: Bruce Maccabee <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 10:56:18 -0400 Fwd Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 17:29:57 -0400 Subject: Re: The Ten Cases >From: Mark Cashman <email@example.com> >Subject: UFO UpDate: The Ten Cases [was Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs] >Date: Mon, 8 Jun 1998 03:05:01 -0400 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <firstname.lastname@example.org> >> Date: Sun, 7 Jun 1998 18:46:27 -0500 (CDT) >> To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <email@example.com> >> From: Dennis Stacy <firstname.lastname@example.org> >> Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs >> take but a minute to tell us >> which ten cases you would consider most indicative and evidential >> of extraterrestrial visitation. That's all; just the ten specific >> *cases* that you personally would want to defend in the court of >> public (or scientific) opinion. You know, the ones that support >> your case. Just ten. >> No reference to a body of collective literature allowed. Just ten >> cases. Not twenty or thirty, just ten. >I thought it would be interesting to find the cases which I thought >supported ETH. >Obviously, each case tries to illustrate a different aspect of the >predictions I mentioned in my earlier e-mail. Any other method >of supporting ETH with cases frequently falls prey to actually >trying to prove OEH. <snip 10 cases> Ahh,the problem of the "embarrassment of riches." Well, anyway, let me add a couple without getting "too" controversial (no McMinnville, No New Zealand, No Japan Airlines, No Kenneth Arnold, etc.) May 24, 1949 - Rogue River, Oregon, multiple witness, reported to security office at Ames Research Lab (and apparently nowhere else!), flat disc or pancake shaped object with a "fin"; part of surface looked "wrinkled and dirty" , observed for couple minutes through binoculars by 5 people, 20 of which worked at Ames, approached, hovered, turned on axis, accelerated to speed of jet and departed...was probably within 1 mile of witnesses, but no noise heard. (This is Blue Book Special Report #14 case #10) May 24, 1950 (note odd "coincidence, 1 year after previous) at White Sands, TRIANGULATION ACCOMPLISHED....with cinetheodolites, objects flew over and were determined to be at altitude 150,000 ft, diameter about 30 ft, undetermined but high speed (this observation was mentioned in the Project Twinkle Final Report, but the Final report says nothing about the SUCCESS of filming unknown objects and the report ignores the triangulation., Cover up?) And then there are the other balloon observer sightings of the early days (Kalisewski, et al) who complement the April 24, 1949 sighting by CHARLES MOORE (he of MOGUL fame, folks; his sighitng was called "the best" by Dr. Donald Menzel in his first debunking book FLYING SAUCERS) which is in Cashman's list.
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