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Re: The Roswell Incident - The True Story - Gehrman

From: Ed Gehrman <egehrman.nul>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 12:19:38 -0700
Fwd Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 16:03:30 -0400
Subject: Re: The Roswell Incident - The True Story - Gehrman

>From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 09:11:15 -0400
>Subject: Re: The Roswell Incident - The True Story

>>From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
>>Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 10:46:29 +0200
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Subject: Re: The Roswell Incident - The True Story


>>Forget about the Mogul balloon train!


>I think you are willing to accept the annectodal statements of
>witnesses more willingly than some, which will always be a point
>of contention (and not necessarily between your position and

>You reference the balsa sticks, and the testimony seems to
>indicate that they were not actually simple balsa, but had been
>coated with glue to make them more rigid.

Steve, List,

The balsa wood sticks were not covered with glue if they were
from an ML307 radar target. The Mogul experiment used only the
ML307 type targets and the "sticks" in those targets were in
sleeves and were not glued or covered with glue in any way. They
were similar to kite balsa wood.

>A comparison between
>raw balsa and the Mogul balloon balsa would that they weren't
>the same, which is why I responded originally as I did.

This is not correct. The ML 307 was reinforced with ordinary
balsa wood, and was not special at all.

>As far as the validity of the Mogul explanation is concerned,
>I personally believe that there are too many problems with it to
>be accurate. Some of the reasons are neatly outlined by
>Galganski's Summer, 1998 IUR article:


>and your question regarding the July 4th date is a major issue
>of contention that exists within those that support the theory
>as well. Charles Moore contends that the flight did occur on
>July 4th, but he didn't log it.

Here's the main problem. All evidence points to a mid-air
explosion during a stormy, July 2nd. evening, about two miles
south east of Mack's cabin. He recovered the debris the
following morning, Wednesday, July 3rd., not July 4th or later.
But you are correct. The Mogul explanation has "too many
problems" to be considered.


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