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Re: Were Arnold UFOs Fireballs?

From: Kim Burrafato <lensman@stardrive.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 14:16:03 -0700
Fwd Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 17:50:06 -0400
Subject: Re: Were Arnold UFOs Fireballs?

>From: Brian Straight <brians@mdbs.com>
>To: <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Were Arnold UFOs Fireballs?
>Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 09:46:58 -0500

>Forwarded from the SETI maillist FYI


>Were Kenneth Arnold's UFOs Actually Meteor-Fireballs?

>>From Skeptics' UFO Newsletter #46: July 1997


>by Philip J. Klass,

>Recent research by San Francisco Examiner science writer Keay
>Davidson -- sparked by a conversation with SUN's editor --
>suggests that the stream of 'Unidentified Flying Objects' reported
>50 years ago by private pilot Kenneth Arnold -- which triggered
>the UFO era -- may have been glowing meteor-fireball fragments.
>Davidson learned from a recent book on meteors (Rocks from Space)
>authored by O. Richard Norton, that the number of meteorite falls
>reaches a Peak around 3 p.m. Arnold's sighting occurred around 3
>p.m. In the northern hemisphere, the greatest number of meteorite
>entries reported over 160 years (1900 to 1960) occur during the
>mouth of June. Arnold's historic sighting occurred on the 24th of
>June, 1947.


Keay Davidson is a rabid UFO debunker. I live in San Francisco, and
have followed Davidson's anti-UFO ravings for some years now.

He is clearly being groomed to be the heir apparent to the
declining Phil Klass.

Davidson will simply not entertain even the remotest possiblity
that even a small percentage of UFOs could be technological and
non-terrestrial in origin.

Davidson is not an objective science journalist, particularly
when it comes to the subject of UFOs. He obviously has a
definate agenda when it comes to dismissing any and all UFO

I would be highly suspect of _anything_ that this man writes on
the topic of UFOs and the existence of extraterrestrials.

"Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government?
When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory.
The federal government is our servant, not our master!"

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep
and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves
against tyranny in government."

--- Thomas Jefferson

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