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Re: Socorro Again

From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 09:08:19 +0100
Archived: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 05:48:15 -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.

I agree entirely, Mike. When this story first appeared several
years ago I thought it was a disingenuous tissue of hearsay and
speculation, and said so on this List. Now, like you, I'm sure
of it.

Best wishes


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