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Re: Roswell Had Victims? - Gonzalez

From: Luis R. Gonzalez <lrgm@arrakis.es>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 13:36:36 +0100
Fwd Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 16:50:09 -0500
Subject: Re: Roswell Had Victims? - Gonzalez

 >From: Gary Anthony <garyant@mithrand.karoo.co.uk>
 >To: <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 23:47:45 -0000
 >Subject: Re: Roswell Had Victims?

In reference to this thear, you may be interested to know that
in the last issue of the British "The Skeptic" (Vol. 15 n=BA 3),
David Hambling proposes an intriguing answer to the Roswell's
alien corpses.

David mentions Nick Cook's book "Zero Point" where he presented
a secret 1947 memorandum by Lt General Twining, listing six
traits for the flying discs sighted in UFO encounters:

1. metallic or light reflecting
2. no trail
3. circular or elliptical
4. formation flying
5. no associated sound
6. level speed above 300 knots

Twining states that "it is within the present US knowledge... to
construct a piloted aircraft which has the general description
of the object above which would be capable of an approximate
range of 7.000 miles at subsonic speeds".

David Humbling writes:

"The (reconnaissance) balloons (sent over Russia) match the
description in the 1947 memo very closely. They were circular,
appeared metallic, flew silently leaving no trail and flew in
formation. Their level speed was not quite 300 knots, thought in
the jetstream they could shift a respectable 250 mph.

However, the biggest clue is the fact that the man in charge of
the balloon spying program was one general Nathan Twining -the
same Twining who wrote the original memo.

(...) One notably discrepancy is that the memorandum talks about
"manned craft", whereas the balloon programmes we know about
were unmanned (...) If a manned balloon lost pressure at high
altitude, the unfortunate crew would rapidly die from the lack
of oxigen. Their bodies would be freeze-dried by the effects of
extreme cold and very low pressure. How these shrunken, frozen
mummies would appear is anyone's guess (...) Any fatalities
would probably have led to the termination of a secret manned
balloon program...

Fascinating. Not for a moment do I believe this is THE
explanation for the alleged Roswell aliens (I am satisfied those
are only rumours and hoaxes) but the possibility of a high
altitude manned balloon project should be considered.

Luis R. Gonzalez Manso

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