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Re: The Arnold Case - Solved?

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 12:28:40 -0500
Archived: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 23:28:39 -0500
Subject: Re: The Arnold Case - Solved?

>From: John Rimmer <j.rimmer.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 00:44:59 +0000
>Subject: The Arnold Case - Solved?

>Any comments on this? It does come from a pilot, and so,
>according to Don Ledger, speaks with extra authority!



>26th January 2007

>Posted By:

>Cunning Artificer

>I was reading a Great Mysteries... book belonging to one of
>the children. It contained a UFO sighting that occurred in the
>USA where a recently retired USAAF "Pursuit" pilot was flying a
>private plane in the vicinity of Mt. Rainier near Seattle. He was
>shocked to see a formation of huge bright silver crescent shaped
>craft pass him some way off travelling at what he estimated was
>about 1,000 mph. They changed direction very sharply with the sun
f>lahing off their crescent shaped bodies and disappeared towards
>the north west. He said they definitely weren't aircraft as they
>were too big, too fast and manouvered too suddenly.

>At the time there was nothing to match such a description and
>great credence was given to the story because of the chap's
>history as a fighter pilot. Something in the account jogged a
>vague memory. I dug out an old book given to me as a souvenir by
>Boeing . There in the middle was a beautiful picture of a
>formation of large, bright silver, highly swept winged aircraft
>flying in formation over Mt. Rainier - oddly enough on the same
>date as his sighting. They were the early prototypes for the B47
>bomber programme and were flying in formation for an official
>Boeing photo shoot.

>Its a pity the B47 crews never saw these UFO's as they had a well
>set up camera ship flying with them. Of course, the photos of the
>UFOs might have been taken away by secret agents when they landed
>soon afterwards at Moses Lake - the flight test centre to the
>north west of Seattle."

Amusing. I guess this is the updated version of Hynek's
original" "explanation" (large airplanes 6 miles from Arnold). I
wonder why the Boeing company didn't make the connection at the
time of the publicity about Arnold's sighting.

Anyway, I would ask:

- is this an actual photograph of an event or a composite for
advertisement purposes?

- if an actual event, at what time did they "over" Mt. Rainier
(was it really "over" or was Mt. Rainier simply part of the

- Arnold said he saw the silhouetted against Mr. Rainier; at
what altitude were these bombers flying?

- what was their speed (Arnold's clocked speed calculates to
1700 mph, trifle high for bombers)

I see that there is a discussion ongoing at the PPR site, so
maybe someone will be able to answer these questions.

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