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Re: UFOs And Scott Van Wynsberghe - Ledger

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 14:19:00 -0300
Fwd Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2007 08:57:17 -0400
Subject: Re: UFOs And Scott Van Wynsberghe - Ledger

>From: Chris Rutkowski <canadianuforeport.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 15:24:31 -0500
>Subject: UFOs And Scott Van Wynsberghe

>Master Knapp:

>The editor of the Post has said that  a substantially-edited
>version of my letter may appear in the Post tomorrow or Monday.


>From: canadianuforeport.nul
>To: letters.nul
>Subject: Re: UFOs and Scott Van Wynsberghe
>Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 11:29:02 -0500

>Letter to the editor, re: Sixty Years Later, We're Still Alone
>(15 June 2007)

>In response to fellow Winnipegger Scott Van Wynsbeghe's
>editorial about aliens and UFOs, I should like to clarify some
>misconceptions about the search for extraterrestrial life and
>the perceived connection with UFOs.


Hi Chris,

Like yourself I sent a message to the NP which did not respond.
I didn't range as far afield as yourself and concentrated on
some of the myths-and inaccuracies the piece. But I did take
issue with the skimpy numbers thrown about as unknowns. My own
feeling is that the numbers are much higher than 5-20 percent.

In my own experience with some 50 odd cases I've looked into
over the years the witnesses have been forthcoming with great
detail of the "object" and it's behavior. I didn't dismiss a
case just because Venus, Saturn or Jupiter was present as did
Project BlueBook. In fact in most cases there was no similarity
between stars and the description of the object making a planet
or star explanation ludicrous. The percentage went more the
other way with 60 percent unknown.

The nonsense about the U-2 and the SR-71 accounting for many
UFO sightings has to stop. Consider the number of flights, their
flight paths and their appearance at altitude particularly at
night. These are non-starters in my opinion.

Looks to me as if Wynsberghe read Peebles' book and that was
about it. He used it as the basis for his article.

Anyway you brought forth some good points. Hope they don't
savage it at the editorial level.

Don Ledger

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