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Re: Socorro Again

From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:27:07 -0600
Archived: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 09:24:48 -0400
Subject: Re: Socorro Again

>From: Herb Taylor<herbufo.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 09:03:28 -0400 (EDT)
>Subject: Re: Socorro Again


>>A closer USAF investigation of the site revealed a fair amount of
>>charred particles mixed with dirt, and some charred carboard was also

>In this fascinating discussion of the purported hoax explanation
>for Socorro, this particular sentence reaches out and grabs you.
>At least, it did for me, though apparently not for you.  The
>striking nature of this particular sentence from an official
>USAF report would appear to provide some real substance for the
>statements made by Dr. Stirling Colgate.  In a related matter,
>the nature of the charred bushes found at the site would seem to
>mimic the presence of pyrotechnics, seemingly another point of
>substance for the statements made by Dr. Colgate.

Perhaps then the coy Dr. Colgate can comment on the following,
which I think most would consider at least as much a "point of
substance" as any of the above, excerpted from a 28 May 1964
letter from USAF Col. Eric de Jonckheere to Hq USAF SAFOI PB,
Washington DC:

"_Soil_Samples_: The soil samples obtained at the sighting were
given to Dr J Allen Hynek by Capt Holder. They were turned over
to Captain Quintanilla who in turn submitted them to ASD for
analysis. Laboratory analysis of the soil was completed on 19
May 64. It included spectrographic analysis which revealed that
there was no foreign material in the soil samples. Also, no
chemicals were detected in the charred or burned soil which
would indicate a type of propellant. There was no significant
difference in elemental composition between the different

So in whatever sense the "nature of the charred bushes" may
"mimic the presence of pyrothechnics" (as in, they were
charred?), there were evidently no pyrotechnics, or associated
combustion products, detectable at the site.


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