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 <snip> >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: >http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/aug/07/sir-bernard-lovell Dr. Lovell may have believed that there could be life elsewhere but he was not friend of UFO/AFC (Alien Flying Craft) sightings. 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: http://tinyurl.com/8t76sz9 http://www.brumac.8k.com/NEW_ZEALAND/NZSB.html Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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