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Re: UK Channel Island UFOs May Have Been Military?

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Sat, 05 May 2007 14:03:15 -0300
Fwd Date: Sun, 06 May 2007 08:16:42 -0400
Subject: Re: UK Channel Island UFOs May Have Been Military?


>From: Brian Ally <ufoupdates.nul>
>To:  ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 23:55:02 -0400
>Subject: Re: UK Channel Island UFOs May Have Been Military?

>>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>>To:  ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 15:00:45 -0300
>>Subject: Re: UK Channel Island UFOs May Have Been Military?

<snip>

>>Had he been there that pilot probably would not have made the
>>statement he did in the press. Instead he would have been asking
>>how the hell something that big could get off the ground with
>>present day technology?

>Well, that's just the thing: if the first pilot's description
>was accurate, the object was truly a very extraordinary sight.
>It's not unreasonable for non-witnesses to be unwilling to
>entertain such phenomena. As open as I am to the notion of
>extraterrestrial craft visiting Earth, I simply cannot blame
>others for not being able to quite "go there", if you will.

Brian, all,


Brad Sparks made this point to me off-List. He used the Boeing
737-900 as an example it being the longest 737. He estimated it
at about 200 feet. [Actually having just checked it's only 138
ft 2 in (42.1 m) in length] If you extrapolated that by a factor
of four the [40 miles instead of 10] then the object would have
been only 552 feet long, not one mile long.

But to note any detail at all on a 737 at ten miles at a shallow
angle to your flight line would be very difficult. If this thing
impressed Capt. Bowyers by its size enough to make him fearfull
it would have been either a lot larger at ten miles than the
example 737. Something the apparent size of a 737-900 at ten
miles would be unremarkable and not likely to initiate the
reaction he has admitted to.

There is a lot of aviation detail missing from this sighting
needed to form an opinion.

Don Ledger



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