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Re: From Maxwell Burns

From: Sue Kovios <bradford@globalserve.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 01:31:49 -0400
Fwd Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 11:57:09 -0400
Subject: Re: From Maxwell Burns

 >From: Jenny Randles <nufon@currantbun.com>
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
 >Subject: Re: From Maxwell Burns
 >Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 17:11:58 +0100


 >Sadly I can second that. Earlier this summer we had another Peak
 >District 'crash' in which a strange plane and an explosion were
 >reported. This time I was a witness to both and they were, er, a
 >plane and an explosion (undoubtedly from a local quarry or
 >possibly an isolated thunder clap). I don't think the two events
 >were even connected in any sense other than that they occurred
 >within a few minutes of each other.

 >Although (as yet) no ufologist has seized on this as another
 >cause celebre the media did and talk of the phantom plane of the
 >Peaks surfaced again. Utter rot. This was a very real plane not
 >a W.W. II spectre.

 >I spoke with the police in Derbyshire (neighbouring county to
 >South Yorkshire) during the above - essentially as I was a
 >witness in their investigation. The senior officer I talked with
 >knew all about the l997 incident, the crashing Tornado farce and
 >had formed his views of ufologists through that. Had I
 >communicated with Buxton police as a UFO investigator I know I
 >would have been written off as another nutter and given short
 >shrift. Dealing with them as a witness convinced nothing
 >untoward had happened and seeking a rational answer left me on a
 >very different level.

 >We should not really need subterfuge to deal with the
 >authorities. Sadly ufologists are regarded as such vacant minded
 >loonies because of the vociferous pronouncements of a few folk
 >the police see via the media that we virtually have to go
 >undercover to do our job. Another sad legacy of making claims
 >about any case you cannot support with that magical missing
 >ingredient - evidence.

 >Best wishes,
 >Jenny Randles

Thank you Jenny for displaying a sense of maturity, dignity and
clarity-without-knives, in your responses to this thread.  It's
much more attractive to the list than the belligerence I've been
reading and thus responding to.  Dealing with your critique on
this subject is more manageable.



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