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Re: Penniston NP Conference & King

From: Nick Pope <contact.nul>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 11:11:47 -0000
Archived: Mon, 03 Dec 2007 09:24:10 -0500
Subject: Re: Penniston NP Conference & King


>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 19:52:44 -0000
>Subject: Re: Penniston NP Conference & King

>>From: Richard Hall <dh12.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 08:58:35 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Penniston NP Conference & King

>>>From: Paul Scott Anderson <paulscottanderson.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2007 11:33:36 -0800
>>>Subject: Re: Penniston NP Conference & King

>>>>From: Steve Sawyer <stevesaw.nul>
>>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>>Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 16:54:37 -0800
>>>>Subject: Re: Penniston NP Conference & King

>>>>"After ten minutes without any apparent aggression, I determined
>>>>the craft was non hostile to my team or to the base. Following
>>>>security protocol, we completed a thorough on-site
>>>>investigation, including a full physical examination of the
>>>>craft. This included photographs, notebook entries, and radio
>>>>relays through airman Cabansag to the control center as
>>>>required. On one side of the craft were symbols that measured
>>>>about 3 inches high and two and a half feet across."

>>>Someone in another forum had posted this, purportedly a copy of
>>>an earlier statement by Penniston, where he indicates that he
>>>didn't come any closer than about 50 metres to the object.

>>>Does anyone know anything about this or if it is legitimate? I
>>>just hadn't seen it before and it seemingly contradicts his
>>>later statements - to the debunkers certainly, at least - of
>>>touching the object.

>>>It is from an article by skeptic Ian Ridpath:

>>The statement by Penniston quoted above is absolutely correct.
>>I heard his presentation at the recent press conference and talked
>>with him at length. He has never said otherwise, and anyone who
>>says he did is either lying or badly confused.

>Excuse me for butting in re. a case of which I know little, but
>this appears to be incorrect if the scan of a typed statement by
>Penniston is to be believed. This statement appears not to be
>dated, and it isn't signed either, so I suppose its provenance
>may be in question? However I don't believe I am confused about
>this: It does indeed say that he got to within 50 meters and
>that this was "the closest I was near the object at any point".

Penniston has confirmed (see page 183 of Georgina Bruni's book
You Can't Tell The People) that this typed statement "seems
original in content", though he said that his original statement
was handwritten. Halt told me on Saturday that he didn't know
who typed up the statement.

Penniston left many details out of his statement in the same way
as Halt left details out of his memo. The reasons for this
included concern at the official reaction and concern for their
careers. Reference to this is made on page 220 of You Can't Tell
The People.


Best wishes,

Nick Pope

http://www.nickpope.net



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