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Re: How To Crack Weird Space Cases - Velez

From: John Velez <johnvelez.aic.nul>
Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 13:36:37 -0400
Fwd Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 14:10:49 -0400
Subject: Re: How To Crack Weird Space Cases - Velez

>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 09:29:35 -0400
>Subject: Re: How To Crack Weird Space Cases

>>Source: MSNBC Interactive


>>May 12, 2005

>>How To Crack Weird Space Cases

>>Lone sleuth uses the Internet and his wits to solve UFO

>>By James Oberg
>>NBC News space analyst
>>Special to MSNBC


>>Smith knew that the place to go for images of bright lights on
>>the night side of Earth was the home page of the Defense
>>Meteorological Satellite Program, a military weather satellite
>>network now closely integrated with the National Oceanographic
>>and Atmospheric Administration.


>Subsequently the squid fleet hypothesis was modified to become a
>single such boat, near the coast. However, a search revealed no
>such boat - and the satellite image didn't show one near the
>coast, either.

Hi Bruce,

>>Smith believes that Internet resources have provided a solution
>>to yet another famous UFO case: the "Mexican UFO Fleet"
>>encounter of March 5, 2004. Smith did a video analysis using
>>Landsat and DMSP data, found other images of the apparent source
>>of the mystery lights, and concluded that the UFOs were actually
>>burn-off flares from oil platforms off the Mexican coast. He
>>laid out the evidence last July in Skeptic magazine.

>This may be true... or it may not. I have been told that the AF
>has flown through the same area during surveillance flights many
>times before, and since March 5th 2004, and never saw the oil

>If they ever do the experiment I have proposed, they will prove
>it one way or another.

You can't reiterate that often enough for Smith who is oblivious
to any suggestion that the test is even necessary. It is this
stubborn insistence and unfounded confidence that they are in
possession of _The_ answer, that exposes these biased agents of

The bloody FLIR needs to be calibrated just to find if there is
any slop in the system and if so, in which direction. Depending
on the acquisition of that data alone we could find out if, and
by how much, those images were above, on, or below the horizon.
Smith who does all his research and investigating on the
Internet from his arm-chair does nothing to help 'solve'
anything. In fact, what these trigger-happy pseudo-religious.
thought-police debunkers end up accomplishing is, further
muddying already murky waters.

Internet solution to a UFO case? Smith is a funny guy without
trying. Just another case of, "instant this, instant that."
"Problems" such as pesky UFO sightings must be explained and
solved quickly. Lest they leave the impression that they are not
so easily explained!

Debunkers are the 'damage control' guys for their brethern who
go through life think it is their job to dictate to the rest of
us what comprises 'acceptable' thinking and view of reality.

Pompous brown-shirts!

There is so much important data missing that the test flight you
requested would be just what is needed to provide some answer to
important questions. Answers that are needed _before_ publicly
declaring the case "solved". Smith has huge cohones proclaiming
_any_ case "closed" or "solved." He has an incredible sense of
self- importance and entitlement. To the point of excess.

Professional arm-chair debunkers like Smith, who are only
interested in becoming the first debunker on the block to get
their 'solution' published in one of the religious-skeptic's
favorite periodicals, are nothing new. Like Klass and Nickel and
others of their ilk, Smith too will eventually expose himself to
all for what he is; a close minded, other end of the spectrum
version of a religious fanatic.

>On the other hand, no one has offered a logical explanation for
>the radar target which began the whole 'UFO surveillance'


I asked him abut that one in my last post to him. He never
responded to it at all. All the more vocal, visible debunkers on
the List have avoided touching that one with a ten foot pole.
Like it was a plague carrier!

Debunker anti-venom = Hard facts and data! ;)

You're a good man, Bruce. People don't say thank you enough for
all the 'thankless' work that you do pro-bono. _Thank_you_!
Mostly for just being there and contributing all that you do.

Here's hoping the Mexicans eventually perform the much needed
test flight! It is what it will take to convince the
international community that there is something worthy of
further study, commitment of resources, and investigation.


John Velez

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