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Re: Good Puzzle

From: Daev Walsh - Blather <daev@blather.net>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 16:53:30 +0000
Fwd Date: Sat, 23 Jan 1999 19:45:21 -0500
Subject: Re: Good Puzzle

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By Dave (daev) Walsh daev@blather.net
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January 22nd 1999, Dublin, Ireland   Vol 2. No. 35
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GOOD PUZZLE

Just as the by-now traditional pre-Christmas rash of Irish UFO
predictions had apparently given way to a New Year lull, our
blatherbubble has been punctured by a painful article in *The
Boston Herald* (of all places). This newspaper gave column
inches to Blather's favourite UFO proponent, Eamon Ansbro, in a
suitably skin-crawling article by one Jim Dee. After wading
through the cringeworthy opening paragraph, which rattles on
about the 'Emerald Isle', 'Land of a Thousand Welcomes', and
'legendary hospitality', we're told that Ireland is now
welcoming tourists from outer space. This is, of course,
according to Ansbro - cited as a 'self-taught UFO expert',
prompting the question - how many UFO 'experts' are not
self-taught? We could proceed from here, wondering how one
becomes expert in objects deemed as unidentified, but...


Anyhow - Ansbro's latest prediction for the appearance of UFOs
is for Dublin at 0500 hrs on January 30th, followed by sightings
in Boyle, 'Co. Rosscommon' (sic) in February, which he says is
"a UFO hotspot'. Blather cannot say whether or not Roscommon is
a UFO hotspot, but we would presume to assume that it may be a
'ufologist hotspot', with UFO proponents clamouring to the area,
like flies to a surgically performed cattle mutilation. This
ufological obsession may be due to the claims of a 'UFO crash'
in the area, a rumour that has been circulating for some time,
and has been dealt with by Blather in earlier issues.

Dee, amidst puerile remarks about leprechauns, Irish hospitality
and 'Forty Shades of Green', tells us that while Ansbro can't
quite explain why Ireland is so popular among these alleged
extra-terrestrial tourists, he does mention Ireland's political
neutrality and 'druidic past' as possible motives.

'"Ireland isn't going to send up some fleet of F-16s and blast
UFOs out - which has been done, apparently, by the Americans" in
the 1950s', continues the article. Blather could pedantically
point out that Ireland has no F-16s, and neither had the USA in
the 50s... but what Ansbro probably assumes is that the Irish
Defence forces wouldn't be too perturbed about extraterrestrials
wandering into the island's airspace. Blather would suggest that
in the unlikely case of the Irish government becoming aware of
such an *identified* extraterrestrial incursion, they may well
realise that 'resistance is futile'. Any *unidentified*
incursion would surely raise a few eyebrows, and would thus be
challenged in some shape or form.

Ansbro, however, has apparently identified "an automated
surveillance" by a large "camouflaged" craft at an altitude of
80,000-90,000ft (24400-27400m), which "periodically ejects UFOs
to orbit and scan the Earth below", using Ireland's megalithic
sites as "vortexial energy points" - which translated, seems to
mean navigation beacons. Ansbro's Program for Extraterrestrial
Research (PEIR) claim that 80 per cent of worldwide alien
tourists pass over megalithic sites. Such seems to be the case
in PEIR's claims about Ireland, leading us to ponder on whether
Mr. Ansbro has been funding his research by writing screenplays
for Gene Roddenberry's *Earth: Final Conflict* (episode #113
featured much ado about Irish megalithic sites and aliens).


'Good puzzle would be cross Dublin without passing a pub.' -
Leopold Bloom, in *Ulysses* by James Joyce


'Good puzzle would be cross Ireland without passing a megalithic
site.' - Dave (daev) Walsh, in *Good Puzzle*, Blather Vol. 2.35,
Jan 22nd 1998



But back to all this talk of January 30th - a quick check with
Astronomy Ireland revealed no significant astronomical events
for that night - nothing comparable to the December Geminids
anyway. However, on January 12th, David Gullick made this
comment on the UFO Updates Mailing List:

'In Dublin on Jan 30th, at 5:00am Daylight saving time The
Pleiades [a.k.a. *The Seven Sisters*] are just above the
horizon. At 5:01am Electra is just at the horizon at precisely
43.1 deg north of west. At 5:07 The Pleiades are below the
horizon.'

Interestingly, the prediction has been made for five o'clock in
the morning - how many people are going to be awake at that time
to witness such a wondrous event? Of those who *are* awake, and
scanning the skies for intergalactic tourists, how many will be
barely awake, or sleep deprived? If this Blatherumskite is
conscious at that low time of the morning, he may well feel one
or the other...

[Thanks to Tim Brigham (Devil's Advocate), Kelly McGillis, David
Moore (Astronomy Ireland), David Gullick and for also Iain
Bryson, who we
forgot to thank for last week's Furry Cat story]


- and for those who are curious as to the meaning of 'Blatherumskite,
see http://www.blather.net/blatherskite.html

Dave (daev) Walsh
22st January 1998


NOTES:
*Expert says Ireland is newest hotspot for alien spaceships*
Boston Herald, Monday, January 11, 1999
http://www.bostonherald.com/bostonherald/nat/alien01111999.htm

*Blather Archives: Passports For Aliens?*
http://www.blather.net/archives/issue1no22.html

*Blather Archives: On the Boyle*
http://www.blather.net/archives2/issue2no10.html

*Earth: Final Conflict: The Secret of Strand Hill* -- Episode #113
http://earth.finalconflict.com/ep113.htm

Chapter 4, *Calypso* in *Ulysses* by James Joyce
http://www.bibliomania.com/Fiction/joyce/ulysses/calypso.html

*Ireland Newest Hotspot For Alien Spaceships?* - David Gullick
UFO UpDates Mailing List
http://www.ufomind.com/ufo/updates/1999/jan/m12-036.shtml


Astronomy Ireland
http://ireland.iol.ie/~ai/

M45 - The Pleiades
http://www.mid.tec.sc.us/edu/ed/sci/ac3m45pg.html

The Pleiades
http://www.mcneese.edu/colleges/science/physics/observatory/pleiades.h
tm

The Pleiades... according to the ancient Greeks
http://www.windows.umich.edu/cgi-bin/redirect.cgi/mythology/pleiades.h
tml

Seven Sisters
http://earthsky.com/1998/es980110.html

The Pleiades Open Cluster
http://ardbeg.astro.utoledo.edu/~karen/pleiades.html
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