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Re: Were Arnold UFOs Fireballs?

From: GT McCoy <gtmccoy@harborside.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 22:18:21 -0700
Fwd Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 18:01:57 -0400
Subject: Re: Were Arnold UFOs Fireballs?

>Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 17:55:58 -0300
>From: Donald Ledger <dledger@ns.sympatico.ca>
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Re: Were Arnold UFOs Fireballs?

Hello, all and by the way right on, Don!

>>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,

The Frau _Blucher_! (From 'Young Frankenstien' by Mel Brooks) of
Sceptica (whinnny, whinny).

>>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.

Uh, I have a comment, what particular meteor shower is noticed
at 3 p.m. is that siderial (sun time ) or Pacific
daylight?-sorry Pacific Daylight didn't exsist then.(except on
Southern Pacific Schedules.)

>Anyway thanks Brain for a great laugh. It's amazing how someone
>can run off 600 or 700 words on pure nonsense without seeing
>themselves how foolish it is. Meteors flying horizontally for
>long periods of time, weaving in and out of mountains.

Absolutey, darn slow moving meteors, always a problem!!

>Where do some of these rocket scientists come from? Come on
>Phil. Jesus did you ever read the reports? Do you know even a
>tiny amount about the behaviour of meteors? And this was on the
>SETI List?!!

Well, Arnold's sighting was not what he expected. and what ever
it was it cannot be explained by ah, daylight fireballs.

Again, any one who is foolish enough to try to define what UFOs
are whether "space brothers" or "a bit of undigested beef"
theories we cannot really define the Phenomonon. We do not Know
period, end of sentence. Having been a "nuts and bolts"
experiencer, and a student of things UFO ever since, I cannot
fathom those who are willing to say: Swamp Gas, Helicopter,
Abductor, Space Brother. We do not know as a group.

The field of study is further detracted by Bozoids of the likes
of Bell and Co. Greer, and others, like Goatwolf who seem to
prey on the unthinking.

We can ferret around trying to define UFOs in the final cut, at
least for now, We don't know.

- GT McCoy

Ps. Klass and other Hyper-Sceptics are also in this group.

McCoy -Line Rider

"There ain't nobody in the
Middle but a yellow stripe
and Dead Armadillos!"

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