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Re: Trindade Material - Part III - Shough

From: Martin Shough <mshough@parcellular.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 22:03:50 -0000
Fwd Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 15:31:45 -0500
Subject: Re: Trindade Material - Part III - Shough

>From: John Harney <magonia@harneyj.freeserve.co.uk>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
>Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 18:07:13 -0000
>Subject: Re: Trindade Material - Part III

>>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
>>Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2003 15:45:08 -0500
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
>>Subject: Re: Trindade Material - Part III

>>>From: John Harney >magonia@harneyj.freeserve.co.uk>
>>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
>>>Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2003 19:42:18 -0000
>>>Subject: Re: Trindade Material - Part III


>>>It seems incredible that when
>>>Barauna was trying to take his photos he was impeded by the
>>>sailors "frantically running about the ship's deck". Really! Was
>>>that the state of discipline in the Brazilian Navy in the 1950s?
>>>What a rabble, eh? Or is it possible that Barauna was grossly
>>>exaggerating for dramatic (or comic?) effect?

>>I suppose Harney has no understanding of the possible excitement
>>that could occur upon the realization that a really strange
>>object was flying by. Certainly sailors could have been running
>>about the deck and jostling for viewing position without regard
>>for someone trying to take pictures. And Baruna, one may
>>imagine, was trying to site through the lens apparatus and not
>>simply trying to avoid being bumped by sailors.

>Look, this was not a cruise liner - it was a Brazilian Navy
>_training_ship_. Sailing ships (with auxiliary engines) like the
>Almirante Saldanha are also used by other navies. They are used
>to train young recruits in seamanship and _discipline_, so that
>they can cope with any emergencies they are likely to encounter
>at sea. An obvious emergency, for a naval vessel, would be the
>appearance of an unidentified and possibly hostile aircraft. Yet,
>when this happens the men on the deck of the Almirante Saldanha
>just panic (if we believe Barauna). This is not a trivial matter;
>it must be clarified if we are to take the story seriously.

Hi John

Since the detailed disposition of the men on deck does not seem
to be known, might the men have been 'frantically running'
*towards* their various stations as a result of what you
describe as an emergency? In the circumstances - a first real-
life defensive alert for young recruits - it wouldn't be
surprising if this deployment were just a bit chaotic, would it?
The more so if there were indeed a 'flying saucer' swooping

Good point about the tripod, though.

Martin Shough