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Re: Kenneth Arnold's Saucer-like Descriptions

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 19:15:55 -0500
Fwd Date: Thu, 01 Apr 1999 16:31:29 -0500
Subject: Re: Kenneth Arnold's Saucer-like Descriptions

>Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 23:13:18 -0500
>From: James Easton <pulsar@compuserve.com>
>Subject: Re: Kenneth Arnold's Saucer-like Descriptions
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>


>>Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 23:26:34 -0500
>>From: Peter Brookesmith Mendoza <DarkSecretPB@compuserve.com>
>>Subject: Re: Kenneth Arnold's Saucer-like Descriptions
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>


(From Arnold Quote in his book:)

>line, as if they were linked together. As I put it to newsmen in
>Pendleton, Oregon, they flew like a saucer would if you skipped
>it across the water".

(Easton wrote)

>Which seems to be Arnold's acknowledgement that he did indeed
>attribute this exact characteristic to the objects.

>'Saucer -shaped', alas, they were not.

>Perhaps, as I'm sure you may concur, the most obvious question
>is; realising that Arnold's pivotal 'UFO' sighting was in fact
>of objects which "looked something like a pie plate that was
>cut in half with a sort of a convex triangle in the rear", and
>these were indeed the genesis of what came to be called
>'flying saucers'.. can anyone point us in the direction of a
>comparative observation to what Kenneth Arnold actually

Yes.... sort of. Oddly enough a sort of confirmation comes from
the famous Trent photo, #1, which shows a (nearly) elliptical
image. Careful examination of the left side of the (nearly)
elliptical image (need a good blowup) shows that the smoothly
curved elliptical shape which one would expect for a perfectly
circular craft viewed obliquely, is "broken" by 2 short
apparently straight segments that meet forming a dull "point"
just to the right and above (in the picture) the leftmost
portion of the edge of the image. The two (nearly) straight
segments take up roughly 15% of the total circumference
(perimeter) of the "elliptical" image.

I should point out that photo 2 shows that there is a
dissimilarity in the shape of the "superstructure" (flat-topped
"dome") at the left side as compared to the right side. This
dissimilarity is probably correlated with the slightly different
shapes at the right (elliptical) and left (not elliptical)

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