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Why Not Full Disclosure On UFO Sighting?

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 12:45:25 -0500
Archived: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 12:45:25 -0500
Subject: Why Not Full Disclosure On UFO Sighting?

Source: The Progress-Index - Petersburg, Virginia, USA



Why Not Full Disclosure On UFO Sighting?

If the 250-plus planets that scientists have discovered orbiting
stars other than our own sun, one is believed to be somewhat
like earth - rocky rather than gaseous, at a distance from its
star that allows for moderate temperatures and liquid water.
Itís 68 light years away, 399 trillion miles or so, meaning that
an object traveling at the speed of light would have to do so
for 68 years to get from here to there, or from there to here.

Given that exhaustive research hasnít revealed any signs of life
elsewhere in our own solar system, and that the next likely
candidate is a goodly jaunt even at the speed of light, itís not
likely that weíre being buzzed by alien life forms.

NASA, then, might well be correct in insisting that there was
nothing extraordinary about a UFO sighting near Kecksburg, in
the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania, where something fell
from the sky and was retrieved by soldiers in 1965. Yet it has
reacted to requests for records of the incident as if it was
keeping a little green man in a freezer.

NASA stonewalled but ran into a petitioner with resources, the
Sci-Fi Channel, which persisted. Finally, NASA frustrated even
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan of Washington, D.C., who
described NASAís document search as a "ball of yarn". The cost
so far to taxpayers: $100,000, not much by government standarsd,
but still a lot of Tang.

The judge ordered both sides to search the documents and report
to him. Meanwhile, the case illustrated how, to the government,
full disclosure too often is an alien concept.

[Thanks to Greg Boone for the lead]

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