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Re: Kenneth Arnold William Rhodes & Maury Island

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2012 15:32:57 -0400 (EDT)
Archived: Sun, 08 Apr 2012 16:30:29 -0400
Subject: Re: 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 may have tried to publicly "dis" the Rhodes photos
but privately Air Force Intel essentially endorsed them when it
included both photos, with blowups, in the formerly Top Secret
Air Intelligence Report 100-203-79 published in December, 1948.

This document was released to public view at the National
Archives in the spring of 1985 and soon after I visited the
Archives and held in my hands what appeared to be the legendary
Estimate of the Situation, a TS document in a stiff black paper
folder. However, upon reading it became clear that this was not
the EOS. Instead it was a "ghost" or more accurately a distant

At any rate, I bring this up because of the Rhodes connection.

Rhodes had said the AF had taken his negatives and not returned
them. The doubters assumed that Rhodes was lying because he
didn't want the original negatives to be available for skeptical
analysis. However, in the black cover version of the document,
apparently the master copy (from which other copies had been
made... and later destroyed), there were four prints of the
Rhodes photos, two full frame and two blowups.

These were photographic prints pasted into the pages of the
report. They looked to me to be so clear that IMHO they were
made from the original negatives, so Rhodes wasn't lying. In the
document they are presented as part of a long list of sightings
of "flying saucers." One wonders where these negatives are now.

Inquiring minds want to know.

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