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Re: Trent Photos Deemed 'Hoax'

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2012 08:10:06 -0600
Archived: Mon, 24 Dec 2012 09:45:29 -0500
Subject: Re: Trent Photos Deemed 'Hoax'


>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 15:58:32 +0000 (GMT)
>Subject: Re: Trent Photos Deemed 'Hoax'

>>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2012 16:16:49 -0500 (EST)
>>Subject: Re: Trent Photos Deemed 'Hoax'

>>>From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
>>>To: post.nul
>>>Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:39:28 -0800
>>>Subject: Re: 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.

>>I agree that the "ladder shot" was by the LIFE photographer who
>>took many pictures of the Trents and their house and nearby
>>scenery.

>>David Rudiak has presented his typically erudite response to
>>Bragalia and Randle. Here is my response... written years
>>before Bragalia and Randle leapt into the "McMinnvile Photo
>>fray".

>>See:

>>http://www.brumac.8k.com/trent2.html

>>and two related papers with mostly technical details:

>>http://www.brumac.8k.com/trent1.html

>>http://www.brumac.8k.com/trent1b.html

>>Unlike the critics, I spoke numerous times with Evelyn Trent
>>during the main period of my investigation (1974 - 1977, 1980
>>approx).

><snip>

>>After all is said and done I would say to the
>>skeptics, believe what you will.

>>As for me, IMHO it was real.

>I am hearing rumours that certain researchers, one of whom is no
>stranger to this List, are on the brink of publishing an
>analysis which they believe is proof of a hoax. I have it on the
>authority of a third party - a 'usually reliable source' - that
>cunning digital enhancement has revealed the presence of a
>string or wire support. Since several people over the years have
>tried to find such a thing, without success, it will be
>interesting to see what the new claim amounts to.

Ah yes, the Trent photo - the Great White Whale to the Captain
Ahabs of debunkerdom's Pequot, always afloat on the ever stormy
seas where heresies swim. Will their voyage never cease?

Happy holidays to all, even to the Ahabs.


Jerry Clark



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