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Re: The Secrets Of Fatima - Ledger

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 14:01:55 -0300
Fwd Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 06:50:41 -0400
Subject: Re: The Secrets Of Fatima - Ledger

>From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 14:20:47 +0100
>Subject: Re: The Secrets Of Fatima

>>From: Nigel Watson <nigelwatson1.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 06:24:38 +0100
>>Subject: The Secrets Of Fatima

>>It is 90 years since the Fatima visions, and it is still
>>believed to be connected to today's UFO activity.

>>I've written a report on this topic at:


>>I don't think we can say they saw extraterrestrial craft or
>>alien visitors or that they saw the Virgin Mary. Their
>>experiences were ambiguous and have been interpreted according
>>to different social and cultural contexts.

>I agree, and think that _any_ experience (mundane, anomalous, or
>mundane but perceived as anomalous) will inevitably be
>interpreted by the experiencer in the light of their knowledge,
>cultural background and belief system.

Hi Nick,

I don't think that many of us deny that this phenomenon has been
reported in the jargon of the day restricted, to the known
technology of the day in terms that came readily to mind. The
airships of 1896 and onward surely reflect this. In fact the
everyday "flying saucer" bears a closer resemblance to the
"airship" than it does to later aviation technology i.e.

On October 12, 1796 Judge Simeon Perkins recorded in his diary
an incident of a day or so before about some people reporting an
anomaly over New Minas, Nova Scotia on the Bay of Fundy. They
described it as 15 ships in a line in the sky with a man forward
apparently leading the way. Again the technology of the day was
ship related. Ports were mentioned in relation to these objects
by two men and a girl.

Perkins apparently was one of the first debunkers because he
credited the sighting to over-active imaginations, clouds at
sunset and impressionable witnesses.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Don ledger

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