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Re: 1733 - The First Known Sighting? - Rimmer

From: John Rimmer <jrimmer@magonia.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 07:28:39 +0000
Fwd Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 09:40:34 -0500
Subject: Re: 1733 - The First Known Sighting? - Rimmer


>From: Ray Stanford <dinotracker@earthlink.net>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
>Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 15:51:45 -0500
>Subject: Re: 1733 - The First Known Sighting?

>>From: Eustaquio Andrea Patounas <socex@terra.com.br>
>>To: UFO UpDates -Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
>>Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 12:52:22 -0200
>>Subject: 1733 - The First Known Sighting?

>>Source: The Scotsman, UK

>>http://www.news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2271652

>>On This Day - December 8

>><snip>

>>1733: A Dorset man reported seeing a polished silver disc in the
>>sky the first known sighting of an Unidentified Flying Object,
>>or UFO.

>As any pelican whose ancestor was flying the Dorset sky on
>December 8, 1733, can tell you by often-repeated oral tradition,
>there was nothing extraordinary in the sky on that day. The
>dorset man had simply been watching too many TV shows featuring
>UFO reports and reading too many books by those wealthy pro-UFO
>writers.

Is there any chance that we might be able to find the original
source of this story, rather than commenting on a one-line
newspaper summary?

--
John Rimmer
Magonia Magazine
www.magonia.demon.co.uk/arc/00/newmag.htm