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Re: Kenneth Arnold's Saucer-like Descriptions

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 1999 14:03:37 -0500
Fwd Date: Fri, 02 Apr 1999 15:20:49 -0500
Subject: Re: Kenneth Arnold's Saucer-like Descriptions

>From: Brad Sparks <RB47Expert@aol.com>
>Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 16:57:27 EST
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Re: Kenneth Arnold's Saucer-like Descriptions

>>From: James Easton <pulsar@compuserve.com>
>>Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 23:13:18 -0500
>>Fwd Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 10:09:15 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Kenneth Arnold's Saucer-like Descriptions


>>>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>

>Obviously, _overall_ their shape was "round" and "saucer" shaped.
>The problem comes with the _exception_ to the overall rule, namely
>the cutoff in the back, leading to a more "bat-shaped"
>appearance as Arnold said early on. The question is in the mode
>of description. Does one stick to the overall appearance
>("saucer" shaped) then note the exceptions, or strive to come up
>with a supposedly more exact descriptive label ("bat") that may
>not in fact be exactly correct either? I can understand Arnold
>vacillating between such options as he was hounded by the press.

>That said, I am nevertheless bothered by the fact that no one
>else in the 1947 flap ever saw objects shaped like Arnold's,
>with only one possible exception (a suspected hoax apparently).

How about Fred Johnson,... who apparently saw the tail ends more
clearly with something moving back and forth. Also, Trent saucer
shows a "tendency" toward a convex shape over one portion of the
edge (at about the 10 o clock position on the ellipse)

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