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Re: Radar UFOs Over DC Area? - Balaskas

From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 21:54:52 -0400 (Eastern Standard Time)
Fwd Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 11:11:27 -0400
Subject: Re: Radar UFOs Over DC Area? - Balaskas

>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 10:25:04 -0400
>Subject: Radar UFOs Over DC Area?


>- from January 2003 to July 2004 more than 2,000 radar "tracks of
>interest" were detected over Washington airspace leading to 350
>scrambles of customs aircraft based at Reagan National Airport,
>according to the Department of Homeland Security."


>However the most ufologicially interesting example is this:

>"April 27, 2005: President Bush is taken to a White House bunker
>and Vice President Cheney is evacuated from the executive
>complex when an unidentified radar target approaches to within
>seven miles of Reagan National Airport. Authorities conclude
>that the radar blip was caused by clouds or a weather anomaly."

>Would be interesting to know the actual technical data on this
>"radar blip": duration, distance traveled, speed, direction,
>date, time, etc. The way it first was detected and the manner in
>which it was last detected and the strength. All of these
>together would provide sufficient information to estimate
>whether or not the "cloud or weather anomaly" made any sense.
>For example, if it moved at more than 100 mph, like a small
>plane, it wouldn't be a cloud.

Hi Bruce!

Considering the amount of commercial, private, military and
police air traffic in and around Washington, D.C. and the very
close proximity of Reagan "International" Airport (Air Canada
has landing rights there) to the White House and the Pentagon, I
am not surprised with the large number of "tracks of interest"
during this 1 1/2 year period.

Flying in and out of this airport recently which is located a
little more than a "stone's throw" from the White House and the
Pentagon, we were required to remain seated for 1/2 an hour
before arrival and after departure so our plane would not be
diverted away from Washington, D.C. I was able to take lots of
close-up photos of all the major landmarks in the capital which
are all less flying time away than aircraft at Andrews AFB to
the S.E. (which I got to see too as well as the Vice-President's
mansion at the U.S. Naval Observatory grounds to the west after
first flying over the Pentagon on our flight back to Toronto).

I too would be interested in seeing the technical radar data and
knowing the weather conditions that produced the false(?) alarm
of an unidentified aircraft flying towards the White House. Even
at more than 100 mph, the blips could still be due to clouds or
weather conditions in very much the same way police radar can
pick up speeding phantom cars on tree lined highways on days
with light winds. Although the tree branches would not be moving
back and forth very fast, the radar may first detect the
branches of very distant trees over the highway with the first
radar echo. This would be followed by the detection of branches
from less distant trees with the next radar echo and then the
branches of much more closer tree branches with the next radar
echo, and so on. The rapidly decreasing times for the
consecutive radar echos could create the false impression of a
real vehicle moving 100 mpg or more towards them, for example.

Nick Balaskas

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