UFO UpDates
A mailing list for the study of UFO-related phenomena
'Its All Here In Black & White'
Location: UFOUpDatesList.Com > 2012 > Apr > Apr 8

Kenneth Arnold William Rhodes & Maury Island

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Sun, 08 Apr 2012 09:30:15 -0400
Archived: Sun, 08 Apr 2012 09:30:15 -0400
Subject: Kenneth Arnold William Rhodes & Maury Island

Source: Kevin Randle's A Different Perspective Blog


Saturday, April 07, 2012

Kenneth Arnold, William Rhodes And Maury Island

This whole UFO thing is becoming quite confusing with little
bits and pieces dropping in from all sorts of places. As I wrote
a while ago, I had been driving into the Hy Vee grocery store
parking lot when I got a call from someone wanting to talk about
William Rhodes (See a series of posts in October 2010). That set
off a bit of an investigation into the photographs he had taken
on July 7, 1947, in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Air Force worked hard, I thought, to discredit Rhodes and
their investigation into his background was some what snarky on
the surface. They maligned his occupation, suggesting he was
little more than a third-rate musician who lived off his wife's
salary as a teacher. They didn't think much of his Panoramic
Research Laboratory which seemed to be a well-equipped home lab,
and overlooked that he held a number of patents. They mentioned
that he claimed to be a doctor, but could find no reference in
the telephone director showing that he was a physician or a vet,
apparently never considering that he might hold a Ph.D or
looking for other documentation besides that in the telephone

As I have noted before, this question of a post-graduate degree
is a somewhat murky area and as James McDonald suggested, clouds
his otherwise interesting tale of taking two photographs of a
flying saucer. For some, this issue is enough to suggest the
Rhodes photographs are a hoax. For others it is an aberration
that suggests something about Rhodes' personality but does not
mean the pictures were faked.

I mention all this by way of background to a new point. I have
been working on a book for Visible Ink Press and one of the
things I have been doing is revisiting the Maury Island
sighting. This took place on June 21, 1947, which is only a
couple of days before Kenneth Arnold made his sighting, but it
received no publicity, or interest, until after Arnold's report
exploded all over the newspapers and the world.

[More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead]

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



These contents above are copyright of the author and
UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced
without the express permission of both parties and
are intended for educational use only.

[ Next Message | Previous 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