UFO UpDates
A mailing list for the study of UFO-related phenomena
'Its All Here In Black & White'
Location: UFOUpDatesList.Com > 1998 > Jun > Jun 15

Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs

From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 18:01:11 -0400
Fwd Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 21:29:39 -0400
Subject: Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs

>Date: Sun, 14 Jun 1998 22:56:02 -0400
>From: bruce maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
>Subject: UFO UpDate: Re: Occam's Razor and UFOs
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

> I realize you were just giving a few examples, but here is
> another if you are interested in luminosity. This is important
> because it is one of the few where luminosity could be
> calculated because (a) the image on film indicated how much
> radation in the visible spectrum was captured by the camera,.
> and (B) a good estimate of distance was available. I refer to
> New Zealand, with multiple witnesses, radar and color movie
> film. Estimated radation in the bandwidth of the film (visible
> spectrum) was equivalent to several hundred thousand watts of
> incandescent light...i.e., several hundred thousand watts of
> light bulbs would be needed to make an equivalent image.

Thanks for reminding me, Bruce. Yes, it is an excellent case,
which can be read about at


Or by going to


and picking UFO Literature, and then looking under Journal of
Applied Optics in the table, where you will find the paper. Like
most webmasters who have a site with frames, Jean and Brian
would probably prefer you use the second way...

One thing's for sure... there's nothing like several hundred kW
of light output to tell us that these objects have power to

BTW, this is a case that belongs in my calculations and
measurments catalog, so I am doubly grateful for the reminder.

Mark Cashman, creator of The Temporal Doorway at
- Original digital art, writing, and UFO research -
Author of SF novels available at...

[ Next Message | Previous Message | This Day's Messages ]
This Month's Index |

UFO UpDates Main Index

UFO UpDates - Toronto - Operated by Errol Bruce-Knapp

Archive programming by Glenn Campbell at Glenn-Campbell.com