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Letter To The Editor National Post Canada

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 12:17:28 -0300
Fwd Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 14:18:16 -0400
Subject: Letter To The Editor National Post Canada


Source: The National Post - Toronto, Canada


Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Re: Half Of French UFOs Remain Unexplained, Allison Hanes, April 9.

Some content in this article denigrates those of us who
investigate the UFO phenomenon. I have devoted 19 years looking
into pilot reports of UFO sightings. This article notes that the
physicist Marc Nantel believes there is "not much of strategic
or scientific value to be learned in the GEIPAN [an arm?s length
branch of France's national space agency] archives."

He's joined in his UFO disbelief by Chris Matzner, a physics
professor at the University of Toronto, who says the online
archives are only useful in piquing the curiosity of the general
public or arousing the interest of schoolchildren. "It's an
interesting cultural phenomenon if nothing else," he is quoted
as saying.

Humbug. I am a 62-year-old, responsible adult, a pilot, a
writer, father of three, grandfather of seven. I know a damn
sight more about this phenomenon than someone who hasn't spent
20 minutes doing the research. If Professors Nantel and Matzner
have not read the GEIPAN study, why did Post reporter Allison
Hanes ask their opinion? Worldwide there are approximately 100
UFOs reported daily. Millions of UFO reports exist from every
country on Earth going back to the 1940s, from pilots, air
traffic controllers, the police, the military and scientists.

This is not a faith-based phenomenon, such as religion, as
hundreds of thousands of fact-based documents exist. Those
people who believe they saw a UFO are not children, Prof.
Matzner; they don't subscribe to some "bread and circus"
atmosphere," as suggested by Prof. Marc Nantel.

Don Ledger,
Molega Lake,
Nova Scotia


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