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Re: McGaha Or Magoo

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2007 14:33:01 -0500
Archived: Sun, 11 Nov 2007 14:54:37 -0500
Subject: Re: McGaha Or Magoo


>From: A. J. Gevaerd - Revista UFO<aj.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2007 09:59:04 -0300
>Subject: Re: McGaha Or Magoo


>>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2007 09:39:09 -0500
.>>Subject: McGaha Or Magoo

<snip>

>Dear Listers:

>Skeptics never change and they are all alike anywhere in the
>world.

>Mr. Magoo (very well said, Bruce!) or Mr. McGaha reminded me of
>the most stuburn skeptic we have in Brazil for decades, who
>happens to be one of our most distinguished and awarded
>astronomers, a guy with dozens of books published and a
>celebrirty in his field. Dr. Ronaldo Rogerio de Freitas
>Mourao, used to be the director of the National Observatory,
>in Valongo, Rio de Janeiro.

>Mourao has been a skeptic all his life and was the guy that
>the press would call and have in newspapers and TV programs any
>.time we had a big case in Brazil (and other countries as well). >
>Many, many times, and always giving the most silly and absurd
>'explanations'.

>An example is the case of the pursuit of a 727 Boeing by a UFO
>in February 8th, 1982. That was a night time flight of VASP 169
>(an extinct company), from Fortaleza to Sao Paulo with stops.
>The Captain of that flight had accumulated over 26,000 hours
>of flight at that time and was regarded one of the most
>experienced commercial pilots in the country. Gerson Maciel de
>Britto was instructor to pilots at AA and Canadian.

>About one hour after take-off Fortaleza, Britto and his crew
>spoted and the in-flight radar detected a UFO just over
>Petrolina, Pernambuco, on the left side of the plane. The object
>as later confrmed by the Air Traffic Control System (Cindacta)
>in Brasilia and pursued the plane for hours, interrupting the
>pursue only when the Beoing had to make stops in Belo Horizonte
>and Rio. In Rio, it was seen also by people on the ground in
>places as the Baia da Guanabra Bridge.


I think I recall this sighting. Thanks for recalling it to my
attention. Makes me think of the New Zealand sightings of Dec.
31, 1978 which were initially attributed to Venus. (Then they
found out that the plane had landed before Venus was rising.)

It appears that McGaha is now the 'skeptic of choice', said
position having been left empty with the passing of Philip J.
Klass. OF course, we'll see a lot of Shirmer, too, I suppose.



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