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Re: U.S. Department Of Defense On UFOs - Kaeser

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 18:06:28 -0400
Fwd Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 08:42:56 -0400
Subject: Re: U.S. Department Of Defense On UFOs - Kaeser

>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 14:10:47 +0100
>Subject: Re: U.S. Department Of Defense On UFOs


>One can always make that argument that *if* the objects reported
>by Arnold *did* strongly resemble the Horten wings in shape (and
>I suppose nobody can argue with that - they did), and if there
>was some chance that Horten designs might have been flown in the
>US in June 1947, then probability favours the conclusion that
>Arnold must have misjudged the speed/distance of unfamiliar
>aeroforms by a factor 3 or something. But that depends on it
>being likely that Horten designs were in use in the US at that

The Chairman of the Fund for UFO Research, Don Berliner, wanted
to respond:


Martin Shough thinks that "nobody can argue with" the claim that
"the objects reported by (Kenneth) Arnold 'did' strongly
resemble the Horton (flying) wings...."

I can argue and am doing so.

The description in Kenneth Arnold's initial written report to
the U.S. Army Air Forces, a few weeks after his 6/24/47
experience, is of objects "longer than wide" and his simple
sketch shows an oval with its tail end slightly pointed, and
bearing no similarity to the Ho.IX, which was a slightly-swept
flying wing with a wingspan of 55' and length of 24' 6".

The idea that the objects were crescent-shaped did not appear
until 1952, when an article in Fate magazine included a photo of
Arnold with a model of a crescent-shaped airplane or UFO.

Don B.


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