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Re: Space Prophet Yearns For Aliens & Peace For

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2007 23:38:10 -0500
Archived: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 09:09:52 -0500
Subject: Re: Space Prophet Yearns For Aliens & Peace For


>Source: Lanka Business OnLine - Colombo, Sri Lanka

>http://tinyurl.com/2xnjna

>14 December 2007

>Space Prophet Yearns For Aliens And Peace For Sri Lanka

>Dec 14, 2007 (LBO) Celebrated science fiction writer and space
>prophet Arthur C. Clarke yearns to see aliens and peace in his
>adopted home in Sri Lanka, a video statement released ahead of
>his 90th birthday said.

>Clarke is widely known for his 1945 proposal to put up
>geostationary communications satellites an orbiting relay
>station that moves at the same rate as the earth so that it
>appears to be stationary from the ground of which now there
>are more than 300 going around in 'Clarke' orbits.

>He also wrote futuristic fiction where humankind met advanced
>space faring civilizations from other worlds.

>Clarke who is celebrating his birthday on December 16 said his
>fondest wish was to see evidence of extra terrestrial (ET)
>life.

>"I have always believed that we are not alone in the universe,"
>Clarke said.

>"But we are still waiting for ETs to call us or give us some
>kind of a sign. We have no way of guessing when this might
>happen I hope sooner rather than later."

<snip>

God ol' Art Clarke, much younger version, commented on the Trent
photos when they were published in Britain. Sunday Dispatch,
July 2, 1950, Clarke wrote:

"There is nothing in the whole aeronautical field which gives a
clue about the pictured object. It makes one wonder if there are
extra-terrestrial visitors. We can neither prove nor disprove
such a theory until one lands. They may be revolutionary types
of aircraft or they may be extra- terrestrial. We shall
certainly achieve space flight in 50 years or so. Others may
have done so before us."

About 5 years later Clarke commented favorably on Ruppelt's
book, The Report On Unidentified Flying Objects.

About 29 years later the show, Arthur C Clarke's Mysterious
World, featured the then-famous New Zealand Sightings of
December 1978. Clarke had read some of my reports on those
sightings. Although skeptical, he did not throw them out.



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