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Re: Press Report on Heathrow UFO

From: Jenny Randles <nufon@currantbun.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 12:03:02 +0100
Fwd Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 11:56:55 -0400
Subject: Re: Press Report on Heathrow UFO


 >Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 16:37:40 +0100
 >From: Neil Morris <Neil@adm1.ph.man.ac.uk>
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
 >Subject: Re: Press Report on Heathrow UFO

 >>Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 16:39:44 -0400
 >>From: David Clarke <crazydiamonds@compuserve.com>
 >>Subject: Press Report on Heathrow UFO
 >>To: UFO Updates <updates@globalserve.net>

 >All,

 >It might reminding readers of this report from 1996.

 >---------------
 >
 >            The Times, London, Friday 2 February 1996.

 >           UFO 'buzzed' airliner at Manchester Airport

 >               by Harvey Elliott Air Correpondent

<snip>

 >-----------------

 >The near-miss took place Jan 95 the official CAA report concluded:

 >-----------------

 >Having debated the various hypotheses at length the Group
 >concluded that, in the absence of any firm evidence which could
 >identify or explain this object, it was not possible to assess
 >either the cause or the risk to any of the normal criteria
 >applicable to airmiss reports. The incident therefore remains
 >unresolved.

 >ie it's an official UFO.

 >Neil.


Hi,

Except, Neil, that its really a meteor - at least in my view -
and a good example of how easy it is to read too much into
witness testimony.

I know most ufologists dont agree with me - which is fine  - but
this is far from an arbitrary conclusion (see my book 'Something
in the Air'). The case is a virtual rerun of the l948 Eastern
Airlines saga and differs markedly from the Heathrow sighting
under present discussion because the BA crew saw only a well lit
mass for a couple of seconds in pitch darkness (almost right on
top of my house in Derbyshire - one reason I have spent so much
time on this l995 incident).

For more see the last weeks debate on this BA sighting on UFORL.


Best wishes,

Jenny Randles




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