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Don't Bother The FAA

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 09:33:31 -0400
Fwd Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 09:33:31 -0400
Subject: Don't Bother The FAA

Source: The Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Florida, USA


April 27. 2007

Don't Bother The FAA

By Billy Cox

If you saw something weird in the sky, to whom would you report
it? Assuming you could overcome your fear of being labeled a

The Federal Aviation Administration=92s Aeronautical Information
Manual is so interested, it advises "persons wanting to report
UFO/Unexplained Phenomena activity" to pass the buck along to
the National UFO Reporting Center in Seattle. And according to
www.nuforc.org, several dozen Southwest Florida residents have
followed the FAA=92s advice.

In less than two years, NUFORC has logged 29 reports from Tampa
to Punta Gorda alone. Check it out: Spheres, triangles,
rectangles, discs, orbs, streaks, cylinders, cigars, diamonds,
formations and lights that jerk and slide across the skies like
PC cursors jiggled by caffeine junkies. The most recent local
entry was a Jan. 26, 2007, report from Osprey, by someone
claiming to have seen a circular UFO flashing multiple colors
and disgorging a small white sphere.

No doubt, the promise of anonymity (and lack of accountability)
is a huge motivator for many contributions. In fact, Peter
Davenport, who=92s been running NUFORC since 1994, takes a dim
view of most reports.

Davenport says he receives =93probably 50 videotapes a week=94 =96
most of which is junk =96 and calls it =93disheartening=94 and
=93flabbergasting=94 to sift through =93what Americans will look at
and say, =91Is that a UFO?=92 This is an area where I agree with
skeptics and debunkers.=94

Panning for diamonds with no compensation is thankless work.
When Davenport identifies a good report, the FAA always wants
him to pass it along =96 to the National UFO Reporting Center.

[Thanks to Stuart Miller of http://uforeview.net/ for the lead]

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