UFO UpDates
A mailing list for the study of UFO-related phenomena
'Its All Here In Black & White'
Location: UFOUpDatesList.Com > 2007 > May > May 7

Re: MoD Opens Its Files On UFO Sightings To Public

From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
Date: Sun, 6 May 2007 16:32:35 +0100
Fwd Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 06:50:54 -0400
Subject: Re: MoD Opens Its Files On UFO Sightings To Public


>From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 13:33:45 +0100
>Subject: Re: MoD Opens Its Files On UFO Sightings To Public

>>From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 01:05:11 +0100
>>Subject: Re: MoD Opens Its Files On UFO Sightings To Public

>>>>From UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>>To: - UFO UpDates Subscribers -
>>>>Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 08:38:27 -0400
>>>>Subject: MoD Opens Its Files On UFO Sightings To Public

>>>>Source: The Guardian - London, UK
>>>>http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,,329804654-117780,00.html

>>>>Thursday May 3, 2007

>>>>MoD Opens Its Files On UFO Sightings To Public

>>>>James Randerson
>>>>Guardian

><snip>

>at the time of my
>tour of duty, radar data was only kept for around a month. So in
>the case of retrospective reports, meaningful investigation can
>be difficult or impossible.

Nick,

Are you referring to keeping electronic data for one month, or
any record at all?

If the electronic data were anomalous and a potential cause for
concern, would it be kept for longer, or would a non-electronic
description of it be retained?

How would all of this fit with, say, standard procedures for
maintenance? For example, if anomalous readings were attributed
to intermittent system faults, one presumes that data would be
retained and accumulated until the fault were identified and
resolved. Would it not be feasible (indeed, essential) that
anomalous data not ultimately determined to be attributable to
system faults could be retained for a longer (perhaps much
longer) period? Even when such data were erased in its original
electronic form, would there not be a written/descriptive record
of it kept (at least for the lifetime of the system concerned)
as part of a system performance logging process?

If the answer to that last one were to be a positive, then a
whole new line of potential research might be indicated:
correlation of anomalous sightings with radar system maintenance
data. Who knows what exotic new forms of 'plasma' might emerge
from such an undertaking...


Gerald O'Connell


Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast

See:

http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/


[ Next Message | This Day's Messages ]
This Month's Index |

UFO UpDates Main Index

UFO UpDates - Toronto - Operated by Errol Bruce-Knapp


Archive programming by Glenn Campbell at Glenn-Campbell.com