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Dating Arnold [was: Flying Saucers - The Greatest

From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 10:29:18 -0600
Archived: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 07:21:08 -0400
Subject: Dating Arnold [was: Flying Saucers - The Greatest

>From: Martin Shough<parcellular.nul>
>Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 13:27:33 +0100
>Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told

>>From: Don Ecsedy<don.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto<post.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 11:12:49 -0400 (EDT)
>>Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told

>>What is really of interest here - and correct me if I am wrong -
>>but in 1947 all of the official statements and all the parties
>>interviewed, including Arnold, said he had left for Tacoma on
>>the 30th, not the 29th. It is only in The Coming Of The Saucers
>>that Arnold says it was the 29th.

>>So, where did the Air Force and the Navy get July 29th?

>Excuse me for butting in, but this is an interesting point. I
>hadn't noticed it before. You seem to be right, e.g. the FBI
>interview report from SAC Butte does say that Arnold told him he
>"left for Tacoma" on July 30, whereas Arnold's book gives July
>29. Given that Arnold was writing several years later and was
>not immune to other small date errors we should probably give
>the benefit of the doubt to the near-contemporary documents.

If you haven't already seen it, I highly recommend the ten-part
series "The Positively True Story of Kenneth Arnold" at


which goes into great detail about this and other
'inconsistencies', including outright fabrications, in the
Coming of the Saucers version of Arnold's involvement in Maury
Island affair. And while I suspect most or all of these were due
to Ray Palmer, I have distinct unease with Arnold's apparent
complicity in their publication.


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