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Re: How To Crack Weird Space Cases - Fleming

From: Lan Fleming <lfleming6.nul>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 15:26:09 -0500
Fwd Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 11:08:32 -0400
Subject: Re: How To Crack Weird Space Cases - Fleming

>From: James Smith <zeus001002.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 21:43:17 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
>Subject: Re: How To Crack Weird Space Cases


>Giant UFO sightings that fall through and get shown to be
>nothing more than prosaic phenomena give ufology a black eye.
>The longer they fester the more a laughing stock ufology
>becomes. Lets try to prevent that.

The Apollo 16 film didn't really fall through the cracks;
several messages were posted about it on this list quite some
time ago and it seemed that a general consensus was reached
pretty quickly that your conclusion was correct: the disk was
part of a boom on the Apollo 16 command module. I finally got
around to putting a link on my own web site to your Apollo 16
article and just removed my own when I saw that the question of
whether it was a reflection was now moot.

If you really want to put your findings in the permanent record,
I'd suggest that you submit a paper to the Journal of Scientific
Exploration. It published a paper previously arguing that the
object was a large spacecraft, so I think the editors would feel
obligated to publish your counter argument, which seems
conclusive to me.

As for Oberg (belatedly) picking up the story, this is the only
kind of UFO article that he and his corporate employers will
publish for mass consumption: "Big UFO Case Debunked." They do
this periodically, apparently because they want to impress upon
the public the opinion that all unexplained UFO cases could be
"logically" explained if there were sufficient information. They
seldom if ever permit any other opinion to be heard.  The art of
propaganda isn't about telling lies; it's about telling half-
truths, and Oberg is a master of that art.  His description of
himself at the end of the article as a "sympathetic skeptic"
does prove one thing: the guy actually does have a sense of

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