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Re: The Arnold Case - Solved?

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 17:13:21 -0500
Archived: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 08:50:03 -0500
Subject: Re: The Arnold Case - Solved?

>From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2007 10:49:27 -0800
>Subject: Re: The Arnold Case - Solved?

>>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2007 00:51:04 -0500
>>Subject: Re: The Arnold Case - Solved?


>>As I pointed out in my earlier email response directly to
>>Rimmer, I consider this to be a variant of the Hynek
>>explanation: Hynek didn't specify the type of aircraft, just
>>that it was a large aircraft about 6 miles in front of Arnold,
>>if I recall correctly (and flying about 400 mph).

>Hynek's, incorrect, argument was that according to his incorrect
>calculation based on Arnold's description, the objects would
>have been over 2000 feet long, which he deemed impossible.

>Hynek was off by at least a factor of 5-10, as I have explained
>previously on the List, based on his misunderstanding of how
>human visual acuity is measured.

This is also discussed in the article at my web site.

>So Hynek instead proposed jet planes maybe 6 miles away instead
>of Arnold's 23. Does anybody see the second flaw in his

>All Hynek did was bring his giant objects about 4 times closer,
>which would scale them 4 times smaller. So instead of objects
>>over 2000 feet long, we would have "jet fighters" over 500 feet
>long. That's still a trifle big. This is pretty elementary
>stuff, yet Hynek never seems to have seen the obvious absurdity
>of his argument. He was still dismissing the Arnold sighting
>even after his Bluebook days.

And no self-respecting bomber would "flip and flash in the

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