From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul> Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:39:28 -0800 Archived: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:35:43 -0500 Subject: Re: Trent Photos Deemed 'Hoax' >From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:50:35 -0400 >Subject: Trent Photos Deemed 'Hoax' >Tony Bragalia has 'determined' that Trent hoaxed his photos >because more photos on the same roll of film* show his 9 year- >old son standing on a ladder in the same yard with the same >cloud cover. <snip> >*Note that one commenter to Bragalia's Blog stated that the shot >of Trent's son was taken by Life magazine not Trent. More than one commentator on Bragalia's blog and ufocon.blogspot.com has noted that the shot of Trent's son was in fact taken by the LIFE photographer. I likewise noted that FACT over on Kevin Randle's blog today. The LIFE Trent photoshoot used to be on Google images, but has been removed for some reason. The Trent son on the ladder was clearly part of the photoshoot, complete with the LIFE "watermark" at the bottom of the photo. So far Tony Bragalia has not acknowledged he is dead wrong about this. More lameness was saying that Mrs. Trent was a "repeater," (the evil Phil Klass used the exact same argument to try to discredit Trent) having had more than one UFO sighting. So what? Lots of people have more than one sighting, including some very prominent and reputable ones, like astronomers Clyde Tombaugh (6), Lincoln LaPaz (2), and Frank Halstead (4). But supposedly being a "repeater" makes one somehow suspect, and furthermore supposedly provided Paul Trent with one motive to prove his wife right. Huh? The other "motive" was supposedly that Trent was really a publicity hound because he posed for pictures afterward. Well so did everybody else in that photoshoot, including Evelyn Trent, Bill Powell of the McMinnville Telegraph-Register who first published the photos, Trent's son, Trent's dog, and Mrs. Trent's rabbits in their rabbit hutches, "publicity hounds" one and all (especially the dog). When I was in McMinnville in 1998 trying to locate the Trent place, I knocked on the door of a neighbor for directions. After telling him what I was after, he gave me that "look" like he thought I was another UFO nutcase. But then he surprised me by saying that probably half the people in the area had UFO sightings. He and his family had had a rather spectacular one, and his wife's parents reported seeing a "mothership." Of course this is anecdotal and proves nothing other than Evelyn Trent wasn't exactly the only one in the area with a UFO sighting. As I was writing back on UFO Updates clear back in 1999, there had been a lot of sightings in the area back in Trent's time. The McMinnville paper about a month later had an article in which several firemen from a nearby small town claimed that they had seen a similar object. Then I wrote: "Here's another line from an editorial in the Longview WA "Daily News," in which they were advancing the theory that the saucers were a military secret weapon. [Trent was quoted with a similar opinion, and gave it as one reason he hesitated with going public with the photos.] This was published on June 13, 1950 in the immediate aftermath of the Trent photos. Longview, BTW, is only about 60 or 70 miles from the Trent place. "Skepticism Wanes As Evidence On 'Flying Saucers' Piles Up '...So _common_ have reports of the discs become that when this newspaper carried a story recently about three men working on the roof of a Longview Fibre Co. building seeing a round flat craft circling over the mouth of the Cowlitz River, the report stirred almost no interest whatsoever.' "...If the Longview editorial was to be believed, UFO reports had become so common in the region at the time of the Trent sighting that people generally didn't consider them news any more. The editorial opined that the frequency of sightings could best be explained by a secret government project, although they also advanced the possibility of an unknown Soviet craft and even interplanetary scout craft. But the craft were undoubtedly real and Trent had photographed one." David Rudiak 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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