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Re: Sir Bernard Lovell 31 Aug 1913 - 6 August 2012

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:16:26 -0400 (EDT)
Archived: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:34:18 -0400
Subject: Re: Sir Bernard Lovell 31 Aug 1913 - 6 August 2012

>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 12:32:18 +0100
>Subject: Sir Bernard Lovell 31 Aug 1913 - 6 August 2012

>It is with genuine sadness that I discovered that Sir Bernard
>died last week.

>From my research at the archive and from my correspondence with


>Sir Bernard, I know that he was always accessible by not only
>fellow scientists and politicians, but also by ordinary people
>like myself. He always replied patiently to correspondence when
>it was required, no matter how ridiculous some of that
>correspondence might have seemed. His hard work led to advances
>in space exploration and our understanding of the universe.

>His personal view was that there may well be life elsewhere in
>the universe, but that it was not visiting our planet.

>There is a detailed obituary in the Guardian which can be found at:

Dr. Lovell may have believed that there could be life elsewhere
but he was not friend of UFO/AFC (Alien Flying Craft)

During the daytime following the (formerly) famous New Zealand
sighting(s) that occurred between 1 and 3 AM, Dec. 31, 1978, the
Australian TV station that owned the color movie film publicized
it worldwide as the first genuine film of UFOs. The skeptical
reaction was immediate.

There were many science pundits throughout the world who offered
explanations based on the news stories

One of these authorities was Sir Bernard Lovell. According to
the report of his comments he was dismayed that the witnesses
immediately jumped to the conclusion that they had seen alien
craft. Instead, he claimed that the sighting(s) could be
explained and he offered his own explanation:

"unburned meteorites".

This explanation made no sense in the context of a sighting that
lasted many minutes and involved some brightly lighted object.
"Unburned meteorites" would not be glowing and creating light.
(Meteorite is the term used for an "unburned" meteor that
reaches the earth).

Lovell's explanation was widely publicized along with other
explanations (Venus, Jupiter, drug runners, squid boats, light
reflected from the breasts of a flock of mating mutton birds and
light reflected from cabbages(!) ).

Subsequent investigation ruled out all of these explanations and
the sighting(s) remains unexplained. For further info see:
www.brumac.8k.com and scroll down to NEW ZEALAND SIGHTINGS and
download the WORD file. For further details see:



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