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Re: Socorro Again

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 2:37:30 -0300
Archived: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 05:47:07 -0400
Subject: Re: Socorro Again

>From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 10:00:00 -0600
>Subject: Re: Socorro Again

>>From: Martin Shough<parcellular.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 11:30:10 +0100
>>Subject: Socorro Again

>>More from Anthony Bragalia on the Colgate letter (and a new
>>letter), candle-balloons etc.

>>UFO Chronicles

>>New Details On World-Famous UFO Hoax Now Revealed


>Hi Martin,

>As per Tony Bragalia's previous missives on Socorro, I find a
>hyperbolic title followed by a rather thin assemblage of hand-
>waving, name-dropping, and self-congratulation. A giant Chinese
>lantern, seriously? And Zamora would not have immediately
>noticed this thing being buffeted by the stiff wind during the
>pre-launch phase on the ground?

>If you follow the "Continue Reading..." link to his blog site,
>you'll see David Rudiak essentially grind him to dust in the
>comments, so I'll avoid piling-on here.

>I don't rule out a hoax at Socorro (unless it involves a Chinese
>lantern), but I'm astonished that Tony apparently sincerely
>believes that these cryptic email mutterings from "perhaps the
>greatest living physicist in the word [sic]" Stirling Colgate,
>along with gratuitous references to Linus Pauling (whose lack of
>any further comment/query about Socorro is presented as
>_confirmation_ of Colgate's claim!), are somehow sufficient to
>blow this case completely out of the water.

This sounds about right to me, Mike. I can't rule out a hoax but
if it was a hoax it must have been pretty elaborate involving
more than an overgrown Chinese lantern.

Note none of the hoaxers want to come forward.

This explanation ranks right up there with the 500 foot rope and
a helicopter that lifted a pod of some sort up out of the gully
just as Lonnie got there.

Seems the more complex the incident the more extraordinary the
the claim. When all else fails, then it was a hoax. Valentich a
case in point.

Don Ledger

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