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Re: Barksdale Fliers Are Source Of UFO Story -

From: Stanton Friedman <fsphys.nul>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 16:40:28 -0400
Fwd Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2007 11:53:54 -0500
Subject: Re: Barksdale Fliers Are Source Of UFO Story -

>From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 09:03:33 EST
>Subject: Re: Barksdale Fliers Are Source Of UFO Story

>>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 13:04:36 +0000
>>Subject: Re: Barksdale Fliers Are Source Of UFO Story

>>>From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>To: - UFO UpDates Subscribers - <UFO-UpDates.nul>
>>>Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 07:22:23 -0500
>>>Subject: UFO UpDate: Barksdale Fliers Are Source Of UFO Story

>>>Source: The Shreveport Times, Louisiana, USA


>>>January 26, 2007

>>>Barksdale Fliers Are Source Of UFO Story
>>>A-10s' flares fooled people on the ground

>>>By John Andrew Prime


>>Now, I know that some members of this List will scream "cover
>>up!" at the explanation that these were flares, but hopefully
>>someone with a bit of sense will follow this up and determine if
>>the explanation is viable. I also fully expect that it will turn
>>out to be so.

>>If that is the case, what does that say about the value placed
>>on the testimony of "expert witnesses"? I have tried making this
>>point in the past, yet some people still seem to place
>>inordinate importance on so called "expert witnesses".

>The value of "expert witnesses"? Well if an "expert witness" has
>no value then no witnesses have any value.

>That just invalidates any witness testimony whatsoever. So we
>should toss out any witness testimony regardless of the crime or

>Let's just go back to stringin' guys up based on hearsay. Or
>invading countries on speculation.

>The retired colonel reported his interpretation of what he saw.
>He provided pictures to back it up. I recall some guy on the
>radio saying he could see an alien pilot in the pics. That's
>when I tossed the story out the window with the bathwater.

>Is the problem the eyewitness or the eyewitness to the

>What's the greater problem to me isn't this story but the
>barrage of UFO stories hitting the wires since the O'Hare
>incident. Just about everybody and their third cousin is
>reporting UFOs. Meteors, Russian rockets breaking up, swamp gas,
>you name it, it's popping up in the news.

>Why? Easy. Because an inexplicable event with "expert witnesses"
>occurred and the typical bs debunking and stonewalling and
>diversions go into play. It's so typical it's pitiful to watch.

>BTW, I didn't type this message. This List doesn't exist. Why?
>Because all the "expert witnesses" don't exist because I have no
>confidence in "expert witnesses" anymore.

It has been my experience from polls taken after my lecture that
90% of UFO sightings aren't reported, primarily because of the
fear of ridicule. Since the Tribune treated the story with
respect, I would expect that encouraged other witnesses to come
forth. Furthermore once the media found out that the Trib story
received more hits (over  a million) than any other story ever
on their website, and that it led the count 4 days running, and
that Hilkevitch was contacted from all over the world, that
certainly would have encouraged many other media to treat the
subject more fairly.

Stan Friedman

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