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Re: Strange Manitoba Sky Sights Pick Up

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 13:48:35 -0300
Archived: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 14:36:04 -0400
Subject: Re: Strange Manitoba Sky Sights Pick Up


>Source: The Winnipeg Sun - Manitoba, Canada

>http://winnipegsun.com/News/Manitoba/2007/10/13/4572577-sun.html

>Sat, October 13, 2007

>Strange Sky Sights Pick Up
>UFO reports near-triple average

>By Rob Nay
>Sun Media

>The night skies over Manitoba were apparently busier than usual
>last month.

>Nearly triple the average number of UFO sightings were reported,
>according to Chris Rutkowski, research coordinator for Ufology
>Research of Manitoba, a Winnipeg-based independent centre that
>investigates and researches Canadian UFO sightings.

>"It's significantly above what we normally get," said Rutkowski,
>adding 11 sightings in Manitoba were submitted in September.

>The monthly average is about three or four, he said.

>Ufology Research is concerned that most of the sightings were
>not reported to investigators in Manitoba but were instead
>submitted to websites around the globe.

>That makes it difficult for researchers here to speak to
>witnesses, collect further information and potentially rule out
>objects as planets or stars instead of UFOs.

>"Every year, it's whittled down to about 3% to 5% that don't
>have an easy explanation," said Rutkowski.

That's a pretty safe but tired estimation of unsolved cases in
my estimation and there's no research to prove that only 3-5
percent are unsolved. I make it more like 25 -30 percent in
cases I've looked into over the last 15 years. I think it's time
to throw out that throw-back to Project BlueBook reference. Even
their cases are proving to reflect more like 30 percent unknown
as was the case with the Condon report.

But if it makes researchers feel safe in using this bogus and
unproven percentage of 3-5 percent when dealing with the press,
so be it.

I just don't think the public are as unsophisticated as they are
often purported to be, aided and abetted by researchers that
have nothing to back up this claim.

We need only look at Nick Balaskas's latest conjecture about the
Zamora case where he links present day technology and and vague
references to Neil Armstrong's near disasterous LM flight [one
of the first unteathered flights] in 1968  to a case that
occurred in April of 1964 as some cock-eyed proof/or solve of
that case.

These then  are then explanations [red herrings] for the theory
that 95-97 percent of cases are solved. The LM's ability to land
on the Moon was in question until scant months before Apollo 10
[not Apollo 11] circled the Moon and even then its LM descent
attempt nearly crashed as well and recovered from a tumble only
a few hundred feet above the Luner surface before returning to
the Command Module.

It should be remembered that the only reason that the 3-5
percent claim as "Unknown" was allowed in the first place was
that there wasn't enough data to explain it away as a known but
presummably would be when all of the data was in.

I'm not sure why today's researchers still buy into such a low
percentage. Is it just in hopes they can slip a figure that low
[and perhaps safe] past the media and science? To me it does
more harm than good.

Don Ledger


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