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Re: "Orthoteny" And The Great French Flap

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 09:05:15 -0500
Archived: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:27:23 -0400
Subject: Re: "Orthoteny" And The Great French Flap


>From: Franck Boitte <franckboitte.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:56:54 +0200
>Subject: Re: "Orthoteny" And The Great French Flap

>>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 09:19:09 +0100
>>Subject: "Orthoteny" And The Great French Flap

>>I was unaware of the "great French flap" of 1954...

><snip>

>>It raises a question: are ufologists working on the 'orthoteny'
>>hypothesis?

>The answer is a polite and definite, No.

I would say I'm amazed that anybody even remembers orthoteny,
but evidently Ray D. doesn't remember it; he only now hears of
it and, just as remarkably, of the classic 1954 French wave that
led to Aime Michel's speculations of long ago.

Orthoteny last entered the discussion when David Saunders of the
Condon Committee took it up briefly. The matter is discussed in
passing on p. 323 of the newly published UFOs and Government.
Saunders got interested in it because of his desire to employ
statistical analysis in UFO study.

Orthoteny is one of those things, like the Mars correlation,
that remain in ufology's early history and in its rear-view
mirror. Basically, summed up as: it seemed like a good idea at
the time.


Jerry Clark



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